Technical consultant for Urban TB Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), 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), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.

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.

The KNCV Country office in Addis Ababa is responsible for the overall implementation of the CTB project in Ethiopia. As lead partner, KNCV implements 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 Assignment

Under the direction from the Mission and guided by national TB Program, building on other international efforts, CTB has drafted an Urban TB Framework and has initiated various activities under the framework, including advocacy, communications and implementation of the urban TB approach in three selected urban settings: two City Administrations and one Urban Region (Diredawa, Harari, and Addis Ababa). In addition, CTB/KNCV is in process to conduct a national consultative workshop on the Urban TB framework in collaboration with the national program. With the input from the participants during this consultative workshop the framework will be further enriched and refined.

CTB Ethiopia is looking for technical support by an external Urban TB expert to advise on its strategic framework and current implementation for Urban TB prevention and control.


To provide technical assistance to CTB Ethiopia for the urban TB program in Ethiopia and review and finalization of the urban TB framework for the implementation of the Urban TB program in Ethiopia.


  • To review the draft urban TB framework and input from the national consultative workshop
  • To conduct a literature review and identify best practices and experience in urban TB prevention and control as an input to the draft framework
  • To undertake project site visits to selected facilities/sites in Urban regions to understand the Urban TB situation and use the input to further enrich the Urban TB framework
  • To finalize the draft framework in line with global recommendations, findings from the consultative workshop and site visits.


  • Review of the draft urban TB framework including input from the consultative workshop before the trip and share with country team
  • Presentation on the edited/revised urban TB frame work with Urban and Technical team of KNCV and CTB Ethiopia
  • Report on site visits of selected facilities/sites in Urban region
  • Prepare PPT for debriefing, summary mission report and final mission report
  • Final and complete Urban TB framework.

The CTB team will provide all the necessary documentation NSP, Framework, revised TB guideline, maps of urban environments and any other relevant documents, and assessment tools used so far (DHS).

Reporting lines

The Urban TB consultant operates under the supervision of the Country Director and reports directly to the Country Director. All reports and deliverables should also be shared with the KNCV Technical director, the Regional director, the Urban region coordinator and KNCV Technical Focal point at HQ for the area for final approval.

Timeframe & locations


The consultant will receive the draft urban TB frame work developed by the Ethiopian team including summary report of the consultative workshop and other relevant documents (e.g. baseline assessment) to prepare him/her at least 2 weeks before traveling to Ethiopia.

The consultant will also receive the relevant documents and reports to review the progress and activities so far on urban TB, including the M&E tools and findings of the baseline assessment.

On site activities:

  • Briefing and debriefing meeting with CTB staff, NTP and USAID mission (including presenting a debrief PPP)
  • Meeting with CTB Urban and technical team to discuss the revised/edited Urban TB frame work and learn more on the progress and activities so far on urban TB
  • Conduct site visit to selected facilities/sites in Urban regions
  • Prepare and present on site assessment findings and share knowledge on best global practices, experiences in urban TB, as well as recommendations for customized urban TB intervention in Ethiopia.


  • The consultant will submit a summary mission report within five working days after completion of the activities in country and a full report including a detailed site visit report within 10 working days.
  • The consultant will submit the final urban TB framework within 10 working days of completing the activities in country.


  • Post graduate education (Master’s or PhD in relevant field)
  • 5 years or more of work in Urban TB
  • Experience with setting up/implementation of Urban TB programs preferably in developing countries
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English
  • Self starter, team player, dynamic, solid, open, flexible, integrity, organizational awareness
  • Understanding of cultural differences.


  • A consultancy contract for 7 working days in country, 2 travel days and an additional 14 working days for preparation and reporting
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated
  • A fee that is competitive for the scope of the assignment.

Application and information

Your application (with design of the approach, curriculum vitae, proof of prior experience and proficiency in the stated assignment) should be sent before June 23 to: Dianne van Oosterhout, Please include Urban TB in the subject line.

For more information please contact us: phone (070) 416 72 22. For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see

KNCV TB 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.