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Advocacy and Policy Officer

To strengthen our advocacy team, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is looking for an outstanding Advocacy and Policy Officer to work with our leadership and staff and help achieve our vision of a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right.

Main responsibilities

  • Track WHO and UN meetings and consultations – support advocacy team participation and interventions
  • Draft summaries of key WHO communications including reports and publications
  • Contribute to the preparation and drafting of WHF policy briefings and analysis, position papers, research papers, response to public consultation, and advocacy publications
  • Contribute to the advocacy communication, webpages and social media
  • Coordinate Member and staff logistics for WHO Regional Meetings, WHO Executive Board, World Health Assembly and other UN meetings
  • Liaise with members of the Advocacy Expert Group and the Tobacco Expert group
  • Support external relations with key advocacy partners within the NCD Alliance and the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health
  • Provide administrative support to advocacy team and committee, including arranging meetings, travel, taking minutes, and database support

Skills and Competencies

We are looking for a motivated, diplomatic and mission-driven person who is committed to the WHF mission. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in global, regional and/or policy-making processes, political environment and advocacy. Experience in health/social policy is a bonus
  • Strong commitment to and knowledge of global health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Knowledge of and experience navigating UN institutions and processes
  • Fluency in spoken and written English essential, a particular attention will be paid on the candidate’s writing experience in English – other languages are desirable
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to innovate, and flexibility
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse policy
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting with colleagues working remotely
  • Proficient in MS Office, advanced internet literacy
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own work in cooperation with the Director for Advocacy and WHF team

Experience

Minimum requirement of Master’s degree. Preference given to applicants with an academic background in public health, policy, politics, economics, medicine, sciences or similar. 1 year’s work experience in an international organization highly desirable.

Reporting: The Advocacy and Policy Officer will be a member of the Advocacy Department and will report to the Director for Advocacy.

Contract: The Advocacy and Policy Officer will be a fixed position, based in Geneva.

Application Details: We regret that due to visa restrictions applicants from the Switzerland and the EU are preferred. Please send a cover letter (max. 1 page) and CV (max. 2 pages) to florence.berteletti@worldheart.org.

Deadline for application: 31 July 2018