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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 worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built 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, 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 centred care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

The CTB Project Management Unit (PMU)

As the prime recipient, KNCV established the CTB PMU to manage all operations related to CTB. The PMU facilitates the quality development and implementation and administration of all core, regional and country projects. PMU does not implement projects but can be directly involved in countries ensuring objectives at country level are met, delays in implementation are prevented, absorption capacity is improved and effective and efficient approaches are developed and shared amongst all CTB partners. PMU communicates directly with USAID/W on behalf of the CTB Coalition Partners.

Purpose of the position

The Project Officer is responsible for the adherence of the Challenge TB projects to KNCV and donor rules and regulations, as well as the proper administration of the projects in his/her portfolio.

Organizational position

The Project Officer works at PMU and reports to the Deputy Director of Challenge TB.

Profile

As Project Officer you will:

  • Monitor and ensure quality control of (core, regional and country) assigned projects;
  • Support assigned projects throughout the work plan development and reporting cycles;
  • Review work plans, MOTs, quarterly reports, annual reports, EMMPs, success stories, etc.;
  • Serve as the Supporting PMU Officer to assist PMU Coordinating Officers on all PMU related tasks;
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from USAID.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field

Knowledge/experience:

In depth knowledge of project management;

  • Knowledge of project M&E and project finance;
  • Experience in budget development and management;
  • Experience in working in a multi partner environment;
  • Experience in proposal and report writing;
  • Advanced knowledge with relevant financial software applications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Planning and Organizing;
  • Result oriented;
  • Responsible;
  • Eye for detail;
  • Understanding of cultural differences.

Please note that a Dutch residency or a valid working permit for working in the Netherlands is required for this position.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (38 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • 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.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before 13 May 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or recruit@kncvtbc.org.

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.