UHC2030 is a multi-stakeholder partnership co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the overall aim of supporting a movement for accelerated, equitable and sustainable progress towards UHC as well as the other health targets in the SDGs, including global security and equity. The UHC2030 Steering Committee agreed to establish a Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) to become the civil society arm of the UHC movement and a critical contributor to UHC2030, with systematic attention to the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable populations so that no one is left behind. The CSEM seeks to strengthen an inclusive and broad civil society movement on UHC, influence policy design and implementation, strengthen citizen-led and social accountability mechanisms, and promote coordination and harmonization between civil society organization (CSO) platforms and networks working on health related issues.
Management Sciences for Health will host the Secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM). The Coordinator, as a member of the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism Secretariat, is responsible for leading, coordinating and promoting the activities of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism and CSEM Secretariat Team.
Working closely with the CSEM Communications Officer and the Advisory Group, the Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating the work plan and activities of the CSO representatives on the UHC2030 Steering Committee, the CSEM Advisory Group and the civil society focal points at national and regional level. The Coordinator will serve as the external face of the Secretariat and will work to build up the international profile of the CSEM and to expand the membership of the CSEM.
The post will report to the Senior Director of the FCI Program who serves as Technical Focal Point for the CSEM Secretariat’s work, with a dotted line to the UHC2030 CSEM Advisory Group.
*This is a 12 month position with opportunity for renewal*
Lead, coordinate and promote the activities of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism and CSEM Secretariat Team, (50%)
Support the implementation of targeted advocacy, communications, and mobilization efforts for CSEM activities at global, national and sub-national levels, (50%)
Master’s Degree in a field of study relevant to this technical area.
7 years of relevant and related experience with at least 3 years’ experience in leading advocacy efforts, providing technical assistance to civil society organizations and/or working on global health issues.
4 years of progressively responsible experience is preferred. Experience in international public health is strongly preferred.
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