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Project Assistant Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the 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, 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), and 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

The Project Assistant will provide support in project administration and management for effective project implementation.

Position in the organization

The Project Assistant reports to the Finance Officer.

Profile

As a Project Assistant you will:

  • Support the administration and financial matters within the project implementation;Set up appointments/meetings with Government, partner organizations and other stakeholders;
  • Draft/type letters, fax documents and forms related to project activities;
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of meetings during administrative and coordination meetings and other activities involving KNCV and partners;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by management in relation with project implementation and daily management of the organization;
  • Provide administrative and budgetary support in planning, budgeting, organizing, implementation and monitoring of training activities;
  • Pay relevant allowances to training facilitators and participants consistent with KNCV policies and project specification;
  • Collect and follow-up collection of training expenditures and liaise with the Finance officer in analyzing the financial returns and reconciliations from the trainings and workshops;
  • Assist in posting of invoices and retirement in the Exact system;
  • File documents such Payment and Retirements;
  • Compile and process VAT claims.

Who are we looking for?

Education

  • Diploma in relevant areas. Degree will be added advantage.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience;
  • Working experience with INGOs;
  • Knowledge on Exact accounting package will be an added advantage.

Behavioral skills

  • Good in written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
  • Good oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in multicultural environment.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before the 10th of February 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via +255 22 2664859 or recruittanzania@kncvtbc.org with “tz1605” in the subject.

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.