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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a

Technical Coordinator

Access Team

Duty station: The Hague, The Netherlands

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.

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, 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. The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and drug-resistant TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

Purpose of the position
The Technical Coordinator will be leading the Access Team. The successful candidate should enhance and anchor the in-depth knowledge of specific technical areas and ensure the quality of work of the team. The Technical Coordinator also provides technical assistance to KNCV projects and partners. He/she monitors global developments in TB control and develops and positions institutional TB technical standpoints in international fora. He/she must be able to position the team to compete for new projects and funding opportunities.

Organizational position
The Technical Coordinator supervises the team members of the Access Team. The Technical Coordinator reports hierarchically to the Technical Director. The Access Team is part of the largest division within KNCV, the Technical Division (TD), which is responsible for delivery of quality TB-related consultancy services to all projects and partners of the organization. The TD works closely with the Operations Division. The TD provides technical assistance to countries, generates knowledge and provides evidence in TB prevention and care to end TB. Experiences and knowledge are shared internally and disseminated externally to relevant partners and discussion forums. The TD also acquires and develops projects in close collaboration with the unit Resource Mobilization.

Profile

As Technical Coordinator you will:

Strategy/Policy

  • Closely monitor global political and technical developments as relevant to TB control
  • Represent KNCV and contribute to global and international policy fora, guideline committees, Stop TB working groups
  • Participate in KNCV strategy development and position institutional TB technical viewpoints in his/her technical area, taking into account comprehensive tuberculosis control
  • Develop (research) policies, (research) strategies and publications in his/her technical area

Technical Assistance

  • Participate in country and project teams, advising the assigned portfolio manager (Operations Division) on technical aspects of KNCV (for both implementation and research) projects, including quality of deliverables
  • Advise KNCV staff and coordinate projects in his/her specific technical area, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide technical assistance (global, regional and country-level) and stimulate innovation for specific TB control or/and TB research areas

Knowledge Management (internal)

  • Identify knowledge gaps in the team and initiate, guide and implement the knowledge management process
  • Identify areas for crosscutting collaboration with other teams
  • Initiate and facilitate discussions, develop and provide input, on strategic positions
  • Maintain personal in-depth knowledge on relevant TB program areas

Resource Mobilization and relation management

  • Identify new funding opportunities, develop and write proposals for funding
  • Maintain relations with partners and institutions in order to identify new funding opportunities
  • Share KNCV strategic viewpoints with partners and institutions to create support and enthusiasm for KNCV positions

People and Quality Management

  • Provide leadership and accountability, and supervise and inspire team members while creating an environment where sharing, technical debate and innovation are part of the KNCV culture
  • Promote qualitative and quantitative development of his/her team
  • Ensure proper execution of the HRM manual and adhere to the KNCV performance cycle
  • Ensure the quality of work of the sub-unit by internal and external exchange
  • Manage the activities and deadlines of the team (members)

Please note that you are expected to travel frequently (25%-30% of the time).

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Masters’ degree (medicine, epidemiology, public health, technical specialization), MD and/or PhD

Knowledge/experience:

  • In depth knowledge of TB specific technical areas, the WHO EndTB strategy and the global TB organizational architecture;
  • Proven track record with at least 10 years of experience in relevant international work in TB specific technical areas, including collaboration with USAID funded projects and Global Fund;
  • Knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to TB epidemiology, global and international policy, evidence development, and control strategies;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing projects in coordination with Ministries of Health and international partners;
  • Team management experience with experience in coaching and capacity building;
  • Experience in developing policies, strategies, (research) projects and publications;
  • Advanced knowledge with relevant software applications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and one other relevant language.

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, dependent upon funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is the norm;
  • 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 26 September 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or mail to 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.