Project Manager for the IMPAACT4TB Project – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a 

Project Manager for the IMPAACT4TB Project

Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is one of the leading international non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. We are an international center of expertise for TB control that stimulates effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; including medical doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully driving back TB in the Netherlands, and subsequently by partnering in the fight against TB in over 40 countries worldwide.

We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands and additional country offices worldwide). KNCV raises funds from individual, institutional and corporate donors. 

Background 

Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) is the seed bed for developing TB disease and continued transmission. It is estimated that one quarter of the world’s population is latently infected with TB. WHO policy to give at least six months of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) to people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and child contacts has existed since 1993, yet the uptake of IPT in high burden countries remains poor. A short-course regimen of isoniazid and rifapentine weekly for three months (3HP) is now available in Ethiopia.

The IMPAACT4TB consortium is led by the Aurum Institute with core partners Clinton Health Access Initiative, Johns Hopkins University, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the Global Drug Facility. KNCV is leading the implementation of IMPAACT4TB in Ethiopia. The goal of the project is to reduce TB incidence among PLHIV and child contacts<5 living in low and middle income countries by contributing to the sustainable scale up of 3HP preventive therapy. 

Purpose of the position and organizational position

The purpose of the position is to represent the IMPAACT4TB project in Ethiopia and supervise the IMPAACT4TB project team. The IMPAACT4TB Project Manager is responsible for the overall implementation of the project including the development of country plans, implementation, monitoring, reporting and budget. The Project Manager coordinates and works closely together with in-country stakeholders included the National TB Program and HIV Program), PEPFAR, CDC and other stakeholders to implement the project.

The Project Manager supervises the Ethiopia IMPAACT4TB Project team of Ethiopia staff and reports functionally to the IMPAACT4TB project team at KNCV’s Head Office in The Hague and hierarchically to the Country Representative. 

Profile

The Project Manager will:

  • Provide overall technical leadership and management of the IMPAACT4TB project;
  • Lead the project life cycle: from annual planning, implementation to monitoring and reporting;
  • Ensure high quality and timely delivery on all contractual and programmatic obligations, including project reporting;
  • Build capacity of, and supervise the IMPAACT4TB project team to ensure high performance and technical leadership to enable them to build the capacity of local partners;
  • Maintain partner relations and coordination among stakeholders (e.g. NTP, MOH, PEPFAR, CDC, GF);
  • Contribute to country-specific implementation strategy in national and regional fora, guideline committees and TB working groups on LTBI;
  • Oversee relevant national and regional policy developments on LTBI, adherence support and identify strategic opportunities to contribute to policy development. 

Who are we looking for?

Education

  • Medical Doctor with a masters’ degree in public health, epidemiology or other relevant additional education.

Knowledge/Experiences

  • In depth knowledge of TB and LTBI from a clinical and programmatic perspectives, and based in local NTP and WHO policies;
  • Demonstrated experience (at least 5 years) working in TB programmes/projects and interventions;
  • Demonstrated experience in TB project management funded by international organizations;
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community based organizations)
  • Experience supervising local staff;
  • Substantial experience in developing implementation/operational plans;
  • Substantial experience in developing progress reports;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • A team leader who is results-oriented and can motivate staff;
  • Able to delegate tasks;
  • Able to communicate within the organization and the partnership network;
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Country national preferable, conversant in the local language;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with a demanding work environment and to organize and prioritize workload. 

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract until 31th of August 2021, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an interregional 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 by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before September 13th, 2020 via www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies.

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applicants that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.

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