Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit
organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the
deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international
center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient,
innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national
and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate
professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB
control, research, clinical management, social science, education,
digital health, and project management.
Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the
successful fight against TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we
have 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 in Africa and (central) Asia.
KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government
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), Family Health
International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD),
Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for
Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union),
and the World Health Organization.
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.
The CTB Project Management Unit (PMU)
As the prime recipient, KNCV established the CTB PMU to manage all
operations related to CTB. The PMU facilitates and monitors the quality,
implementation and administration of all core, regional and country
projects. PMU does not implement projects but ensures that
country-specific objectives are met, delays in implementation are
prevented, absorption capacity is improved and effective and efficient
approaches are developed and shared amongst all CTB partners. PMU
communicates directly with USAID/W on behalf of the CTB Coalition
Purpose of the position
The Challenge TB (CTB) Project Director is responsible for managing
the PMU’s staff in delivering efficient and effective management of the
project cycle, overseeing day-to-day project operations, donor and
partner relationship management as well as overall project performance.
The CTB Project Director ensures that the CTB program is managed
according to contract specifics and donor requirements. The CTB Project
Director supervises the PMU team (approx. 14 fte) and liaises closely
with the CTB Coalition Partners.
The CTB Project Director reports to the Executive Director.
As CTB Project Director you will:
· Represent the Challenge TB project management unit internally and externally
· Lead and manage the Challenge TB project and provide guidance in
management, technical and financial aspects of the project to CTB
· Lead and supervise the PMU team;
· Approve all project work plans, budgets, reports and other
deliverables prior to final submission to USAID missions and
· Act as the point of contact with USAID/Washington and CTB partners on all matters related to Challenge TB;
· Report to USAID/Washington on the progress of the program quarterly and annually and ad hoc as requested;
· Serve as the hub for all Global Fund TA supported by the US Government, and;
· Create alliances that add value to the implementation of the project.
Who are we looking for?
· Master’s degree in Public Health or an advanced degree in a related health field from an accredited college or university;
· At least twelve (12) years of working experience in each of the following areas:
o Design and implementation of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs;
o TB technical leadership at global level;
o Management of similar health projects;
o Interaction with donors, technical agencies and host country governments.
· In depth knowledge of project management;
· Knowledge of project M&E and project finance;
· Experience in budget development and management;
· Experience in working in a multi partner environment;
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Behavioral competencies and skills:
· Relationship management;
· Planning and organization;
· Result oriented;
· Problem solving;
· Culturally sensitive and diplomatic;
· Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
· 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.
How to apply:
Application and information
You can apply for this position via www.kncvtbc.org/nl1615
before 20 November 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to
contact Katja Brenninkmeijer, Head Human Resource Management in The
Netherlands: +31(0)70-4270958 or email@example.com.
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.