Jul 13, 2018

Policy and Advocacy Lobbyist job at AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global not-for-profit organization that provides cutting edge medicine and advocacy regardless of individuals' ability to pay. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities globally, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.
Currently AHF is providing HIV treatment and care to more than 930,000 patients in 41 countries worldwide. Headquartered at Los Angeles, California, USA, AHF is striving to replicate such achievents to countries like Ethiopia so that needy citizens get the chance to benefit from the program.
To deliver the said services effectively and efficiently, AHF wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven, and result oriented professionals to fill required positions.

Job Summary
The Policy and Advocacy Lobbyist is responsible for HIV services advocacy, using a patient-centered, holistic approach, working with and for PLHIV, PLHIV association, government & non-government institutions in line with the country’s specific law and legislation. The Policy and Advocacy Lobbyist will be generating accurate information on advocacy issues, assist in designing HIV advocacy strategies, implement & follow planned activities and produce quality reports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with AHF-Ethiopia Prevention Program Manager and the respective team to assist the HIV advocacy and promotion works; work closely with Civil Society Organizations, PLHIV, PLHIV associations, government & non-government institutions
  • Support the organization to identify important and timely advocacy issues that are believed to improve HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • Assist with appropriate public promotion for AHF services
  • The advocacy and lobbyist will also be required to establish and maintain respectable work relationships with other organizations working on HIV/AIDS prevention & care programs
  • Work with AHF’s Medical Team to maintain the highest quality of client care and enhance positive living among  patients
  • Represent AHF-Ethiopia in advocacy and promotion related task forces, working groups, committees, etc. as required
  • Ensure that the relevant procedures for training, meeting, workshops and other activities are well organized
  • Ensure all records of the Advocacy Services are well documented and kept up-to-date
  • Ensure that the Advocacy Service are run according to relevant policies and procedures of the Ethiopian Government and AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Work with the Prevention Program Manager in exploring new opportunities for the advocacy service
  • Contribute to the design and updating of publicity materials for the organization’s service
  • Network and liaise where appropriate with other professionals and institutions having shared interest with AHF
  • Provide weekly case updates to line manager on advocacy cases, and prioritize and manage cases in line with quality standards
  • Collaborate with the Country Management Team in preparing work-plan and budget

Job Requirements:

  • MSc/MPH/MA degree in Health/HIV, Social Science or other relevant field from a recognized university with more than 5 years’ experience in a field directly related to advocacy, health and above specified responsibilities
  • Solid knowledge and experience on advocacy techniques and principles
  • Thorough understanding of media utilization for advocacy and lobbying
  • Flexible, proactive and able to organize work independently as well as work in a team
  • Results oriented and exposure to environments that require working under pressure
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal communication abilities with good command of  English Language
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by email to: Regional Human Resources Manager – AHF Africa Bureau, through: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org
The application must include cover letter of interest, detailed updated CV, copy of academic documents and other credentials, and must be submitted before the deadline.
Workstation for all positions will be in Addis Ababa
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
NB:- Please don’t forget to write the position you are applying on the subject line of your email.

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