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Senior Health Security Specialist

Secondment - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

12-Month Contract

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

The purpose of this position is to enhance the Global Fund’s capacity to contribute to improved health security for better health outcomes on HIV, TB and Malaria. During and after the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important to strengthen health systems while maintaining essential health services like HIV, TB and malaria. There is a significant need to ensure health security is operationalized in grants to countries and to articulate how health security elements are embedded in the Global Fund strategy and complementary investments such as Catalytic Funding. Improved investment guidance for countries and Global Fund Country Teams is needed to maximize the contribution of Global Fund resources to improving domestic epidemic preparedness and response mechanisms within the context of global health security.

In seconding a Health Security Specialist to the Global Fund, Resolve is contributing to ensuring the effective use of Global Fund resources for health security strengthening, within context of 3 diseases.

Key responsibilities:

Under the leadership of the Senior Technical Coordinator, MNCH & HSS, and in collaboration with the Technical Advice & Partnerships Department and the Grants Management Division, the Health Security Specialist will work to ensure the effective use of Global Fund resources for resilient health systems within the context of pandemic preparedness and response. S/he will work on:

Policy review and technical guidance

Internal advice and support during grant making and implementation

Upon request, s/he provides professional opinion and expert guidance to Secretariat on:

Contributions to cross cutting work

Partnerships

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Location: Global Fund Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

To Apply: Please submit your CV and a cover letter through this link.