Challenge TB Project Director

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a

Challenge TB Project Director

Duty station: The Hague, The Netherlands

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), a USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), Family Health International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

The CTB Project Management Unit (PMU)

As the prime recipient, KNCV established the CTB PMU to manage all operations related to CTB. The PMU facilitates and monitors the quality, implementation and administration of all core, regional and country projects. PMU does not implement projects but ensures that country-specific objectives are met, delays in implementation are prevented, absorption capacity is improved and effective and efficient approaches are developed and shared amongst all CTB partners. PMU communicates directly with USAID/W on behalf of the CTB Coalition Partners.

Purpose of the position

The Challenge TB (CTB) Project Director is responsible for managing the PMU’s staff in delivering efficient and effective management of the project cycle, overseeing day-to-day project operations, donor and partner relationship management as well as overall project performance. The CTB Project Director ensures that the CTB program is managed according to contract specifics and donor requirements. The CTB Project Director supervises the PMU team (approx. 14 fte) and liaises closely with the CTB Coalition Partners.

Organizational position

The CTB Project Director reports to the Executive Director.


As CTB Project Director you will:

  • Represent the Challenge TB project management unit internally and externally
  • Lead and manage the Challenge TB project and provide guidance in management, technical and financial aspects of the project to CTB partner organizations;
  • Lead and supervise the PMU team;
  • Approve all project work plans, budgets, reports and other deliverables prior to final submission to USAID missions and USAID/Washington;
  • Act as the point of contact with USAID/Washington and CTB partners on all matters related to Challenge TB;
  • Report to USAID/Washington on the progress of the program quarterly and annually and ad hoc as requested;
  • Serve as the hub for all Global Fund TA supported by the US Government, and;
  • Create alliances that add value to the implementation of the project.

Who are we looking for?


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or an advanced degree in a related health field from an accredited college or university;


  • At least twelve (12) years of working experience in each of the following areas:
    • Design and implementation of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs;
    • TB technical leadership at global level;
    • Management of similar health projects;
    • Interaction with donors, technical agencies and host country governments.
  • In depth knowledge of project management;
  • Knowledge of project M&E and project finance;
  • Experience in budget development and management;
  • Experience in working in a multi partner environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Leadership;
  • Relationship management;
  • Analytical;
  • Planning and organization;
  • Result oriented;
  • Problem solving;
  • Culturally sensitive and diplomatic;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • 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.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before 20 November 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Katja Brenninkmeijer, Head Human Resource Management in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4270958 or

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.