PPM ASSOCIATE AT KNCV TUBERCULOSIS FOUNDATION

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands, and since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), KNCV is implementing the Global Fund Public-Private Mix grant; Scaling up services for TB Prevention and Control in the 5 states of Benue, Akwa Ibom and Cross River Rivers and Plateau state. This will involve engaging primarily with the formal and informal private health sector in these states to find and treat missing persons with TB disease and contribute towards the National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program’s (NTBLCP) TB treatment coverage targets. The overarching strategic objectives of the PPM grant include improving access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB services; prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms in the private sector. KNCV TB Foundation also providing technical support to KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria in the implementation of USAID funded LON project particular in the implementation of the Private Sector Engagement in finding and treating missing TB cases in 14 states.

PPM Associate

Location: Plateau and Rivers State

Purpose of the job

The overall purpose of the position is to ensure effective coordination between the LGA PPM coordinators, engaged private health facilities and community PPM providers, and ensure prompt tracking of implementation of the PPM activities in the focused LGAs across the state as well as delivery of performance based incentives in a way that guarantees value for money and continuous quality improvement of the TB services provided in the formal and informal private health sector.

Hierarchically, the PPM Associates will report to the KNCV PPM Coordinator.

Position in the organization

The PPM Associates reports to the PPM Coordinator at KNCV’s Head Office in Nigeria.

As a PPM Associate you will:

  • Coordinate the linkage coordinators to ensure smooth running of activities in the states.
  • Coordinate all PPM activities to ensure finding of missing TB cases and linkage to treatment in the State
  • Ensure all reports from the PPM linkage coordinators are collated in line with project timelines and share the senior M/E officer
  • Review incentive documents from the Linkage coordinators, PMVs and PFP and recommend for payments within stipulated time lines
  • Conduct regular mentoring and site support visit for Private-profit-facility and other engaged entities to support the Linkage coordinators
  • Participate in State review meetings and provide regular update to the Project Coordinator
  • Conduct period review of the functionality of all engaged entities and provide feedback to the PPM Linkage coordinators to improve performance.
  • In conjunction with the Linkage coordinator conduct periodic review of the hub and spokes mapping for update as may be necessary.
  • Track PPM performance in the state against set target and ensure cascade losses and gaps are promptly addressed
  • Work with the State PPM focal persons/M/E officers to ensure all PPM contribution to the program are properly reported
  • Follow up with electronic update of all PPM data by key responsible personnel
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who we are looking for?
Education

  • B.sc, or equivalent in Health and Social Sciences, Nursing or related discipline

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in supporting field implementation of public health programs especially in the TB and HIV/AIDS arena
  • Ability to understand a wide range of issues including documentation, reporting of public health interventions

Behavioural competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel to project sites

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org, closing date is 9th April, 2021. For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255.