Access to Care Advisor, Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an Access to Care Advisor for a USAID- Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine activity. The five-year program will reduce the TB epidemic in Ukraine through early detection, appropriate care, and prevention for people living with TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), and TB/HIV. The activity will be implemented at the primary health care level and in TB facilities across eleven oblasts of Ukraine with the highest TB, DR-TB, and HIV/TB co-infection rates, and in training centers nationwide.

Reporting to the COP, the Access to Care advisor will lead the approach to develop evidence-based and patient-centered interventions to reach vulnerable and high-risk populations with tailored and appropriate activities. She/he will lead efforts to identify and incorporate patients into TB and DR-TB care, both adults and children, and will ensure that all program activities are technically sound and adhere to international policies and standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Manager and COP to design and implement evidence-based and patient-centered interventions to reach high-risk populations, with a focus on early detection and diagnosis of TB and DR-TB cases amongst adult and child populations in the program’s target geographic areas.
  • Ensure program adherence to internationally endorsed and recognized guidance on TB and TB/HIV care.
  • Involve civil society and program partners in the design and implementation of all program activities.

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Medical, Master’s or PhD) in medicine, health/public health, sociology, or epidemiology;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and implementing infectious disease outreach programs for vulnerable and high-risk populations, including but not limited to people living with HIV (PLWH), ex-prisoners, internally-displaced people (IDP), persons who inject drugs (PWID), prisoners, migrant workers, refugees, elderly or children.
  • Demonstrated understanding of health-seeking behavior and patient support needs;
  • Experience successfully involving patients or key affected populations and civil society in project design and execution;
  • Full professional proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian required; Professional English written and oral communication skills preferred; and

Experience developing and implementing effective communication and community engagement programs, and strong organizational and management skills preferred.

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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