Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

TB Alliance, as an employer, partner, and global organization serving countries and people suffering from TB around the world, is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. In our employment processes and management systems, we believe diversity of identities and experiences is vital to the excellence of our work and to enhance the competencies and qualifications of our staff. The fair and equal treatment of staff and other stakeholders is reinforced through our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy, our gender equality policy, our disability and reasonable accommodation policy, as well as our safeguarding and child protection policy. In ensuring ethical behaviors and interactions, we encourage all TB Alliance staff and stakeholders to practice inclusion and perspective-taking as key to the psychological safety and full participation of all involved in solving the world’s TB treatment challenges.

We commit to embedding good DEI practices and evaluating these regularly with a view to improvement. Through an annual review and analysis of our workforce demographics, recruitment efforts and hiring trends, promotions, and compensation, we ensure equity in our employment practices and a commitment to increasing diversity of our staff.

Finally, we proactively monitor and measure our progress with periodic engagement surveys as well as working groups and committees comprised of staff and other relevant stakeholders. We commit to reviewing our policies and processes routinely to ensure that this remains work in progress.

Non-discrimination and anti-harassment

TB Alliance is committed to providing you with a dignified and respectful working environment. We provide a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities free from discrimination and harassment based on any legally protected characteristic, without fear of retaliation for reporting concerns. TB Alliance strongly urges the reporting of all incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, regardless of the offender’s identity or position. Our policy clearly defines each of these terms, with examples of inappropriate behaviors. TB Alliance has processes in place to ensure that reported incidents are investigated promptly, thoroughly and impartially, and that appropriate responsive action is taken.

Gender equality

Expanding on our commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, TB Alliance expects that all employees will be welcomed and treated respectfully without regard to their gender identity, gender expression, or actual or perceived sex. All employees can expect to be treated fairly, and employment decisions concerning you will be based on legitimate business considerations.

Disability and reasonable accommodation

TB Alliance will consider requests for an accommodation based on religious needs, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking, to enable an employee to perform the essential functions of the employee’s job. TB Alliance will provide reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants in any of these circumstances if the individual is otherwise qualified to do the job, provided that such accommodation is reasonable and does not constitute an undue hardship on TB Alliance. TB Alliance also provides accommodations for nursing employees and visitors, including a specifically designed private room and break time, to express breastmilk in the workplace.

Safeguarding and child protection

In pursuing improved treatments for adults and children, TB Alliance recognizes the critical importance of ensuring appropriate protections are in place to minimize the risk of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, as well as any forms of misconduct towards or harm to vulnerable adults and children. TB Alliance is committed to mitigating risk and maximizing benefits to adults and children by ensuring the highest standards of ethical conduct in our clinical research and access activities. We act in accordance with international Good Clinical Practices, which are based on ethical principles originating from the Declaration of Helsinki and guidance documents from international regulatory authorities.