Stop TB Partnership - Strategic Initiatives Specialist

Job categories Finance, Health, Project Management, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5114/18943
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Stop TB
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration one ongoing
Application period 06-Dec-2019 to 05-Jan-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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The Stop TB Partnership is a unique and innovative global health organization that brings together partners, expertise, funding, commodities, and people-centered services in our shared mission to end TB by 2030.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations (UN) hosted organization that takes bold and smart risks to serve and amplify the voices of the people, communities, stakeholders, and partners from countries affected by TB.

The Stop TB Partnership is guided by three (3) strategic goals to:

  1. Advocate, catalyze, and facilitate sustained coordination and collaboration among partners;
  2. Support the development, replication, and scale-up of innovative approaches and tools; and
  3. Facilitate global, equitable access to TB diagnostics and medicines.

The Stop TB Partnership’s comprehensive range of strategic and technical expertise and our willingness to push boundaries are crucial factors in reaching the targets agreed upon by Heads of States and the TB community-at-large to end TB by 2030.

The Stop TB Partnership’s Strategic Initiatives & Innovative Financing (SIIF) Team leads the conceptualization, design, roll-out, and implementation of ground-breaking initiatives and projects within the Secretariat to bring the “Silicon Valley” mindset and innovations to high TB burden countries and leverage multi-sectoral collaboration, including the private sector, to address systematic barriers in the TB and global health space. Thus far, SIIF, along with our key partners, has conceptualized and designed two new initiatives – (1) Re-Imagining Care and (2) Accelerator for Impact (a4i), respectively.

As a follow-up to the first ever TB Innovation Summit and UN High-Level Meeting on TB (UNHLM on TB) in September 2018, the Stop TB Partnership and our key partners are working to “re-imagine care” in high TB burden countries, now and in the future, by making it as convenient as possible for country programmes, service providers, and, most importantly, the people affected by TB to provide and access care that put people’s circumstances, preferences, and needs at the forefront of decision-making. This includes:

  • Providing high TB burden countries with a packaged set of solutions in order for healthcare providers to leverage the most up to date products and technologies to more efficiently and effectively prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure people and
  • Pivoting to a more digitalized, virtual, and on-demand care model to bring services to the people across disease areas (i.e., communicable and non-communicable) within the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), to ensure all people, including the most marginalized, have access to affordable and quality care.

a4i is a public-sector venture capital fund, which aims to: (1) pivot the care model to become more digitalized, virtual, and on-demand and (2) catalyze the rapid roll-out of emerging technologies (i.e., artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, tele-care/tele-machine, wearables, etc.), in high TB burden countries, by:

  • Identifying and investing in emerging technologies, from high-income markets and high TB burden countries, to pivot the care model to become more digitalized, virtual, and on-demand;
  • Supporting innovators to cross the second “valley of death” (i.e., from commercialization to roll-out);
  • Financing critical activities to generate demand in early adopter countries;
  • Creating a network of operating teams and key partners to drive efficient product launches; and  
  • Achieving a return on investment to ensure financial sustainability and unlock new capital from financial markets and market investors.

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