Field Implementation Coordinator - PNG

Job No: BI32
Location: Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea

  • Leading not-for-profit
  • 6-12 month contract
  • Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea


The Field Implementation Coordinator will work with the RID-TB team to design and implement an effective model of care for the management of DS-TB and DR-TB at the facility and community level in Western Province. The position will be responsible for capacity building of provincial TB team staff to deliver high quality patient-centred care for DS-TB and DR-TB, with a focus on case management, patient education and counseling and clinical skills (nursing). The position will work with facility and community-based staff and partners including nurses, community health workers (CHWs), treatment supporters, TB officers and World Vision staff implementing community-based TB care. The position will support the implementation of protocols, procedures and conduct training and on-the-job mentoring.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Day-to-day clinical mentoring of TB nursing staff responsibility for inpatient, ambulatory and outreach care
  • Facilitating practical training sessions for nurses
  • Supporting nursing staff to utilize case management tools
  • Supporting the effective participation of nurses in weekly case management meetings
  • Supporting development and implementation of case management systems, tools and protocols for patient monitoring, follow-up and retention
  • Training health workers on case management systems
  • Providing technical support to Case Managers, Nursing Officers and Counsellors


You will be/have:

  • A qualified and registered nurse, midwife or equivalent allied health professional with significant clinical experience
  • Highly adaptable, ability to work in a challenging environment  
  • Experienced in protocol or guideline design, report writing or publications
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical appraisal and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines 
  • Field experience in the clinical and programmatic management of TB/DR-TB in a resource-constrained setting (preferable)
  • Proven interest and experience in team management, capacity development / training of local staff in a resource- constrained setting (preferable)
  • Previous work experience in PNG or the Pacific (preferable)

An additional qualification in education, counselling, tropical medicine, international development, public health or global health is also preferable.

Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant may be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police. 


To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Detailed resume including the names and contact information of 3 referees
  • Written statement addressing the selection criteria as outlined above and in the attached position description

Applications close Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 11:30pm.

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