Stop TB Partnership - Advocacy & Communications Manager

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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 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.

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 organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance of Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director and in collaboration with the other team leaders in the Partnership, the incumbent serves as the Manager of the Advocacy and Communications Team providing leadership on Advocacy and Communication strategies, promoting the Stop TB Partnership’s objectives at the highest political and decision-making levels and managing, leading and guiding staff working on advocacy and communication activities. The Manager will work closely with Secretariat staff, Board members, partners, donors, and key influencers in order to achieve the vision of the Stop TB partnership and deliver on the work plans and objectives of Stop TB Operational Strategy.

The specific responsibilities of the Advocacy and Communications (A&C) Manager include:

Lead the Partnership’s work on high level advocacy and provide advice on new engagements for the Partnership:

  • Under the guidance of the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director, lead Stop TB Partnership’s work on advocacy, ensuring that all opportunities are optimally utilized to build high-level political commitment for TB at global level, regional and in strategically important countries.
  • Promote Stop TB Partnership identity, vision, achievements and ensure high visibility and understanding of TB response and TB financing at the highest political level, building a movement to strengthen global, regional and national TB efforts towards ending the epidemic.
  • Advice and support the Executive Director on activities leading up to the United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB in 2023 and beyond, promoting the engagement of Ministries of External Affairs, Ministries of Health and Offices of Heads of State and Governments. Ensure stakeholder engagement and provide guidance on advocacy related follow up actions from the UN HLM.
  • To advise the Executive Director and Secretariat staff in the development of advocacy proposals and strategic activities to ensure that these meet the requirements of high level stakeholders, political and decision-making bodies and promote further cooperation and coordination with partners.

Develop and lead the implementation of harmonized advocacy and communications’ strategy and plans in line with the Global Plan to End TB:

  • The incumbent will be responsible for executing and evolving the Partnership’s advocacy and communication directions, by designing, developing, and delivering advocacy strategy and messaging, lay out the tactics, plan events, engage partners, build and sustain campaigns and proactively take necessary action. All advocacy and communication work needs to be planned and executed in close collaboration with Secretariat teams and partners.
  • To conceptualize ambitious and realistic longer-term advocacy goals and communication approaches for TB, aligned with the Global Plan to End TB, and to work with partners to achieve consensus, collaboration and alignment.
  • To critically assess the progress and achievements in the advocacy and communications areas of work, identifying gaps and pitfalls towards recommending remedial actions and, within the delegated authority, implementing innovative strategies for further improvements.
  • Develop advocacy and communication messages and strategies to be used by Stop TB for increasing the funding available globally to fight TB.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for executing and evolving the Partnership’s communications, by designing, developing, and delivering communication strategy and messaging, lay out the tactics, plan events, engage partners, build and sustain campaigns and proactively take necessary action.

  • Conceptualize ambitious and realistic longer-term communication goals for TB, aligned with the Operational Strategy, Global Plan to End TB, and to work with partners to achieve consensus.

Manage the personnel and the overall performance of the Advocacy & Communications’ team:

  • To manage, guide, engage and motivate the staff assigned to the Advocacy and Communications’ Team, including but not limited to overseeing the development and continuous adaptation of advocacy and communication strategies and facilitating their implementation in campaigns and events.
  • Supervise all the staff assigned to the Advocacy and Communications team, including setting up individual and team objectives and tracking the performance of these, while providing feedback, guidance and leadership.
  • To collaborate with STBP management and the finance team on the development and execution of Partnership work plans and budgets related to advocacy and communications, and the optimization of the use of financial and human resources, as well as effective processes, streamlined procedures and best practices.

Impact of Results:

The advocacy and communication work is essential for a successful partnership – with impact on TB response, visibility and identity of TB (on one hand) as well as of Stop TB Partnership on the global agenda as well as alignment, coordination and collaboration of all partners towards common communication and advocacy goals.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education Requirements: Advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in social science, political science or international relations, economics or development studies, public health, advocacy, resource mobilization, communications, journalism, marketing or related subjects.

A University degree (Bachelor or Undergraduate degree) in one of the subjects above with an additional 2 years of experience, may be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Professional Experience Requirements: A minimum of 10 years of experience in the development and/or implementation of advocacy and communication strategies, including at least one of the following: advocating; campaigning; networking; public relations at national and international levels.

At least 5 years experience in leading and managing multicultural teams in both headquarters and/or the field at an international level.

Experience in the development and successful delivery of advocacy/communication campaigns related to public health or international development.

Demonstrated experience in the development of advocacy and related high level messages through interaction at senior level, with proven experience in the elaboration of strategic plans and/or fund-raising activities.

Experience of working with International Organizations in the area of strategic advocacy with a focus on social justice and/or global health issues is desirable.

Experience interacting with and presenting to senior leadership of donors, government and partner organizations would be a distinctive advantage.

The ideal candidate would have a sound understanding of the global public health arena and future directions.

Experience of direct working with Ministerial and other high level representatives would be considered a strong asset.

Proven networking capacity with important stakeholders – including but not limited to private sector, business leaders, members of parliament, senior government officers and/or Ministers would be considered an advantage.

Language Requirements: Excellent proficiency in English (speaking, writing and reading as well as use of it)

Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above) 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: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA - UN Staff) Contract level: P5 - ICS12 Contract duration: initial appointment of 12 months, renewable upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

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Additional Considerations

  • Qualified candidates from High TB Burden Countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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.

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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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