Senior Pastoralist TB Advisor

📁 Health Care
➡️ Full time
🕒  Jan 17, 2024
🗺️ Addis Ababa

Job Information

👉 Salary : As per organization scale
👉 Job Level : Senior Level (5+ years experience) 👉 Deadline : Jan 25, 2024

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Job Description

The pastoralist TB advisor is responsible for providing technical expertise and support the implementation of evidence-based high impact TB interventions addressing the needs of Key Affected and Vulnerable TB population (KAP) in the Developing Regions (DRS) of Ethiopia. This includes finding the missing people with TB, implementation of differentiated TB services, empowering TB affected communities and building the capacity of the PCHU in DRS to sustainable locally led TB programming in the supported regions S/he will provide technical assistance to the NTP, RHBs, and Local Implementing partners (IPs) pertaining to strengthening of the TB programming tailored to the needs of for the KAP. S/he will build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders and the program team in the design, and implementation of integrated TB services in accordance with country-specific strategies and international evidence and best practices.

The position will be based in Addis Ababa, with regular and frequents travels to the field to provide technical and implementation support to regional health bureaus, LIPs and TB LON KAP supported health facilities and communities in the DRS

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Pastoralist TB Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Serve as key technical resource person in the implementation of differentiated TB services for TB LON KAP activity.
  • Work in close coordination with the Ministry of Health and National TB program in the introduction of innovations while providing technical assistance to develop strategies on TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment including, TB case finding, TB preventive therapy (TPT), childhood TB, and TB infection prevention control (IPC) for DRS context.
  • Provide technical guidance for TB LON activity partners, LIPs and team members through guiding SOPs, training, supportive supervision, and mentoring.
  • Develop and/or adapt training materials, facilitate planning, and conduct training for LIPs, health care providers, and community members.
  • Participate in workshops, technical working groups and expert committees to identify policy, technical and programmatic gaps in TB diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Provide technical support in developing systems, tools, and job aids materials as required for improving TB case finding and treatment, TPT uptake and TB infection control measures.
  • Ensure that project implementation adheres to national strategies and remains technically sound.
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of specific technical elements of TB LON KAP activity.
  • Provide support in data driven decision making across all levels of the health system to improve TB service quality.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make recommendations for enhancement.
  • Lead the design and implementation of quality-of-care interventions, standard of care (SOC) tools, and approaches for different contexts focusing on the pastoralist communities and other TB KAP groups in DRS.
  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels, with primary focus to the PHCU.
  • Participate in the development of a work plan.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports as well as progress reports as required.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Emergency response

  • Beza Posterity is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering, and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and all Program is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equity

  • Demonstrate understanding of BPDO’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Beza posterity Development Organization is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.

What we offer 

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Good medical benefits including dependents with limited amount as per duration.
  • 18 days annual leave
  • 17 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 5 days paternity leave

Reports to: Technical and Regional Implementation Director

Direct reports: None 

Contacts/Key Relationships: Donners, Employees, sub grants and partners 

Contract Details: Definite periods

No of Post : One (1)

Opening Date :  15 January 2024

Closing Date : 25 January 2024

Grade : 9 (Nine)

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSC in Health with a master’s degree in public health or MD with MPH or a closely related field of study in healthcare is required.
  • Work Experience of at least five years in specific TB programming including community-based care, Systematic Active community-based TB case-finding practices for KAPs or working experience with the private sector in TB engagement.
  • Experience in providing technical support to the PHCU, preferably in the local contexts.
  • Sound understanding of Human-right-based TB programming in diversity, and inclusiveness towards Universal health access in TB for all segments of the population.
  • Solid understanding of the Ethiopian health system, the National TB program strategies, and the determinants and opportunities in the contexts of the supported DRS contexts.
  • Technical skills in capacity development, supervision, and mentoring/coaching skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the DRS regions (60% of the time).


  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data Quality and Data use
  • Capacity building
  • Coaching and supervision
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to speak a local language is advantageous.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V & application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy through this LINK

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

BPDO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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