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Hiring! GHA is looking for an Advocacy and Policy Officer for our office in Brussels

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Global Health Advocates France is looking for an experienced EU Advocacy & Policy Officer to support our EU team’s advocacy and policy work on global health and development issues.

ABOUT US:

Global Health Advocates (GHA) was set up in 2001 on the need for an international advocacy and communication initiative focused on AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, and other diseases of poverty. GHA is a French NGO whose mission is to carry out political advocacy in France and with the EU institutions to ensure policies and resources are effectively addressing health inequalities. Its headquarters are in Paris.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the responsibility of the EU Coordinator, the EU Advocacy & Policy Officer will support GHA’s political advocacy to the European institutions, and develop advocacy, policy and research work around global health issues. They will follow issues related to EU financing for health and development cooperation, child health (with a focus on nutrition and immunisation), replenishment of GHIs, health systems strengthening and the fight against poverty-related diseases (ending the epidemics of HIV, TB, Malaria). The EU Advocacy and Policy Officer will demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to work on global health and poverty-related issues.

The EU Advocacy and Policy Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Policy:

  • Drafting and developing compelling advocacy products (policy briefs, presentations, reports, statements…) with a particular focus on European health development policy, tailored to different audiences
  • Conducting in-depth policy analysis and research projects, including field study missions/visits and consolidate evidence into comprehensive reports
  • Analysing relevant legislative files and providing both political and technical recommendations to promote GHA’s objectives

Advocacy:  

  • Developing messages on key policy areas and disseminate those messages to target policy-makers
  • Planning advocacy activities and visibility events for a range of subjects and targets, in Brussels and potentially abroad
  • Participating in, and plan advocacy activities for the replenishment campaigns for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the European Parliament, the European Commission and relevant representatives from Member State Permanent Representations in Brussels
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with networks of NGOs, umbrella groups, think tanks and academics working in the global health field
  • Coordinating, and participating in, platforms and civil society coalitions on global health
  • Representing GHA at events and conferences

Other:

  • Drafting the monthly reporting
  • Supporting relationships with our donors
  • Providing support to the communications’ team
  • Occasionally supporting GHA’s EU office administration
  • Any other task within the framework of GHA’s work.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in development and international cooperation, political or social sciences, public health, international relations, or a similar field
  • At least three years’ experience working in public policy or advocacy projects/campaigns in conjunction with civil society

Essential skills and knowledge:

  • Good strategic thinking, conceptual agility and analytical skills, including the proven ability to map current trends and issues, and contribute to new initiatives
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the functioning of the European institutions, including policy-cycles and entry points
  • Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas
  • Understanding of advocacy techniques and strategies and of global health and development issues
  • Experience of working in advocacy coalitions, research/policy/advocacy partnerships
  • Proactive in proposing strategic activities and innovate
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work as part of a small team, to show initiative and be autonomous

Desired skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of French (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of development finance
  • Field experience, particularly in African countries

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

  • An engaging, meaningful position within a supportive and dynamic team
  • The opportunity to work on exciting topics and further build your professional network and experience
  • An office space in the heart of the Brussels EU bubble, with an abundant supply of coffee

CONDITIONS

LOCATION: This position is full-time and Brussels-based with occasional travel in Europe and worldwide. Working from home is possible 2 day/week.

TERM: full-time position, permanent contract, 40h/week.

SALARY: 3000 EUR to 3500 monthly gross salary, depending on experience.

BENEFITS: Meal vouchers, reimbursement of public transportation costs, 20 holidays, 12 RTT and the end of year closure, hospitalization insurance, pension scheme…

START DATE: August (required).

Please send your CV and cover letter (in one single document) to info@ghadvocates.org with ‘EU Advocacy Officer application – *your name*’ as the subject of your email before 30 June.

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