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The posting below is with the Princess of Africa Foundation, an ACTION partner.

POAF seeks a Communications & Advocacy Officer to join its dynamic team

Do you want to be the change you want to see in your community and the world?  Then, read on!                                

Established in 2006, The Princess of Africa Foundation is a non-profit organization that furthers the humanitarian work of South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The Foundation initially focused on the fight against malaria, but now also engages in wider health and education issues, to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6, with a particular focus on vulnerable women and girls.

Dubbed the "Princess of Africa", Yvonne has been at the forefront of popular music in South Africa and the African continent for 30 years. To advocate for change, she combines her access to high-level decision makers with her ability to voice issues faced by communities across Africa. In addition to being an African Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and an MDG Envoy for Africa, Yvonne supports the work of organizations such as Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Stop TB Partnership, UNITAID, and others.

The Princess of Africa Foundation is seeking an experienced Communication & Advocacy Officer with superior organization and communication skills to support all aspects of the Foundation’s global health advocacy in coordination with the ACTION global health advocacy partnership (www.action.org). This planning, coordination, and implementation role includes coordinating in-person meetings, managing internal communication with other members of the ACTION partnership and with the ACTION Secretariat, and broadly supporting the development and implementation of global health advocacy work across all topic areas, and especially strategy and logistical support.

Reporting to the Princess of Africa and her Humanitarian Adviser and Foundation Director, the Communication & Advocacy Officer is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s work on tuberculosis, child health, immunization, nutrition, and related cross-cutting health issues. The Communication & Advocacy Officer will work closely with the Princess of Africa Foundation’s Founder, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and her Humanitarian Adviser, the ACTION Secretariat Director and program staff, and other ACTION partners, and may manage interns. The Communication & Advocacy Officer will help ensure that the Princess of Africa Foundation conducts impactful, coordinated advocacy across markets for the resources and policies to fight diseases of poverty and achieve equitable access to health.

The Communication & Advocacy Officer is accountable for ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of POAF’s ACTION advocacy portfolio with POAF leadership and staff, ensuring smooth coordination with ACTION partners on advocacy and strong relationships with other partners, allies and donors, leading on POAF communications support, and performing relevant research, policy analysis, message development, and other project support. As a core member of the small POAF team, the Communication & Advocacy Officer also works on operations and logistics across POAF advocacy activities.

Responsibilities

Note: this list is not exhaustive, and may be revised/revisited.

Communications/Materials Development (40%)

o   Manage social media for POAF on ACTION issues and track the online conversation around ACTION issues

o   Develop content for POAF website, newsletter, blogs, op-eds, and other communications materials.

o   Regularly update POAF website and social media channels with the support of the ACTION Communications Manager

o   Manage POAF newsletter listserv and quarterly newsletter production

Operations and Logistics (30%)

Partner & Donor Relationship Management and Project Support (30%)

Education, skills and experience

A successful Communications & Advocacy Officer will:

Please send your application to poaftalentsearch@gmail.com

Internships

The ACTION Secretariat is seeking an intern to support its international partnership of advocacy organizations focusing on global health.

Interns will:

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

All internships are unpaid.  Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

Check out our website for more information.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability for the fall (days and times) to Ms. Evi Harmon at internships@results.org, with the subject “ ACTION Global Health Internship”.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.

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