Technical Advisor, Community Engagement, Geneva At The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Technical Advisor, Community Engagement – GL D

The Technical Advisor, Community Engagement supports the Global Fund’s work to maximize community engagement in line with the Global Fund’s Strategy. They provide support, coordination, and technical guidance for the Global Fund’s work on community engagement, working closely with the Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement. This position entails extensive collaboration across the Secretariat to evolve operational policies and ensure successful implementation of the Global Fund Strategy’s Mutually Reinforcing Contributory Objective Maximize engagement and Leadership of Most Affected Communities. They coordinate across the Secretariat and with external partners to improve opportunities for, and quality of, meaningful and sustainable engagement and leadership of communities and civil society in Global Fund-related processes at all levels. Under the direction of the Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement, the Technical Advisor, Community Engagement, leads initiatives focused on community engagement, including oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation, collaborating across the Secretariat and with external partners, particularly in the area of technical support and capacity development for communities throughout the grant lifecycle. As needed, they provide in-depth expertise on community engagement to support the Grant Management Division (GMD) through the Technical Advisors, Investment Support to ensure impactful investment. They represent the Global Fund in high level political and technical fora, and ensure liaison with community, civil society, government, technical and other partners.

Key Responsibilities

Perform the following duties under the prioritization, supervision, and direction of the Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement :

  •  Technical leadership: Provides strategic thinking and expert advice on the engagement of communities and civil society across all Global Fund -related processes and policies; Liaises with the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Hub to ensure coordination and capacity development as it relates to community engagement.
  •  Community engagement related i nitiative s : Provides overall strategic vision and leadership for implementation of community engagement-related initiatives .
  •  Investment support: As needed, provide in-depth community engagement expertise to Technical Advisors, CRG Regional Investment Support, to provide support for community engagement across the grant life cycle.
  •  Reporting: Provides timely , accurate and concise reporting for monitoring evaluation and learning including : reporting and forecasts for any relevant c atalytic i nvestments ; and key performance indicators on the Minimum Expectations for community engagement.
  •  Partnerships: Working i n close collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement m aintains and strengthens relationships with community and civil society stakeholders including key population networks and those living with and/or most impacted by the three diseases. Build s and sustains collaborative relationships between the Global Fund and multilateral partners, bilateral partners, governments, civil society, and community partners on community engagement, including representing the Global Fund in meetings related to community engagement at global and regional levels; Liaises with diverse partners to ensure strong and impactful support to reinforce capacities of affected community networks to engage more effectively in Global Fund–related processes in countries and globally including managing partnerships with technical partners and donors.
  •  Coordination:
  •  Coordinates expert advice from civil society and community organizations, including key and vulnerable population networks, and bilateral and multilateral partners. This includes managing the Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group and the Youth Council.
  •  Informs normative guidance and implementation tools, coordinate expert advice from civil society and community organizations, including key and vulnerable population networks, and bilateral and multilateral partners .
  •  Learning: Contributes to the development, evaluation and continual refinement of capacity building tools and trainings for Global Fund staff, consultants, and in-country partners on community engagement .
  •  Communications: Contributes to the development of Board reports, briefs, publications, press releases and other information.

Performs other duties consistent with the role and grade as required as assigned by the Head, Community Rights and Gender .

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



  •  Advanced university degree in public health, development, international affairs, or a relevant related area. A first degree is acceptable if the candidate has two years post-degree relevant experience.
  •  Solid relevant experience.


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



  •  Strong experience at international level in community engagement, including for capacity development
  •  Experience in working with national, regional and/or international civil society organisations and community-led or based networks, as well as other key stakeholders in developing countries
  •  Experience in working with bilateral and multilateral partners
  •  Experience in programming for community responses and systems
  •  Experience working in an NGO or community-led or based organization
  •  Sound knowledge of Global Fund and its policies, processes, and its governance structure
  •  An understanding of the international health and development landscape
  •  Demonstrated in-country experience in the field of program design, monitoring and implementation of community led responses
  •  Project management experience
  •  Experience with persuading and influencing others, including the ability to articulate a strong vision to a variety of interlocutors


  •  4-6 years of relevant post university experience years at the international level in community engagement, including capacity development
  •  Experience of working within a civil society/community led organization/s in a developing country/ ie s
  •  Experience of working on Human Rights, Community, Gender & Key Populations programmes, including country experience, in the field of program design, implementation and coordination, research and policy development



  •  An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge of French, Spanish or Russian.

Functional Competencies:

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

Organizational Competencies:

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

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Job Posting End Date

18 September 2023



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