Advocacy Director

Advocacy Director

Advocacy Director

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Community Health Impact Coalition
May 31, 2022
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Base salary (minimum)
$100,000 - 110,000


About the Opportunity

What is the Community Health Impact Coalition?

The Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) exists to make professional community health workers (CHWs) a norm worldwide. A network of health delivery organizations in 40+ countries, the Coalition works to ensure CHWs get the fair pay, skills, supplies, and support they need so everyone can have access to high quality healthcare.

We are building the collective action networks required to (i) conduct large-scale research on the practices that enable better community-based care to reach more people and (ii) ensure those practices get adopted by health systems everywhere.

For whom are we looking?

The Coalition is recruiting a full-time 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 overall resource allocation for professionalized CHWs in low-and-middle income countries.

The Advocacy Director will employ…

  • A deep understanding of the Coalition’s mission

  • An intimate understanding of how bilateral, multilateral, and philanthropic funders operate

  • Trusted relationships with insiders at bilateral, multilateral, and philanthropic funders

  • An operator’s mindset order to:

  • Grow overall resource allocation for professionalized CHWs

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

  • Increase the number of global health solicitations that include CHW professionalization

Position Information 

  • Term: Full-time, indefinite

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

  • Reports to: Deputy Director

  • Compensation: Band 4, Grade 3

  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; fully-paid parental leave (12 weeks), flexible schedule, fully vested and company-matched 401k, 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 professionalized 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 professionalized 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: Equip and support Coalition members and Allies working in 40+ countries to drive uptake of funder policies and metrics that favor CHW professionalization. This may include advising Coalition members and Allies on how to engage in official and unofficial fora at the global and country-level where investment decisions are being made, such as Global Fund CCMs or PEPFAR COPs.

  • Evaluation: Track the dollar amount invested in professionalized CHWs over time as an indication of (a) progress towards norm change and (b) effectiveness of the Coalition's advocacy efforts. Identify and track interim metrics that provide a sense of the impact and effectiveness of the Coalition’s research, advocacy, and activation work on resource allocation for professionalized CHWs.

Required Qualifications

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

  • Advocacy Expertise: You have a solid understanding of what advocacy tactics and approaches can be employed to effectively influence change (e.g., policy analysis, message/position development, direct outreach to policymakers, strategic communications), as well as how to monitor and evaluate the impact of advocacy work.

  • 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 June 15 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 July 1 about advancement to a practical test. Interviews will commence July 18.

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.

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