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Timor-Leste: International Consultant technician to provide Technical assistance to HIV/AIDS Lab services and Quality control in Timor Leste
Closing date: 2016-12-09
Application : Apply for the jobOrganization: Government of Timor-Leste Country: Timor-Leste Closing date: 09 Dec 2016
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Position: International Consultant technician to provide Technical assistance to HIV/AIDS Lab services and Quality control in Timor Leste
Funding:Global Fund Grant Agreement TLS-H-MOH
Duration of assignment: 1 Year (Jan 2017 to Dec 2017)
Ministry of Health of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
09 December, 2016
There has been significant effort to improve and strengthen the quality of health laboratory services in Timor Leste through Ministry of Health, WHO, Global Fund, KOICA, St. John of God, Burnet Institute and other development partners. The newly built state of the art NRTL, equipment supplies for biochemistry, CD4 count and PCR system is the major achievement over the years of cooperation and investment. However, there are still many challenges to be addressed such as operating with a limited budget and inadequately maintained equipment, irregular supplies, inadequate infrastructure and unqualified or skilled personnel and the lack of overarching quality management system.
There is now a need to provide technical support to the laboratory for the improvement and assurance of quality services to the National AIDS Programme. A qualified and experienced person is sought for this rewarding role.
Qualification and Experience:
Graduate or a Post graduate in Laboratory Technology.
Minimum 7 years of experience of HIV/AIDS Lab services including VCCT, CD4, HIV VL, STIwith minimum of 3 years of supervisory and quality control role in VCCT, STI, CD4, HIV VL lab services.
General roles and responsibilities:
The Consultant Technician for providing technical assistance to HIV/AIDS Lab services, including quality control in Timor Leste will play a key role for providing technical input for national Laboratory with coordination of the National AIDS programme in ensuring the quality of services and upgrade the laboratory technical skills required for HIV diagnosis, STI diagnosis, CD4 and HIV VL monitoring for People living with HIV, and other co -infections, quality control and research/ surveillance studies.
This includes, but not limited to:
Assist the National Laboratory and the National AIDS Programme to ensure the quality of services and upgrade the laboratory technical skills required for HIV diagnosis in VCCT, STI diagnosis, CD4 count, HIV Viral Load for PLHAs, co infections if any and quality control
Facilitate and coordinate training programmes as agreed with the NAP
Assist and coordinate estimation planning, distribution and utilization of logistics provided
Assist to carry out research/ surveillance studies
Facilitate for preparation of the SOPs and to train selected analysts to carry out CD4 tests and HIV Viral Load tests.
Guide the relevant national laboratory analysts for maintenance of the data base on quality control of HIV lab services of the analysts attached to health institutions and training
Assist forecasting and buffering of HIV testing kits, CD4 kits, HIV VL kits, Laboratory reagents and equipment and specifications and distribution plan to avoid stock out situation for HIV lab services.
A technical evaluation with an inception plan of action for the assignment within 1 month commencing detailing inputs and
Monthly update report
o Incudes maintenance report of the equipment related to HIV/AIDS, STI testing services
Training and training reports
Quarterly coordination meeting report with corrective actions
External Quality Control Report, Establishment of External Quality Control with a WHO recommended laboratory
Quarterly Capacity Development Plan
Quarterly Capacity Report regarding the relevant staffs progress against the capacity development plan of the National AIDS Programme and Division of Global Fund
End of assignment report (or annual report of continued)
Excellent knowledge of English is required
Good working knowledge of one of the following languages is an asset:
Cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for the post and relevant experiences
Most recent resume/CV
Expected Gross Salary in US Dollar
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within one week of the closing date.
Timor-Leste: Finance and Administration Manager
Closing date: 2016-12-31
Application : Apply for the jobOrganization: John Snow Country: Timor-Leste Closing date: 31 Dec 2016
The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is a full-time position and will be based in Dili, Timor-Leste reporting to the Project Director. The FAM will be responsible for the management of all of the project s financial and administrative operations. S/he will work closely with the Project Director in the oversight of program functions, support, and guidelines. S/he will ensure that the financial systems and internal controls are in place and comply with the standard US Government rules and regulations, and JSI/HQ policy and procedures. S/he will serve as the focal person for all budget and disbursement processes of the JSI field office. S/he will coordinate and liaise with JSI/HQ in Boston, USA on all financial and administrative matters as necessary.
Collaborate with the Project Director and other key personnel to ensure coherence between programmatic activities and financial provisions;
Supervise all administrative and financial staff;
Direct the preparation and negotiation of project budgets and modifications, and coordinate with JSI/Boston as appropriate;
Assist Project Director in addressing cooperative agreement-related issues and ensure that the Project s financial controls and systems comply with US Government practices and meet all required rules and regulations and follow all JSI policies;
Supervise all central- and municipality-based financial and administrative staff and serve as the point person for JSI-related financial queries, coordinating all correspondence from the central office regarding wiring of cash, payments, and other financial matters;
Manage, monitor, and update project budget and obligated funds; review and analyze variations and share with JSI/Boston;
Manage subawards in collaboration with technical team and JSI/Boston;
Oversee procurement of equipment and services; and
Ensure compliance with US government rules and regulations and JSI policies and procedures in implementation of all program activities.
Master of Business or Finance degree and CPA or a relevant degree from a recognized University or equivalent preferred;
At least 10 years of experience managing finances for large NGO programs with direct experience managing the finances and administration of USAID-funded projects;
Experience of USAID business practices and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures;
Extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as financial reporting;
Experience managing and supervising program staff;
Good interpersonal skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment;
Experience working in Timor-Leste required.
Timorese candidates are encouraged to apply.
This position doesn t anticipate any expatriate or relocation allowances
This position is contingent upon project funding approval and open only to candidates already based/living in Timor-Leste.
How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter by December 31, 2016at HR-Timor@jsi.com. Please, state your salary expectations in the cover letter.