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.
Established in 1972, GHC is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC envisions a world where health and wellbeing for all is ensured through equitable, inclusive and sustainable investments, policies, and services. Global Health Council leverages the power of collaboration and collective action to monitor, inform, and accelerate global health engagement and investment by governments, multilateral agencies, and the global health community. Moreover, GHC provides a fact-based platform for a shared voice on cross-cutting global health issues; promotes and catalyzes an inclusive community of diverse people and organizations; challenges the status quo, connects visionaries and implementers, and calls for action with global and local impact; champions results-oriented, measurable, person-centered solutions that drive sustainable health equity with funder and implementer accountability; and promotes collaborative action reflecting our commitment to human development through better health worldwide.
- 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 and Experience
- 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
Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics
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