Vacancy: Medical-Technical Officer

Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) is an international NGO that since 1967 has been dedicated to eliminate leprosy, a disease with more than 200,000 new patients worldwide on a yearly basis. We focus on early detection, preventive treatment to break the chain of transmission, prevention of disability, and full inclusion of persons affected by leprosy in society. We collaborate with local organizations and governments. NLR enjoys the support of many donors, partners and sponsors. Where relevant, the work is done in the broader context of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) or other disability work.


A key feature of NLR’s work is innovation, by improving current approaches or by designing and testing new tools and interventions. We will start a new implementation trial to expand the use of post-exposure prophylaxis against leprosy in several African countries (PEP4LEP).
To manage this 4-year project and because our work is expanding we invite candidates for:


Medical-Technical Officer

38 hours per week

We encourage persons with a disability to apply


The position

As Medical-Technical Officer you will be the project-coordinator of the PEP4LEP trial project. In this position you will:

  • manage and coordinate the project and the international PEP4LEP consortium;
  • report on progress internally, to the consortium and to the donor;
  • work closely with colleagues in the Technical and Programme Departments of NLR and other consortium members and with the PEP4LEP Scientific Steering Committee;
  • develop relationships and networks with partners in the international leprosy, NTD and disability world.

The position will require frequent travel to Africa and elsewhere, with local travel in rural areas under often demanding circumstances.

The coordination of the PEP4LEP project will be about 60% of the position. Besides this, you will:

  • provide technical input into other projects supported by NLR;


Your profile

  • Result oriented team player
  • Experience in working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Medical degree and a post-graduate degree in epidemiology, public health or another relevant field.
  • Good understanding of Project Cycle Management and a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing international projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in conducting or managing health-related research.
  • Track record of scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Willing and able to travel internationally.
  • Experience with managing EU-funded projects and knowledge of Portuguese and will be considered as advantages.

Please note that applicants with another nationality than from a Schengen country, will need to have a valid work-, and residence permit for the European Union.


What do we offer?

  • A position for one year with the intention for extension, depending of funding and achievements.
  • A good working atmosphere with highly motivated colleagues, dedicated to fight leprosy.
  • 38 hours full time workweek.
  • Salary depending on relevant qualifications and experience, with a maximum of € 5.637
  • Good employment conditions.
  • The position is based in Amsterdam. The office is situated at a walking distance from the Amsterdam Amstel railway station.



Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter and full curriculum vitae before June 1st by email to the NLR Secretariat, c/o Ms. Linda van den Berg at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken..
For further information, please contact Wim van Brakel (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.).
The first round of interviews will be scheduled on Monday June 8th, 2018. No agencies Please.

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