Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and applicants must have legal authorization to work in Vietnam to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. Salary and benefit package are paid in VND.
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. Working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, PATH established a permanent office in Hanoi in 1997 and an office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014.
USAID has supported the development of the TB-NET (Tuberculosis Diagnostic Network) Tool to provide a means to evaluate the capacity and functionality of a country’s tuberculosis TB diagnostic network. The tool, endorsed by the Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI), has been used in Nigeria, Uganda, and India and undergone updates after each assessment.
The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) Project has been tasked to further develop and adapt the TB-NET Tool to a) ensure that key components and capabilities are included in response to various country contexts and settings; b) update the electronic version of the tool to ensure ease of use in the field and ability to analyze the data in real-time and, c) develop different versions of the tool to accommodate varying levels of need, capacity, and resources to carry out TB diagnostic network assessments.
IDDS is committed to review and propose a new version of the TB-NET tool. This includes all core capacities, additional data collection tools and checklists, and development of additional supporting documentation. Developing this version entails refining the current tool based on lessons learned from implementation of the tool in different settings, best practices, updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, and other organization recommendations and guidelines.
To develop the different versions, IDDS will coordinate inputs from TB diagnostic and clinical experts through consultative meetings and through written reviews of draft versions of the tool.
PATH is currently recruiting for [External assessors] to [participate in Vietnam Tuberculosis Diagnostic Network Assessment]