Technical Officer START4ALL

Job categories Health
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/26197
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 21-Jun-2023 to 31-Jul-2023

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UNOPS has hosted the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) since 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to acquire a world free of TB by ensuring that every person with TB has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight to end TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Stop TB partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

Background - Job Specific

Stop TB Partnership is a key consortium member in the START 4ALL project  that is working to increase tuberculosis (TB) detection and increase access to treatment by developing and optimizing diagnostic algorithms for point-of-care use under various epidemiological and health systems settings. The project aims to generate evidence to support large scale implementation and scale-up novel diagnostic screening and testing algorithms, working towards market preparation. The project aims to generate demand to enable transition and scale up combinations of different TB screening and diagnostic tools through national and global advocacy and engagement of national authorities as well as civil society organizations. 

Stop TB Partnership/UNOPS will provide technical support to the lead organization (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), and in-country partners to assist with the implementation of START4ALL activities in seven countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Vietnam. The overall aims of the START4ALL project are:  

  • To evaluate the performance of selected TB screening and diagnostic tests and test combinations in primary health care settings and key and vulnerable populations 

  • To identify test combinations that increase the proportion of people diagnosed with bacteriologically confirmed TB in comparison to a local microbiological reference standard.

  • To demonstrate that test combinations are cost-efficient and feasible to scale-up to facilitate enhanced access to TB diagnosis in locations and for populations where they are not currently available.

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