Technical Officer – Tuberculosis/ Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB/ DR-TB) (TBIHSS) At FHI 360

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Tuberculosis/Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB/DR-TB) Technical Officer

FHI 360/Philippines ( is in search of candidates for TB/DR-TB Technical Officer position to join the USAID-funded “TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening” (TBIHSS) project in the Philippines. The position is based at the TB Innovations Office in Makati City.


TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening (TBIHSS) is a 5-year USAID funded project that aims to strengthen national and regional level implementation of the National TB Strategic Plan by providing state-of-the-art capacity building and technical expertise to scale-up TB and DR-TB prevention, detection, and treatment. The Project will identify and help implement proven approaches to improve TB prevention, increase TB case detection rates, decrease lost to follow-up rates, and increase TB treatment success rates and TB cure rates.


Working closely with the TBDR-TB Technical Advisor and Technical Specialist, the TB/DR-TB Technical Officer will coordinate all TB/DR-TB activities and implementation across consortium partners in the public sector, monitor activity progress, and provide focused technical assistance as needed to consortium partner teams. S/he will ensure that the implementation of TB/DR-TB interventions is in line with Government of Philippines priorities and goals of USAID TBIHSS in the Philippines.


S/he will support the TB/DR-TB team in the following:

  1. Provide technical assistance for project-supported facilities and implementing partners in the public sector, including coordinating, and providing TB/DR-TB-related trainings;
  2. Collaborate and coordinate with staff of national and/or regional health offices and other organizations/partners to carry out TB/DR-TB programs and to support the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of project activities;
  3. Support the TB/DR-TB Team in the development of annual work plans, budgets, and reports
  4. Provide recommendations for project improvement and technical implementation of TB/DR-TB activities based on monitoring and evaluation of ongoing activities and national priorities related to TB/DR-TB;
  5. Draft, collect input, and finalize: Terms of Reference, Expense Authorizations, Purchase Requests, Expense Reports, and Activity Reports, respecting all requirements and timelines;
  6. Submit periodical progress reports and field visit reports and ensure effective filing of documentation in accordance with project and donor guidelines;
  7. Participate in the regular coordination meetings with Regional Implementation Team and implementing partners;
  8. Provide inputs to monthly, quarterly, and annual technical workplans;
  9. Provide technical support to Regional Implementation, Demand Generation, and Health Systems Strengthening teams within the Project as necessary;
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


· Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience providing technical support to TB and DR-TB programs;

· Experience working in organizations or as part of projects that address technical TB issues;

· Experience providing technical support for implementing TB/DR-TB policies, drug formulations, shorter treatment regimens for MDR-TB, new TB drugs, or new diagnostic tools;

· Proven experience working with government officials, particularly with Department of Health to support strategy development, implementation plans, and decision making is highly desirable;

· Knowledge, understanding and technical expertise in the application and implementation of TB/DR-TB strategies and technical guidance;

· Excellent oral and written communication skills in Filipino and English languages;

· Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);

· Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.


· Usual office working conditions**

· Ability to travel domestically at least 25%


· Bachelor’s degree in medicine, public health, nursing, applied clinical research, or other relevant medical or public health field;

· With relevant training/s in any of the following: NTP Manual of Procedures, Basic PMDT Course, Clinical Management Training on DR-TB, Active Drug Safety Monitoring and Management, TB Preventive Treatment, HIV Counseling and Testing.

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FHI360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply

Application Instruction

Send letter of intent and updated CV/resume directly to FHI360 Career Site and/or in single pdf file on or before July 05, 2021 following the heading format in the subject title/line: FHI360-TBIHSS-Position Applied For -Last Name of Applicant (example: FHI360-TBIHSS-**TB/DR-TB Technical Officer-**C**ruz). Shortlisted candidates will be notified for the next screening process.

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