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KNCV is looking for a

Project Officer (1fte)

Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

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

In Vietnam, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation promotes effective, efficient and sustainable TB control in Vietnam by supporting and building capacity of the health system, including national programs and active participation in national and international policy development.

Purpose of the position:

The position is aimed at supporting the Country Representative Officer/CTB Country Director in coordinating and managing the implementation cycle of the CTB at all levels (KNCV Vietnam office, coalition partners and local implementing partners).

Position in the organization:

The Project Officer is a member of the technical group in the country office and reports to the Country Representative Officer.

As Project Officer you will:

  • Assist programmatic management of the CTB project: coordinate, monitor, and supervise project activities for TB control activities in project sites;
  • Propose and develop the project’s annual work plans and budgets;
  • Be responsible for making and aggregating reports on project’s activities: quarterly management reports; progress reports; and other reports as per request by donors and PMU. This includes the collection, analysis and management of information/data to develop progress reports on project activities in the agreed formats;
  • Contribute to develop and apply tools for project M&E. Provide inputs to program monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Manage and carry out all day-to-day project financial and administrative works related with activities including budgeting, filing, travel plans and procedures;
  • Communicate with project implementing partners regarding project planning, implementation, monitoring, and other issues. Review and comment on project partners’ plans and reports;
  • Conduct monitoring activities to local implementing partners to ensure that the activities are timely implemented in accordance with the work plans, the quality of the activity implementation and the project objectives met;
  • Prepare sub-contracts, follow up subcontracts, collect reports, financial documents and draft due reports for project activities. Prepare draft TOR for consultants when necessary;
  • Represent KNCV\CTB with government and non-government organizations, donors and relevant agencies when being authorized by CRO;
  • Provide inputs for the documentation of experiences and lessons-learnt from program implementation;
  • Coordinate collaboration between partners to implement project activities;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the CRO.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

Required:

–     University level degree in the field of Public Health, Medicine or Health Sciences or related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Vietnam’s health system, especially the public health sector to the successful performance of the duties assigned
  • Practical knowledge of health service, health sector reform and the international/national/local health response
  • Knowledge of and experience in health programs/projects coordination, management and administration.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the development of project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working for or with health care facilities or equivalent organizations
  • Experience in financial management with local partners preferred
  • Experience in progressively more responsible positions in the field of public health and/or development with at least 2 or more years of this experience with international/local organization or donor.

Behavioral Competencies and Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Being innovative and creative
  • Strong analytic capacity
  • Being able to deal with resistance
  • Self-initiating
  • Computer skilled
  • Networking, negotiation and coordination
  • Good verbal and written skills in both Vietnamese and English
  • Being sensitive to cultural differences and understanding the socio-economic, political and ethical issues surrounding TB control
  • Ability to work-proactively
  • Team worker
  • Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationships among staff within country offices as well as external partners
  • Supervisory experience and skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with international, national, provincial, and local partners
  • Ability to support logistical arrangements, including coordination of meetings and trainings and workshops when needed, as well as ability to compile information/data and write routine and project progress reports.

Additional characteristics

  • Tasks are performed independently within a set policy framework of responsibilities and assignments
  • Frequent travel in-country.

Responsibilities, competences and risk factors

Material risk due to the responsibility for project management issues. External factors enhancing workload may lead to stress.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for a period of 6 months
  • 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
  • Full-time employment consists of 40 hours per week.

Application and information

You can apply for this position sending your application to kncvhr.vtn@gmail.com before 31 March 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email.