[Ip-health] Job Opportunities at Treatment Action Group

Bryn Gay bryn.gay at treatmentactiongroup.org
Wed Sep 5 06:49:42 PDT 2018


Treatment Action Group has two job opportunities:http://www.
treatmentactiongroup.org/content/consultant-opportunity-tb-project-
consultant
http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/content/job-opportunity-
government-relations-policy-officer
Consultant Opportunity: TB Project Consultant

*Overview*
Treatment Action Group (TAG) seeks a consultant to work with its
Tuberculosis (TB) team on two grant-specific projects. One project is
focused on the uptake of TB preventive therapy and the other on the uptake
of technologies and models of care for children affected by TB and their
families. Under the direction and guidance of the co-directors of TAG’s
TB/HIV project, the TB consultant will be responsible for the selection,
management, and coordination of grassroots, civil society, and
community-based organization partners to advocate for and further the
objectives of both projects.  The work will begin as soon as possible and
last until December 2019 with opportunity for extension (grant funding is
available for three years). The consultant will be paid at an hourly rate
plus reimbursement for pre-approved expenses, and we estimate the work will
entail approximately 40 hours per week.

 *Organization*
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and
community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better
treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and cures for HIV, tuberculosis, and
hepatitis C virus. TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV, TB, or HCV
receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information. We are science-based
treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and
effective community engagement with research and policy institutions. TAG
catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists,
and policy makers to end HIV, TB, and HCV.


*Essential Duties & Responsibilities*

   - Coordinate the selection of grassroots, civil society, and
   community-based organizations (CBOs) to partner with TAG and its partners
   on advocacy to support the uptake of TB preventive therapy and
   interventions and technologies important for TB prevention, diagnosis, and
   treatment among children and their families. The selection will occur
   through a competitive application process which the consultant will help to
   design and manage;
   - Establish and administer a small grants program to support the work of
   selected grassroots, civil society, and CBO advocacy partners to advocate
   for access to TB preventive therapy and to interventions and technologies
   important for TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment among children in
   their settings;
   - Organize workshops to train selected grassroots, civil society, and
   CBO advocacy partners on topics including: basics of TB, TB prevention,
   pediatric TB, advocacy skills, and accountability. Workshop organization
   responsibilities will include supporting logistics related to participant
   lodging, airfare, and per diem, among other tasks;
   - Work with grassroots, civil society, and CBOs to develop detailed
   advocacy plans to promote uptake of TB preventive therapy, other TB
   prevention services, and models of care and technologies important for
   children and families affected by TB in their settings;
   - Provide tailored advocacy coaching and support to grassroots, civil
   society, and CBOs to implement their detailed advocacy plans via online and
   phone communication and via occasional in-person visits to partners;
   - Support selected grassroots, civil society, and CBO advocacy partners
   in monitoring and responding to in-country policies and other developments
   that support or present barriers to the implementation of TB preventive
   therapy and models of care and technologies important for children and
   families affected by TB;
   - Organize and help facilitate regular calls of grassroots, civil
   society, and CBO advocacy partners to share information, coordinate
   campaigns, and provide technical support;
   - Track the implementation of TB preventive therapy and interventions
   and technologies important for children and families affected by TB in
   PEPFAR and Global Fund supported programs through, for example, engagement
   with PEPFAR country operational plans, Global Fund country coordinating
   mechanisms, and other mechanisms;
   - Engage with and provide technical support to civil society and
   community based groups in Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and
   Latin America interested in advocacy to facilitate access to pediatric
   formulations in their settings;
   - Attend and represent TAG at regional and global meetings of grant
   partners;
   - Attend and represent TAG and grant partners at regional and global
   conferences;
   - Assist in grant reporting and contribute to drafting periodic
   narrative progress reports.

*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities*

   - A minimum of 3 years professional experience in advocacy related to
   health, research & development issues, and/or HIV, TB, HCV or other
   infectious diseases;
   - Sharp interpersonal, coalition-building, and networking skills;
   friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively and develop
   and maintain relationships; strong cross-cultural competency;
   - Knowledge of political dynamics and policy processes;
   - Track record of success in managing projects or policy initiatives;
   - Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, as well as
   part of a team;
   - Sound judgment, strategy, and problem-solving skills;
   - Must be proficient in English and have excellent written and oral
   communication skills;
   - Ability to effectively manage multiple high-priority projects
   simultaneously;
   - Willingness to grasp complex subject matter;
   - Interest in and experience with global health issues;
   - Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment where
   commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual
   orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important
   institutional value.

*Compensation and location*
This is a non-staff, freelance position. The consultant will be paid at
regular intervals based on an hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Consultant will be expected to maintain and work out of his or her own
offices; some travel (approximately 20%) will be required. Applicants
outside of the US, especially those in the Global South or TB high burden
countries, are encouraged to apply.

*How to apply*
Please submit a cover letter with required hourly rates and fees, CV/resume
(2 pp maximum), relevant writing sample (5 pp maximum), and 3 professional
references to jobs at treatmentactiongroup.org *by Monday, September 24, 2018*.
 Please include “TB Project Consultancy” in the subject line your email.


*Treatment Action Group does not discriminate on the basis of sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family
responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by
applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are
encouraged to apply.*

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*JOB OPPORTUNITY: Government Relations & Policy Officer*

*Job Description*
Under the supervision of the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director, the
Government Relations & Policy Officer will be responsible for managing
government relations and advancing the domestic and global health
priorities of Treatment Action Group (TAG). This position will be based in
Washington, D.C.

The Government Relations & Policy Officer will work to strengthen TAG’s
advocacy and public policy priorities by focusing on legislation, federal
appropriations process, administrative policy, and regulatory changes that
support TAG’s HIV, TB, HCV and cross-cutting advocacy work with U.S.
Government, bilateral, and multilateral institutions. This position will
forge and deepen partnerships with high-level officials in government
agencies, elected officials, and their staff, providing leadership and
education around TAG policy priorities. The Government Relations & Policy
Officer will also participate in partnerships to advance relevant
legislation and policies.

*Essential Duties & Responsibilities*

·       Establishing strategic and effective working relationships with
relevant elected officials, legislative staff, committee staff, and agency
staff at the federal level and, in some cases, at the state level to
introduce, educate, and raise awareness on TAG’s priorities and concerns
across HIV, TB, HCV, and other cross-cutting issues.

·       Manage and maintain relations with government agencies (e.g, FDA,
NIH/NIAID, USAID, OGAC/PEPFAR, BARDA, and CDC) to support TAG’s policy
priorities.

·       Monitor, analyze, and strategize around key policy and legislative
opportunities, and political trends that impact TAG’s priorities.

·       Craft and drive federal, and selected state, legislative and
regulatory strategies and plans related to TAG’s growing and evolving
policy priorities.

·       Help organize and build capacity for meaningful grassroots
engagement in TAG’s HIV, TB, and HCV issues, including providing support
and/or presence for Hill days.

·       Participate in national coalitions and other policy-making bodies
in Washington, D.C. relevant to appropriations, clinical research,
treatment/healthcare access, human rights, regulatory and other related
issues.

·       Coordinate with partner organizations at the federal and state
level to advocate for legislative and policy change to advance R&D,
treatment, and care priorities.

·       Prepare and submit presentations, public comment, testimony, report
language and other official materials in collaboration with partners for
relevant decision-makers that advance TAG’s policy priorities.

·       Draft and create policy briefs, press releases, action alerts,
blogs, op-eds and other advocacy-related materials, communications and
content for stakeholder education and grassroots mobilization, including
supporting social media efforts.

·       Attend and participate in key meetings, consultations and
conferences.

·       Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with appropriate TAG
project staff in the shared goal of protecting or expanding research,
programs, funding, and policies to address HIV, TB, HCV, and intersectional
health/ social justice/ human rights issues.

*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities*
Representative knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully
perform this job include:

·       A minimum of 3 years professional experience in advocacy related to
health, research & development issues, and/or HIV, TB, HCV or other
infectious diseases;

·       Sharp interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with
the ability to communicate effectively in a non-partisan manner and
maintain relationships;

·       Knowledge of political dynamics and policy processes;

·       Experience in public policy, and state or federal funding stream
analysis. Lobbying, advocacy, and/or government affairs work a plus;

·       Track record of success in managing projects or policy initiatives;

·       Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently;

·       Sound judgment, strategy, and problem-solving skills;

·       Must have excellent written and oral communication;

·       Ability to effectively manage multiple high-priority projects
simultaneously;

·       Willingness to grasp complex subject matter;

·       Interest in domestic and global health issues;

·       Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment
where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age,
sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important
institutional value.

*Salary*
Pay is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience,
within the range of $60,000-$68,000 per annum. TAG offers a generous
benefits package including generous paid time off.

*How to apply*
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements, CV/resume (2 pp
maximum), relevant writing sample (5 pp maximum), and 3 professional
references to by September 6, 2018 to jobs at treatmentactiongroup.org.
Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

*Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital
status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political
affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women,
transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.*



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bryn gay
Pronouns: She/Her
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Project Director
Treatment Action Group
90 Broad St., Suite 2503
New York, NY 10004
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