• Career Opportunity at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

  • Posted on: 15 December, 2015 Deadline: 2 January, 2016
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  • 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.

    DGIS Project Lagos Program Officer

     

    DGIS Project
    KNCV is the lead partner in a five year project funded by the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs (DGIS). The project’s aim is to strengthen Global Fund grants addressing TB/HIV programs in selected countries—“making Global Fund money work”. Specifically, the project’s main goal is increasing and maintaining Global Fund performance and strengthening the base for a sustained country response. The DGIS project is implemented with the support of a partnership of three Dutch NGOs; AIDS Foundation East West, HIVOS and PharmAccess. This project is also integrated with Challenge TB, a major USAID supported project lead by KNCV and in particular with its Global Fund Hub.

    The DGIS project is built on two main pillars; 1) Increase case finding and treatment success through engagement of non-public sector and 2) Improve Global Fund implementation through long term TA.

    Background of this assignment
    DGIS supported activities in Nigeria will be focused on pillar 1: strengthening engagement of the non-public sector to provide quality patient centered TB/HIV services. Engaging with the non-public sector (private providers and civil society) is essential to the inclusiveness requirements of the New Funding Model. Within this first objective, we aim to develop a model that enables effective partnerships between (local) governments, private health care providers (PHCP) and civil society organizations

    Purpose of the position and organizational position
    This is both a technical and a project management position, posted in a Regional office in Lagos. The Officer will ensure timely implementation and technical quality of activity implementation according to the approved annual work plan. The Officer will be responsible for regular monitoring of activity implementation and providing TB/HIV technical support when needed. The Officer will work closely together with PharmAccess Lagos team, KNCV/Challenge TB, State TB and Leprosy Program, and other local partners. The officer report to KNCV’s headquarters in The Hague and receive logistic and technical support by the KNCV Lagos team, as well as by the PharmAccess Lagos team.

    Who are we looking for?

    Education

    • A master’s degree in a health-related field with qualifications in public health or a related discipline.

    Knowledge/experience

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position;
    • Experience in working with HIV & TB programs;
    • Experience in working with USAID, Global Fund and other development partners;
    • Experience in mentoring and capacity building;
    • Knowledge and experience in development, implementation of operational plans and evaluation of results.

    Behavioral competencies and skills:

    • Analytical;
    • Planning and Organizing;
    • Result Oriented;
    • Problem Solving;
    • Cultural sensitive;
    • Diplomatic.

    What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

    • A fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding;
    • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
    • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
    • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
    • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;

    Method of Application

    You can apply for this position by visiting KNCV Career Page before 2 January, 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team at recruit@kncvtbc.org Please note that due to our regulations internal candidates prevail over external candidates.

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.

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