Global Health Research & Innovation Advocacy Officer

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 20

Position description

This is an exciting opportunity for a European affairs professional with fluent written and spoken English language skills, interested in working in an organisation with a dynamic and committed team in the field of gender equality, youth, global health and international development.

Based in Brussels, the advocacy officer will support the DSW advocacy on global health research and innovation for poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases (in short global health R&D or GH R&D) and pandemic preparedness and response.

Areas of responsibility for the position include:

  • Support the Head of the Brussels office/Head of advocacy unit, EU in the implementation of advocacy activities following DSW’s objectives, work plans, budgets and contribute to advocacy strategy and annual work plans development;
  • Monitor and analyse EU policies and political processes in the areas of EU research and innovation policies;
  • Develop strategic recommendations, position papers, technical briefings, newsletters, and other advocacy materials;
  • Coordinate advocacy activities with partners and colleagues from other DSW Offices, including organising events, and meeting programmes, and contributing to joint advocacy activities;
  • Represent DSW in external events and meetings, as well as towards EU decision makers and other external stakeholders in agreement with the Head of the Brussels office/Head of advocacy unit, EU;
  • Support the Head of the EU office in preparing regular reports and M&E activities and support resource mobilisation activities.


  • At least 3 years of work experience in EU advocacy;
  • General knowledge of EU policy-making processes, poverty alleviation, development cooperation, health-, research- and gender-related policy matters;
  • Good knowledge of EU research and innovation policies and instruments and/or of global health/poverty-related disease R&I;
  • Experience in drafting newsletters and official communication with (high level) decision makers;
  • University education (Master’s degree), possibly in European public policy, political science, public health, global health, development cooperation, public affairs, or other related subjects;
  • Fluent oral and written English with very strong editing skills, French and/or German (good knowledge equivalent) will be a strong asset;
  • Strong, persuasive oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Supportive of DSW's mission and vision;
  • Work and residence permit for Belgium.

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