KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a
Position: Project Advisor for the QSS Project
Duty station: Machinga, Malawi
***This position is subject to grant award and funding***
About KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903 as a collaborative effort by several private local TB control initiatives in the Netherlands. Over the past 118 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide. KNCV has 90 staff: around 30 of whom are based in The Hague and around 60 in various countries.
KNCV TB Foundation will provide technical advisory support to a project led by Development Aid from People to People Malawi (DAPP Malawi). This project is funded by the TB LON mechanism from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is a 3-year project. This project aims to improve access to high quality, patient-centered TB, drug resistant TB (DR-TB) and TB/HIV services. The project’s key interventions include active case finding, improving diagnostic capacity and quality, supporting treatment adherence with a particular focus on pediatric TB, and TB/HIV co-infection management. Additional TB cases will be detected and promptly put on appropriate treatment through implementation of facility-based cough surveillance, community-based contact investigation and systematic screening of micro-epidemic sites and hot-spots. The project will be implemented in Mangochi, Machinga and Mulanje Districts with the main project office being in Machinga.
Purpose of the position
The main responsibility of the Project Advisor is to assist in the design and implementation of Find TB cases Actively, Separate Treat effectively (FAST) approach through facility-based cough surveillance, community-based contact investigation and systematic screening of micro-epidemic sites and hot-spots, and TB/HIV co-infection management; improving diagnostic capacity and quality; and supporting treatment adherence with a particular focus on pediatric TB in the target districts. As part of the responsibilities, the advisor will liaise with partners (QSS staff, DTO, HIV focal point, council officials, CSOs and health facilities) in the planning and implementation of activities. The project advisor will also be the conduit between DAPP and specialized technical advisors from KNCV based in The Hague.
As a Project Advisor you will:
Who are we looking for?
Knowledge and Experience
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
Application and information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before August 27th, 2021 via www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team in Malawi via +265 992 891 646; +265 999 585 042 or +265 996 208 768 or send an email to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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.