Project Officer – Netherlands

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 expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable TB control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses, and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century, we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also 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 worldwide. 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 (2014-2019) global flagship program for implementing USAID’s TB strategy to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries as well as contributing to TB/HIV activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). To implement the project, we lead a unique international consortium of eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), 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 MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.


Purpose of the Position
Project Officers are responsible for making sure projects adhere to KNCV and donor rules and regulations, as well as the proper administration of the projects in their portfolio.


Organizational Position
Project Officers report to the Director of Operations. They are a member of various project teams managing KNCV projects. In the country team, the Project Officer supports the Portfolio Manager on all project related issues.


Job profile:

Duties and Responsibilities
As a Project Officer you will:

  • Ensure that the projects are designed and implemented according to the KNCV and donor specific operations manuals
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Portfolio Manager in managing projects according to KNCV and donor rules and regulations
  • Prepare workplans, budgets and all other necessary documentation including but not limited to workplan and budget modifications, salary increases, procurements, waivers, etc.
  • Follow-up with and support country directors to revise and finalize workplans, budgets, and all other necessary documentation mentioned above
  • Monitor and ensure quality, timely implementation of all approved activities and projects against the workplan and budget
  • Have a willingness to travel occasionally.


Who are we looking for?


  • A bachelors’ degree in a relevant field



  • Knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of project M&E and project finance
  • Experience in budget development and budget management
  • Experience in working in a multi-partner environment
  • Experience in proposal and report writing
  • Knowledge with relevant financial software applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.


Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Results oriented
  • Responsible
  • An eye for detail
  • Computer skills MS Office, MS Excel
  • An understanding of cultural differences.

Please note that Dutch residency or a valid working permit for working in the Netherlands is required for this position.


What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for a period of 6-months
  • 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
  • Full-time employment consists of 38 hours per week.



You can apply for this position, by submitting your CV including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the KNCV website before the 28th February 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167222 or send an e-mail to

For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see

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.