The Africa Constituency Bureau for the Global Fund
The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has two constituencies representing Africa namely the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) and West and Central Africa (WCA) constituencies. The two constituencies initiated governance reforms in 2012 with a twofold intent: to ensure that constituency priorities are reflected in Global Fund strategy and operational plans; and to strengthen the presence, voice and contributions of the constituencies, through their delegations, in all Global Fund processes. The constituencies adopted a new governance framework that amongst other things introduce the concept of establishing a joint ESA and WCA Bureau to support the Board members, alternates, committee members and delegates representing countries from these two constituencies. The Constituencies comprise a total of 47 countries.
The ACB, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ensures effective participation of Africa Constituencies in ESA and WCA in Global Fund Board processes. The Bureau supports more effective engagement, representation and participation of the Africa constituencies in Global Fund processes as well as enhancing the capacity of the Africa constituencies to shape Global Fund policies and processes.
REPORTING TO: Executive Director
The Policy Analyst, supports the ED in providing leadership and strategic guidance on how Africa can maximize the impact of Global Fund support to end the three epidemics – HIV, TB and Malaria. Under the oversight of the ED, s/he is expected to take the lead on specific policy-related and technical areas within the 3-diseases portfolio. S/he will contribute towards the development of policy and guidance within the ACB, as well as at global level through regular interaction with the relevant technical agencies and regional partners. S/he works directly with Communication Focal Points (CFPs), Advisory Committees and the Board in providing technical advice to inform strategic positioning: i) in response to epidemiological trends of the 3 diseases in Africa; ii) respond to needs and challenges from Africa Constituencies, and; iii) critical strategic and governance issues emerging from Global Fund Secretariat and from the global health community. S/he supports the ED in the provision of expert guidance on the 3 diseases within the Global Fund support, keeping Constituencies updated on the best scientific evidence and best program practices in HIV, TB and Malaria prevention, treatment, care and support. S/he will represent the ACB in technical fora, liaising closely with key partners to maximize the Global Fund’s contribution to the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in Africa, working closely with CFPs and respective Constituencies and the Board on the design of strategies to strengthen technical partnerships at global, regional and country level, specifically around policy and governance issues that are strategic to Africa. This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa.
Perform the following duties under the supervision of the Executive Director:
Informed by normative guidance from technical partners and by performance of Global Fund support to Africa, provides advice on strategic investments and governance decisions required to achieve maximum impact and optimal alignment of Africa Global Fund financed-programs with the 2017-2022 strategic objectives.
Conducts specific detailed analyses, along the grant lifecycle and where required and in collaboration with Africa Constituencies, to identify investment gaps and opportunities for reshaping of Global Fund support to Africa.
Uses her/his technical expertise and insights into Global Fund-supported disease control programs to provide technical input into ACB policy and guidance documents, and to work with relevant global technical partners to evolve normative and strategic investment guidance aligned with implementation needs.
Provides disease-specific technical advice to the Board and the rest of Africa Constituencies
Works closely with the respective representatives from Africa on the select committees, to advise on appropriate actions to end the epidemics in Africa.
Monitors scientific and programmatic developments, including new tools (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, preventive tools, etc.) and public health approaches for the prevention and control of malaria, and ensures appropriate dissemination, training and technical capacity building across the two Africa Constituencies.
Supports the ED in efforts to strengthen partnerships with key external partners, including through disease-specific committees and working groups.
Support the Executive Director in managing the governance and coordination of Technical Partnership Agreements, working closely with CFPs, Africa Constituencies, the Board and the CCMs to facilitate optimal partner engagement in the provision of quality-assured Technical Assistance during consultative meetings, pre-Board discussions and post-Board meeting responses.
Contributes to the development of ACB reports, publications, newsletter articles, press releases and other advocacy or information materials.
Supports resources mobilization efforts of the ACB, including developing funding proposals and engaging with donors.
Supports ACB program design, implementation and learning.
Participates in facilitating meetings hosted by the organization.
Develops Terms of References for consultants and supervises these if their work falls within her/his area(s) of responsibility.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential: An advanced university degree in health policy, public policy, public health, epidemiology, or infectious diseases.
Desirable: Social Sciences or medical degree with specialized post-graduate qualification in health policy or public policy.
A minimum of 7 years of experience, 3 of which must be at international level, in malaria, HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support, including program design and implementation, research and policy development.
Experience in working with national HIV, TB and Malaria programs in Africa
Experience in working with international technical agencies focused on HIV, TB and malaria control and elimination.
An understanding of the global health arena and direct exposure to health environments both at national and international levels.
Knowledge of Global Fund and its policies, processes and its governance structure.A good publications record demonstrating the ability to analyze datasets and complex public health interventions.
Languages: A native fluency in French and good written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Technical Competencies: Excellent analytical and evaluation skills. Comfortable and capable public speaker. Skilled at writing and editing technical documents. High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Good networking and interpersonal skills Strong facilitation skills and ability to lead meetings and workshops with diverse stakeholders.
Leadership Competencies: Managing Vision and Purpose, Strategic Agility, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Timely Decision Making, Motivating Others, Interpersonal Diplomacy and Innovativeness.
Core Competencies: Personal Effectiveness, Self-Driven, Working with Others, Core Expertise, Project Management and People Leadership.