About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the charity for a Health Policy Advisor volunteer. This role will lead our work to influence national policy development and implementation to improve health services for people in Africa and the Diaspora, their Carers and families, including positioning ourselves to influence in the event of new treatments becoming available for people affected by various health conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead on creating national campaigns on health, working collaboratively to ensure that the priorities and voice of people affected is showcased through those campaigns.
- Lead on developing and delivering a strategic approach to influencing government departments and bodies to deliver positive changes in health policy involving our community.
- Create policy positions, analyse the implications of relevant policies and government consultations, developing and implementing appropriate responses.
- Collaborate with AHO management and relevant colleagues, analysing and presenting data, relevant insights and robust evidence to drive forward our health improvement agenda.
- Represent the charity on external groups and coalitions, seeking opportunities to ollaborate in support of our strategic priorities.
- Contribute to new grants applications to expand the work of AHO.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Thorough understanding of and proven experience of campaigning and influencing government, decision makers and public policy at every level, preferably in the health and social care sector.
- Thorough understanding and knowledge of the health landscape and structures in Africa and the Diaspora, with working knowledge of health structures.
- Experience of involving service users in setting priorities and developing influencing strategies.
- Research, analytical and information gathering skills and the ability to present it in a persuasive manner.
- Proven experience and evidence of using creative ways of communicating messages to the relevant audiences.
- Ability to organise internal and external events and meetings and building collaborative working relationships internally and externally.
- Ability to maintain political impartiality and be discreet.
- Experience of operating in a modern digital workplace.