RESULTS is looking to hire a Health Advocacy Assistant to join our health team! The post is available immediatly and will last until December 2014.

RESULTS is looking to recruit an assistant for the Health Advocacy team, i.e. staff who work on Child Survival and TB. This post is envisaged as an entry-level post for a graduate intending a career in Lobbying, Campaigning or Advocacy. The post holder will report to the Health Advocacy Officer (Child Survival) though will also support other members of the team for some of the time. Advocacy for Child Survival involves being familiar and engaged with issues in Global Public Health, specifically those relating to MDG 4 and infectious diseases of poverty. It will be advantageous to be interested in and have some understanding of broad themes in global health, for example the major causes of child deaths, the global aid environment, the role of health workers in delivering care etc. A specialist interest in or knowledge of immunisation, nutrition or other Child Survival issues would allow for greater coordination with our other health work, but is not necessary.

While some staff members focus their advocacy on either European advocacy or advocacy in the UK, this post holder will support advocacy in both arenas and in other areas of engagement (e.g. the UN). An interest in the UK political environment is useful. RESULTS UK endeavours to build all-party support for international development.

The Health Advocacy Assistant’s role is to support a number of advocacy initiatives. Working as part of a small team, this job provides an ideal opportunity for the post holder to gain valuable experience of advocacy, campaigning and working within the international development sector.

Please note, this position is available to start immediatly and will finish in December 2014.

Please take a look at the full Job Description and Person Specification as well as information on how to apply here: Health Advocacy Assistant. Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. The application deadline is Monday 26th May, 5pm. 

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