ACT NOW: END AIDS (ANEA) is a national coalition of community-based organizations, health departments, national policy partners, and activists committed to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. This consultancy will be contracted by Treatment Action Group (TAG), a co-founder and member of the ANEA coalition.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). 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 living with HIV and other conditions; Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.
The ANEA Coalition, in partnership with TAG, seeks a consultant to advance strategic policy-advocacy to expand federal End the Epidemic (EHE) efforts, with a focus on centering community leadership and engagement, and directing resources to disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous, and POC communities. The consultant will coordinate the ANEA Policy Committee, and be responsible for scoping the policy landscape to inform the identification of priority issues, strategies, and objectives.
Reporting: TAG Policy Team, with collaborative support from the ANEA Coordinator
Total Budget: $10,000
Timeline: Start Q4 of 2021 and work through Q1 of 2022 (6 months total)
- Lead landscaping research and discussions to determine ANEA’s optimal role in the HIV advocacy space and identify strategic priority issues
- Build the structure and capacity of the Policy Committee by establishing roles, supporting leadership, and suggesting new member organizations
- Draft meeting agendas, facilitate meetings and keep the Committee on task
- Provide strategic guidance to advance Hill advocacy, including identifying key offices and messaging
- Government relations on the Hill on behalf of the Coalition: requesting meetings, identifying appropriate staff, building and maintaining relationships
- Liaison on behalf of the Coalition with federal agencies
- Draft public facing documents, and submit comments on behalf of the Coalition with support of the ANEA Steering Committee and other coalition members
- Identify and meet with 10 Congressional offices
- 1-3 year policy advocacy plan agreed by the Coalition
Experience and Skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal stakeholders and HIV related policy
- Demonstrated track record of working effectively in coalitions and collaborative efforts
- Strong facilitation and campaign management skills
- Experience and existing relationships in the HIV and/or public health federal policy space
- Connections to leaders in the movements for harm reduction, reproductive justice, Medicaid expansion, and/or additional intersecting policy issues
- Familiarity with ANEA and other HIV coalitions
- Commitment to ending the HIV epidemic among disproportionately impacted and marginalized communities
- Commitment to achieving health equity through ending systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism
How to Apply:
Expressions of interest can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “ANEA Policy Consultant” by October 15, 2021.
- Expressions of interest should include:
- Resume (2 pages maximum)
- Two (2) professional references
- Writing sample
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. People with lived experience with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.