A few hours per week
Fund for Global Health works on advocacy for cost-effective global health solutions with the greatest potential to prevent death and disability. We advocate with the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, the biggest funders of development assistance, working together with like-minded organizations.
Every day, 16,000 children die of mostly preventable causes. 1.7 million people a year die of tuberculosis, now the biggest infectious disease killer. These and other global health problems are being addressed by U.S. foreign assistance, but more needs to be done. This is an excellent opportunity to address major global health challenges and learn effective advocacy and policy skills.
-Research, analyze and draft formal global health language consistent with the FFGH mission
-Write and think about global health policy for different audiences: both Congressional and the general public
-Educate the public on why our policy goals will lead to effective global health interventions
-Advocate for this policy by contacting SFOPS members and encouraging they support our ask
-Collaborate with a team to develop and advocate for our proposed policies
-Experience analyzing and writing effective policy for a Congressional audience
-Understanding how policy gives way (and does not give way) to effective global health action and why
-Detailed knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process and how to influence it.
-Experience with lobbying actions such as writing letters, talking with Congressional staff, and meeting a Member of Congress
-Reliability; promptness in responding to communications
-Excellent written and verbal communications skills
-Interest in global health, policy, and/or the appropriations process
-Helpful: experience in scholarly research, advocacy and outreach
Preference given to those who are constituents of a U.S. Representatives or Senators on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees of Appropriations, who decide on funding for U.S. global health programs.
Volunteers make a minimum 4-month commitment to a program of weekly communication and action, trained and supported by one of our coordinators. All activities can be conducted remotely.
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