Tuberculosis Technical Expert

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Tuberculosis Technical Expert
Location: Availability to work in any location in Asia, Africa or the US
FHI 360 is recruiting a scientific leader with tuberculosis (TB) technical expertise and programmatic or research experience to join our team. The scientist will serve in a leadership role in areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. A significant proportion of the candidate’s work will be in the context of the USAID’s global technical assistance project, Challenge TB (CTB). S/he will also have an opportunity to provide expertise to other projects within the FHI 360 TB portfolio (programmatic and research) and work on business development efforts and proposal writing.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • The Candidate assumes increasing responsibility for the overall implementation of the CTB project including working with country-based teams developing annual work plans and budgets, implementation, monitoring, and reporting. S/he coordinates and works closely together with the coalition partners of CTB, the National TB programs, USAID missions, the Global Fund, project beneficiaries and other stakeholders to successfully implement the Challenge TB project in countries where FHI 360 leads (Burma, Cambodia, & Mozambique) and contributes (Indonesia). The Candidate works closely with headquarters –based staff in the United States, including the FHI 360 representative to the Challenge TB Coalition’s leadership team in The Hague.
  • The Candidate provides technical assistance in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adult TB to programs in the field while building strong linkages between TB diagnosis & treatment and other clinical services. S/he builds relationships and collaborate with FHI 360 teams, USAID Missions, regional field offices, regional partners (public and private), host country governments and NGOs in the design, integration and implementation of TB programs based upon USAID, WHO, and/or country-specific strategies and objectives
  • Expertise in at least one specialty area of TB, such as community-based DOTS, TB-HIV, childhood TB, Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT), new drug introduction, or knowledge of Private-Public Mix (PPM) is highly desired.
  • The Candidate contributes to development of the TB portfolio at FHI 360 by working on and leading proposals, grants and other business development opportunities as they arise. S/he also may contribute to research efforts within the portfolio including operational research, epidemiologic studies, or clinical trials for new therapeutics, vaccines or devices if desired.
  • International travel is required- 15-25%
  • Degree requirements: MD Doctorate Degree or its International Equivalent with Masters and / or PhD (medicine, epidemiology)
  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience with scientific disciplines developing strategies in research studies and scientific projects.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) or in work-related academic, governmental, or industry setting.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.