Associate, Global Policy & Advocacy

Global Health Corps
Washington, DC, United States
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The Global Policy and Advocacy Associate will contribute to the implementation of IntraHealth’s policy and advocacy work on global health workforce and related communications activities. Based in Washington, DC, the associate will work closely with IntraHealth staff in the Washington, DC and Chapel Hill, North Carolina offices; and with external stakeholders including US government officials in Congress and the Administration, other donor governments, multilaterals, representatives of partner NGOs, and the private sector.

The Global Policy and Advocacy Associate will be a member of the Communications and Advocacy Department (housed in both DC and North Carolina offices), and will support IntraHealth’s policy- and advocacy-related activities on health workforce strengthening and global health, particularly in support of several health workforce and global health-related coalitions and partnerships, predominately the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) and other partnerships. The Global Policy Associate, based on the associate’s skillset and interests, may be given additional coordination responsibilities on at least one of IntraHealth’s advocacy initiatives.


Contribute to the implementation of IntraHealth’s policy and advocacy work on global health workforce and related activities, especially in support of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC)
Help to identify, cultivate, and expand network of key political allies, including USAID/Washington, other US government agencies, key lawmakers, staffers, advocates, government officials, NGOs, faith-based organizations, multilaterals, and the private sector to advance the policy and advocacy agenda of IntraHealth and the coalitions which it leads
Provide key stakeholders with information on a continuing basis through meetings, briefings, presentations, printed and electronic materials, and other appropriate means
Strengthen IntraHealth’s visibility and advocacy relationships through attendance at key events, forums, and hearings related to the health workforce and global health
Conduct policy research and development of policy papers on global health workforce issues to support the advocacy agenda of IntraHealth and FHWC
Assist in the operations of the FHWC and other coalitions in which IntraHealth plays a leading role
Support logistics and agenda-setting for coalition meetings; assist in the maintenance of content in members-only section of the website; participate in coalition meetings and follow up on action items related to policy priorities
Contribute to monitoring policy and advocacy environment related to global health workforce issues and to monitoring and evaluating the impact of IntraHealth’s policy and advocacy activities

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s or master’s degree in public policy, public health, international affairs, or related field
Experience in networking, building relationships, and managing partnerships with a range of stakeholders, including coalitions*
Demonstrated experience translating technical information and materials (scientific or health-related) for policy-making or lay audiences*
Demonstrated strong writing skills*
Knowledge and understanding of the functions, structures, and decision-making processes of the US government related to international development, including the legislative process, and familiarity with US government and international policies relating to global health*
Strong organizational skills and ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-task team environment*
Experience in advocacy, including tactics for influencing decision and policy makers and other key actors
Knowledge of and/or experience in UN/multilateral policy, health policies of low- and middle-income countries in which IntraHealth operates, and/or health workforce development
Demonstrated experience and interest in conducting policy analysis
Development experience working in low- or middle-income countries
Working knowledge of French or Spanish is a plus
Ability to multi-task and work in a small-team based environment with minimal supervision

Additional Information

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