United States of America: Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:
1,000 Days is seeking a Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate to support a number of global advocacy initiatives and campaigns, including the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the UNICEF/WHO-led Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative. The Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate will play an integral role in helping 1,000 Days strengthen its advocacy and communications efforts to prioritize investment in maternal and child nutrition programs worldwide.

Responsibilities:

The Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate will support 1,000 Days in the following possible ways:

  • Coordinate and support outreach efforts, meetings and convenings to engage existing and new partners, including 1,000 Days’ Advocacy Working Group and the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN)
  • Support outreach efforts to key audiences including policymakers, civil society organizations, global leaders, and international institutions, as well as outreach to individuals and organizations conducting 1,000-days initiatives in other countries
  • Lead outreach and communications to international and local NGOs regarding their 1,000 days-related efforts, soliciting stories, images and successes to amplify and promote through 1,000 Days communications channels
  • Track and maintain a calendar of key moments and events that present important advocacy opportunities, and develop creative ideas to leverage these moments
  • Track new reports and policy briefs linked to maternal and early child nutrition, maternal health, breastfeeding, WASH, etc., and ensure 1,000 Days is communicating the latest information to its network of partners, influencers, and individual advocates
  • Write web updates and other communications pieces regarding 1,000 Days’ global advocacy work
  • Participate in nutrition-related working groups and coalitions, such as Every Woman Every Child and A Promise Renewed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in global health, international studies or communications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate to disparate audiences through issue briefs, presentations, written reports, talking points, and email communications*
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple work streams and relationships*
  • Strong interest in and passion for maternal and child nutrition, or a related area
  • Strong capabilities working in MS Office products*
  • Two or more years work experience in a related field in global health, international studies or communications
  • Experience with advocacy and/or communications related to global health and/or international development
  • Experience in event/meeting planning and management
  • Experience building and maintaining close working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with proven ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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