Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.
Project HOPE is currently seeking an Laboratory and Diagnostics Advisor to support the USAID-funded Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine to 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 program will be implemented at the primary health care level and in TB facilities initially in eleven oblasts of Ukraine with the highest TB, DR-TB and HIV/TB co-infection rates (Dnipro, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Poltava, and Donetsk and in training centers nationwide.
**This position is contingent upon award from USAID. **
The Laboratory and Diagnostics Advisor will provide relevant technical guidance and oversight for all
activities related to the TB diagnostic network and laboratory services. S/he will ensure that activities are technically sound and adhere to internationally endorsed or recognized guidance or have demonstrated proof of concept when supporting new interventions. S/he will advise the relevant government programs and laboratories on best practices and provide capacity-building support as needed.
- A PhD or Master’s degree in laboratory science, infectious diseases, or public health.
Up to eight (8) years of experience working on projects related to strengthening diagnostic network/laboratory services, with at least four (4) of these years working on TB diagnostic network/laboratory services.
Demonstrated capacity to function as a technical expert for new technologies within the TB diagnostic network/laboratory community.
Demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects
Ability to communicate effectively in Ukrainian and/or Russian, both verbally and in writing.
- Experience working in more than one country.
- Experience working in similar country contexts.
- Strong organizational and management skills.
- Professional English written and oral communication skills.