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Date Posted: August 10, 2018

     The Philippine Business for Social Progress, under the Access TB Project, is in need of highly competent and potential applicants for PMDT Specialist to be stationed in the Department of Health-National TB Control Program Management Office.

Requirements are:

Education Medical Degree, preferably with Masters Degree/Units in Public Health, Public Administration, or Public/Business Administration.
Experience At least 3 years experience in project management in a local government, NGO or similar organization. Experience in dealing with NGO, LGUs, DOH and Donors is required
Other/ Special Skills Training & Facilitation, policy development, and report writing (technical and financial) and verbal communication skills, Computer literate and with proficient skills in Microsoft windows application
   Job description can be downloaded at: http://pbspcareers.pbsp.org.ph/PBSPCareers/Jobs/ViewJD/53.

   Those who are interested and qualified may apply for the above-mentioned position by any of the following:

  1. submitting letter of application addressed to Mr. Reno C. Nalda, PBSP Program Manager, and Curriculum Vitae to ntp.mne@gmail.com with subject "[application] PMDT Specialist_Surname, Given Name"; or
  2. visiting http://pbspcareers.pbsp.org.ph/pbspcareers.
   Only qualified applicants will be notified for schedule of interview.
Date Posted: May 9, 2018

     The UP Manila National Institutes for Health TB Genomics Project is in need of highly competent and potential applicants for a Short Term Contract Research Associate to be stationed in the Department of Health-National TB Control Program Management Office.

Requirements are:

Position Title Research Associate
Salary Grade 16
Monthly Rate P34,100.40
Qualification Standards
Education Bachelor’s degree in any Medical Field, Public Health, Statistics, or related courses.
Training None required; Relevant training in research methods, communication skills, customer service, or database management, an advantage.
Experience Preferably one (1) year of relevant experience in data collection, conduct of research interview, customer service, client tracking, and/or project management.
Skills Excellent communication, recording, and encoding skills; Knowledgeable in computer office applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint); Willing and able to do independent travel nationwide.
Qualities Willing to be trained, result and detail oriented, inquisitive and analytical, resourceful, team player, and can work under pressure with minimum supervision.
Eligibility None required.
Tasks Support staff for TB Genomics Project (data collection, patient tracking and interview, encoding, database management, report preparation) and other tasks to support DOH-NTP.
Workstation Department of Health, Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila.
    Those who are interested and qualified may apply for the above mentioned position. Kindly submit the following through e-mail to ntp.mne@gmail.com with subject "[application] RA for TBRO1_Surname, Given Name":

  1. Letter of application addressed to Dr. Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin, NTP Manager
  2. Curriculum Vitae with recent 2x2 photo (taken within the last 3 months)
  3. Official Transcript of Records and Diploma/s
  4. Certificates of Eligibility or Board Results, if any
  5. Certificates of Trainings Attended and Description of Trainings Attended
  6. Other related documentation of credentials
   Applications will be received only until 17 May 2018. Only qualified applicants will be notified for schedule of interview.
Short-term Technical Assistance for Mapping of Health Facility/Health Provider Codes.

Background and Rationale

     The IMPACT project has been given an extension until April 2018 to implement jumpstart activities for PhilSTEP1 that will address the need for finding and successfully treating TB cases. The activities planned are innovative and high-impact strategies that is expected to push TB program performance of the selected 3 provinces significantly. These activities include intensified case finding in health facilities, engagement of private practitioners through direct Xpert referral, mandatory TB case notification for private physicians, and improving outcomes through choice architecture. IMPACT will also provide assistance to KMITS through NTP to ensure the quality of TB data generated by ITIS.

Objective

     This Professional Service Contract (PSC) will work within the IMPACT Project Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PPMEU) framework that is aimed to monitor and assess effectiveness of interventions to improve TB performance in project areas.

     The consultant will work in close coordination with the PPMEU, KMITS-DOH and NTP-M&E to:

  1. Map and review all available systems and policies on the use of health facility/health provider codes within the Department of Health and in other government agencies;
  2. Discuss with PPMEU, NTP-M&E Unit, and KMITS regarding the use of health facility/health provider codes for ITIS (Integrated TB Information System) of the DOH-NTP; and
  3. Develop and/or recommend health facility/health providers codes to be used in ITIS to ensure uniqueness of records
Duration of Work, Deliverables, and Level of Effort

The assignment will span the period February-March 2018. The level of effort is estimated at 22 working days, broken down as follows:

Deliverables Content of Deliverables Level of Effort (working days) Indicative Due Date
  1. Preliminary report on the results of mapping and review of systems and policies regarding use of health facility and health providers codes within DOH and other government agencies.
  • List of systems and copies of policies on health facility and health provider codes
  • Description of systems and policies on health facility and health provider codes reviewed including identification of strengths and weaknesses of the policy in relation to use of code for NTP.
10  
  1. Final report
  • Recommendations on health facility/health provider coding system to be used by NTP for ITIS
  • Detailed description on recommended health facility/health provider coding system
12  
Total 22  


Minimum Qualification Requirements of Personnel

     The consultant (STTA) for this engagement must have the following minimum qualifications to be selected for the task:

  1. With management information systems and/or health program monitoring and evaluation experience
  2. With good communication skills – both oral and written
  3. Good track record in previous employment and consultancy projects
  4. Proficient in basic computer applications (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Supervision

     The Consultant will be working with KMITS and NTP-M&E but overall supervision will be done by the PPEMU Team Leader. The PPMEU Team Leader in consultation with KMITS and NTP-M&E will review and recommend acceptance of and endorse to the Chief of Party above deliverables.

Schedule of Payments

Payments shall be released, as follows:

Deliverables % Payments
Submission and acceptance of Deliverable No. 1 40%
Submission and acceptance of Deliverable No. 2 60%


Interested parties can send their curriculum vitae to fpmagboo@impact.org.ph

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Request for Proposal to Study Quality of Tuberculosis Care in the Philippines

Background

Although significant progress has been made to eliminate TB as a public health burden, TB still remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality from an infectious disease. For instance, 1.8 million people die from TB in developing countries every year and approximately one quarter of HIV related deaths are due to TB. Despite the substantial progress made to achieve a world free of TB, WHO estimates that almost 3 million cases are missed each year-not diagnosed, treated or reported to National TB Programs. Additionally, the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) has the potential of reversing the two decades of progress mitigating the impact of TB.

Globally, prompt detection and appropriate treatment of patients is a central strategy and approach to control the disease and is the centrepiece of most national TB program strategies in high burden countries. Successful treatment resulting in cure is possible when the correct drug regimen is administered completely. In response, TB programs are increasing their efforts to improve the quality of diagnosis, care and treatment in addition to the focus of improving access to TB care. Improving basic standards of TB care can attract more clients by ensuring the clients or patients receive the care that they deserve and that providers offer better services, improve adherence, diagnosis and treatment and reduce lost to follow-up rate ultimately contributing to reducing the burden of TB disease.

Collaborating Partners

The Study on Quality of Care for TB program is being designed and implemented by MEASURE Evaluation, a USAID funded project and the Department of Health through the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP). The study protocol is developed by MEASURE Evaluation and the National Tuberculosis Program in Philippines.

Study Objectives

The success of universal health coverage and end TB at the country level and worldwide will depend on (1) the service capacity of facilities to provide the TB and co-morbid services, (2) the management systems to support a minimum standard of quality for TB related services, and (3) the capacity of the TB and/or health sector logistics systems to provide a reliable and uninterrupted supply of the commodities required, as well as minimize the risk of infection that may expose patients to danger.

The purpose of this study is to measure the quality of care for a TB program at the selected facilities and to provide actionable results for the NTP and funding agencies to develop program or interventions to improve TB service delivery.

The study objectives are to:
  • Assess the current condition of TB care regarding the availability of skilled providers, equipment and organizational structure
  • Determine the quality of TB services provided by facilities and necessary gaps to fill to improve the quality
  • Assess the provider competencies and patient satisfaction
  • Evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients receiving TB care
  • Provide recommendations based on the study’s results
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Request for Proposal to Study Quality of Tuberculosis Care in the Philippines

Background

Although significant progress has been made to eliminate TB as a public health burden, TB still remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality from an infectious disease. For instance, 1.8 million people die from TB in developing countries every year and approximately one quarter of HIV related deaths are due to TB. Despite the substantial progress made to achieve a world free of TB, WHO estimates that almost 3 million cases are missed each year – not diagnosed, treated or reported to National TB Programs. Additionally, the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) has the potential of reversing the two decades of progress mitigating the impact of TB.

Globally, prompt detection and appropriate treatment of patients is a central strategy and approach to control the disease and is the centrepiece of most national TB program strategies in high burden countries. Successful treatment resulting in cure is possible when the correct drug regimen is administered completely. In response, TB programs are increasing their efforts to improve the quality of diagnosis, care and treatment in addition to the focus of improving access to TB care. Improving basic standards of TB care can attract more clients by ensuring the clients or patients receive the care that they deserve and that providers offer better services, improve adherence, diagnosis and treatment and reduce lost to follow-up rate ultimately contributing to reducing the burden of TB disease.

Collaborating Partners

The Study on Quality of Care for TB program is being designed and implemented by MEASURE Evaluation, a USAID funded project and the Department of Health through the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP). The study protocol is developed by MEASURE Evaluation and the National Tuberculosis Program in Philippines. Study Objectives

The success of universal health coverage and end TB at the country level and worldwide will depend on (1) the service capacity of facilities to provide the TB and co-morbid services, (2) the management systems to support a minimum standard of quality for TB related services, and (3) the capacity of the TB and/or health sector logistics systems to provide a reliable and uninterrupted supply of the commodities required, as well as minimize the risk of infection that may expose patients to danger.

The purpose of this study is to measure the quality of care for a TB program at the selected facilities and to provide actionable results for the NTP and funding agencies to develop program or interventions to improve TB service delivery.

Date Posted: April 19, 2017

    Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) is the largest business sector-led social development organization in the Philippines committed to poverty reduction. Since it was established in 1970, PBSP and its 271 large, small and medium-scale member-companies have been uplifting the lives of Filipinos through programs on Health, Education, Environment, and Livelihood and Enterprise Development (HEEL). PBSP advocates for stronger corporate citizenship by influencing the business sector to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices into their core businesses, and applying business strategies such as Inclusive Business and the Collective Impact Framework in addressing poverty and other big societal challenges.

    With a proven track record, PBSP provides end-to-end services in project management, consulting, and grant management. It also promotes sustainability in all its programs to ensure the self-reliance of the communities it serves.

    We seek application from competent, enthusiastic, academic career-oriented individuals for position of statistician.


Details are follows:

Position Title Statistician
Organization Philippine Business for Social Progress
Summary Reporting to the principal investigator, the statistician is to work with the research team and the project sponsors to understand and document the project requirements, translate these needs into sound statistical deliverables (Statistical Analysis Plans and Reports), and program in SAS to support data management tasks, prepare analysis data sets, tables, listings, graphs, and statistical analyses. The statistician will document all analysis and programming activities, adhere to corporate SOPs and regulatory guidance, and ensure project timelines are met with budgeted deliverables.
Responsibilities
  1. Review the statistical methodology and plan of the ComPcare protocol and make recommendations on how to improve and implement it by formulating a Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
  2. Review the data collection tools and give advice on the design of the database
  3. Provide technical advice in the development of the encoding and field manual
  4. Program in SAS to implement data logic checks (supporting the data management team), and prepare analysis datasets and tables, listings, and graphs
  5. Help in ensuring the quality of data collection, encoding, and analysis
  6. Conduct accurate and thorough statistical analysis based on the SAP and submit the necessary outputs
  7. Participate in the analysis of findings and drafting of the report
  8. Provide technical advice on any statistical concerns of the study
  9. Ensure that deliverables are completed on time and on budget
Requirements
  • Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related analytical area
  • Minimum of two years experience in data analysis, preferably in health care research.
  • Proficiency in SAS, with strong programming skills in SAS/BASE, SAS/STAT, and SAS/GRAPH. Extensive knowledge of SAS macro and ODS would be well received
  • Knowledge of the CDISC data standards with proven experience in creating SDTM and ADaM datasets would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of relational database such as MS Access, MS SQL Server, Epi.Info
  • Experience in working with a variety of data formats
Key Skills/Abilities
  • Able to communicate effectively with external clients and with members of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies and remain up to date on technology advances.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.
Remuneration Negotiable
Those who are interested and qualified may apply for the above mentioned position.
Kindly submit your resume to:
  • Name: Ms. Jacqueline Gabiola
  • Phone: 230-9626
  • E-mail: gabiolajacqueline@gmail.com
Date Posted: March 13, 2017


     The UP Manila National Institutes for Health TB Genomics Project is in need of highly competent and potential applicants for Research Associate to be stationed in the Department of Health-National TB Control Program Management Office.

Requirements are as follows:

Position Title Research Associate
Salary Grade 16
Monthly Rate P34,100.40
Qualification Standards
Education Bachelor's degree in any medical field, Public Health, Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, or related courses.
Training None required; Relevant training in research methods or database management is an advantage.
Experience Preferably one (1) year of relevant experience in data collection, database management, conduct of research, and/or project management
Skills Knowledgeable in computer office applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint);willing and able to do minimal travel
Qualities Willing to be trained, result-oriented, analytical, and can work under pressure with minimum supervision
Eligibility None required
Tasks Support staff for TB Genomics Project (data collection, encoding, database management, report preparation and other tasks to support DOH-NTP).
Workstation Department of Health, Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila
    Those who are interested and qualified may apply for the above mentioned position. Kindly submit the following through e-mail to ntp.mne@gmail.com with subject "[application] RA for TBRO1_Surname, Given Name ":

  1. Letter of application addressed to Dr. Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin, NTP Manager
  2. Curriculum Vitae with recent 2x2 photo (taken within the last 3 months)
  3. Official Transcript of Records and Diploma/s
  4. Certificates of Eligibility or Board Results, if any
  5. Certificates of Trainings Attended and Description of Trainings Attended
  6. Other related documentation of credentials
    Applications will be received only until 6 April 2017. Only qualified applicants will be notified for schedule of interview.
Date Posted: March 31, 2017