TB Advisor (Policy & Strategy)

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TB Advisor (Policy & Strategy)


  • Grade:  Ex 2
  • Division: Federal
  • Department: Policy & Strategy
  • Location: Islamabad

This Job Description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as an exhaustive description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.


The Common Management Unit is a government organization, managing The Global Fund grants to implement AIDS, TB & Malaria care projects all over the country through public and private sector organizations.The Tuberculosis  Advisor  shall provide state-of-the-art technical expertise to improve capacity of the National TB Program (NTP) to effectively implement Global Fund (GF) grants as well as support NTP in the implementation and scale up of TB, RR/MDR/XDR -TB and preventive TB treatment activities inPakistan. The TB Advisor will identify programmatic bottlenecks and facilitate solutions through coordinated technical assistance.


The TB Advisor will undertake the following activities;

  • Provide  technical support to NTP in the Developments/implementation of GF Grant ,TB National Strategic Plan (NSP) and development of PC-1
  • The Advisor-TB assists to organize the forum & coordinates with all the stakeholders for consensus building  in process of developing /update of National guidelines,  operational guidelines and SoP for all the initiatives.
  • Provide continuous,  day-to-day support to  NTP on implementation of key interventions as outlined in the TB National Strategic Plan/TB Grant .
  • Provide  support in the implementation and scale up of priority TB activities including TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment .
  • Provide Guidance and technical support to provincial programes for the implementation of novel interventions for TB elimination.
  • Ensure effective oversight of community development, chest camps and Lady Health Worker interventions for TB care
  • Oversee the implementation of TB services to migrants and refugees moving across national borders to create catalytic effect for increased impact among Afghan refugees, returnees and mobile populations in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan
  • Closely work with DRTB unit and facilitate in coordinated effort to scale up DRTB diagnosis and allign diagnosis and treatment,  closely monitor loss to folow up, treatment failures, emergence of drug resistance and  mortality  Will lead MDR/DS TB and prevention/treatment units. Further accountable for effective outcomes of these Units
  • Guide overall TB/HIV programming including funding requests, grant-making, reprogramming, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Support in TB drugs forcast and quantification and work closely with the NTP Procurement and Supply Management Team to ensure effective supply chain management for TB commodities.
  • Work closely with advisor Lab and provide coordinated effort for scale up  of novel tools and approaches related to laboratory practices. Assist for improved coordination between clinical and laboratory services at all tiers to ensure a patient-centered approach.
  • Support development /implementation of  the scale up plan of GeneXpert (GX) and other rapid TB tests in the country;
  • Support  to introduce and achieve rapid uptake of novel tools and approaches aimed at improving quality of TB and DR-TB care, ensuring support to patients and families, addressing barriers to care.
  • Through collaboration with NLTP and USAID mission identify programmatic gaps which may require additional technical assistance.”
  • Support  National Programe coordinator  to liaise with domestic and international partners.
  • Assist the NTP to organize regular (at least quarterly) partners meetings and monitor performance of TB implementing partner.
  • Advise on optimization and coordination of donor support and technical assistance (from USAID, TGF, etc.) to enhance effectiveness and value for money.
  • Support in identfication of Technical Assistance and guide the development of the term of reference (ToR) for additional technical assistance as needed based on identified programmatic gaps
  • Enhance coordination and liaison with USAID, GF and other donors and international partners on planning and provision of needed TA:
    Provide technical guidance for grants development & negotiation with provinces, partners and donors. Assist National program coordinator  in making appropriate decisions, and facilitates grant implementation.
  • Assist in development of quarterly and annual programmatic narrative reports.
  • Provide high level technical assistance (TA) to develop and critically review the GF grant annual work plan and budgets, with particular emphasis on any needs for reprogramming to meet GF targets.
  • Review and analyze performance reports submitted to the GF and other partners
  • Proactively identify and contribute to the resolution of any issues that may lead to disbursement delays and support follow-up actions on grant conditions/Conditions Precedents
  • Monitor and analyze the implementation of GF grants programmatic activities and financial utilization against signed grant, and request modifications with NLTP as needed.
  • Enabling values – Assist Program coordinator and TB team in making appropriate decisions, facilitate the grant implementation processes
  • Preserving values – ensuring quality implementation by providing technical assistance and guidance to SRs  at all levels  and trouble-shoot  when needed
  • Work closely with chief surveillance/ManE Manager and guide in the development of monitoring tools and dashboards for reaching programmatic indicators (GF, WHO and national indicators).
  • Coordinate with  M&E manger  to implement monitoring tools and dashboards for programmatic indicators, including routine analysis of performance (GF, WHO and national indicators).
  • Support  monitoring of grant implementation through coordinated field visits.
  • Assist in organising and Participate in the GF, WHO and USAID monitoring and evaluation activities including program reviews and assessments.
  • Provide support in coordinating regular discussions among the GF, USAID  to ensure alignment of technical approaches in the respective TB portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of Mandatory TB Case notification
  • Facilitate in the development of PC-1
  • Guidance and effective coordination with DHO ICT, AJK & GB TB Control Programs for smooth implementation of TB activities


Within Division or Department

  • Divisional / Departmental Heads

Outside the Organization

  • All Public & private SRs


  • Qualification: MBBS , MPH
  • Max Age: 50 Years
  • Experience Minimum 10 Years working experience in Public Health Programs with 5 years managerial experience in donor funded project with experience of managing team of people
  • MBBS with Master in Public Health / MSPH (2 years; full time) from HEC Recognized University. Candidates with PhD in public health and preferably having peer reviewed publications in International Journals/ National Journals will be prefered .
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in TB Control in Public Health with minimum 05 Years’ experience in TB contro in mid-career position.
    Indepth knowledge of WHO recommended strategies to end TB and policies regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
    Experience in designing and implementing disease control programs, TB surveillance and use of digital technologies.   Evidence of working experience in projects is required.
  • Skills Set: Excellent project management skills , planning and analytical skills. Experience in stakeholders mapping and engagement. Excellent command in English language, grant proposal and report writing with good communication and presentation skills.


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