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We are seeking a consultant to act as the Regional Coordinator for Africa

The Regional Coordinator for Africa is responsible for supporting the work of the members of the Global TB Caucus in Anglophone countries, and liaising with other key stakeholders in the region.



Duties include, but are not limited to:


- Assisting members of parliament (MPs) in the anglophone countries with their efforts to build political will to tackle TB, through the provision of briefings, information and other relevant materials as requested by them.

- Ensure a consistent communication channel with parliamentarians across the region and recruit new members to the Global TB Caucus.

- Planning, organising, and managing parliamentarian travel and any events as per the Caucus workplan

- Coordinating with civil society stakeholders across the countries to provide localised support for members of parliament.

- Working to establish new National Parliamentary TB caucuses TB caucuses across Africa.

- Build and strengthen relationships with regional political entities to elevate TB within ongoing political processes.

- Liaising closely with WHO and other regional-level stakeholders to ensure that Caucus policy is up-to-date.

- Working with the members of the Caucus secretariat in the other regions to ensure coordination globally, across the entire network.

- Supporting the African Regional Director and other Global TB Caucus staff as requested.


Consultant specification


Education: An undergraduate degree in politics, public health, development, international relations, communication, or a related subject is required.


Languages: Fluency in English and excellent written and oral communication skills. Any other UN language is added advantage


Work Experience: At least three years working on global health or advocacy is required.


Essential Skills:

1. Proven competence in event coordination at the national and international levels.

2. Excellent communications skills, with experience of writing policy reports, briefings, and press releases for national and international media.

3. Exceptional attention to detail to ensure high-quality is maintained for all Caucus work.

4. Proven experience of working with parliamentarians or political representatives to mobilise resources and change policy.


Desirable:

1. Understanding of website management and database development and management.

2. Existing relationships with currently active parliamentarians

3. Experience of working with civil society organisations in Africa.

4. Experience and understanding of working with international organisations (United Nations, WHO etc.)


Personal characteristics:

1. Ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously.

2. Strong social skills and ability to quickly forge strong working relationships with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders.

3. Ability to maintain focus in complex working environments.

4. Results-focused.

5. Comfort with, and ability to undertake, both long-haul travel and with working away from home for protracted periods.

6. Work under pressure and deliver.


The Caucus is an equal opportunity organisation and committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. TB survivors and affected community members are strongly encouraged to apply.


Recruitment Process


We strongly encourage you to read the Terms of Reference before applying.


Please apply by sending a CV (maximum 2 pages) and cover letter that describes and gives specific examples of how you meet the requirements in the Consultant Specification (maximum 3 pages) in English to info@globaltbcaucus.org.


Do not send any other documents or attachments at this time. In your cover letter describe and give examples of how you meet the requirements in the Consultant Specification. In your CV please make clear which of your previous work or consultancies have been full-time or part-time and which paid, internships or volunteer.


The final application deadline is March 6, 2020 at 12AM GMT. We will shortlist soon after and contact shortlisted candidates as soon as possible.


The subject of your email should be “Africa Regional Coordinator”, followed by your Surname. (Note: This is essential, otherwise your application may never be seen by the recruitment team).





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