Date Added: 22 December 2021
: 21 January 2022
Job Title: Advocacy Specialist, Europe
Working For: IAVI
Salary: Competitive; in line with skills and experience
Length of Contract: 1 year (with possibile extension)
The Advocacy Specialist will contribute to developing and implementing the advocacy programme. The aim of IAVI’s European advocacy programme is to build awareness of and political support for global health R&D, specifically HIV/TB vaccines; with a view to ultimately securing increased funding.
Develop and execute political advocacy work in close collaboration with colleagues and in-country partners
Collaborate with key partners, consultants and stakeholders, establish relationships and develop joint policy advocacy activities.
Identify and monitor ongoing and new political priorities and policy initiatives by relevant European governments, EU institutions and Global Health institutions
Organise events which help raise the profile of IAVI’s work with key policymakers
Contribute to influencing public policies that support the development of HIV and TB vaccines
Build and maintain in relevant countries strong relationships with parliamentarians, policymakers and civil society
Support the development of advocacy materials and messages
Support with political and policy advocacy programmes at the global level as needed
Qualifications and experience
Education at relevant University level
5-10 years professional experience in managing or coordinating political and policy advocacy programmes in or across European countries and European Union institutions involving coalitions and partnerships
Experience working internationally in HIV, TB, or related Global Health field
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills with proven ability to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with others from a range of disciplines and cultures
Confident and organised self-starter who can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously
Deep understanding of policy development and political advocacy processes
Extensive familiarity with governmental structures, decision-making and lobbying processes at country and EU level
Ability to work with complex biomedical information
Fluent in English
Fluency in another key European language would be a strong advantage
The post will be based in Amsterdam but will involve some travel mainly in Europe, Covid restrictions allowing. The incumbent will need to possess the necessary permits for working in the Netherlands / the European Union.
Closing Date: 21 January 2022
Full job details can be found on LInkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2849901465/?refId=%2Ffly95BkSS6sXmmCTF%2F9Mg%3D%3D.
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