The Tuberculosis Europe Coalition (TBEC) is looking for an experienced full-time Advocacy & Policy Manager to join its international team.  The Advocacy & Policy Manager will manage TBEC’s advocacy and policy portfolio and strategy to improve tuberculosis (TB) prevention, treatment adherence and success rates. He/she will support TB affected communities and civil society in their advocacy efforts towards people-centered TB care in the WHO Europe region, with a particular focus on the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

ABOUT TBEC

Established in 2009, TBEC is a regional advocacy network of civil society organisations and individuals from across the WHO Europe region, comprising Western and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The network aims to strengthen the role of civil society within the regional response to TB, and ensure political and financial commitments to end TB.  Currently TBEC has more than 200 members from more than 30 countries in the region. In 2017, TBEC was registered as a legal entity in the Netherlands to step up its advocacy, capacity building and support to country-led TB advocacy initiatives. The TBEC Secretariat is responsible for the coordination, communication, administration, programmatic and policy management of the network.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The Advocacy & Policy Manager’s main responsibility will be to carry out activities under the Regional EECA project “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care – From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (“TB-REP2”) and the Community Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative project, specifically on the components related to national and regional policy and advocacy. The Manager is also expected to contribute to the further integration of TBEC and its growth into a well-established, accountable and representative organisation. The Advocacy & Policy Manager will work under the supervision of the TBEC Executive Director.

Within this framework, the Advocacy & Policy Manager will:

  • Develop and deliver TBEC’s yearly regional advocacy & policy strategy;
  • Provide regular coordination with “TB-REP2” and other partners on advocacy and policy strategy to ensure synergies;
  • Coordinate the organisation of regional and national dialogues on transition to people-centered TB care;
  • Coordinate the development of a regional policy document on civil society involvement in people-centered TB care;
  • Facilitate regular dialogue between UN agencies, technical regional partners, donors, TB civil society, communities and key populations of the regions in different fora on TBEC’s key advocacy priorities;
  • Implement monitoring, evaluation and reporting duties specific to this projects;
  • Carry out other activities foreseen in the projects.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in program management, with the focus on advocacy;
  • Proficient knowledge of English and Russian;
  • Proven experience in advocacy and policy work at regional level;
  • Proven experience in policy analysis, writing of briefings and policy papers;
  • Understanding of the policy context of the EECA region, particularly on transition to people-centered models of TB care;
  • Understanding of the functions of health and social service providers at national and local levels, the functions and roles of civil society organizations, legislative context for service provision;
  • Experience in developing training programs, particularly advocacy trainings will be an asset;
  • Proven experience in working with and coordinating teams of local and international consultants;
  • Proven experience in coordinating networks, preferably civil society networks;
  • Preferable experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Self-motivated, ability to multi-task, able to work independently and take responsibility and initiative;
  • Understanding of NGO philosophy and methods of work;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of TBEC

 

CONDITIONS

Contract: we offer a consultancy contact until December 2019 (renewable depending on further funding opportunities). Remuneration will be competitive and based on candidate’s profile and experience.

Location: WHO Europe region, preferably in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Starting date: January 2019

INTERESTED?

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to chorna@tbcoalition.eu  with the subject line: “Advocacy & Policy Manager*your name*” by 12 November, 2018 6pm CET.

Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience are well suited to the requirements of this position as well as your motivation to work for TBEC in particular. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 16 November, 2018.