Full-Time

Professional Services

Social Impact

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Johannesburg South Africa
  • Nairobi Kenya

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Description

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international consulting company specialising in global health communications, advocacy, research and strategy. GHS leverages advocacy and communications to impact health policies, practice and funding, working to address the most pressing global health issues of the 21st century. With a focus on the public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets, their clients include leading foundations, industry, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and product development. GHS has offices in the US, UK, India, China, Brazil, Kenya and South Africa, and works with philanthropies, industry, multinational organisations, NGOs and governments around the world.

 

At the heart of GHS is a vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. Driven by a passion for improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the world, GHS offer the skills, knowledge and goal-driven efficiency to enhance their clients' efforts to address some of the world’s toughest health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio eradication, sexual and reproductive health and vaccines.

 

At GHS, you will have the opportunity to work on several accounts and global health initiatives with a collaborative team of passionate advocates and creative communicators.
 

 

The Opportunity

This position requires a motivated professional, with good people skills, client management, project management (when required), communications background and will thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial working environment. The ideal SPA understands global public health issues, has at least three to six years of work experience. Candidates with an advanced university degree have an advantage. The SPA will support project teams with policy research, communications and advocacy efforts, project management and documentation as well as stakeholder engagement.


 

Role Responsibilities:

 

Content Development

  • Conduct primary and secondary, technical and policy research 
  • Develop first drafts of project deliverables including concept notes, project reports, presentations, work plans and opinion pieces 
  • Write and edit proposals, policy briefs, press releases, fact sheets, strategy documents and other documents as required

Communications

  • Support advocacy and communications activities for projects, including strategic planning to achieve project objectives
  • Support with conceptualising and executing social media campaigns including developing toolkits, social media plans and outreach to key stakeholders
  • Edit communications materials, liaising with journalists and developing a documented network of media contacts
  • Work closely with project teams for implementation of media and advocacy campaigns
  • Conduct outreach to and liaise with external stakeholders relevant to various projects with guidance from project managers

Supporting Client/Project Management 

  • Support project managers by overseeing, tracking and documenting project deliverables and key indicators for regular evaluation and assessment of projects
  • Develop, manage and maintain critical relationships for projects
  • Own critical deliverables by developing strategies to bring objectives to fruition
  • Communicate regularly with managers on progress and challenges, show initiative to bringing solutions to challenges 
  • Manage and mentor program associates and program assistants as required
  • Lead critical components of client calls and meetings
  • Support the project team with executing meetings/events
  • Participate in weekly check-ins and internal planning meetings
     

Criteria

Required:

  • 3-6 years of work experience
  • Post-graduate degree in Journalism, Business Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration or related field
  • Journalism, communications, or public relations experience 
  • Strong project management, presentation and organisational skills 
  • Proven experience in the writing of excellent communication material (e.g., briefings, press releases and key messages)
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) 
  • Ability to write compelling stories
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Understanding of public health issues and socio-economic landscape across Africa
  • Ability to work remotely 

 

Valuable: 

  • Fluent in French
  • International work experience, preferably on the African continent
  • Campaign experience in global health or development 
  • Experience organising conferences and events 
  • Master’s degree in a related field  
  • Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva
     

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary
  • GHS uses advocacy, communications and policy analysis to advance issues and power campaigns that improve health and wellbeing around the world
  • Join a global team making an impact in addressing some of the world's most pressing health challenges

About Global Health Strategies

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international organisation that promotes the development and delivery of health products, technologies and information. GHS specialises in policy research and analysis, communications, advocacy, resource mobilisation, research and program implementation. Headquartered in New York, GHS supports work in diverse countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with offices in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, South Africa, the UK, and the US.


Staffed with a blend of senior global health experts and young passionate professionals from the fields of public health, journalism and advocacy, GHS is a proven leader in the international health landscape. GHS’ portfolio of clients is comprised of many of the world’s foremost health organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Current and past clients and partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Health Organisation, UN Development Programme, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women Deliver, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Amref Health Africa, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Graça Machel Trust.


At the heart of GHS is a vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. GHS strive to achieve this goal by working with clients to promote research and development for urgently needed medicines, advocating for services on behalf of at-risk populations, and strengthening the most vulnerable health systems, so that they can stand resilient in the face of modern threats. The world has made remarkable progress on all of these fronts in recent decades, giving GHS the hope, resolve and ambition to do even better in the future.