Senior Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Tuberculosis)

£33,047 per annum

About RESULTS UK

There are many organisations working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. RESULTS UK’s focus is unique: we seek to make change in the world through utilising a combination of grassroots advocacy, parliamentary advocacy, and policy advocacy to create the public and political will to end poverty.

RESULTS UK believes the building blocks to end of poverty are health, education, economic opportunities – things that all people, wherever they live, need and have a right to. Within these four areas, we prioritise specific issues on which we can have most influence to achieve progress.

Within our health portfolio, we work to strengthen the global fight against Tuberculosis; promote key means to improve child survival and health; promote key interventions to reduce undernutrition; and work with others to advocate for the strengthening of health systems in developing countries.

Across all our issue areas, our aims are to mobilise resources, change policy and policy-in-practice, and create the public and political will that will bring about change.

 

About the Role

The Senior Parliamentary Advocacy Officer will be a key part of our Parliamentary Advocacy Team. Reporting to the Head of Parliamentary Advocacy, this post-holder will take lead responsibility for delivering parliamentary advocacy on Tuberculosis (TB) and providing leadership on a sub-set of RESULTS UK’s TB workstreams / policy priorities. Someone dies of TB every 20 seconds. The world’s failure to adequately address TB and other diseases of poverty is due in large part to a lack of political will. There is therefore an urgent need to scale up advocacy capacities in both donor and low-income countries to demand greater leadership and accountability on TB.

In leading parliamentary advocacy on this issue, the post-holder will lead relationships with UK Parliamentarians on TB. They will coordinate very closely with the TB lead within the Policy Advocacy Team and with the Grassroots Advocacy Team, as well as with the Global TB Caucus – a network of over 2000 parliamentarians around the world committed to ending the TB epidemic, whose secretariat is hosted by RESULTS UK. In the UK, they will work closely with civil society organisations and other stakeholders to deliver impactful advocacy on TB and global health more broadly. Globally, they will work strategically as part of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership to mobilise greater resources and political commitment for the control of TB. The ACTION network seeks to address and reverse the global TB problem through implementing cutting-edge, results-based advocacy and communication strategies. This post-holder will also provide the secretariat function to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Tuberculosis (http://www.appg-tb.org.uk/).

This role is suitable for someone with public affairs or political advocacy experience, preferably in the UK, who understands the way that political decisions impact global poverty and want to influence these decisions. Global health experience is desirable, but not essential.

 

Recruitment Process

Please apply by sending a CV (maximum 2 pages) and cover letter (maximum 2 pages) to jobs@results.org.uk. The application deadline is 5 pm on 15 April 2021.

In your cover letter, please state where you saw the job advertised and describe and give examples of how you meet the requirements in the Person Specification. We will shortlist soon after the deadline and contact shortlisted candidates as soon as possible. At this stage, interviews are likely to be held on 26th and 27th April 2021. These will be held on Zoom.

We will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

The subject of your email should be “Parliamentary Advocacy Officer TB”, followed by your Surname.

Category

RESULTS UK is a charity registered as RESULTS Education in England and Wales (1015286), a company limited by guarantee (2761858), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC041481).