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About the position

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and organized Senior TB Project Associate to support community engagement activities under the SMART4TB Project – a $200 million investment made by USAID to Support, Mobilize, and Accelerate Research for TB Elimination. The Senior TB Project Associate will report to TAG’s TB Project Co-Directors. This is a full-time, salaried role with 25% travel.

This new position will play a key role in ensuring research supported by SMART4TB—one of the single largest TB research investments in history—reflects the needs, priorities, and viewpoints of TB-affected communities. The Senior TB Project Associate will capacitate and support community advisory boards (CABs) and other civil society and community groups to engage in TB research advanced under the SMART4TB project, and will inform the translation of SMART4TB project research outputs into policy change and advocacy for implementation. This position will foster links and build reciprocal relationships between community and civil society partners and SMART4TB investigators and regional research hubs.

This new position will initially focus on community partner mapping and selection, and building a SMART4TB curriculum, workplan, and budget for three regional community advisory boards (CABs) that will work closely with the five SMART4TB regional hubs located in Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, South Africa, India, and Vietnam. The role requires a strong work ethic, good judgment, and both self-direction and the ability to work collaboratively. Experience working with and to organize community and civil society groups, excellent project management, organization, and communications skills (written and verbal), are a must.

About TAG

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 Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.

Key Duties & Responsibilities May Include:

  • Ensure community input into SMART4TB research agenda development processes
  • Develop and execute a transparent process for regional CAB partner selection
  • Manage TAG’s relationship and liaise with three regional CAB coordinators
  • Support regional CABs to develop and execute SMART4TB workplans and budgets
  • Develop a curriculum, learning platform, and other resources for regional CABs to train their members and other community and civil society stakeholders on TB, TB research, and the SMART4TB project
  • Foster connections between regional CABs, and other important community and civil society stakeholders and the SMART4TB project consortium members and regional hubs
  • Support community engagement in research initiatives advanced under SMART4TB
  • Translate and disseminate SMART4TB research findings to community and civil society stakeholders
  • Create, identify, and act on opportunities to advocate for the translation of SMART4TB research into policy and practice, and to generate demand for new TB tools among TB-affected communities
  • Represent TAG at SMART4TB and other international meetings and fora

Background, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in global health;
  • Excellent research, oral communication, and writing skills;
  • Basic Microsoft Office and Google suite skills;
  • Familiarity with Moodle and other online learning platforms a major plus;
  • Experience participating in or leading community advisory boards a major plus;
  • Experience developing educational materials, curriculum, training resources;
  • Superb organization skills, attention to detail, and follow-through;
  • Robust project management skills and ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner and maintain relationships;
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving capacity;
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can work independently and proactively in periods of limited supervision;
  • Receptivity to feedback;
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about new, technical subject matters without getting intimidated;
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic and national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value;
  • Enthusiasm for TAG’s mission is a must; familiarity with advocacy, health, policy making, or lived experience with the conditions on which TAG works, is a plus.

Salary & Benefits

The annual compensation will be $72,000 commensurate with experience and skills. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance for the employee and their dependent(s), and generous paid vacation (starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and holidays). TAG also provides professional development opportunities and a flexible work environment. TAG is an eligible employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

 Location and Hours

This is an exempt position, with 40 hours per week expected generally within TAG’s office hours (9am-5pm ET). Work taking into account the availability of partners based in different time zones and on weekends may be required.

TAG is not requiring employees to work from our New York City headquarters office until further notice. While TAG is open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work within TAG’s office hours and travel to New York City for team planning and special events (pandemic allowing), candidates based in the New York City area are strongly preferred. TAG does not have capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé (2-page maximum), a writing sample (maximum of 5 pages; solo or first-authored publications preferred), and 3 professional references and their contact information to jobs@treatmentactiongroup.org, with “Senior TB Project Associate” as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

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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