Regional Focal Point

TBpeople seeks to hire six regional focal points (RFPs), who will support the process of a global consultation by covering the following six regions: European Region (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia); Americas; Middle East and North Africa; Anglophone Africa; Francophone Africa; Asia and Pacific.  

 

In line with the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between INPUD, the International Network of People who Use Drugs, and TBpeople, the global network of people affected by tuberculosis (TB), the two networks committed to “collaborate on raising the profile of the problem of TB among people who use drugs including the impact of prohibition and systematic discrimination of people who use drug to regard to the promotion of integrated people-centered services for people who use drugs and are affected by TB”. As a first step, the two networks agreed to develop a joint position paper on TB among people who use drugs, which will lay the foundation for future advocacy and programs.

 

The joint position paper on TB among people who use drugs (position paper) will:

-          be based on existing literature on TB among people who use drugs

-          highlight current knowledge and data and research gaps and explore the link between poverty, social exclusion, and stigma at the intersection between drug use and TB, and the multiplier effect of drug prohibition

-          outline integrated people-centered services for TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support for people who use drugs

-          identify advocacy and programmatic priorities for the two networks, their members and partners

To develop the position paper, a working group (WG) was established consisting of focal points of the two networks, acting as working group co-chairs, and up to eight members of the two networks from among people who use drugs and who are affected by TB (i.e. who have had TB or whose close one(s) had TB). The JWG has produced a first draft of the joint position paper.

 

If you think you might be the right person for one of the RFP positions and can work with us on the next stages of the position paper, then we want to hear from you. The deadline has now been extended to 20th October 2020. Please read the attached ToR and apply. Please send your application to paulanthonythorn@gmail.com.