Thursday, 1 March 2018

Job Opportunity at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Tanzania, TB Field Coordinator

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime

TB Field Coordinator

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

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, 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, 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 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 job
The TB Field Coordinator leads the Challenge TB team in one of the respective districts and acts as the regional representative for KNCV/Challenge TB. The main responsibility of the field coordinator is to provide high level technical support to all aspects of TB control in the respective region. The TB Field Coordinator builds sustainable technical capacity for TB control at the regional and district levels to ensure patient-centered care and treatment. The TB Field Coordinator works in very close collaboration with the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinator (RTLC), the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), and with other implementing partners to support Challenge TB activities.

Position in the organization
The TB Field Coordinator reports to the Active Case-Finding Technical Officer.


As a TB Field Coordinator you will:
Advise TB control stakeholders at the regional and district levels on all areas of TB control (patient-centered care, MDR-TB, TB/HIV, childhood TB, community engagement etc);
Act as a mentor for the regional and district TB (and HIV) officers;
Build the capacity of district TB control staff through on-the-job training and coaching;
Participate in joint supportive supervision visits within the region;
Identify bottlenecks and opportunities in TB control in the region;
Develop and co-facilitate technical TB trainings;
Supervise and inspire team members, while creating an environment where sharing, technical debate and innovation are routine;
Contribute to the development of the regional work plan and implement the outlined project activities with the team;
Plan, coordinate and check the activities and deadlines of the regional team;
Monitor the project performance according to the M&E plan;
Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the (deputy) country representative;
Participate in quarterly District TB and Leprosy Coordinators performance review meetings and the bi-annual NTLP meetings;
Assist the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinators in any other activity in line with those described in the NTLP national manual;
Identify areas for cross-cutting collaboration with regional partners;
Identify knowledge gaps in the team and initiate and guide further team capacity building;
Actively share knowledge with regional and district TB control staff;
Maintain personal in-depth knowledge on TB care and prevention areas.

Who are we looking for?


Assistant Medical doctor or Medical Doctor

Knowledge and Experience

A minimum of three years experience in public health and/or TB control;
Proven track record in people, project and finance management;
Expertise in overall management of TB and HIV;
Knowledge and skills in project activities implementation.
Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.

Behavioral skills

Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili;
Excellent presentation skills.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

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;
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.

Application and information

The closing date of the vacancy is 9th March 2018. If you have questions, feel free to contact our team in Tanzania +255 22 2664859 or mail to

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applicants that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.

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