Senior Technical Advisor, Key Populations, Geneva At The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Senior Technical Advisor, Key Populations – GL E – 3 years Defined Duration

The Senior Technical Advisor, Key Populations provides strategic guidance on key populations, collaborating across the Secretariat and with external partners and overseeing implementation of Strategy in relation to key populations. They provide the Global Fund with expertise in programming and policy to advance the health and rights of key populations, keeping staff up to date on the best practices, tools, innovative models and opportunities for technical assistance; support integration of key populations in the development and reprogramming of HIV, TB, malaria and RSSH grants through supporting the CRG Focal Points and other stakeholders; and liaising closely with key partners to maximize the Global Fund’s contribution to HIV, TB and malaria responses and to building resilient and sustainable systems for health. They also support the Technical Advisors, CRG Regional Investment Support, with in-depth expertise on key populations and represent the Global Fund in senior level technical related fora and liaising closely with key partners to maximize the Global Fund’s contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as directed by the Head, Community, Rights and Gender.

Key Responsibilities

Perform the following duties under the prioritization, supervision and direction of the Head, Community, Rights and Gender:

  •  Technical leadership : Provide overall vision and leadership on key populations. They provide specific technical, policy and strategy advice and guidance across the Global Fund Secretariat on key populations;
  •  They oversee the implementation, monitoring, evaluation of the Global Fund Strategy in relation to key populations
  •  Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to promote key populations in making responses to the diseases more effective, through implementation and advocacy and accountability roles
  •  Work closely with Technical Advice and Partnerships (TAP) team to articulate and promote the Global Fund’s vision of systems for health that go beyond the formal health sector and incorporate strong community systems and responses
  •  Investment support : Informed by normative guidance, implementation tools, and expert advice from civil society, community-led and based organizations, work closely with CRG Investment Support Advisors to provide strategic thinking and expert analysis and advice on Key populations, including on harm reduction policies and programming and on measures to support integration of community systems and responses in the development and reprogramming of HIV, TB, malaria and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grants for maximum impact and optimal alignment of Global Fund financed-programs with the organization’s strategic objectives.
  •  Partnerships: Act as main Secretariat liaison with external partners on key populations; Strengthens and contributes to technical relationships on key populations with external partners at the global and regional level to ensure the prompt interpretation of new knowledge and best practice as relevant to Global Fund grants
  •  Reporting: Lead on timely, accurate and concise reporting for monitoring evaluation and learning including relevant KPIs
  •  Capacity building: Contribute to the development, evaluation and continual refinement of technical briefs, capacity building tools and trainings for Global Fund staff, consultants, and in-country partners on key populations; Oversee the development and piloting of innovative models for reaching key populations and quality improvement in implementation of programs and policies ; Lead Secretariat work to develop tools for assessing /quantifying impact of interventions and investments targeted towards reaching key populations.
  •  Coordination: Inform normative guidance and implementation tools, coordinate expert advice from civil society and community organizations, including key population networks, and bilateral and multilateral partners
  •  Communication: Contribute to the development of regular Global Fund reports, publications, press releases and other advocacy or information materials, as directed by the Head, Community, Rights and Gender
  •  Management: Build and develop an effective team. Perform people management responsibilities
  •  Perform other duties consistent with the role and grade as required

Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at their sole discretion



  •  A post-graduate university degree or equivalent in gender studies, social sciences, law, international development/relations, or public health


  •  Further related qualifications in community responses, key populations, human rights and/or gender



  •  Extensive experience in health of key populations, particularly in the field of prevention, testing and treatment programs for key populations in the context of HIV and/or TB; and in the field of harm reduction.
  •  Experience at a senior technical, managerial and advisory level in key populations related programs and policy reform, including in approaches to address intersectional vulnerability.
  •  Solid experience of working in resource-limited settings on programming related to key populations and/or HIV and TB
  •  Strong networks and collaborative relationships in key populations, health and development with global and country partners
  •  Demonstrated understanding of the intersection between health, gender, human rights, and community responses
  •  In-depth understanding of international funding mechanisms, including the Global Fund and its policies, processes, and governance structure
  •  People and project management experience


  •  8 -10 years’ experience in the area of health and key populations – particularly within the fields of HIV, TB and/or malaria
  •  Experience working at an international funding institution or grant-making initiative
  •  Experience working in or with key populations is an asset
  •  Experience of working within the NGO sector, particularly in developing country contexts
  •  Strong understanding of TB


Languages: An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Organizational Competencies:

  •  Global Fund awareness and mind-set (Level 2)
  •  Service orientation (Level 3)
  •  Drive for results (Level 2)
  •  Collaboration (Level 3)
  •  Interaction (Level 2)
  •  Adaptability (Level 2)

Functional Competencies:

  •  Project Management (Level 2)
  •  Negotiations (Methods and Techniques) (Level 3)
  •  Analytical Skills (Level 3)
  •  Communications (Level 3)
  •  Multicultural understanding (Level 3)
  •  Human Rights/Gender/Key Populations (Level 3)

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