The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is a group of over 30 organizations working to increase awareness of the urgent need for technologies that save lives in the developing world. The GHTC supports policies and funding that advance research and development for new vaccines, microbicides, drugs, devices, and diagnostics with global health applications.
The GHTC is housed at PATH—an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children—within the Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department. PATH works to accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness GHTC’s entrepreneurial approach, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, GHTC takes innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.
GHTC is seeking a Policy and Advocacy Officer to assist in the execution of advocacy strategies at the multilateral level including where those strategies are influenced and driven by key US agency officials. The Policy and Advocacy Officer will report to the Coalition Director and work closely with the GHTC secretariat team on tasks spanning the entire scope of the GHTC’s objectives and operations.
- Work with the Coalition Director to design and implement an advocacy strategy to influence multilateral policy processes and dialogues that impact research and development for global health with US, global, and multilateral policymakers.
- Analyze relevant US government, WHO, UN, and other multilateral organization global health policies and develop and implement strategies to address challenges in the landscape.
- Build and maintain relationships with national government officials, particularly US Government officials, to promote a global health research and development agenda through their representation to multilateral organizations including the United Nations and the World Health Organization; build relationships with relevant UN and WHO officials directly.
- Represent GHTC and provide technical input before policymakers, coalition members, and other global health stakeholders, as requested.
- With input for GHTC Director, set agenda, logistics, and facilitate multilateral working group and Global Partners Network meetings.
- Assist in the operations and management of other GHTC meetings including logistics and agenda-setting for GHTC full coalition meetings and annual member summit; maintain content in members-only section of the website; and participate in coalition meetings and follow up on action items related to policy priorities.
- Manage the conceptualization of, preparation for, and execution of GHTC events as needed. Consult with partners and coalition members on event content; conduct background research and preparation of meeting materials, work with the Communications Officer and external partners to execute.
- Collaborate with the GHTC Communications Officer to build GHTC’s communications platform as it relates to policy and advocacy at the national and multilateral levels and develop relevant advocacy materials that can be used across geographies at the national and multilateral levels. This includes writing content for GHTC documents and communications including blogs, newsletters, social media, policy reports, fact sheets, etc. Assist in writing and dissemination of regular updates to GHTC membership.
- Monitor, track, and analyze global policy developments; write and disseminate updates for internal and external audiences.
- Represent GHTC at Washington, DC global health and international development community meetings and coordinate debrief of information to GHTC team and others as needed.
- Other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Prior work in global health or global development advocacy, with an understanding of the multilateral advocacy landscape.
- Proven success executing advocacy strategies to inform and/or influence multilateral policies, programs or budgets.
- Proven ability to understand and translate technical information and materials (scientific or health-related) for policy-making or lay audiences.
- Proven success at networking, building relationships and managing partnerships, including with government and coalitions.
- Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
- Team-oriented and adept at navigating a complex team environment.
- Excellent project management skills and the ability to self-manage as well as give direction and provide leadership for other colleagues.
- Exceptional multi-tasking skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States