National Technical Officer (aDSM) – (2208515)

Website World Health Organization (WHO)

National Technical Officer (aDSM)  – (2208515)

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months

Job Posting

: Sep 20, 2022, 9:55:56 AM

Closing Date

: Oct 13, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Myanmar-Yangon


: SE_MMR WR Office, Myanmar


: Full-time

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Active drug-safety monitoring and management (aDSM) is an important component of TB program management that guides and implements pharmacovigilance to the range of drugs used for TB treatment. To support this task, the National Technical Officer (aDSM) works under overall guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, and direct supervision of the WHO Myanmar Medical Officer, Tuberculosis, and in close collaboration with the National TB Programme (NTP) and partners. NTO aDSM will work closely with NPO (DR-TB), NTOs (DR-TB) in Yangon Region, and NTOs in Regions and States as well as TB officers in NTP network to contribute to planning, implementation and monitoring of DR-TB control activities, specifically for expansion of aDSM nation-wide. The work requires visits to MDR-TB centres of Yangon Region, Aung San TB Specialty hospital and MDR-TB centres in Region/States.


Expansion of aDSM-active anti TB drug safety monitoring and management ·

  • Support to implement aDSM expansion plan together with NCCA, NPO (MDR-TB) and concerned NTP officers ·
  • Provide secretariat support to the National Core Committee of aDSM (NCCA) meetings
  • Prepare case scenarios or assist in preparation for causality assessment meetings
  • Coordinate to organize causality assessment meetings in Regions and States and provide secretariat support together with concerned officers (NTP officers and WHO-NTOs)
  • Assist aDSM focal officer(s) (NTP) to perform his or her duty timely, including updating the aDSM data base and producing a DSM related country data and to perform those duties till NTP officer is in place
  • Prepare/ update training materials and job aids related to aDSM and facilitate the aDSM trainings ·
  • Take the role of M&E focal for aDSM (data quality and analysis, quarterly and annual indicators)

Support to strengthen the quality DR-TB care services

  • Provide technical support to expand aDSM nation wide
  • Prepare training materials, job aids (OR) update them whenever relevant and contribute to updating National DR-TB and related guidelines ·
  • Facilitate DR-TB and related trainings ·
  • Conduct supportive supervision visits to MDR-TB centres for aDSM activities
  • Conduct regular visits to TB Specialty hospitals and General Hospitals and coordinate with administrative officers and clinicians for quality DR-TB care, timely reporting of serious adverse events



Other assignment

  • Provide induction trainings for new recruits (WHO or NTP) ·
  • Support & link to relevant indication of the Myanmar Sustainable development Plan 2018-2030 and National Health Planning. ·
  • Participate actively and contribute to clinical meetings and CMEs (TB/DR-TB) ·
  • Share all relevant information timely to NPO (DR-TB), NTO (PSM) and concerned NTP officers ·
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by MO

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