12 september 2022
Amsterdam, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week


NLR is looking for a result oriented and collaborative Project Leader.

Do you want to make an impact for people who need it most?

Working for NLR -until No Leprosy Remains, means working towards a world without leprosy and its consequences. NLR is an international NGO that has been one of the major change-makers in the fight against leprosy in the past 50 years.

A world without leprosy is a concrete and realistic goal. Our ambition is to achieve this in 2040 with an enthusiastic and committed workforce. We continue until No Leprosy Remains! Will you join us?

Our Programmes, Research & Partnerships department guides and implements the two projects described below, we are looking for a: Project Leader for 38 hours a week.

Which Projects will you lead?

The Project Leader Technical Capacity Building (TCB) is responsible for further developing, implementing, and evaluating the established Learning & Development strategy within NLR. The purpose of this project is to work towards an international organisation in which there is access to medical expertise and sufficient medical technical staff who are fully equipped to fulfil their role in our pursuit of zero leprosy.

In addition, the Project Leader Lift Leprosy Learning (LLL) is responsible for the coordination of a collaboration project with other leprosy organisations (The leprosy Mission, Effect Hope and Secours aux Lépreux and others), Ministries of Health in leprosy endemic countries and leprosy experts. The aim this project is to develop a global framework and strategy to build and sustain leprosy capacity. The project works towards a comprehensive training and capacity strategy to be in operation in more than 10 countries, integrated with other health conditions by 2025.

What will you do as Project Leader Technical Capacity Building & Lift Leprosy Learning?

  • Supervises the project teams, is responsible for the financial management of the projects, and reports on the progress of the projects
  • Ensures project teams stay on track, monitors overall quality and progress of project execution, and adjusts plans as and when needed
  • Uses project management methods to ensure innovation and financial sustainability within the project
  • Approaches partner organizations that are interested in collaboration on technical capacity building for the fight against leprosy

Technical Capacity Building Project

  • Is responsible for further developing, implementing, and evaluating the NLR Learning & Development strategy, which makes for a continuous technical capacity building
  • Helps to create an organization culture and leadership style, including HR methods and tools, in which continuous learning and development in a professionalized and standardized way is central

Lift Leprosy Learning Project

  • Coordinates pooling expertise and resources and make that available across countries and regions to invigorate leprosy capacity building
  • Brings together and develops training materials, methods, and tools in close collaboration with an educationalist
  • Coordinates the piloting the modernized approach in 7 countries with varying levels of endemicity and different health systems


Your profile

  • WO (university) based work and thinking level (preferably (bio)medical, public health or social studies)
  • Demonstrable knowledge in project leadership
  • Experience with collaborating and maintaining contact with stakeholders and advocacy
  • Experience working in an international context and in or with countries endemic for leprosy
  • Experience working in capacity building
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
  • Good control of the Dutch and English and preferably Dutch language in word and writing


We offer

  • A team of professional colleagues, who want to contribute to a world without leprosy, with room for personal growth and development
  • A salary, depending on knowledge and experience, between €4.433 and €6.193 gross per month based on a full-time contract (38 hours is full-time)
  • 8% holiday allowance and 4% year-end allowance on an annual basis
  • Good secondary employment conditions (including pension and working from home)


Join our team!

Please respond before Thursday 29 September and send your CV and motivation to vacaturesNLR@leprastichting.nl. The first interview is scheduled for Thursday 6 October. For more information, please contact Liesbeth Mieras at L.Mieras@nlrinternational.org

NLR strives for equal opportunities for everyone. We encourage people with a disability to apply. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are based in the Netherlands – or willing to relocate – and who have a work permit for the Netherlands. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About NLR

NLR wants to end the age-old disease leprosy once and for all. Still every year 200.000 new leprosy patients are diagnosed worldwide, and millions of people live with the serious consequences of leprosy due to discrimination and exclusion. Unnecessary, because timely detection and treatment can prevent further infection. NLR is an international NGO that aims for a world without leprosy and its consequences. In our strategy we focus on Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Exclusion.

NLR is a strong believer in collaboration. NGOs with the same mission in Brazil, Indonesia, India, Nepal, and Mozambique are part of the NLR Alliance and are supported by our international office based in Amsterdam. As an active partner in international networks such as the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), together we make a significant impact towards our mission. NLR is a global forerunner in conducting and promoting leprosy research and driving evidence-based innovation.

About 40 people work in our international office in Amsterdam and 200 total globally. NLR, in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting, is an ANBI with CBF recognition and is supported by 45,000 donors and leading institutional donors including the Nationale Postcode Loterij.

For more information visit our websites: https://nlrinternational.org and www.leprastichting.nl

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