Closing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: Project HOPE
Country: Tajikistan
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

TB Control Consultant

Assessment of TB Beds Network, Tajikistan


The overall goal of this assignment is to conduct assessment of TB beds network in Tajikistan and development TB bed rationalization plan within USAID pilots


USAID TB Control Program (USAID TBCP) is a five year Program implementing by the Project HOPE in two countries of Central Asia Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The purpose of the Program is to ensure more effective and more accessible tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment for all, including vulnerable populations, so as to reduce the burden of TB and the development of drug-resistant TB in Central Asia.

According to the Strategic Plan of Rationalization of the Health Care Facilities Network of the Tajikistan for 2011-2020, it envisages that the number of oblast, rayon and rural hospitals will be reduced by 30% by 2020, whereas the number of primary health care facilities is envisaged to increase. Based on the above mentioned Strategic Plan, the TB beds network rationalization plan by 2015 was developed. Stage by stage reduction of TB beds enabled to reduce their number from 2630 to 1800 by the end of 2015.

Since the Government plans to uphold a stage by stage reduction of TB beds, it is crucial to undertake an assessment of the TB beds network in order to identify the needs and gaps in further reduction of TB beds, and how to make this process to ensure a more rational use of resources that become available in the result of TB beds reduction. The USAID TB Control Program is looking for an International Expert for providing technical support to MoH\NTP to find the best way in rationalization of TB beds in the country.

Objectives of Study

Conduct assessment of TB beds network in Tajikistan

Development TB bed rationalization plan

The assignment will contribute to the Objective 4 Enhanced enabling environment promoting TB services that meet international standards , activity 4.6.1 of the Program s approved work-plan for Year 3.

The total proposed level of effort for this assignment is 15 days, including 7 day travel to Tajikistan.

Minimum Requirements

Master s degree in public health;

At least five years of international experience in public health, lung health and TB;

Experience in development of health national strategies, health policy documents, especially related to lung diseases and TB (National TB protocols and programs);

Good technical skills in measurement and evaluation, including grasp of methodological and operational dimensions and the ability to link corporate and country level issues;

Excellent interpersonal, consultation, communication (both verbal and written), facilitation and presentation skills

Experience in planning and implementation of the health sector assessments;

Excellent knowledge of Russian and English language

How to apply:

For more information and to apply for consideration, please go to the Project HOPE Careers Site using the following link:

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