Senior Specialist, Parliamentary Affairs / Grade Level E

  • Added Date: Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 03 April 2017

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Vacancy Number:


Closing Date:
03 April 2017

Contract Type:

Reporting to:
Head, Political & Civil Society Advocacy

Work Division or Department:
External Relations / Political and Civil Society Advocacy (PCSA)

Benefits and Allowances:
Learn more on benefits and allowances.

Role summary

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Political and Civil Society Department, the Senior Specialist, Parliamentary Affairs coordinates engagement with Parliamentarians from donor and implementing countries, with a focus on resource mobilization, and increasing awareness and support among Parliamentarians for the objectives of the Global Fund, in collaboration with partners including civil society.


  • Conceptualize, plan and coordinate strategic initiatives with Parliamentarians in donor countries leading G8 and G20 processes, European Union Presidencies and other relevant regional and inter-governmental processes to draw attention to the Global Fund and its resource needs.
  • Conceptualize, plan and coordinate activities to mainstream and scale up the Global Fund’s work with Parliamentarians in regional and global networks, and at the country level, aimed at increasing familiarity with and support for the objectives of the Global Fund.
  • Promote strategic synergies with other teams, units and clusters of the Global Fund’s Secretariat to ensure successful implementation of resource mobilization-focused initiatives in donor countries, and increasing awareness and support in donor and implementing countries for the objectives of the Global Fund.
  • Promote strategic synergies with other teams, units and clusters of the Global Fund Secretariat, to ensure successful implementation of domestic resource mobilization initiatives in implementing countries.
  • Perform other duties as required in response to the evolving needs of the Political and Civil Society Department.

Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at his or her sole discretion.



  • Masters level or equivalent advanced university degree in social and/or political science, public administration/development or a comparable academic preparation.



  • Relevant experience at an international level
  • Working experience with parliaments or parliamentary networks at the international level.


  • Ten years or more of relevant experience in advocacy activities with public sector actors.



An excellent knowledge of English is essential for this role. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proactive attitude and creativity in developing advocacy opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to provide information in a clear and logical manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills facilitating effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation and persuasive abilities.
  • Proven capacity to develop credibility with senior counterparts in parliaments and governments.

Leadership Competencies:

Connecting our Vision with Results

  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Strategic Agility
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Perspective

Partnerships and People

  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting

Building Empowerment and Accountability

  • Timely Decision Making
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Interpersonal Diplomacy

Core Competencies:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Working with Others
  • Core Expertise
  • Project Management
  • People Leadership
  • Global Fund Mind-set

Mandatory cover letter

Please ensure your application is supported by a one-page cover letter. In your letter please explain clearly the skills, experiences and characteristics that make you especially suited to the advertised role.

Beware of scams implying association with The Global Fund. The Global Fund never asks for money for recruitment purposes. The Global Fund never charges registration fees for conferences or meetings. If you are unsure of the authenticity of an e-mail or other communication please contact us.


About the Global Fund

The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

We operate with three core principles: partnership, country ownership and performance-based funding. All partners need to take part in decision-making. People actually implementing grants know the best way to fight disease in their country, and come up with the most effective solutions. Funding should be provided where it can achieve the best results. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we strive for maximum impact.

Working together, we have saved millions of lives and provided prevention, treatment and care services to hundreds of millions of people, helping to revitalize entire communities, strengthen local health systems and improve economies.

Global Fund staff, all based in Geneva, Switzerland, come from all professional backgrounds and from more than 100 different countries, united in their dedication to the defeat of these epidemics.

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