Closing date: 16 Jan 2018
Background Information – Job-specific
UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.
Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership’s mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.
Under the guidance of Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Director, the incumbent serves as Manager of the Advocacy and Communication Team managing, leading and guiding staff, as well providing leadership on Advocacy and Communication strategies to promote the Stop TB Partnership’s objectives at the highest political and decision-making levels. The Manager will work with partners, donors, and key influencers in order to achieve the objectives of the current and future Operational Strategy. The purpose of all Stop TB Partnership advocacy work is to engender political and financial commitment to end TB as a public health problem.
The specific responsibilities of the Communications and Advocacy Manager include:
Advanced university degree in social science, political science or international relations, economics or development studies. Studies in public health, advocacy, resource mobilization and international development political and global health agendas as related to TB, HIV/AIDS or Malaria
A minimum of 10 years demonstrated experience and concrete results in the development and implementation of advocacy and communication strategies, including advocating, campaigning, networking, public relations at national and international levels.
Track record in the development and successful delivery of advocacy/communication campaigns related to public health/development.
Demonstrated experience in the development of advocacy strategies and related high level messages through interaction at senior level, and proven experience in the elaboration of strategic plans, fund/raising activities, working under pressure to deliver results against tight deadline.
Experience of working with International Organizations in the area of strategic advocacy for at least 5 years with a focus on social justice/global health issues.
At least 5 years experience in leading and managing large multicultural teams in both headquarters and the field at an international level and direct management responsibility of large budgets.
Proven experience interacting with and presenting to senior leadership of donors, government and partner organizations. Sound understanding of the global public health arena and future directions.
Experience and understanding of global health and political landscape with demonstrated capacity to work and engage high level stakeholders.
Experience of direct working with Ministerial and other high level representatives.
Proven networking capacity with important stakeholders – including but not limited to private sector, business leaders, members of parliament, senior government officers and/or Ministers.
Excellent knowledge of English with proven ability to communicate in English (spoken and written) in a clear and concise manner. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
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