Advocacy Director – Community Health Impact Coalition

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Community Health Impact Coalition

The Coalition is recruiting an Advocacy Director to lead our advocacy and influence efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for (a) getting evidence-based practices for CHW professionalization baked into global guidelines and funding mechanisms and (b) increasing the amount of money spent on professional CHWs in low-and-middle income countries.

The Advocacy Director will employ…

  • An intimate understanding of how bi-lateral, multilateral, and philanthropic funders operate

  • Trusted relationships with key decision-makers at bilateral, multilateral, and philanthropic funders

  • Strong management skills and ability to lead without authority

…in order to:

  • Mobilize resources for professional CHWs

  • Get CHW professionalization reflected in the policies/ guidelines, metrics, and decision-making processes for all major global health funders and norm-setting institutions

  • Equip Coalition members and allies with the information and tools to advocate for professional CHWs globally

Position Information 

  • Term: Full-time, indefinite

  • Location: Remote (with preference for Geneva, NYC, Addis Ababa and/or DC)

  • Reports to: Deputy Director

  • Compensation: Grade 3, Band 4

  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; fully-paid parental leave (12 weeks); flexible hours; subsidized professional development; and a retrofit of your home office.

Core Responsibilities

  • Opportunity Scoping: Identify the policies, metrics, and decision-making fora that must change at bilateral, multilateral, and philanthropic funding institutions in order to unlock greater investment in professional CHWs.

  • Strategy Development & Execution: Extend and operationalize the Coalition’s strategic plan for how we win when it comes to (a) getting CHW professionalization taken up in norm-setter guidelines and (b) closing the $3Bn financing gap for professional CHWs.

  • Outreach & Influence: Cultivate trusted relationships with key stakeholders at bilateral, multilateral, and large philanthropic institutions in order to identify and capitalize on opportunities to influence metrics, guidelines, and decision-making processes that have a bearing on investments in CHW programs.

  • Uptake: Work with Coalition members and Allies from 40+ countries to act as a bloc to drive uptake of funder policies and metrics that favor CHW professionalization. This may include equipping Coalition members and Allies to engage in official and unofficial fora at the global and country-level where investment decisions are being made, such as Global Fund CCMs, GFF Country Dialogues, or PEPFAR COPs. It also includes supporting the success of the Africa Frontline First initiative.

  • Evaluation: Track the dollar amount invested in professional CHWs over time, as well as interim metrics, as an indication of (a) progress towards norm change and (b) effectiveness of the Coalition’s advocacy efforts.


Required Qualifications

  • Understanding of Big Aid: You are intimately familiar with how bilateral (PEPFAR, PMI, USAID), multilateral (GFATM, GFF, World Bank), and philanthropic (BMGF) institutions operate. 

  • Advocacy Expertise: You have a track record of employing a variety of advocacy tactics to effectively influence change (e.g., policy analysis, message/position development, direct outreach to policymakers, strategic communications). 

  • Initiative: You are a motivated, self-directed, highly organized team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time. You work with a great sense of urgency while modeling the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and compassion. 

  • Communication: You are an excellent verbal and written communicator with the ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly and persuasively.  You have demonstrated capability to persuade others to change decisions, make commitments, and take actions. You can demonstrate these skills in English (English required, French a strong plus).

  • Adaptability: You feel comfortable defining new deliverables and processes in a rapidly-changing work environment and can cope effectively with complexity and change. You can take and execute oral and written instructions. You have the thoughtfulness and confidence to work with remote teammates from diverse geographic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.

You are also:

  • Inspired by healthcare as a human right 

  • Empathetic and driven by a desire for deep understanding

  • A systems thinker who enjoys tackling large, complex problems

  • Able to collaborate with a distributed team on a self-directed work schedule


Apply now

Please apply using this form. We’re accepting applications until September 16 00:00:00 UTC. There’s no benefit to applying early. We will take two weeks to review all applications. You’ll hear from us by September 30 about advancement to a practical test. Interviews will commence October 17.

The Community Health Impact Coalition is a fiscally sponsored project of Panorama Global, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.