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TBS DOTS-Plus GLC Position
Terms of Reference for a DOTS-Plus Position - Grade P.04
Stop TB Tuberculosis Strategy and Operations (TBS)

Tasks to be performed:  Under the broad guidance of Technical Co-ordinator, 
STB, and overall supervision of Medical Officer, STB, the incumbent will 
assist in the follow-up of an operational research plan to assess 
feasibility of programme-wide interventions for the management of 
drug-resistant and multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB via the DOTS-Plus strategy.

Tasks include:

1    Serving as the secretariat of the Green Light Committee.  Duties will 
include:

*    working with the Green Light Committee to execute and implement the 
resolutions of the Green Light Committee;
*    updating Terms of Reference for the Green Light Committee;
*    revising guidelines for projects applying to the Green Light 
Committee;
*    co-ordinating meetings of the Green Light Committee; and
*    facilitating communication between projects and the Green Light 
Committee
*    linking potential projects with sources of funding


2    Monitoring the ongoing mechanism to increase access to second-line 
anti-TB drugs for DOTS-Plus pilot projects.  Duties will include working 
with the procurement agent to:

*    continuously evaluate the present and future market for second-line 
anti-TB drugs;
*    co-ordinate negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry for 
second-line anti-TB drugs;
*    monitor the ongoing procurement system for second-line anti-TB drugs; 
and
*    facilitate drug procurement for pilot projects


3    Improving the control of drug-resistant and MDR-TB through an 
evidence-based operational research process leading to policy 
recommendations and established practice in member states.  Duties will   
include:

*    co-ordination of activities between the Working Group on DOTS-Plus for 
MDR-TB and the Green Light Committee;
*    preparation of a progress report of the activities of the Green Light 
Committee for presentation at the annual meeting of the Working Group;
*    consult the scientific panel of the Working Group for technical issues 
regarding the management of MDR-TB in DOTS-Plus approved pilot projects

4    To assist in the general programme work of CDS and STB as required.


Minimum qualifications and experience required:

Graduate degree in Public Health, medicine or pharmacy.  Experience in the 
conduct of research projects at national and international level related to 
communicable diseases. Knowledge of epidemiology linked to control of 
communicable diseases.  Co-ordination skills to establish working relations 
with officials and scientists of National Control Programmes, particularly 
those on TB.

Please send your curriculum vitae to
Ms Corazon Dolores
World Health Organization
STOP TB, Tuberculosis Strategy and Operations
Ave Appia 20
1211 Geneva
Switzerland
telephone: 41-22-791-2708, fax: 41-22-791-4268
e-mail: mailto:doloresc@who.int

Only pre-selected applicants will be contacted for interview.

Closing date: 16 April 2001

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TBS DOTS-Plus INF Position
Terms of Reference for a DOTS-Plus Position - Grade P.04
Stop TB Tuberculosis Strategy and Operations (TBS)
Tasks to be performed: Under the broad guidance of Technical Co-ordinator, 
STB, and overall supervision of Medical Officer, STB, the incumbent will 
assist in the follow-up and evaluation of an operational research plan that 
is underway to assess feasibility of programme-wide interventions for the 
management of drug-resistant and multidrug-resistatnt (MDR)-TB via the 
DOTS-Plus strategy.
Tasks include:
1. Directing the ongoing collection, management, and analysis of data 
generated by DOTS-Plus pilot projects in coordination with project 
coordinators. Duties will include:
* preparing a database of approved pilot projects;
* performing specific project analysis and global analysis, and writing 
results for dissemination in peer-reviewed journals;
* setting the basis (terms of reference, formation of a steering committee, 
channelling data to HQ, etc) for the preparation of a WHO monograph that 
will include results of pilot projects world-wide; and
* leading the writing of the monograph within two/three years
2 Monitoring the implementation of approved DOTS Plus pilot projects in 
collaboration with WHO Regional Offices. Duties will include:
* visiting project sites to evaluate performance, limitations, and 
providing technical assistance and guidance as needed;
* performing on-site data management with local investigators; and
* assisting local investigators with preliminary analysis and progress 
reports
3 Defining new interventions to address MDR-TB within the framework of TB 
control. Duties will include:
* working and liasing with the Working Group on DOTS-Plus for MDR-TB, the 
Green Light Committee, organizations involved in research and control of 
MDR-TB, and funding agencies; and
* preparing a policy paper on the management of MDR-TB for recommendation 
for Member States based on the data generated by pilot projects
4 To assist in the general programme work of CDS and STB and manage direct 
or perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications and experience required.
Medical degree and degree in public health. Proven research management 
capacity and extensive experience in the conduct of research projects at 
national and international level related to communicable diseases. 
Extensive knowledge of data management and analysis, including complex 
statistical procedures. Several years of experience in research especially 
in the field of communicable diseases. Extensive peer-reviewed publications 
in the field of communicable diseases.
Please send your curriculum vitae to
Ms Corazon Dolores
World Health Organization
STOP TB, Tuberculosis Strategy and Operations
Ave Appia 20
1211 Geneva
Switzerland
telephone: 41-22-791-2708, fax: 41-22-791-4268
e-mail: mailto:doloresc@who.int
Only pre-selected applicants will be contacted for interview.
Closing date: 16 April 2001


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