Coordinator Active Case Finding Team (Blantyre, Malawi)

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the second most deadly infectious disease in the world.

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.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new 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.

Purpose of the job (general)

The main responsibility of the Manager of Active Case Finding Team is to assist in the design and implementation of active case finding (ACF) of TB patients in Blantyre. As part of the responsibilities, the coordinator will liaise with partners (DTO, HIV Focal point, City Officials and CSOs and health facilities in the planning and implementation of the ACF activities and oversee daily activities of his/her staff.

Position in the organization

The coordinator reports to the ACF Management team (NTP Delegate and CTB Technical Coordinator) and works in close coordination with the District TB Officer.

Duties and responsibilities

In coordination with the NTP, the ACF Coordinator will perform the following duties:

  • Contribute to the overall framework (design) of ACF in the Urban setting with a focus on high volume clinics and urban poor settings;
  • Organize meetings with city official, community groups in catchment area;
  • With stakeholders, develop and implementation plan with milestones and targets;
  • With the DTO and other authorities, implement the plan for and mobilize communities and health services;
  • Ensure smooth running of the ACF services;
  • Meet weekly with the Management team;
  • Report monthly to the ACF Management Team.

This function will be based in Blantyre with duty travel within the urban area.

 Who are we looking for?


  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Science or other relevant field.


  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in public health – TB or HIV programs;
  • Experience in teaching and capacity building;
  • Experience in managing a team.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • An out-of-the-box thinker who can develop innovative ideas towards achieving the objective of increase case finding;
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills;
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.

Duration of the contract:

6 months with possible extension, depending on funding and performance.

Application and information

 You can apply for this position using the application form below before the 4th of January 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or 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.