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Hiring ! EU Advocacy Coordinator – Brussels

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 Global Health Advocates France is looking for an EU Advocacy Coordinator to support the Head of Advocacy in managing the Brussels team and implement GHA advocacy strategies on EU Research & Innovation policies. 

BACKGROUND: 

Global Health Advocates (GHA) was set up in 2001 with the need for an international advocacy and communication initiative focused on AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, and other diseases of poverty. GHA headquarters are in Paris with an office in Brussels since 2011. In partnership with civil society, our mission is to carry out political advocacy to ensure policies and resources are effectively addressing health inequalities. GHA also works with its partners in the global South to increase their advocacy capacities. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES 

Under the responsibility of the Head of Advocacy, the EU Advocacy Coordinator will spend 50% of its time managing and coordinating the work of the EU team, in particular: 

  • Planning and implementing advocacy strategies in relation to GHA’s core areas of work and developing relationships with EU partners and policymakers 
  • Managing two EU advocacy officers 
  • Liaising with the Paris office as a focal point on the work of the Brussels office 

The rest of the Coordinator’s time will be dedicated to policy and advocacy work on matters linked to EU research and innovation (R&I) and the pandemic preparedness and response agenda. This is one of the most important EU budgets when it comes to global health financing. In particular, the Coordinator will: 

  • Do research, policy analysis and advocacy on access to health technologies, societal impact of EU research and resources for poverty related diseases as well as emerging issues in relation to pandemic preparedness and digitalisation of health 
  • Do analysis and reaction to changing EU R&I policies as they arise 
  • Engage with decision-makers and with civil society partners to feed into relevant discussions. 

The EU Advocacy Coordinator will undertake the following tasks: 

  • Coordinate weekly Brussels team meetings 
  • Manage two EU staff 
  • Liaise regularly with the Paris office on the EU work 
  • Undertake research and policy analysis on EU policies linked to health R&I 
  • Draft briefing notes, policy papers and reports on issues covered by GHA’s mandate 
  • Outreach to EU decision makers and institutions to present and defend GHA’s and other partners’ positions on EU R&I 
  • Build and maintain contacts and when relevant coordinate civil society groups and represent GHA within the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and affordable medicines 
  • Reporting & office administration 
  • Any other task within the framework of GHA’s work. 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

Essential skills 

  • Excellent drafting skills in English (able to publish position papers, reports without native-speaker supervision) 
  • Ability to work independently, strong organisation skills 
  • Previous management and coordination experience in a similar NGO setting 
  • Proactive in developing policy content and analysing policies 
  • Good communication and computer skills 
  • Proven ability to contribute to activities involving multiple stakeholders in multiple countries 

Essential knowledge 

  • Strong knowledge and interest to work on R&I, health financing and poverty related issues 
  • Good understanding of EU policies, budgets and functioning of the European institutions 
  • Good understanding of advocacy techniques and strategies 

Desired skills 

  • Knowledge of French 
  • Flexible and creative 

DIPLOMA AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a similar policy position in an NGO or similar setting 
  • Masters Degree in public health, political science, social science, communication or international relations 

CONDITIONS 

  • LOCATION: The position is Brussels-based with occasional travel in Europe and worldwide. 
  • TERM: full-time position, permanent contract. 
  • SALARY: between 3250 -3450 monthly gross salary according to experience. 
  • BENEFITS: Lunch voucher 8€ (60% covered by GHA), Hospital insurance (100% covered by 
  • GHA), and home-work public transport. 
  • START DATE: 1st of October 

APPLICATION 

Please send your CV and cover letter to info@ghadvocates.org with the subject line: “EU Advocacy Coordinator *your name*” by the 19th of August 2022