Number of Positions: 01
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The
Location: New Delhi
Founded in 1920, the International Union Against
Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), is a non-profit
institute with five scientific departments and several offices
worldwide, as well as a federation of close to 3,000 organisations
and individuals, who are committed to the same goals. Its
scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and
non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research; and each
engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers
training and other capacity-building activities, leading to health
solutions for the poor.
The Union’s Mission: To
promote national autonomy within the framework of the priorities
of each country by developing, implementing and assessing
anti-tuberculosis, lung health and non-communicable disease
programmes as well as other public health issues.
Union’s Vision: Health solutions for the poor.
• Quality: The Union delivers
services and products to the highest possible standards.
Accountability: The Union is responsible steward of resources and
delivers on its commitments.
• Independence: The Union
maintains the freedom to pursue innovation and is guided by the
best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
Solidarity: The Union stands together with its members and
partners, as one, to overcome the greatest challenges to improve
health among the communities it serves.
information about the Union’s work in South-East Asia, please
The Technical Advisor (TA) will work
closely with The Union’s STOP team, The Union South-East Asia
(USEA) tobacco control team, in-country partners and grantees to
put in place effective, result-driven plans and coordinated
country level engagements designed to expose and counter tobacco
industry inference (TII), which distract tobacco control efforts
in India and the region. The TA will work towards increasing the
capacity and skill of local partners in identifying and
strategically responding to TII. The TA will also oversee a roster
of workshops and other opportunities to orient other key
stakeholders from government, media and civil society about
tactics of the tobacco industry.
global resources and with the guidance of The Union’s STOP team,
the TA will support country/state teams in creating compelling
narratives to protect tobacco control efforts and deter public and
policymakers from partnering with tobacco industry and its front
groups. The TA will assist local partners and in-country teams to
design and implement robust strategies and campaigns. In addition,
s/he will ensure that a full range of “voices” of existing and
potential tobacco control advocates call for change. Building a
strong national and local constituency to advance tobacco control
is a vital component of this position. The TA will be responsible
for guiding the overall strategy and implementation of activities
related to tobacco industry interference at sub-national and
national level in India, the South Asia region and globally. S/he
will work closely with country/state partners, tobacco control and
public health advocates, and governments to alert and respond to
TII. Work will involve close communication with The Union’s STOP
project team, BI partners and colleagues in The Union’s SEA
office and the national tobacco control cell at the Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare; representatives from primary
stakeholder groups (STCCs, DTCCs, civil society); and the grant
leads in states, and others as and when appropriate.
TA will work closely with committed and experienced tobacco
industry experts in New Delhi, India and New York, US and will
provide for excellent opportunities for cross-learning from around
the world. The job is fast-paced and will provide the TA with
constant opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in
strategic action, stakeholder management, coordination with
government and civil society relations, communicating for policy
development, project management, and training.
Under the guidance of Union’s STOP India
team - the Sr. Technical Advisor and assigned STOP Program Officer
- the Technical Advisor will:
• Oversee landscape analysis
of institutions, government agencies, civil society and media and
other influencers and their relationship with tobacco industry to
• Set up a robust monitoring and response
system for ensuring timely and effective action against TII,
including regularly feeding monitoring information to local and
• Contribute to overall strategy and
framework for addressing TII in India, South Asia region, and
globally, as and when required. Engage local stakeholders
including BI partners and grantees on behalf of The Union’s STOP
team as appropriate.
• Strategically develop a strong
grassroots network including in-country grantees and partners and
build its capacity through training workshops and hands-on
mentoring to identify and respond to TII.
• Respond to the
requests for information about tobacco industry activities and
coordinate additional investigation.
• Closely partner
with country teams to develop and implement robust communications
strategies and mobilize diverse voices within tobacco control.
Support efforts to adapt STOP’s global campaigns and materials
for local context and use.
• Partner with broad-based
stakeholders to stay informed about tobacco industry tactics.
Assist STOP grantees and contracts to implement projects and help
to identify opportunities for STOP to fund impactful work in
• Compile information and develop compelling
reports that communicate and effectively document success stories
and progress made.
• Coordinate and communicate regularly
with The Union’s STOP India team about STOP and related
• Work closely with the Deputy Regional
Director and STOP Sr. Program Manager to stay informed about
tobacco industry tactics and incorporate them into communication
strategies and activities.
• Master’s degree required in law,
humanities, or relevant field.
• Minimum 7-8 years of
• Strategic in dealing with broad sets
of stakeholders with proven capability in forging partnerships.
Demonstrated ability in quick response to advocate for social
issues through designing and implementing strategic communication
campaigns within states and nationally in India will be a strong
• A strong understanding of tobacco control
legislation, broad understanding of national and state-level
policy landscape, advocacy and communication campaign at
grassroots level are critical.
• Understanding of the role
of national and state government, local administrative set up, and
existing relationships with civil society, media, and policy
influencers will be useful.
• Desire to create, mentor and
develop a smart and dedicated network of tobacco control partners
at various levels.
Competencies and Skills:
Proven ability and experience in leading and facilitating training
• Must be a self-driven individual with a
strong sense of initiative.
• Work effectively within a
team environment throughout the development life cycle.
Good interpersonal skills including problem solving and leadership
• Excellent English speaking, writing,
documentation and editing skills are vital. Fluency in Hindi and
other regional languages is a plus.
• Conform with and
uphold The Union's values of Quality, Accountability, Independence
• Efficient and able to multi-task in a
gross remuneration budgeted for this position is attractive.
Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications and
experience of the selected candidate.
Interested candidates must send their latest resume/CV
and cover letter mentioning their motivation for the job and the
specific skills and experience that makes them suitable for the
job. Last date for submitting applications is 24 July 2021 and
required to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating
“Application for Technical Advisor” in the subject line. You
must also submit the Job Application Form (to be filled online at
https://goo.gl/forms/hchmlnx4QzdbJBRx1) before the deadline.
Please note that applications submitted without the Job
Application Form will not be accepted.
The Union is an
equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are
encouraged to apply.
Please note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
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