until No Leprosy Remains – Coordinator for the ‘From Words to Action’ project
Coordinator for the ‘From Words to Action’ project
The coordinator will support the development and piloting of a self-assessment tool enabling NTD organisations to gain more understanding of the gaps and challenges that exist in relation to inclusion and participation of persons affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
It has been widely recognised that the active participation of persons affected by NTDs in the policies and decision-making processes of NTD NGOs is of vital importance, however this is not always a reality. It was concluded that it is time now for a more structured way to boost inclusion and participation in our organisations and measure the progress that is being made. A start was made with the development of a self-assessment tool that can be used by NTD organisations, NTD inclusion score card (NISC). The opportunity was given by the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) to further develop the NISC and pilot the tool over a period of one year through the From Words to Action project.
What will you do as coordinator?
The coordinator (employee or consultancy-based) will work with NLR, other NTD NGOs and the broader NNN DMDI cross-cutting group to support the finalising process of the NISC. This includes the technical development of the tool, as well as coordination of 10 pilots in NTD organisations. The coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day project coordination, including project planning, budget keeping, relationship building and collaboration with all involved organisations, communication, and reporting. In addition to some face-to-face meetings, most work will take place in an online environment.
Primary qualification at post-graduate level in social sciences, global health, disability, NTDs, human rights or related field
Qualification and experience in public health, including in applying relevant tools and project implementation is desirable
Knowledge of international and/or national networks and organisations for NTDs, preferably having professional experience in these networks and organisations
Knowledge of participatory methods
Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
What we offer
The From Words to Action project run from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2023, by which the final version of the NISC should be delivered.
A competitive salary or rate (if consultancy) will be agreed based on reasonable rates for level of experience and proven abilities of the coordinator.
Join our project!
For further information and to submit your expression of interest, please download the Terms of Reference.
The closing date for submitting is 23 October 2022
An explanation of how you fulfil the coordinator profile criteria and your relevant skills, experience, and motivation;
Do you want to make an impact for people who need it most?
Working for NLR -until No Leprosy Remains, means working towards a world without leprosy and its consequences. NLR is an international NGO that has been one of the major change-makers in the fight against leprosy in the past 50 years.
A world without leprosy is a concrete and realistic goal. Our ambition is to achieve this in 2040 with an enthusiastic and committed workforce. We continue until No Leprosy Remains!