Application and database (developer and maintenance) consultation service


KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB). TB is still the cause of more deaths worldwide than any other infectious disease, and the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 4 million TB patients are “missed” by health services annually.

KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.

Description of the work

For a EU-funded project, an online application has been built in Visual Basic using .NET (VB.NET) programming technology with a Microsoft SQL server backend. This application is currently used in Nepal and Vietnam for tuberculosis case finding projects. Local partners are populating the database with various types of data. While the database is final and functional, a reporting module is yet to be developed for the purpose of monitoring of data collection. Furthermore, the database will require regular data management, along with the implementation of small adjustments to accommodate our local partners’ inputs. After data collection, data need to be delivered to various partners in a format that can be used for data processing and analysis.

Expected activities:

  • Maintenance and ad hoc technical troubleshooting for small scale web-based applications
  • Development of a reporting module for a web-based application
  • Operationalize downloading of datasets in a processable and analyzable format

Development of a functionality for uploading bulk data (e.g. excel sheets) to the web application

Potential additional projects:

  • Maintenance and ad hoc technical troubleshooting for a small scale desktop application
  • Possible scale-up of a desktop application to a client-server application


For these activities, we are looking for an application and database developer and manager with the following skills:

  • Proven experience with NET programming technology for development of offline and online applications
  • Proven experience with database design and maintenance specifically using Microsoft SQL server and Microsoft Access
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Ability to address needed adaptations to applications in consultation with experts in data management and epidemiology based at KNCV The Netherlands
  • Service minded towards our partners and stakeholders with a flexible attitude


  • A consultancy contract for a period of maximum 6 months, with 40 hours in the first month to develop reporting module and an expected 5-10 hours a month for maintenance and ad-hoc trouble shooting with the intention to extend the contract depending on needs and performance for the complete period of the project (February 2019). In principle, the contract will be extended every 6 months for another 6 months to be able to best accommodate the needs of our partners and the local stakeholders.
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Able to periodically meet at KNCV Office the Hague

Application and information

Your application (curriculum vitae and motivation letter) should be sent to Stephanie Borsboom  ( with subject line:  KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation – Database consultant.

For more information please contact us: phone (070) 416 72 22. For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see

Deadline for submission

Applications shall be received by Friday, January 26, 2017.