KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is the principal international non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that stimulates effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in national and international contexts. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; this includes doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists.
We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of the second ‘killer’ infectious disease and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB. Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully driving back TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s we also share our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.
We operate from the central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, regional offices and additional country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from individual, institutional and corporate donors.
Challenge TB Nigeria
The KNCV office in Abuja is responsible for the overall implementation of the USAID funded Challenge TB program. KNCV is the lead partner and coordinates and works closely with the other coalition partners involved in Nigeria, with the National TBL program (NTP) of the Nigerian government, with the USAID Mission and other stakeholders. The project focuses at sub national level on ensuring functionality of existing TB services (AFB & Xpert laboratories, DOTS centers and TB/HIV); strategic expansion of quality laboratory including Xpert and DOTS centers with emphasis on private sector involvement; strengthening community management of DR TB patients; TB diagnosis among vulnerable groups (children and PLHIV); significant investment in demand creation for TB services and community advocacy; and provision of technical assistance to the NTP at all levels for quality implementation of the TB program.
The Country Project Director (CPD) for Challenge TB in Nigeria is responsible for the overall management and coordination of all activities carried out by Challenge TB, including those by KNCV Nigeria. He has delegated the supervision and day-to-day coordination of operations of Challenge TB to the Deputy Director Operations (DDO).
As Deputy Director Operations you are responsible for the operational management of field activities and oversee the Challenge TB project with partners and other relevant stakeholders. In particular you will:
You will make frequent duty travels within Nigeria, and sometimes abroad.
Please note that in view of the security situation in Abuja, this is a single posting, not a family posting.
Working conditions and environment
Your application with curriculum vitae, motivation letter and three professional references should be sent before 26th October to KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, PO Box 146, 2501 CC The Hague, the Netherlands for the attention of: Ms. Larissa Lutmers. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org under subject "180301 Deputy Director Operations - Nigeria". For more information please contact us: phone +31(0)70-416 72 22.
For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical ormental handicap, or status as a disabled person.
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.