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New opportunity: Communications and Advocacy Consultant

Communications and Advocacy Consultant 

Global Health 50/50 (GH5050) is an independent, evidence-driven charity whose aim is to advance action and accountability for gender equality in global health. GH5050’s mission is to achieve better health and equal opportunities for all people of all genders, everywhere.

As we expand, we are seeking a Communications and Advocacy Consultant to join our Collective. The Communications and Advocacy Consultant will be joining a small team, with a large and global network of Collective Members who provide part-time inputs into GH5050’s work, coupled with a high-powered Advisory Council. 

The Communications and Advocacy Consultant will play a key role in the design, delivery and monitoring of the GH5050 project’s strategic aims, combined with ongoing evaluation and adaptation of the communications impact. The consultant will need to deliver day-to-day communications for the initiative whilst also taking a longer-term strategic approach to improving GH5050’s communications, partnerships, engagement and advocacy. The GH5050 model recognises the essential role of communications and advocacy to advance our aims, and therefore you will play a key role in the GH5050 team and in the design, delivery and evaluation of its strategic aims. 

We are seeking an individual who can help us to be more innovative, creative and impactful in our communications, advocacy and external engagement. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can bring new ideas to our work, who is constantly trying to innovate and improve our strategic communications, and can see a task through from design to delivery. The candidate will deliver day-to-day communications materials whilst taking a longer-term strategic approach to improving our communications, engagement and advocacy to help achieve our objectives. The candidate should have the vision, skills and confidence to lead on communications in close collaboration with the team but should be able to work independently and with minimal supervision. 

In particular, we are seeking someone with extensive experience in leading communication and advocacy projects, ideally within the gender and global health world. At a minimum you should have a good familiarity of the gender and global health landscape. 

By working with the GH5050 team, you will benefit from being part of a world-leading Collective. Team members are offered regular access to training and networking.  

How to apply and further details

GH5050 is institutionalising and expanding. This is a great opportunity to create your own space within the small team of GH5050 staff and develop the role as further funding opportunities arise. 

The consultancy is the equivalent of a full-time position, in the first instance for 6 months. The successful candidate will join the GH5050 team as a consultant. Therefore, you do not need the right to work in the UK and applications are open to candidates worldwide. The GH5050 team operates globally and meets via zoom and other electronic channels. 

However, please be aware that the majority of meetings will take place on the UK working day and you should be available to attend meetings during core working hours (i.e. 10.00 – 16.00 GMT). 

Start date – as soon as possible.

To apply for this position, please share your CV, a covering letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role and daily rate via this form. If shortlisted, we will additionally ask for a writing sample and ask you to complete a short task. 

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Friday 19 November 2021.

We want to know in your application… 

  • What excites you about working with GH5050?  
  • What would you want to do differently to what we already do now when it comes to our communications and advocacy? 
  • What experience and knowledge would you bring to this role? 

The full job description can be found here. For any questions, please contact anna.purdie@globalhealth5050.org. 

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