The TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is a regional advocacy network of around 240 civil society organisations and individuals from across 35 different countries in the wider European region, comprising Western and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. TBEC is hosted in London by RESULTS UK.
Established in 2009, TBEC has grown rapidly and is now increasingly recognised as the voice of the civil society in the fight against TB across the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe Region. TBEC has two key areas of focus: first, to support civil society organisations and activists in their advocacy role at national and regional levels, and second, to coordinate and carry out evidence-based TB policy advocacy at regional and international levels.
The full-time TBEC Officer will be responsible for the communication, advocacy and capacity-building of TBEC members and represent the TBEC Secretariat in London. They are the primary liaison with members and are responsible for the management of the Coalition membership. The role, alongside TBEC’s other Secretariat staff, will be responsible for leading the delivery of TBEC’s communication strategy, TBEC advocacy and research, and capacity building activities, ranging from online webinars to country-based workshops. The person will also manage the engagement and outreach towards TBEC members and support the management of the EC grant where necessary.
All activities will be carried out in close coordination with the RESULTS UK TB team and the Head of TBEC Secretariat.
Advocacy and capacity building:
- Leading on TB research and in-country training around TB advocacy in the EU member countries as outlined in the European Commission grant.
- Co-organising the delivery of many of the capacity building and advocacy activities outlined in the European Commission grant, and/or TBEC strategic documents, for example, development of issue-specific policy and advocacy briefs, policy research on best practices and relevant case studies for the network, skills-building of members via in-country workshops, bilateral visits, research trips and engagement of the coalition at various international conferences.
- Leading on TBEC online webinars for TBEC members as outlined in the European Commission grant.
- Representing TBEC at regional and global conferences and events, including leading the organisation of and delivery of sessions, travel logistics and support for the Board EU members as outlined in the European Commission grant.
- Leading on, in collaboration with the RESULTS UK TB Policy Officer, the provision of high-quality input to regional and global policy consultations and enquiries for TBEC as needed.
- Facilitating monthly TBEC Secretariat calls (setting the calls, taking minutes and facilitating input on agenda issues).
- Co-leading on the development of TBEC’s media and communication strategy, including development of new TBEC website, supporting IT maintenance and development of media toolkits etc; coordinating development/soliciting input for TBEC strategic documents.
- Co-leading on delivery of regular and impactful communications with the network, in line with the agreed communication strategy, including engaging with TBEC members via TBEC listserve, development of TBEC press releases, engagement via social media etc.
- Leading on aspects of communication for the network, including overseeing TBEC website, the compilation and distribution of the monthly newsletter and quarterly advocacy updates, and the network’s social media outreach, including Facebook and Twitter.
- Writing content for TBEC monthly newsletter and quarterly advocacy updates, soliciting input related to ongoing events under different project streams from other Secretariat staff.
Liaison with TBEC Members:
- Acting as one of the main points of contact/liaison between Secretariat and TBEC membership (answering to members’ inquiries, making referrals, studying the capacity building needs and ways to address those).
- Leading on the development of the annual TBEC membership survey (consolidating input, providing the analysis of the results, etc.).
- Providing support to TBEC members, and gathering the input from TBEC members for various internal and external consultations when applicable.
- Facilitating the acceptance of TBEC membership applications.
- Providing support with the European Commission grant as necessary.
- Providing general administrative support to the Secretariat in day-to-day functions to ensure the smooth running of the network in line with the European Commission grant objectives and deliverables.
- Keeping accurate and complete records for the European Commission grant.
- Supporting the preparation of internal monitoring and evaluation reports and inputting into periodic technical and financial reporting for the European Commission
Skills, knowledge and experience:
- Excellent English.
- Working knowledge of Russian (spoken and written).
- Degree in the relevant field (desirable fields include public/global health, development, international relations/politics, but this can be flexible, depending on experience).
- Experience of working in an advocacy environment, including leading on a particular issue area and building the capacity of others around this issue.
- Experience of leading coalitions of civil society organisations around a common objective/issue.
- Ability to write clearly and succinctly, for a range of audiences, including non-technical audiences, from formal reports with clear policy recommendations to short articles for social media or blogs.
- Experience of using social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
- Computer literacy (with Word, Excel, PowerPoint as basics).
- Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail.
- Willingness and flexibility to work across a range of tasks and activities.
- Well organised, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
- A high level of attention to detail.
- Ability to plan and deliver your work to meet specific objectives.
- Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities and work to deadlines.
- Willingness and ability to travel within the region and worldwide, when appropriate.
- Ability to both lead and work well within a team and to work effectively with partners remotely, using webinar, Skype or other relevant technology, as required.
Understanding of key TB issues in the WHO European region.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) by midnight on the 19th November.