Regional Technical Coordinator Hawassa, SNNPR Ethiopia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a

Regional Technical Coordinator

Duty station: Hawassa, SNNPR Ethiopia

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), a 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), and 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 CTB 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 Ethiopia, KNCV is responsible for the implementation of the project together with MSH and WHO and operates in close communication with the National TB program (NTP), the USAID Mission and other stakeholders.

Purpose of the position

In the position of the Regional Technical Coordinator you will lead the SNNPR team and act as the regional representative for KNCV/CTB. You will coordinate the regional activities of CTB and are responsible for the financial and technical management. You will provide technical support to all aspect of TB control in the region and build sustainable technical capacity for TB control at regional, zonal and woreda level to ensure patient-centered care and treatment. You will work in close collaboration with other USAID funded projects and other partners to harmonize activities.

As Regional Technical Coordinator you will

  • Lead the SNNPR team and manage the regional budget
  • Plan, coordinate and check the activities and deadlines of the regional team
  • Monitor the project performance according to the M&E plan
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the (deputy) country representative
  • Advice TB control stakeholders at regional, zonal and woreda level in all areas of TB control (patient centered care, MDR-TB, TB/HIV, childhood TB, DSM etc)
  • Act as a mentor for regional, zonal and woreda level TB officers
  • Build the capacity of TB control staff through on the job training and coaching
  • Participate in joined supportive supervision visits within the region
  • Identify bottlenecks in TB control in the region and identify opportunities to improve TB control
  • Develop and co-facilitates technical TB trainings
  • Contribute to the development of guidelines and tools for regional TB control
  • Identify areas for crosscutting collaboration with regional partners
  • Actively share knowledge with regional, zonal and woreda TB control staff.

This position will consist of 50% time spent in the field within the region.

Who are we looking for?


  • MD plus Master’s Degree in public health or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven track record in people, project and finance management
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in TB control
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in teaching and capacity building
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships
  • Sound analytical skills.

What do we offer?

  • A full-time (40 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 by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the form below before December 22, 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in Ethiopia: + 251116673801 or mail to

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website.