CTG

Tuberculosis Active Case Finding Assistant

CTG

Job Description

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental Human Rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for Gender Equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.

In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with Disaster Relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) Afghanistan implements a regional cross-border TB project supported by the Global Fund. The project aims to strengthen collaboration, information sharing, and diagnosis/treatment service referrals between Health Services reaching Afghan refugees, returnees and migrants and the respective national TB control programmes (NTPs) in the host countries, with the aim of finding and treating TB cases among mobile Afghan populations. As a key component, IOM organizes active screening of TB among returnees, refugees, migrants and IDPs in returnee and cross-border settings.

Role objectives

Under the overall supervision of the Migration Health National Programme Officer and the direct supervision of the Tuberculosis (TB) Active Case Finding Field Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for: Support the field implementation of the Global Fund Regional Cross-border TB Catalytic Grant supported project, “TB/MDR-TB INTERVENTIONS AMONG AFGHAN REFUGEES, RETURNEES AND MOBILE POPULATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN”.

Implement the agreed upon SOPs and follow the national TB guidelines during daily activities.

Perform TB active case finding (ACF) through conducting TB screening among Afghan returnees, migrants, IDPs and host populations, with particular focus on areas of high return and cross-border migration, such as at border crossings, in cross-border communities, and in settlements that host migrant and returnee populations at greater risk of potential exposure to TB.

Ensure the referral of all detected presumptive TB cases to the NTP provincial Focal Points and relevant treatment facilities and ensure the completion of the required laboratory examinations.

Mobilize communities and conduct public outreach to provide migrant populations and host communities with sufficient information about tuberculosis; to raise awareness about TB, the symptoms of TB, and infection prevention and control practices to prevent the spread of TB.

Conduct proper documentation of newly diagnosed TB cases for follow up and contact tracing; record TB patients’ full information, contacts, referrals, treatment, and follow up with NTP.

Maintain confidentiality of patient information and collaborative relationships with clients, partners and health professionals.

Conduct TB awareness and surveillance training sessions among the filed partners, as necessary.

Coordinate with partners who provide services for returnees, IDPs and migrants to integrate TB awareness raising within their activities to expand outreach.

Prepare and submit weekly reports to the Active Case Finding Field Coordinator on the progress of field activities and challenges encountered, as well as summary information on numbers screened, presumptive cases detected and referred, positive cases diagnosed, and the completion status of treatment.

Perform any related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Project reporting

Report to manager Key competencies

Competencies:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: Values

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible; • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct; • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results; • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes; • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate; • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work; • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Technical:

• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access • Familiarity with mobile Data Collection technologies is an advantage Team management N/A Further information

Note: The appointment is subject to funding confirmation
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