Communications and Advocacy Associate

Posted On: December 12, 2013

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Global Health Strategies

Company Description

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international consulting company that specializes in global health communications, advocacy, research and strategy.
With offices around the world, we focus on public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets, including HIV/AIDS, family planning, polio and tuberculosis.
Our clients include foundations, industry, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions, and product development partnerships.

Job Description

The Communications/Advocacy Associate will work with the firm’s senior consultants and directors to develop and implement communications and advocacy strategies for Global Health Strategies’ clients. The Associate will work on a number of issues, including HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Polio and access to vaccines. Given the flexible nature of the organization, the opportunity exists for the Associate to work on a variety of projects; however the associate will focus on three core areas: advocacy, communications/media relations, and client/project management. More detail is provided below.

Communications/Media Relations:
GHS provides full-spectrum communications services for its clients and the Associate should expect to spend a significant amount of his/her time on communications and media relations, especially getting a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape. The Associate needs to be able to identify trends, opportunities and key reporters in the U.S, Europe, Africa and emerging markets. Additionally, the Associate is responsible for the production of communications strategies for current and potential clients, the drafting of important communications documents (press releases, fact sheets, speeches, Q and A’s), editing communications materials, liaising with journalists to ensure and guide coverage of key global health issues, and developing a documented network of media contacts.

GHS works with clients to secure financial and political support by leveraging its existing and new relationships with governments, policymakers, foundations and multilaterals, and NGOs to help its clients expand their global support base, build internal and external capacity, and identify and maximize new relationships and opportunities for GHS’s clients. In support of these efforts the associate is responsible for researching global health policies and funding opportunities, using strategic thinking to identify invitees and develop agendas and presentations for advocacy events (lunches, dinners etc.), managing the logistics of advocacy events, and drafting proposals and documents necessary for these efforts. The associate is also responsible to draft research and policy analyses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Client/project management:
GHS expects the Associate to quickly assume responsibility for managing projects and client relations. This includes managing account budgets, accounting for the project team’s monthly activities, tracking account deliverables, managing team calendars, schedules, travel logistics and other administrative duties as needed. The Associate acts as the client’s point of contact and is responsible for managing work projects and deliverables, ensuring the client’s needs are met and keeping the principals appraised of project developments and status. The Associate is also expected to regularly attend both meetings with GHS clients and events on behalf of clients. In addition to the responsibilities described above, the Communications/Advocacy Associate is expected and encouraged to develop an expertise in global health in general and global health efforts. In conjunction with this, the associate is required to monitor global health developments and media coverage of global health, particularly those related to GHS clients. The Associate is also expected to contribute to the development of Global Health Strategies by supporting GHS efforts on an international level and working with the firm’s principals to expand the GHS global communications network.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and any additional materials to We will contact you if your background matches our job qualifications. Please include "Associate" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.