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Background Information - Job-specific

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 realise 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 person with TB 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.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Stop TB partners include international and technical organisations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

Context and overall objective

Each year, millions of people with TB are missed by national health programs because they are not diagnosed, not treated, or not reported. Unless these individuals are reached, we will never end the global TB epidemic. TB REACH addresses this gap in the global TB response by providing funding to test pioneering approaches that reach more people with TB. TB REACH provides funding for projects that increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB; reduce the time it takes for people with TB to receive appropriate treatment; improve treatment success rates and revolutionize TB care; roll out innovative diagnostic, case detection, and TB care strategies. The goal of TB REACH is to demonstrate the success and impact of innovative ideas and approaches through investing in approaches that have potential and rigorously evaluating them.

TB REACH was launched in 2010 and is now in its 11th funding wave. It has awarded over 350 grants across 56 countries. These grants, ranging from USD 200,000 to 1 million, support approximately 18 months of project implementation. To date, more than USD 170 million has been provided to partners, focusing on innovative service delivery.

Within the secretariat in Geneva, you will be a part of the TB REACH team. TB REACH has provided grants to several projects globally focusing on TB screening in key populations like people in prisons, migrant population. You will work on documenting TB REACH projects in key populations.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of technical officer TB REACH, and in collaboration with other TB REACH team members, the incumbent's responsibilities will be to:

  1. Review Scientific Literature:
  • Conduct a thorough review of scientific literature on key populations in TB, particularly focusing on case finding interventions.
  • Identify key populations and potential gaps in scientific literature related to TB case finding.
  1. Data Mapping:
  • Use the TB REACH database to map key populations involved in past projects.
  • Develop a framework for contextualizing TB case finding approaches for key populations.
  • Develop tools for data extraction and extract relevant data.
  1. Data Analysis and Synthesis:
  • Analyze the extracted data using established quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Synthesize and write up the results of the data analysis.
  • Present the findings at appropriate forum.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Applicants should be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship.


  • Professional working experience is not required for this internship, but previous working experience in international organizations would be a strong asset.
  • Strong analytic skills and ability to use statistical software and tools is desirable
  • Excellent skills in using qualitative and quantitative methods is desireable
  • Strong knowledge of public health principles and practices is desirable

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (writing, reading, speaking) is required
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Internship Contract level: N/A Contract duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum as per applicable policies. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

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Additional Information

  • Please note, this position is based in Geneva, Switzerland and therefore, the selected incumbent will have to register with the Swiss authorities and comply with local regulations, including but not limited to - Taxation and Social Security - including the employers' contribution. Additionally, the incumbent will have to purchase a Swiss based insurance (LaMal) within the first three months on contract, UNOPS will help subsidize the cost of this insurance, upon show of proof and for an amount up to 418 CHF
  • 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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Geneva, Switzerland is a UN Family Duty Station
  • 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
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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.

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