Senior Consultant specialized in the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB (PMDT)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Organisatie KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Datum 11 sep 2017
Vervaldatum 25 sep 2017
Aantal uren 38 uur
Plaats The Hague

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, and 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 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 (WHO). The overarching strategic objectives of CTB 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.


  • Provides regional and country level technical assistance and stimulates innovation in PMDT;
  • Conducts or coordinates projects in their specific technical area, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Participates in country teams, advising the KNCV country/regional directors on country-specific needs and content, and quality aspects of technical areas;
  • Advises local partners on PMDT related issues;
  • Contributes to the development and formulation of KNCV approaches and positions regarding PMDT in the framework of comprehensive TB control;
  • Advises KNCV staff on developments and innovations in PMDT;
  • Encourages and supports in-country operations research;
  • Represents KNCV at international forums;
  • Actively maintains personal in-depth knowledge of PMDT;
  • Contributes to the KNCV knowledge management processes;
  • Identifies and contributes to the development of new funding opportunities for KNCV-led projects, countries, and local partners;
  • Contributes to proposal writing;
  • Maintains relations with partners and institutions.

Functie-eisen en profiel


  • Medical Doctor with a masters’ degree in public health, epidemiology or other relevant additional education.


  • In depth knowledge and at least 4 years of post-qualification experience in the programmatic management of drug resistant TB;
  • Demonstrated ability to review, analyze and advise all aspects of PMDT at national and international level;
  • Hands-on experience in the clinical management of drug resistant TB is an advantage;
  • Up to date knowledge of WHO policies on all aspects of the management of drug resistant TB, especially in relation to vulnerable groups;
  • Up to date knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in PMDT, including epidemiology, international policy, evidence development and (MDR) TB control strategies, especially regarding shorter MDR-TB regimens, new drugs and new diagnostics;
  • Is familiar with the global support mechanisms for PMDT (GDI, rGLCs, GDF, GFATM, GLI);
  • Experience in developing and managing projects in coordination with Ministries of Health and international partners;
  • Experience in the use of surveillance data for strategy and policy development;
  • Knowledge of electronic tools for (second line) TB drug management;
  • Experience in writing publications;
  • Experience in teaching/training and capacity building;
  • Experience in working in resource poor settings and/or Eastern Europe, Africa and Central Asia;
  • Knowledge of relevant software applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and one other relevant language.

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with a demanding work environment and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Ability to work in an international team.

Ons aanbod

  • A fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract dependent on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is the norm;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced and self-driven colleagues;
  • A competitive salary dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;
  • The job requires frequent travel (30%-50% of the time).

Informeren en solliciteren
You can apply for this position, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via before September 25th 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-41672222 or mail to 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.

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