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
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Policy and Advocacy Advisor will be responsible for setting up and pushing forward the implementation of the ACB’s advocacy strategy. The role includes responsibility for engaging key stakeholders to work on a diverse range of policy issues that impact Africa’s effectiveness achieving the goals and strategies towards ending AIDS, TB and malaria. S/he will contribute towards the ACB’s policy analysis, strategic positioning, technical policy development and implementation of advocacy work.
This is a full-time position based in the person’s home country.
The Policy and Advocacy Advisor will perform the following duties:
Terms of Appointment
This is an exciting full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a one-year basis renewable based on performance and availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The benefits for this position are attractive and commensurate with international recruitment packages.
|Languages: Excellent written and spoken English and preferably a good working knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.||Technical Competencies: · Project and event management skills · 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 · Good meeting facilitation and report writing skills|
|Leadership Competencies: · Relationships building with strong networking and presentation skills, · Strong communications skills with high level writing and presentation skills including being able to write in succinct and impactful manner · Excellent analytical and political judgement skills · High level project management skills · Influential and persuasive; approachable and openminded|
|Core Competencies: Personal Effectiveness, Self-Driven, Teamwork, Project Management. Being Accountable. Able to speak articulately in meetings and conferences, including facilitation skills|