Communications Officer 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, and 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), the 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), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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

Purpose of the position
The Communication Officer is a member of the Project Management Unit (PMU) and coordinates the development, production, and dissemination of tools, communication materials and strategies. This position works closely with other members of the PMU and partners to develop new publications and new strategies to transfer project results and deliverables to those that need them (governments, health facility staff, USAID, Congress, implementing partners, community members, civil society organizations, etc.). The Communications Officer ensures visibility of the project, and highlights its results and successes to the world.

Organizational position
The Communication Officer is a member of the PMU at KNCV HQ in The Hague and reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator. The Project Management Unit is responsible for the overall management of the Challenge TB project. The PMU oversees the daily management and operations of the project, for quality control and for technical and financial reporting to the donor.

Job profile

The Communications Officer:

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a strong brand for the project;
  • Ensures compliance with both Challenge TB’s branding and marking strategy and USAIDs branding guidelines;
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of communication tools, both for internal and external use;
  • Takes care of the graphic design, layout, proofreading and preparation of project documents (reports/publications/tools) for digital and printed publication;
  • Writes, edits and publishes copy for printed, online and social media for different audiences;
  • Coordinates media and public affairs activities (e.g. conference presence);
  • Provides ongoing capacity building support for Challenge TB staff on communications, tools, templates, resources and approaches;
  • Follows news and developments in TB, and turns them into communication opportunities for the project;
  • Links concrete Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) data to communicable results;
  • Develops and implements a strategy to ensure the dissemination and use of products from current Challenge TB and previous projects;
  • Answers ad hoc requests from USAID and coalition partners.

The job requires frequent travel (30% of the time).

Who are we looking for?


  • At least a bachelor degree in a relevant field (such as Communications)


  • Experience in public health, tuberculosis and/or USAID;
  • Five years of experience in communications, marketing, and graphic design;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a website;
  • Developing dissemination strategies and systems for monitoring tool dissemination/use;
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a brand;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to write for a variety of audiences and communications mediums;
  • Media relations experience, including writing press releases and statements, building media lists, and collecting media mentions;
  • Proven design/print experience;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Standard information, communications and technology skills including social media skills;
  • Tech savvy with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant software applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere/Final Cut, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of Web Development/Coding/Scripting (WordPress, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Databases, Google Analytics);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and one other relevant language.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract dependent on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is the norm;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced and self-driven colleagues;
  • A competitive salary 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, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the form below before 20 November 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-41672222 or mail to

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.