Manager- Communication & Documentation
Number of Position : 01
Organisation : International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Location : The Union South-East Asia Office, New Delhi
Duration : 2 Years
Travel : As necessary (up to 20% of time)
About The Union:
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is an international scientific organization headquartered in Paris, France, since 1920. It has regional and country offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and South-East Asia regions.
Union South-East Asia (USEA), one of the organizationâs largest offices since 2009, has managed USAID supported Challenge TB project together with National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) and provided critical support in advocacy, private sector engagement, improving working conditions for TB patients, improving access to molecular diagnostics in private sector and among children, rolling out new drugs and regimen. CTB also introduced digital solutions for training, treatment adherence, and learning management in the country. CTBâs work with corporates, civil society organizations, research and academic institutions, media and celebrities and parliamentarians provided TB a national platform and garnered the highest level of political commitment. Project Axshya, a Global Fund Round 9 project designed to extend the reach of Indiaâs Revised National TB Control Programme through advocacy, communication and social mobilization activities in 300 districts across 21 states. Other key projects are to support tobacco control efforts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use; Project LIGHT, which brought fluorescent LED microscopes to 200 Medical Colleges across India; and the Eli-Lilly supported project to expand sustainable TB control in India. USEA also coordinates trainings to build capacity in the management of TB and MDR-TB, operational research, programme management and other skills.
The Unionâs 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.
The Unionâs Vision:
Health solutions for the poor.
The Unionâs Values:
â¢ Quality- The Union delivers services and products to the highest possible standards.
â¢ Accountability- The Union is responsible steward of resources and delivers on its commitments.
â¢ Independence- The Union maintains the freedom to pursue innovation and is guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
â¢ 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.
For more information about The Unionâs work in South-East Asia, please visit
About The Project
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health challenges for India. Each year, it is estimated that over 26 lakh new TB cases emerge in India, with an estimated 4.45 lakh people succumbing to the disease annually. Recognizing the public health threat posed by the disease, the Honourable Prime Minister, called for the prioritization of the disease and committed to eliminating TB by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goal target of 2030. In line with the Honourable Prime Ministerâs vision, the Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, launched a National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (2017-25), marking a paradigm shift in the prioritization of TB, shifting the focus of the program to a more patient-centric approach toward TB elimination.
In early 2021, the Honourable Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, launched the TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan â a peopleâs movement for a TB-free India â at central and state levels, to garner the participation and ownership of all stakeholders to achieve a TB-Free India by 2025. To this end, a National Technical Support Unit (NTSU) on Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization is being set up in collaboration with development partners to support the Government of Indiaâs efforts, both nationally and in states. The NTSU will help strengthen on-ground program delivery by employing various advocacy and communications approaches to generate demand and create awareness on the services available under the TB program. The goal is to deploy creative and disruptive advocacy and communications strategies, and build large-scale public awareness and enable community mobilization towards a collective campaign, which is seamlessly linked to the program and service delivery on the ground.
Reporting to Deputy Director Strategic Communications, Manager â Communication and Documentation will have the following responsibilities.
â¢ Conduct qualitative research around health policy, systems and communication to bridge the gap between public health practitioners, interventions, and communities served and improve outcomes of ambitious tuberculosis/ TB-HIV and tobacco control efforts in the South-East Asia region.
-Provide technical support to various partners of the project partners on developing media and advocacy, and networking and partnership components of project activities; and designing tools for measuring outputs.
-Provide technical support to The Union technical courses.
-Provide technical support and use behavioural and social learning models to advance programme planning, implementation and impact for tuberculosis control.
-Identify target audiences and key population segments; develop and action specific health communication objectives; develop and strategically position IEC content; evaluate effectiveness of initiatives by monitoring key programme elements through appropriate data collection methods (integrating qualitative and quantitative methods); and document and report relevant evidence in a timely manner.
-Conduct interviews; undertake field travel; research relevant literature and data; critical review of current health policies and communication messaging, as needed.
â¢ Facilitate knowledge building among communities of public health policy and practice in the South-East Asia region.
-Develop a resource centre/ database of relevant research and media coverage tracking developments in tuberculosis/ TB-HIV and tobacco control, public health and policy issues in the South-East Asia region.
-Lead an internal communication drive to regularly convey new evidence and key topics of interest to public health practitioners in the South-East Asia region, including staff, partners, researchers, policy makers, local decision makers, community volunteers, group leaders and other stakeholders.
-Engage strategic communities (urban youth, policy makers, donors, others) on social media platforms by coordinating campaigns in the public domain around key policy issues that affect health outcomes.
-Develop capacity and enlarge the social media space currently occupied by The Union South-East Asia staff and partners.
â¢ Work in coordination with the IT department to ensure that websites, blogs, knowledge management systems associated with The Union South-East Asia Office are well maintained and regularly updated.
â¢ Represent The Union South-East Asia at professional meetings and conferences as assigned and participate in policy dialogues; conferences and web forum as needed.
â¢ Perform other relevant duties as required by the Regional Director, The Union South-East Asia.
Qualification, Experience and Skills required:
â¢ Bachelorâs degree with experience in Graphic Designing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
â¢ 5 years of experience in designing & content development.
â¢ Familiarity with the development sector, particularly public health, will be an advantage.
â¢ Prior exposure to working in the development sector, Government and/or international donors will be an added advantage.
Competencies and Skills
â¢ Capacity to work independently and in a team environment with strong self-motivation, tact and diplomacy
â¢ Strong knowledge and understanding of TB control program scenario both in the global and Indian context.
â¢ Demonstrated experience in implementation/ support to TB control efforts in India
â¢ Demonstrated experience in working with governments and/or multilateral and bilateral donor agencies in the area of health
â¢ Excellent negotiation and advocacy skills to interact with people at all levels in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment
â¢ Proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, outlook), Data management software, Internet.
â¢ Excellent drafting and presentation skills including ability to draft clear and concise reports.
â¢ Flexibility and willingness to work on a range of tasks
â¢ Willingness to travel within country as per project needs.
â¢ Ability to plan, set priorities, handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is attractive. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The Union is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Resumes should be emailed to email@example.com with âManager Communications and Documentationâ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Last date for receiving applications is 26th July 2021.