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Reference: 81826

Date Added: 22 December 2021
Closing Date: 21 January 2022

Job Title: Advocacy Specialist, Europe

Working For: IAVI

Location: Amsterdam

Salary: Competitive; in line with skills and experience

Length of Contract: 1 year (with possibile extension)

Job Details

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.

Key Responsibilities
 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

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Full job details can be found on LInkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2849901465/?refId=%2Ffly95BkSS6sXmmCTF%2F9Mg%3D%3D.

To submit your application of interest, please send your CV and motivation letter to bcoates@iavi.org.

Website: http://iavi.org

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