Stop TB Partnership - Technical Assistance Consultant (CRG)

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Apply by 3 February 2019
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 24 December 2018

Job Description

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.

With the support of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and USAID Stop TB is leading the way to find the missing millions and to eliminate TB as a public health problem. Stop TB’s Global Plan to End TB provides a road map for countries to end TB, outlining what is required to achieve the goals set out in the post-2015 Global TB Strategy.

The Plan includes eight areas which require a paradigm shift – a change in mindset; a human-rights and gender-based approach to TB; inclusive leadership; an approach driven by communities and people affected by TB, innovative programmes; integrated health systems; innovative and efficient approaches to funding; and, investment in socio-economic aspects of the TB response.

Guided by the Global Plan to End TB, Stop TB is committed to supporting countries and communities. The roster of consultants will specifically support Stop TB’s Supporting Countries and Communities for Impact team to provide technical assistance to national programs, implementers and community and civil society organizations to embed: Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) strategies and interventions into national strategies and activities.
Functional Responsibilities

Working Arrangement:

The consultant will be engaged on a retainer basis. The consultant will either be required to work from home or will be deployed to countries where the technical assistance is required (arond 30% of engagements may require traveling). Given the ad-hoc nature of the work, the consultant should not resign from any current position.

Candidates who applied for similar roster advertisements in the past should not re-apply

The Technical Assistance Consultants will provide support to National TB programmes (NTPs), implementers and Community and Civil Society organizations in the following areas:
  • Train country teams (inclusive of government, implementers and community and civil society) on the STBP CRG Toolkit, which aims to assess and address the barriers preventing an enabling environment for TB service users.
  • Roll out the STBP CRG toolkit
  • Strengthening CRG recommendations and action plans, which stem from CRG assessment processes.
  • Implementation of the Nairobi strategy (human-rights strategy) and national, regional and global level.
  • Community-based monitoring.
  • Strengthening National Stop TB Partnership operations.
  • Capacity building of national, regional and global affected community networks on CRG.
  • Writing CRG reports and communication pieces.
  • And provide leveraging existing CRG tools and related processes (e.g. Gender Assessment Tool for national HIV and TB responses, Legal Environment Assessments for TB, Action Framework for TB Key Populations.
Education

Master’s degree in public health, human rights, gender, natural science, medicine, social science, political science, international relations or related fields.

A First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a mater’s degree.

Experience

A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in public health of which ideally 3 years should be in either communities, rights and/or gender.

Desirable:
  • Significant experience in Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) in the context of TB
  • Proven track record providing technical assistance on CRG in the context of TB
  • Experience with developing strategies for engaging the partners, particularly in TB.
  • Strong experience with global health partnerships.
  • Experience working with the Global Fund and its related processes.
  • Proven track record in liaising with multilateral and bilateral organizations as well as with country implementing partners.
  • Experience in low-income countries especially with national TB or HIV programs.
Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Working knowledge of French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian language skills is desirable

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Retainer - International Individual Contractors Agreement (I-ICA)
Contract level: ICSC-10
Contract duration: 150-200 working days in a period of 12 months.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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