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About the Position
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a highly motivated and organized TB Project Associate 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 Associate will work closely with the TB Project Co-Directors and other members of the TAG TB and Policy teams and engage with external allies and partners to advance the advocacy objectives of TAG’s TB project. These include accelerating TB research and innovation, promoting community engagement in TB research and policy, 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. The Project Associate is expected to lead TAG’s advocacy to track and influence research for new TB diagnostics and access to diagnostic technologies. The position will provide critical support to TAG’s TB project, and to policy staff based in Washington D.C. This individual will support TAG’s TB program by coordinating involvement in and leadership of campaigns and by helping to administer and advance the work of the community advisory boards (CABs) that are hosted by TAG, including travel and other logistics and arrangements for in-person meetings. Strong project management, relationship-building, and communication skills are required. Willingness to travel up to 25 percent of time, including international travel, is a requirement.

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.

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

Key Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Keep up to date on relevant scientific literature on TB with a focus on TB diagnostic technologies;
  • Research, write, and produce a TB Diagnostics Pipeline Report annually;
  • Lead TAG advocacy and engagement on TB diagnostics research and access priorities;
  • Contribute to global policymaking on TB diagnostics, including by participating in WHO Guideline Development Group and other technical meetings;
  • Develop and maintain materials used to train and engage CABs and other members of civil society and TB affected communities in TB research and access advocacy;
  • Collaborate with other TAG staff, consultants, and fellow activists and partner organizations to advance shared advocacy objectives;
  • Coordinate TAG-led global campaign/s and TAG engagement in campaign/s led by external partners;
  • Support TAG’s efforts to engage communities in TB research, including by helping to administer and advance the work of TAG-hosted community advisory boards (CABs);
  • Support the coordination of CAB 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.

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, human rights, research & development issues, and/or HIV, TB, HCV, or other infectious diseases;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner, maintain relationships, and advance advocacy priorities with external partners;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research skills, willingness to learn new and complex subject matter, and ability to translate TB research and access issues and priorities into actionable campaigns and advocacy activities;
  • 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;
  • 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 $65,500 – $75,500 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, manuscript, or other piece of writing; please send final version as well as an early, unedited draft if available), and 3 professional references and their contact information by April 18, 2024, to, with “TB Project Associate” 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.

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