Job Opportunity Provincial Community DOT Officer for USAID BEBAS-TB FULL-TIME STAFF
The Indonesian Tuberculosis Strategic Partnership Foundation or Stop TB Partnership Indonesia (STPI) believes that the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia is achieved if it is based on a strong partnership between government, private and community elements. Since its establishment as a Foundation in 2018, STPI has initiated cross-sectoral advocacy efforts for national TB policies, built a governance model for handling TB across sectors in districts and villages, and campaigned for TB issues in social media and mass media.
Bersama Menuju Eliminasi dan Bebas dari Tuberkulosis (USAID BEBAS-TB) is a five-year, USAID-funded TB flagship activity designed to improve the quality of tuberculosis case detection, diagnosis, care, and prevention. The goal of the Activity, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), is to assist the Government of Indonesia in addressing the TB epidemic and achieving 2030 TB elimination targets. The USAID BEBAS-TB activity will provide technical assistance to the National TB Program to improve the quality of TB service delivery by introducing and piloting new approaches to case identification, diagnosis and treatment regimens, and bringing international best practices to Indonesia. USAID BEBAS-TB will support the government of Indonesia at the national level and focus on four densely populated provinces with high TB burdens: North Sumatra, West Java, Central Java, and East Java. The initiative will improve TB care in both public and private hospitals by enhancing the knowledge and skills of health care workers and community health workers.
STPI is a partner to MSH in the implementation of USAID BEBAS-TB primarily focusing on community activities in TB care and prevention, and, advocacy. We are looking for a Provincial Community DOT Officer who will be a full-time staff in the USAID BEBAS-TB team under the technical leadership of MSH and in management coordination with STPI.
There are 1 vacancy for the role in each of the following provinces:
East Java (Surabaya city)
Central Java (Semarang city)
West Java (Bandung city)
North Sumatra (Medan city)
Please note that you are eligible to apply for multiple provinces but will only be selected to work in 1 province.
Job position: Provincial Community DOT Officer Direct Report: Provincial Manager Status: Temporary Staff (LOE 100%) Duration: 12 Months Location: 4 cities (Surabaya, Semarang, Bandung, Medan) Working Hours: 40 hours/week
QUALIFICATIONS Educational Background – Bachelor Degree in Public Health or related health field is desirable.
Work Experience – At least At least three (3) years of experience of each of the following areas:
Designing and implementing community TB programs
Providing community TB related technical leadership to provincial, district and PHCU levels in Indonesia
Guiding and providing technical assistance to project and country governments staff working on TB prevention and control
Interacting with CSOs, PHO, DHO, and Puskesmas
Experience working in USAID projects is an advantage
Excellent communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills, time management, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in local Indonesian language
Willingness to travel frequently (up to 50% time) within Indonesia required.
Uphold integrity and respect for diversity and equality
Aim to achieve optimal results and impact
Meaningful collaboration with partners and stakeholders
Promote innovations that gives leverage to achievement
Purposeful in accounting for progress and achievement
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: STPI seeks a Provincial Community TB Officer who will be responsible for providing the overall strategic planning, coordination, and technical support of TB, and TB/HIV related activities in communities for the project to ensure that TB notification is increased and treatment outcomes are improved. S/he will work closely with the Provincial Manager and multidisciplinary provincial team members as well as the Senior Community DOT Officer (national team) ensuring that a coordinated technical support is channelled to the government provincial, and district supervisors/mentors for them in turn to cascade the data guided mentorship/supervision of community-level TB care and prevention initiatives in the public and private sector. The officer is a community expert who will provide technical support to the provincial, district, and PHCU level to actively engage the community and key affected individuals, community leaders and CSOs in TB prevention and care. The officer is the main focal point that will represent BEBAS-TB in the provincial technical working groups related to community DOT. S/he will be responsible for assuring strong linkage between communities with the formal health care systems to ensure a standardized and integrated approach in their engagement in TB, TB/HIV, and MDR TB interventions. This individual is expected to employ a “hands-on” technical approach to empower communities in contributing to the increase of TB notification and improved quality of care and treatment outcomes of patients. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as a provincial level officer on community TB which includes decentralizing DOT to the community for TB screening, contact screening, and tracing patients who missed their treatment.
Oversee the provincial coordination and provision of technical assistance and capacity building on Community DOT in public and private health centers.
Develop an inventory of CSOs and NGOs that might be candidates for BEBAS-TB grants, using defined criteria, in coordination with the provincial team and Sr. Community DOT Advisor
Oversee the provincial coordination and provision of technical assistance and capacity building on TB, TB/HIV, and MDR TB for CSOs and communities.
Closely work with the provincial and district mentors/supervisors in implementing the standards set by the NTP on community engagement in the TB response.
Work with the other provincial BEBAS-TB team and the provincial government to ensure consistent high quality service provision appropriate to the specific tier of the health facilities as well as referrals and linkages between each tier, and between the facility/ community.
Identify barriers in communities for TB case identification, and management and work with staff and stakeholders to address barriers and ensure project objectives are met.
Liaise with provincial, district health offices and other partners to harmonize all activities and resources in the province to implement Community DOT.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of NTP approved TB policies and guidelines and ensure the project follows best practices on community engagement.
Together with the provincial M&E team analyze monitoring and evaluation data and track project indicators as the basis for measuring performance and proposing improvements.
Participate in developing provincial and district plans and budget.
Perform other activities as assigned by the supervisor.
CV with a contact list of referees needs to be received by STPI no later than November 13th, 2023 at 16.00 WIB via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com with email subject: “Full Name – Selected Province - Provincial Community DOT Officer”.
This timeline may be changed by STPI without notification to the applicants
The applicants will go through the following recruitment process: 1) Administrative selection and CV screening, 2) Interview and written test, and, 3) Reference check and offering.
Stop TB Partnership Indonesia is an institution that opens equal opportunities for everyone. Applicants may not be discriminated against because of race, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color and/or marital status.
Stop TB Partnership accommodates applicants with disabilities, where eligible applicants with disabilities can participate in the application process. Please notify us in writing of any special needs at the time of application.