Regional TB Advisor-Duty station Gambela, Ethiopia

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB). KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, the new USAID-funded 5-year global program. We lead an international consortium comprising eight partner organizations in addition to KNCV: ATS, FHI 360, IRD, JATA, MSH, PATH, The Union, and WHO. In Ethiopia, Challenge TB is being implemented by KNCV as a lead and MSH and WHO as a collaborating partner. The strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to patient care, to prevent transmission and disease progression, and to strengthen TB platforms.

KNCV operates from a country office in Addis Ababa with sub-offices in other regional states.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is recruiting for the following positions for its Challenge TB project in Ethiopia.

Purpose of the position

The Regional TB Advisor will serve as the regional technical lead for KNCV/CTB and Gambella regional health bureau. The key TB technical support areas will include Universal DOTS expansion for drug sensitive and MDR TB, community TB, childhood TB, TB/HIV, TB Infection control activities and health systems strengthening. He/she will represent KNCV/Challenge TB in regional technical meetings, and will provide key technical coordination role in organizing trainings and continuing medical education for health workers in the region. He/she will also participate in the preparation of work plans, supportive supervisions, monitoring and evaluation, and operational research activities.

Who are we looking for

MD or MPH from recognized University, Postgraduate training in TB or HIV related field desired, 5+ years of experience is required, at least three of which should be in TB or HIV technical area. Experience as clinical mentor and TB/HIV advisor desired, hands-on experience in basic trainings in TB required, Previous experience with USAID supported, Operational Research experience, Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with culturally diverse partners, computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What do we offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • 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, relevant working experience and earning history;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before 11 September 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or

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.