KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is the principal international non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally. 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.
Position in the organization
The TB/HIV Technical reports to the Country Director.
As the TB/HIV Technical Advisor you will:
- Coordinate and provide technical support to the MoHSS and implementing partners at district level
- Provide in-country technical leadership and support for the TB/HIV services for the CTB Namibia Project;
- Provide technical assistance, mentorship and support to health care workers providing TB/HIV services in the selected health facilities;
- Supervise direct service delivery support on TB/HIV at Challenge TB supported sites;
- Support National TB and HIV programmes in troubleshooting problems at regional level;
- Lead a team of TB/HIV coordinators for the Challenge TB Project in the planning, resource mobilisation, and implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities in line with KNCV, USAID, PEPFAR, and national recommendations;
- Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality of TB/HIV services in Namibia;
- Work closely with the TB/HIV Technical Officer and the M&E Technical Adviser to ensure timely and complete reporting in accordance with approved reporting formats;
- Participate in operations research and be able to compile information on lessons learned and formulate recommendations for policy change during the implementation of the project;
- Participate in relevant technical meetings and conferences both locally and internationally on behalf of KNCV Namibia;
- Provide support to institutional and human capacity building activities at the national, regional and local levels for TB/HIV activities;
You will travel frequently, and participate in field activities/surveys in remote areas.
Who are we looking for?
- Medical doctor, with a Medical Degree from a recognized institution;
- Masters’ degree in public health, medicine, or related health sciences;
Knowledge / Experience:
- More than 5 years of relevant work experience preferably in the field of TB and HIV control activities
- Proven experience providing mentorship, particularly in improving TB/ HIV services.
- Knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to TB and HIV including community care and drug resistance, as well as familiarity with the scientific literature on TB/HIV.
Skills and behavioral competencies:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit;
- Computer literate and experience in using MS Office package
- Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills in both spoken and written English
Who is eligible to apply?
- For this position, preference is given to a Namibian resident;
- Favorable recommendations from at least two references;
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently, and participate in field activities/surveys in remote areas
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
We offer a fulltime fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract up to a total of 4 years (depending on funding and performance). We also offer medical aid and a contribution to your pension.
Application and information
You can apply for this position via the form below before the 13th of May 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our application procedure requires favorable recommendations from at least three professional references.
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.