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TAG is hiring! TB Project officer

By Erica Lessem | 21 May, 2019

We have a great opportunity open on TAG's TB team. Please circulate to any
qualified candidates!

This position is based in NYC. TAG does not have capacity to provide visa
support, so only candidates who already have authorization to work in the
US will be eligible.

Applications due no later than June 19th, but will be reviewed on a rolling
basis, so the earlier the better!


http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/content/job-opportunity-tb-project-officer
JOB OPPORTUNITY: TB Project Officer

*May 2019*

*About the position*
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a highly motivated and organized TB
Project Officer to support TAG’s advocacy portfolio on tuberculosis (TB).
This position will report to the TB Project Co-Director, and be based in
New York City.

The TB Project Officer will work closely with the TB Project Co-Directors
and engage with external allies and partners to advance the advocacy
objectives of TAG’s TB project. These include accelerating TB research and
innovation, ensuring equitable access to new tools and the other benefits
of TB research and development, and protecting and promoting the human
rights of people affected by TB. This individual will help coordinate the
administration and work of two community advisory boards hosted by TAG. The
Project Officer is expected to lead TAG’s advocacy to promote research for
new TB diagnostics and access to existing diagnostic technologies. The
position will provide critical support to TAG’s TB project, and to policy
staff based in Washington D.C. Strong project management skills are
required. Willingness to travel up to 25 percent of time, including
international travel, is a pre-requisite.


*About TAG*
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and
community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better
treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and
hepatitis C virus.

At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and
operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate
externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well
valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage
people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming
people; veterans; and people with disabilities to apply. TAG 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.


*Key Duties & Responsibilities*

   - Keep up to date on relevant scientific literature on TB with a focus
   on TB diagnostic technologies;
   - Research and write annual overview of TB diagnostic research and
   development efforts for TAG’s signature *Pipeline Report*;
   - Develop materials to build the capacity of civil society and TB
   affected communities to advocate at the global, regional, and national
   levels;
   - Collaborate with other TAG staff, consultants, and fellow activists
   and partner organizations to advance shared advocacy objectives;
   - Support TAG’s efforts to engage communities in TB research, including
   by helping to coordinate the administration and work of two community
   advisory boards hosted by TAG;
   - Support the coordination of workshops and meetings, including the
   development of agendas, content, materials, facilitation, and logistics;
   - Develop reports, articles, and presentations;
   - Represent TAG at conferences and meetings;
   - Assist TAG staff in tracking and reporting on major grant deliverables
   and outcomes as part of donor and grant management; and
   - Assist TAG staff in keeping meeting minutes and with monthly expense
   reporting requirements.


*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 collegial manner and maintain
   relationships;
   - Excellent written and oral communication skills;
   - Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
   - Strong project management skills and ability to balance competing
   deadlines and priorities in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment;
   - Self starter with ability to work independently and during periods of
   minimal supervision;
   - Sound judgment and problem-solving skills;
   - Experience in advocacy and community mobilization on health issues,
   especially work with underserved or marginalized communities;
   - Strong research skills and willingness to learn new and complex
   subject matter;
   - 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;
   - Knowledge of international health programs or policy making a plus.


*Salary & Benefits*
The salary will be $60,000 – $65,000 per annum, commensurate with
experience and skills. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that
includes fully-employer paid health insurance and generous paid vacation
(starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and holidays).


*How to Apply *
Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé (two-page maximum),
a writing sample (single or primary authored article or manuscript; please
send final version as well as an early, unedited draft if available), and 3
professional references and their contact information by June 19,
2019, to
<, with “TB Project Officer” in the subject
line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters
or phone calls.

TAG does not have capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with
existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.

*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. People of
color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people;
veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. *

 

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