Policy and Advocacy Officer
Jobs at:Global Health Corps (GHC)
Deadline of this Job:
13 January 2021
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, January 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Paid Jobs for Youth: GHC Fellowship Opportunities
Rwandan citizens are eligible to apply for positions in Rwanda
What is the Global Health Corps Fellowship?
Global Health Corps is a community of emerging leaders who believe that great ideas don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! We provide opportunities for talented young professionals from diverse sectors and backgrounds to work in leading health-focused organizations in year-long, paid fellowship positions. The fellowship begins in July 2021 and extends through July 2022. Positions are available in nonprofit, government, and private sector organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Fellows engage in training, professional development, and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build careers of lasting impact.
Applicants apply to a specific position within a specific organization and in a specific country, just like applying for a job. Fellows are selected based on their ability to fit that job description and their fit with the GHC leadership practices. To learn more about the GHC leadership practices, visit: http://ghcorps.org/apply/
Fellows are placed in organizations in pairs– one international fellow and one local fellow from the placement country– creating a fellowship team that is a central part of the fellowship experience.
What Benefits do fellows receive?
• Monthly living stipend ($650)
• Utilities stipend
• Health insurance
• A professional development grant of $600
• A completion award of $1500
• An advising program that pairs each fellow with an advisor in his/her area of work or interest
• A two-week Training Institute to begin the fellowship
• A five-day Midyear retreat in Southern Africa
• A five-day End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish the fellowship
• Three multi-day trainings during the year
• Travel to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats
• Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country manager
• Personal development and accompaniment program
IS A BACKGROUND IN GLOBAL HEALTH OR DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED?
Not at all! GHC is building a community of leaders with diverse skillsets and backgrounds. Experience in global health or development is NOT required.
What do GHC alumni do after the fellowship?
• 95% work in global health and social justice
• 83% are in mid-level or senior leadership roles
• 85% of African alumni continue to work on the African continent
• 64% work closely with other alumni beyond the fellowship year
• 20% are founders.
What have fellows said about their GHC experience? “”
“The GHC community is so important to me. It’s people who are linked together by social ties, share a common goal, and work together to improve quality of life.” – Dorothy Mkwezalamba, 2014-2015 fellow.
“I struggled to find my place. I decided to become a GHC fellow and then it became very clear that I needed to get back to my first love, which is working in HIV from the public health angle.” – Mwiche Siame, 2012-2013 fellow.
“GHC leaves me with the desire to stay in public health, fight for social justice, and thrive to make health a global human right.” — Aime Nshizirungu, 2014-2015 GHC fellow. .
Organization Name: Health Development Initiative
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R01-Nat
The Policy and Advocacy Fellow will contribute to policy development and advocacy activities, including the provision of advanced policy advice, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy across the organization’s priority areas. The fellow will act as a key contact for government, non-government organizations, peak bodies, and other stakeholders.
• Develop, plan, and implement HDI’s policy and advocacy projects and campaigns
• Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis on relevant development advocacy issues
• Actively participate and represent the organization in various networks and coalitions to share HDI’s position on various issues
• Organize, and lead advocacy meetings with politicians, officials, and parliamentarians
• Produce reports, briefings, articles, updates, and summaries based on research on current development advocacy processes, policies, and practices
• Share content across various mediums (website, newsletter, and other publications)
• Keep up to date with global, regional, and national policies, frameworks, and guidelines that impact HDI’s work
Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
• At least one-year of experience planning and implementing an advocacy strategy, including conducting policy research*
• Past experience working in collaboration with others to shape an advocacy agenda at the community, national or global level*
• Strong writing skills, including experience drafting project proposals*
• Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and work independently*
• Familiar with national and global health policies and frameworks*
• Strong oral and written communication skills, evidenced by experience with public speaking (e.g. presentations, trainings, or workshops), as well as drafting documents (e.g. reports or summaries) for a wide range of audiences (technical, programmatic, policy makers, etc.)
• Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project
• Experience managing relationships with external stakeholders, e.g. government officials, the media, and/or donors
• Experience with policy analysis
• Computer and IT skills in Microsoft applications
• Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
For a full job, list check on https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/fellowship-position/
To apply go to http://ghcorps.org/apply/
Applications close: January 13, 2021
FOR MORE QUESTIONS,
Contact [email protected]