If you are interested in contributing to GBCHealth’s mission and have specific skills and expertise that you feel might help advance our programming and organizational development, please contact us at info@gbchealth.org. We are especially interested in individuals with strong backgrounds in business, partnership development and health finance.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Senior Manager and Focal Point, Global Fund Private Sector Delegation 

Switzerland (preferred) or New York, USA

Background:

GBCHealth Background:

GBCHealth is the pre-eminent organization focused on business engagement in support of meeting global goals for health. Our vision is a global business community that contributes its assets, skills, influence and reach to create a healthier world for employees, their families, and communities. GBCHealth works with companies worldwide to guide, support, encourage and champion their engagement in global health. To achieve its mission GBCHealth also works closely with the United Nations, U.S. government, many foreign governments, multilateral organizations and civil society.

Position Summary and responsibilities:

 

GBCHealth currently serves as the Focal Point for the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The Global Fund is an independent, public-private partnership established in 2002 that is working to attract significant new resources to fight AIDS, TB and malaria and to innovatively manage and disburse these funds for effective prevention and treatment programs in countries with the greatest need. GBCHealth engages with dozens of committed businesses and provides an entry-point for the private sector to bring their expertise, assets and networks to the Global Fund.

Reporting to Senior Manager and PSD Focal Point, Program Officer will be responsible for Global Fund policy analysis, summaries of policy documents, outreach to PSD members, and preparing private sector position statements. Program Officer will also support Senior Manager in his/her capacity to manage and coordinate the PSD’s representation on the Board of the global Fund.

Core responsibilities:

  • Ensuring effective communications within the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) and orchestrating active private sector participation at Board meetings, Committee meetings, and other Global Fund forums
  • Maintaining robust and detailed understanding of Global Fund strategy, policy and governance issues to enable provision of advisory support to PSD in a neutral capacity
  • Working with PSD leadership to advance policy and other board-level work in an efficient manner, while liaising with other board delegations (e.g. governments, foundations, civil society, communities affected by the diseases, and technical partners) and with the Global Fund Secretariat
  • Supporting the active engagement of the private sector on Global Fund Board Committee work, facilitating policy and strategic dialogue within the PSD, and drafting policy and position documents
  • Developing the PSD network and engagement globally, including maintaining and growing relationships with existing member companies, identifying new prospective members and securing commitments from new members
  • Overseeing the preparation of timely annual communications and marketing materials (e.g. newsletters, one-pagers, presentations, briefing documents, minutes and annual reports)
  • Coordinating partnership with the Global Fund’s private sector team and other global and Geneva-based institutions in support of private sector engagement around the three diseases
  • Overseeing the management, governance compliance, and budget of the PSD

This position reports to the Program Director.

Skills and Qualifications:

The Private Sector Focal Point should have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Global Fund, its strategy, governance and operations, and/or of comparable international multi-lateral organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to translate complex reports and policy issues on a wide range of topics into clear and focused briefs
  • Solid knowledge and capacity for thoughtful analysis of global public health and development policy issues, institutions and trends
  • Experience working with the private sector on global health and development issues; experience and knowledge of public-private partnerships preferred
  • Strong relationship management and facilitation skills, including experience establishing and maintaining relationships with senior corporate leaders, ability to foster a collegial atmosphere of engagement across a diverse constituency, client-focused attitude and dedication to meet and exceed expectations from external partners
  • Self-starter with the ability to be self-directed, to manage an independent work load and to identify priorities and new opportunities with minimal supervision
  • Strong project management skills, including capacity to establish and implement a structured work plan with clear objectives, timelines and deliverables, and to build and manage a $300-$400K annual project budget
  • Strong team player with ability to manage and motivate a small team and to leverage wider GBCHealth relationships and competencies for the benefit of PSD priorities, and vice versa
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities, including ability to manage and deliver against multiple, overlapping short-, medium-, and long-term priorities
  • Ability to represent the PSD and GBCHealth at a senior level internally and externally
  • Willingness to travel internationally 3-5 times per year, including long hours during and in the lead up to twice-annual Global Fund Board meetings

The Focal Point can be based in Switzerland or US. He/She must be committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and for better health for all, and must demonstrate a positive, open attitude and willingness to work hard in fast-paced environments where teamwork and partnership is essential.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should email resumes to Svetlana Kouzmina at skouzmina@gbchealth.org. Please respond to the following questions in your cover letter: 1. What makes you especially qualified for this position? 2. What is most important to you about the office environment you work in?

Salary will be commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.

Program Officer, Global Fund Private Sector Delegation

New York, United States

 Background:
GBCHealth is the pre-eminent organization focused on business engagement in support of meeting global goals for health. Our vision is a global business community that contributes its assets, skills, influence and reach to create a healthier world for employees, their families, and communities. GBCHealth works with companies worldwide to guide, support, encourage and champion their engagement in global health. To achieve its mission GBCHealth also works closely with the United Nations, U.S. government, many foreign governments, multilateral organizations and civil society.

Position Summary and responsibilities:

GBCHealth currently serves as the Focal Point for the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) to the Board of the
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The Global Fund is an independent, public-private
partnership established in 2002 that is working to attract significant new resources to fight AIDS, TB and
malaria, and to innovatively manage and disburse these funds for effective prevention and treatment
programs in countries with greatest need. GBCHealth engages with dozens of committed businesses and
provides an entry-point for the private sector to bring their expertise, assets and networks to the Global
Fund.

Reporting to Senior Manager and PSD Focal Point, Program Officer will be responsible for Global Fund
policy analysis, summaries of policy documents, outreach to PSD members, and preparing private sector
position statements. Program Officer will also support Senior Manager in his/her capacity to manage
and coordinate the PSD’s representation on the Board of the Global Fund.

Core responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Writing policy summaries in advance of Global Fund Board and Committee meetings; maintaining robust and detailed understanding of Global Fund strategy, policy and governance issues
  • Leading a number of PSD task forces to develop constituency positions on Global Fund strategies and policies; preparing briefing documents, summary materials, collating PSD member feedback and facilitating consultative calls
  • Curating content, writing and editing the tri-annual PSD newsletter and Annual report to disseminate information about PSD and Global Fund activities and strategies to a wide constituency of private sector and global health stakeholders
  • Support PSD Senior Manager in organizing PSD in-person and virtual events, including logistics, preparing materials, pre-reads and drafting minutes and summary reports
  • Support PSD Senior Manager in PSD member prospecting and recruitment
  • Support general administrative activities of the team including tracking RSVPs to events, preparing logistics guides, invoicing and tracking expenses, updating contact and marketing materials, providing onsite support at events

Skills and Qualifications:
Program Officer should have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to translate complex reports and policy issues on a wide range of topics into clear and focused briefs
  • Solid knowledge and capacity for thoughtful analysis of global public health and development policy issues, institutions and trends
  • Experience working with the private sector on global health and development issues; experience and knowledge of public-private partnerships preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Global Fund, its strategy, governance and operations, and/or of comparable international multilateral organizations preferred
  • Willingness to travel internationally 3-5 times per year, including long hours during and in the
    lead up to twice-annual Global Fund Board meetings
  • A master’s degree with specialization in public health (preferred) or another relevant field and 3-5 years of work experience or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should email resumes and cover letters to Svetlana Kouzmina at
skouzmina@gbchealth.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.

Chief Executive Officer, African Business Coalition for Health 

Lagos, Nigeria

 

Background:

In response to a rapidly growing African economy, and needs within national and regional health systems, GBCHealth is reorienting its strategy and many of its resources to focus on the emerging business community across Africa.

Building on its years of work with African business leaders, companies and the development community, GBCHealth, in partnership with the Aliko Dangote Foundation, is creating the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), focusing on business action at the intersection of health, sustainability and corporate citizenship.

The aim is simple: to generate progress where it is most needed to achieve positive health outcomes.

The vision for the coalition is to develop local approaches to support the coordinated involvement of the African private sector in improving the health and economic productivity of the continent.  ABCHealth will support local companies to integrate best health practices into their own policies; to catalyze high-impact partnerships; to elevate the business voice to policy makers, and to provide a visible platform to recognize and share private sector contributions to improving health within their workplace and within their communities and countries of operation.

The coalition will be supported via a lead office in Lagos, Nigeria, hosted by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, with plans to expand the footprint across Africa over the next two to five years.

ABCHealth’s success is contingent upon attracting the best and the brightest emergent leaders and partners, along with speedy action and significant financial investments. 

The position

If you are a dynamic, experienced and highly collaborative leader, let’s change the world together. GBCHealth seeks a visionary, inspirational and strategic leader to drive ABCHealth’s start-up, launch, and growth. Successful candidates will be outstanding communicators and coalition-builders, knowledgeable about business and health, with the standing, respect and authenticity to influence and close large deals with high-net worth individuals, foundations and corporations.

He/she must be entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable, with superior business acumen that enables swift development and execution of ideas and plans.  Strong consulting and project management experience is essential, along with the ability to inspire trust, confidence and collaboration across a diverse community of stakeholders.  He/she will be a passionate advocate, catalyst and change agent, building and driving a small high-performance team, towards quality execution and financial sustainability.

The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria, requiring domestic, regional and international travel.

POSITION DETAILS:

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership/Vision: Lead the creation of a fully active and invested network of African companies as the African Business Coalition for Health. Responsible for driving revenue and long-term financial stability, as well as strategic planning and partnerships
    • Establish consulting practice, leading development and ‘sales’ of bespoke products
    • Match and grow annual commitments over three years to support development of ABCHealth
    • Cross fertilize programs in collaboration with international team, identifying and sharing opportunities to engage coalition members in global platforms
  • Representation & facilitation: CEO is primary spokesperson for ABCHealth, representing the organization with business, government and development leaders, and on public platforms; facilitate roundtables and other leadership meetings with C-suite executives and other senior representatives of partners and stakeholders
  • Relationship building: Establish effective working relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. government ministries, foundation and corporate leaders, other donors and program partners)
  • Marketing & Communications: Oversee messaging, materials, outreach, social media, events with support from GBCHealth
  • Program design and content: Lead idea generation and packaging of creative concepts and technical information to educate partners, drive partnerships and collective action
  • Organization and fiscal management: Work with legal counsel and management team to create organizational structure, policy and procedures consistent with existing GBCHealth protocols and local requirements. Develop budgets, manage cash flow and financial reporting. Recruit and manage local staff and collaborate with GBCHealth leadership as part of global senior management team.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Masters degree from leading university (or equivalent experience) in business, public health, international relations, communications or related field
  • Minimum 15 years combined experience in business, international development and health, with at least five years’ experience leading one or more  corporate programs
  • Awareness of current and emerging health issues and trends
  • An understanding of strategic philanthropy, CSR and shared value; experience in building cross-sector partnerships with strong private sector networks
  • Demonstrated leadership in consulting; building brands, products, portfolios; creating new business models and/or learning platforms with proven market results
  • Track record in negotiating significant commitments from corporate sector, high-net worth individuals and other donors
  • Demonstrated success in relationship building with a wide array of stakeholders at c-suite/senior level; demonstrated ability to influence internal and external audiences
  • A track record of successfully planning and implementing new concepts, partnerships and/or campaigns; demonstrated ability to lead project teams and initiatives with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated international experience and strong regional links
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills
  • Thrives in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be citizen of an AU member country
  • Fluency in French a plus

 How to Apply:

Expressions of interest should be sent to Ian Matthews at GBCHealth: imatthews@gbchealth.org.  Applications should be in English and consist of:

  • CV/resume detailing professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements; and
  • A cover letter which contains:
  1. A statement of personal level of interest in and motivation for the role and location (Nigeria base with pan-African remit)
  2. Examples of skills, experience and personal characteristics that you believe qualify you for this position

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their resume and accompanying statements as early as possible.  Applications will be reviewed and short-listed as they are received.

GBCHealth’s selection committee hopes to make an appointment by the end of February 2018. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a screening call as a first step in the interview process. Final interviews will take place in Lagos, in-person.

Should you have any questions and wish to discuss the role further, please contact:

Ian Matthews at GBCHealth:  imatthews@gbchealth.org

Global Fund Private Sector Delegation Internship 

New York, NY

The Global Fund represents one of the most efficient avenues for business investment in the three pandemics, while also providing opportunities for co-financing and collaboration on the ground. To date, the Global Fund has committed US$ 23.7 billion in funding to more than 1,000 programs in more than 140 countries – an unprecedented investment. GBCHealth serves the role of Focal Point for the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) – a group of companies committed to supporting the Global Fund’s mission to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Internship Description
The Global Fund PSD internship offers a hands-on learning opportunity for graduate and senior undergraduate students seeking exposure to corporate social responsibility and public health issues. The PSD Intern will be involved in researching companies’ engagement with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria; tracking Global Fund programs, policies and announcements; assisting with preparation for Global Fund Board Meetings; drafting news items for website, newsletters and print publications; developing presentations and communication materials; summarizing reports; note-taking at meetings and teleconferences; copy-editing print publications produced by the department and conducting ad-hoc research on Global Fund issues as needed. Also, the intern will at times perform administrative duties, including organizing correspondence, managing event logistics, coordinating e-mail and print mailings, arranging travel, and providing database support/maintenance.

This internship will span four months. All interested candidates should be available part-time (minimum 20 hours per week). The intern will report to the Senior Manager and Focal Point Global Fund Private Sector Delegation.

Communications:

  • Monthly PSD e-reader: monitor the Global Fund website, PSD mailbox and other sources for new and relevant communication to share with Advisory Group, draft the monthly summary email.
  • PSD newsletter: assist with drafting articles.
  • PSD web page: assist in drafting GF/PSD specific articles for the GBCHealth website.
  • PSD marketing materials: update the PSD PowerPoint presentation, contact lists and one-pager, as needed.

Events (virtual and in-person):

  • Quarterly calls: track participants and take notes for calls.
  • Other teleconferences: track participants and take notes for
  • Strategy/Finance/Procurement/Health Systems Strengthening task force calls and other calls, as needed.
  • Global Fund Board Meetings: track participants, draft report summaries and assist with PowerPoint presentation.
  • Event takeaways: draft summary reports for PSD events (for Focal Point review) to share with Advisory Group and on GBCHealth’s website.

Information management:

  • Prepare meeting and conference call notes for review.
  • Assist in tracking PSD member information – participation in meetings and teleconferences, communications received, invoice payment, value delivered and other activities.
  • Ensure PSD and GF folders on the GBCHealth shared drive are organized and up-to-date.
    Update Salesforce with PSD activities and engagement with companies.

Research and briefing:

  • Summarize Global Fund documents and Audit reports for dissemination to Advisory Group, as needed.
  • Prepare company briefs and conduct research to identify potential new PSD members and/or private sector donors to the Global Fund.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in project management and managing competing priorities
  • Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multi-task and adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Strong writing, editing and research experience and skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in an international organization a plus
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com a plus

Appropriate for:

  • MPH graduate students
  • Recently graduated undergraduates with experience or interest in business and public health

Compensation:

  • GBCHealth’s Internship program provides students and professionals with a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization.
  • The program is not salaried; however a modest stipend will be provided.

Application Details
Send your resume and cover letter to skouzmina@gbchealth.org. In the subject line, enter “PSD Spring 2018” along with your first and last name. For example: PSD Spring 2018, Jane Doe.

No phone calls please. We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the internship description.


 

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