Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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. PATH is currently recruiting for a Central Asian Republic (CAR) Regional Tuberculosis (TB) Advisor to provide technical expertise in TB and MDR-TB control for a current USAID funded project.
CAR contains some of the top 30 highest multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) countries in the world. Three main factors fuel the epidemic: numerous TB strains resistant to multiple drugs; growing rates of HIV infection, which makes people especially vulnerable to developing TB disease; and setbacks to the health system during years of political, social, and economic transition. PATH has been providing technical assistance to the global TB efforts, and specifically in Ukraine since 2001. In close collaboration with local, national, and international partners, we’re expanding the reach of End TB strategy, the internationally recommended strategy for TB control. We’ve also worked to increase services for people with TB and HIV and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding these conditions.
PATH is seeking a CAR Regional TB Advisor for its TB control activities to be carried out in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan under the USAID current opportunity. Also, PATH looks forward to executing TB diagnosis and treatment components to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) through technical assistance in harmony with international best practice and national guidelines. The CAR Regional TB Advisor will work closely with PATH’s Ukraine Country Program Leader and TB Program Director, the Headquarters HIV/TB, consortium partners and with national and regional stakeholders to ensure that TB case management standards are upheld as internationally –recommended End TB strategy is expanded regionally. Duties may require domestic and international travel up to 40% time and a flexible work schedule to permit for either early morning or late evening teleconference calls or assignments.
Required skills and experience:
Must have legal authorization to work in Tajikistan or be able to obtain authorization. PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.