Founded in 2009 by four international NGO federations – the International Diabetes Federation, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the Union for International Cancer Control, and the World Heart Federation – the NCD Alliance (NCDA) is a unique civil society network leading the way to a world free from preventable suffering, disability and death caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The NCD Alliance is at the forefront of elevating NCDs onto the global health and development agenda. NCD Alliance’s strong global network includes over 60 national and regional alliances; strategic relations with the World Health Organization, UN, and governments; and staff in Geneva, London and New York. Our network includes global and national NGOs, scientific and professional associations, academic and research institutions, private sector entities and dedicated individuals.
The NCD Alliance’s activities aim to influence policy, raise global awareness of NCDs, broker knowledge and good practice in policies to prevent and treat NCDs and to support capacity-building of NCD civil society organizations and alliances. Today, NCDA mobilises a network of 65 national and regional NCD alliances around the world. Our achievements to date include supporting the adoption of landmark political commitments on NCDs – including from the UN High Level Meetings on NCDs in 2011, 2014 and 2018, the global 2025 NCD targets, NCD-related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals and the declaration of the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in 2019.
NCDA has entered into a partnership with Helmsley Charitable Trust. The partnership, which will be implemented over three years (2020-2022), will engage in global advocacy on universal health and NCD care, and support national advocacy and action for health systems strengthening and universal health coverage for chronic NCDs, and the meaningful involvement of People Living with NCDs in the response.
Please find more information about the NCD Alliance www.ncdalliance.org
The NCD Alliance seeks a Policy and Research Manager with suitable experience and background for a full-time role to support our work on global NCD policy, with a particular focus on WHO/United Nations-related activities in Geneva. Candidates must be eligible for a work permit in Switzerland.
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in working for a respected civil society organisation, engaging with multilateral institutions and governments, leading strategic research work and coalition building, on priority global health and development issues related to non-communicable diseases. The successful applicant will join our Policy, Advocacy and Accountability team of five professionals located in Geneva, New York and London.
Work with the NCD Alliance team and network to support efforts to:
Please send your CV, including two contacts for references and two samples of your written work / presentations to email@example.com
Closing Date for Applications: 29th February 2020. We regret that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.