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, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH has an office established in Myanmar in late 2013. The PATH Myanmar Country Program is currently implementing a broad portfolio of activities on a range of health issues including nutrition, vaccines and immunization systems strengthening, and sexual and reproductive health. Our current projects in Myanmar include the introduction of fortified rice, technical assistance to the government on vaccine introduction, developing and implementing national guidelines and policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and immunization waste management systems strengthening.
Improving detection, linkage to treatment and reporting of TB project is a TB REACH funded project with the following overall goal to increase and accelerate detection and treatment of HH contacts of TB patients and reduce further transmission of TB by optimizing existing diagnostic algorithms and by engaging and empowering women in TB control.
In Myanmar, the project will focus on activities to strengthen the TB diagnostic network in line with the Government of Myanmar’s National Strategic Plan to achieve four key outcomes:
- reduce TB screening time and workload of radiologists at township health centers through targeted training and the use of qXR, thereby accelerating TB case detection
- increase screening rates among HH contacts, contribute to finding 300 TB cases, and increase the number of children linked to LTBI treatment by 50%, compared to control townships.
- To strengthen the capacity of MMA’s TB project to develop gender-responsive interventions and to increase the participation of women in leadership and decision-making roles related to TB control activities. TB Champions are expected to build new skills (in screening, referral, and treatment support) and gain experience in leading on-the-ground TB control activities that can be applied to other health challenges and employment opportunities, contributing to their empowerment and status in the community.
- To provide learning and models for women’s engagement in TB awareness, service delivery, and patient support in order to reduce infection and dropouts in TB care, from TB screening referral to treatment initiation.
PATH is currently recruiting for a TB Project Coordinator to be responsible for implementation of a project that will strengthen the tuberculosis (TB) case detection, linkage to treatment and reporting in line with the Government of Myanmar’s national strategic plan to end TB. This effort is funded by the TB REACH. The Team Lead (TB) will report to the program manager, and work under technical guidance of the global TB technical director.
- Provide technical support for setting up process flow and operations
- Support Managers to lead the day-to-day operations and to coordinate with key stakeholders of the project team
- Identify training needs for the project team staff and coordinate organization of training workshops
- Effectively coordinate and communicate with the stakeholders – Myanmar Medical Association, Qure.ai, government, and others external stakeholders for technical and operational support
- Support Managers to manage project deliverables within stipulated deadlines
- Monitor and evaluate project performance against the indicators
- Provide status reports and analysis to senior management and donor on a periodic basis
- Resolve operational issues efficiently and escalate whenever necessary
- Monitor the data management and reporting mechanism
- Conduct field reviews for quality and consistency of operations
- Support Managers to ensure country financial and technical reporting requirements are met.
- Support Managers to ensure that any departures in work scope or budget or any legal, regulatory or ethical concerns are promptly reported to senior management.
- Works collaboratively and coordinates with regional and/or other country Technical Leads as well as team partners on the implementation of activities