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TEAM/PROGRAMME: Global Fund
LOCATION: National Tuberculosis Center, Bhaktapur
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 - the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invested over 29 million US dollars in 2012 to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria and Humanitarian crises.
Case notification of all forms of TB has remained stagnant for last 10 years in Nepal. There are no significant changes in CNR even analyzed by region or by eco-terrain. Despite the implementation of various activities for case finding there is no significant changes in CNR. So NTC has planned national TB prevalence survey to know the actual prevalence of TB in Nepal. Understanding the real situation of Tuberculosis by conducting National TB prevalence survey will be very useful for developing policy/plan and strategy of effective NTP in Nepal. For this purpose National TB Prevalence Survey is going to be held under the leadership of NTC Director (Principal Investigator). Global Fund/Save The Children Nepal is one of the major supporting partners in implementing national TB prevalence survey in Nepal.
Under the direct supervision of Prevalence Survey Specialist (PSS) and close guidance of Prevalence Survey Coordinator, Medical Micro-biologist will provide technical support in planning and maintaining the quality of laboratory functions of national prevalence survey. Medical Micro-biologist is the technical lead person of the laboratory function in national TB prevalence survey. The medical Micro-biologist will be responsible for overall technical supervision, monitoring and support in management of laboratory function of national TB prevalence survey and work with close coordination with different relevant national and international stakeholders involved in the NTPS.
The incumbent functions as a laboratory team lead of the NTPS and will support in reviewing the SOPs of field laboratory unit and central laboratory of NTPS, reviewing training documents related to laboratory training prepared by the training coordinator and will support in training conduction. The incumbent will regularly supervise and monitor all the field laboratory staff as well as the central laboratories (3) involve in PS and assure the quality of laboratory function of National TB Prevalence Survey.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
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