Assistant Program Officers at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation - Akwa Ibom and Kaduna

Posted on: Fri 14-06-2024

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still 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 spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Program Officer

Locations: Akwa Ibom and Kaduna

Job Type: Full-time

Purpose of the Job

  • The Assistant Program Officer will support the Program Officer to oversee the technical aspects of the day-to-day implementation of the Global Fund GC7 grant in each state and will support the State TB and Leprosy Control Programs (STBLCP) as well as the State AIDS and STI Control Program (SASCP) in the control of TB and HIV in the supported states.
  • The assistant program officer will support demand creation for TB and HIV control services, support the diagnosis of TB from the private sector and the community, as well as support the provision of HIV testing services to pregnant women through community engagements and early infant diagnosis for HIV.
  • The program officer will also support the management of diagnosed TB/DRTB cases in each supported state and ensure that all enrolled TB clients have a favorable treatment outcome.
  • They will organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, and DR-TB surveillance, and service delivery. The Assistant Program Officer will also oversee the activities of the TB/EID Sample Movement Consultants, TB/HIV Cascade Monitors, and PPM Cluster Coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Facilitate the engagement of private health facilities and other relevant stakeholders in TB and HIV control.
  • Organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, and DR-TB surveillance, and service delivery.
  • Provide regular technical support and supervision to field personnel, including private health sector care providers, linkage coordinators, sample movers, PPM cluster coordinators, sputum movement consultants, community TB/HIV cascade monitors, CBOs, and other related staff providing services along the TB service delivery cascade.
  • Support facilities to ensure effective linkages for the TB clinical cascade as well as integration with allied interventions, including HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Work with relevant state staff to disseminate guidelines, tools, and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
  • Represent KNCV with donors and government officials on issues related to the Global Fund GC7 grant.
  • Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Assist in the data collection, collation, validation, and reporting according to the KNCV GF M&E plan.



  • BSC/BA and a Master's Degree or higher in Public Health.
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health will be an additional advantage.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in TB/HIV program implementation in a resource challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Global Fund policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and use of computer.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener.
  • Exhibits a high level of accuracy in work, and the ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

What do we offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention of extending the contract depending on funding and performance.
  • Fast-paced and result-oriented culture.
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
  • A highly motivated and diverse team of experienced, self-driven colleagues.
  • Frequent capacity building and training.
  • KNCV Nigeria has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online