Advocacy Associate

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Advocacy Associate will contribute to Global Health Council (GHC)’s work coordinating the global health community around advocacy for global health policy and funding with the US government and global institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank. The Associate will assist with the implementation and coordination of GHC’s advocacy strategy on US global health funding and policy, through Global Health Council’s participation in the global health advocacy community. The Associate will have learning opportunities on the US legislative and appropriations processes. The Associate will support our work to advocate for sustained US funding for global health programs, share communications on global initiatives, and ensure the voice of civil society is represented in global forums. The Associate will work closely with GHC’s advocacy staff and external stakeholders, including Washington, DC-based global health advocacy groups, NGOs, the private sector, the US government, other donor governments, and multilateral organizations.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: US10-Nat
Job Function: Advocacy, Operations / Logistics
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health, Noncommunicable Diseases

Responsibilities

Assist in the overall implementation of Global Health Council’s advocacy work on global health including coordination of events and activities related to GHC Council priority policy areas and GHC’s work with the global health advocacy community
Support logistics and agenda-setting for meetings and special events. Participate as needed in meetings of the various global health advocacy groups and follow up on action items related to policy priorities
Provide updates on global health priorities to GHC’s advocacy team and GHC members on a continuing basis
Strengthen GHC visibility and advocacy relationships through attendance at meetings, events, forums, and hearings
Assist with the production of policy briefs that will be used for advocacy with US Congress

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Strong project management skills, as reflected by exceptional results professionally*
Experience planning and coordinating meetings and events*
Strong written communication; experience writing blogs and newsletter updates, as well as providing detailed meeting notes*
Familiarity with the US government and international policies relating to global health, demonstrated through past experience working or interning on Capitol Hill or with an advocacy organization
Strong organizational skills and ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment*
Ability to work with a multitude of stakeholders in a diplomatic and professional manner*
Ability to work independently*
At least one year work experience
Some experience with the processes of the US Congress and/or the United Nations
Experience building and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/