TB Care I Country Director Job in Kenya

TB Care I Country Director

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of Contract: 9 Months

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is one of the principal international non-profit organizations that is exclusively dedicated to and focused on fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international center of expertise for TB control that stimulates effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. 
We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; this includes doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. 
We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of the second ‘killer’ infectious disease 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 driving back TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s we also share our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. 
We operate from the central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, regional offices and additional country offices worldwide. 
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation raises funds from private individuals, institutional funds and companies.


The Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) carries out the USAID funded TB CARE I project. 
The objective is to decrease morbidity and mortality by increasing case detection and treatment success of pulmonary TB patients in USAID priority countries. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is the Prime Partner of TB CARE I.

Purpose of the Position

The Country Director will be responsible for providing overall managerial oversight for the implementation of the USAID funded TB CARE I project in Kenya through April 2013, for which KNCV is the lead partner. 
Furthermore, the Country Director coordinates and works closely together with other technical partners in the coalition implementing TB CARE I in Kenya; i.e. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and local partners. 
In this role, the person will ensure timely implementation and reporting of project activities undertaken by the Division of Tuberculosis Leprosy and Lung Diseases (DLTLD) and other implementing partners.

Main Duties
  • Is the official spokesperson for TB CARE I project in Kenya and maintains communication between all relevant stakeholders including the TB CARE partners, DLTLD and other implementing partners, KNCV and USAID country Mission.
  • Bears primary responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the project performance objectives. The successful applicant will be the lead of the KNCV’s TB CARE I project management team based at KNCV’s office in Nairobi.
  • Ensures the coordination of logistical support in the implementation of TB CARE I project activities and the timely submission of reports to KNCV, the USAID mission and partners.
  • Monitors the implementation of TB CARE I project activities at all levels ensuring such activities are adequately implemented and ensure timely collection and reporting of required data.
  • Close out the TB CARE I Kenya project.
Required Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a health related field with qualifications in public health or a related discipline is required.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Strong managerial and operational experience, preferably in involving coordination with multiple partners.
  • Experience with managing a donor funded project, especially a USAID-funded project in the African setting, will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of experience with Project Management of public health programs, experience in Africa is a plus.
  • Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Interested candidates from the region are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English with names and contacts of the last three professional references to the attention of Larissa Lutmers, HRM Officer, at: recruit@kncvtbc.nl.

The applications must be sent by 22 July 2012 under subject ‘TBCARE I Country Director Kenya’.
For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please also see www.kncvtbc.org and www.tbcare1.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.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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