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PROGRAM OFFICER AT 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, epidemiologists and laboratory scientists. 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.

Position:     Program Officer

Duty Station: KATSINA, NIGERIA

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Challenge TB            

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, 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), FHI360, 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.

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB 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.

Purpose of the position

The Program Officer is expected to be embedded with the state TB program team and will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of all CTB activities in collaboration with the State TB team.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

(i)   A degree in medicine (an MPH degree will be an additional advantage).

(ii)  At least 4 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels.

What do we offer?

(i)  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;

(ii) An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;

(iii) A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;

(iv) The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;

(v) KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and Information

More information can be found on www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies. You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies before 9th August 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-41672222 in Nigeria: +234 (0)9030349255 or mail to recruitnigeria@kncvtbc.org

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

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