EU Advocacy Coordinator

Global Health Advocates
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 20

Position description

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.

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 (must be able to publish position papers and 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

Application instructions

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