Health Advocacy Adviser – Access to Medicines

from Save the Children UK
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Fixed term contract until December 2022

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Health Advocacy Adviser, leading the global advocacy on access to medicines for the GSK and Save the Children partnership, primarily engaging on health innovations developed through the partnership to ensure that they are taken up and accessible to the communities that need them.

Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department is where we drive political agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

GSK and Save the Children have an innovative, strategic, shared-value partnership that combines two organisations’ global expertise, skills and energy to find new ways to help reduce child mortality. As Health Advocacy Adviser you will play a key role in kick starting and supporting the implementation of the partnerships accelerator, you will also supporting innovations ‘end to end’ to ensure we consider access and equity when selecting and supporting new innovations. In addition you will:

· Participate in broader GSK project team meetings on an agenda driven basis to ensure alignment and understanding of project needs and direction

· Develop strategies and/or policies to ensure sustainable uptake for innovations supported through the accelerator

· support global and national policy and advocacy, and identify and progress long-term sustainable, large-scale solutions, to ensure greater access to medicines including encouraging good practice across the pharmaceutical sector

· Provide technical expertise to the partnership around access to medicines and quality healthcare and the role that the GSK/Save the Children can play.

To be successful you will have a post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience on issues directly related to global health policy. An excellent understanding of international development and aid debates, global health and the pharmaceutical sector, and substantial experience of health-focused advocacy work on access to medicines is also essential. You should have excellent verbal communication skills, appropriate for external representation. In addition you will have:

· Experience of policy research, with a track record of written reports and briefings and evaluating evidence of their impact

· A good understanding of the UK, global, regional and national external advocacy environment and the ability to assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy

· Experience of effective team work and outstanding inter-personal communication skills

· The ability to operate within an administratively self-servicing environment.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 20th June 2018

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website.