Senior Education Program Developer

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a Senior Education Program Developer

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), and related health problems like HIV, antimicrobial resistance, and pandemic preparedness and response. Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease in the world after COVID-19. Being an international knowledge center, KNCV promotes effective, efficient, innovative and situation specific strategies and solutions to eliminate TB and related health problems in a national and international context.

Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as quantitative and qualitative research; programmatic prevention and management of TB and related health problems; new diagnostics, drugs, and regimens; clinical management, patient support and stigma reduction; laboratory technologies and networks; education; mobile and digital health solutions and surveillance; strategic planning and advocacy; communication and project management.

For over a century KNCV worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by TB, with a leading role in the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands, exchanging knowledge and expertise with other countries. KNCV is a global network organization, consisting of our global office in The Hague, the Netherlands, eight branch offices and five national KNCV entities in East, South and Central Asia and Africa. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government sources.

On the journey towards TB Elimination, in KNCV has defined nine innovation pathways and pursues the development, demonstration and scale-up of innovations as well as existing strategies that can accelerate elimination of TB and related health problems around the world. To do so, KNCV generates evidence, supports global and in-country policy making as well as strategic planning and supports the development of supportive systems.

Background

The three KNCV implementation approaches are 1) research and dissemination of knowledge, 2) capacity building, and 3) technical assistance to national TB programs and country and global partners.

Over the years KNCV has developed and conducted countless tailor-made and accredited training programs, for pre-service, in-services and postgraduate courses, and provided mentoring for Ba, Msc and PhD programs.

In 2021 KNCV started updating and formalizing its research and knowledge dissemination activities, as part of stronger strategic positioning of KNCV as a knowledge institute on TB and related health conditions, taking into account the full reach of the KNCV network. Based on its extensive experience and network, KNCV intends to develop post graduate courses to complement the global offer of accredited international post graduate education on elimination of tuberculosis and related topics and methodologies, targeting health care workers, NTP staff, policy makers and managers in global health.

Making full use of the KNCV capacity and network presence in countries across 4 of the 6 WHO regions, KNCV could offer a unique blend of on-line, face-to-face training with opportunities for gaining practical experience in different geographical, epidemiological and health care settings.

Purpose of the position and organizational position

The senior Education Program Developer (EPD) will lead the further institutional development of KNCV knowledge dissemination and capacity building.  In doing so, the senior EPD will collaborate closely with KNCV network faculty members.

The senior training program developer reports to the team lead Evidence and Impact of the Division TB Elimination & Health System Innovation (TBE&HSI).

Job Profile

The senior EPD will:

  • lead the identification of the most strategic positioning of the KNCV Academy in the global training landscape on tuberculosis and related health conditions;
  • lead the (re-) development and formalization of a dynamic, accredited KNCV training program, responsive to country needs, making optimal use of the (digital) environment;
  • Develop strategic linkage to academic institutions in The Netherlands and abroad for accreditation and collaboration on training programs, in collaboration with technical staff from the KNCV network;
  • lead the organization of an annual summer course on selected KNCV “signature” courses;
  • provide capacity building and mentoring of selected KNCV network staff regarding the quality of their training materials;
  • lead or collaborate on development of grant proposals and reporting to donors;
  • represent KNCV in relevant forums.

Who are we looking for?

Education

  • Advanced degree in Education;
  • Preferably a master or relevant experience in the field of public health.

Experience

  • At least 15 years’ experience working as an education specialist;
  • At least 5 years of experience in education in the field of tuberculosis and related health conditions;
  • Experience in organizing training programs at bachelor and master level;
  • Large network in the field of TB, especially regarding education on TB and related health conditions;
  • Knowledge of learning management systems and skills in using several software packages;
  • Experience and successful in writing proposals for funding of education programs;
  • Experience in the implementation and evaluation of training programs;
  • Experience in mental health and/or stigma is a pre;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English; working-level Dutch and other relevant language skills are an advantage (e.g., French, Russian).

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract of one year with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues worldwide;
  • A salary dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;
  • Full-time employment at KNCV consists of 38 hours per week.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before  10th April 2024, sending your CV and application letter to recruit@kncvtbc.org.

For more information, please contact Agnes Gebhard (agnes.gebhard@kncvtbc.org) For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 120 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB prevention and care, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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