Director - Frontline Health Workers Coalition
Geneva, Washington, DC or Chapel Hill, NC
The Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition provides leadership for the Secretariat of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), an alliance of 40+ US-based and international organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic investments from multilateral and US government (USG) funders in frontline health workers in low- and middle-income countries to save lives and foster a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world.
The Director leads and cultivates FHWC strategic direction, fundraising goals, and membership engagement; works closely with coalition working groups to oversee multilateral and USG engagement and advocacy strategies; oversees coalition events, activities, and strategic communications; and manages coalition operations.
The preferred location for the position is Geneva, Switzerland, but other locations may be considered depending on the successful candidate. This position is temporary and is funded through IntraHealth until Summer 2024, with potential to continue. IntraHealth will consider consultants.
Lead and Cultivate Coalition Fundraising and Membership Engagement
- Set fundraising priorities and targets and work with the Steering Committee to achieve them; support development of high-quality fundraising proposals, presentations, and budgets.
- Lead FHWC monthly meetings and biannual planning meetings, working with FHWC Steering Committee and its Chair to effectively mobilize members to achieve coalition goals.
- Work with FHWC Steering Committee to guide coalition’s strategic activities and priorities.
- Manage relationships and reporting with FHWC donors.
- Stay updated with global health trends, especially those affecting frontline health workers, and adjust strategies accordingly.
- Assess the coalition’s impact regularly and identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
Oversee Multilateral and US Government Engagement and Advocacy Strategies
- Work closely with Steering Committee and Working Groups to increase representation of FHWC with US government agencies; influential multilateral organizations; and country governments, ministries of finance and health, and health worker associations to facilitate coalition health workforce advocacy goals.
- Lead coalition efforts to increase advocacy through the UN system to ensure prioritization of health workforce in key guidance documents.
- Work closely with Policy Working Group co-chairs to oversee FHWC’s USG advocacy toward global health policy stakeholders, including USAID and other government agency political and technical leaders, congressional offices, non-governmental policy/advocacy alliances and roundtables, think tanks, and other influencers.
Lead or Oversee Coalition Events, Reports, and Activities
- Develop and/or facilitate FHWC events and partnerships (e.g., UNGA and WHA events, conference side events or sessions, special campaigns) to amplify messaging on the importance of investing in health workforce.
- Oversee and provide technical guidance to FHWC reports, policy analyses and recommendations, strategic communications, campaigns, statements and presentations, working closely with Technical, Policy, and Communications Working Groups.
Manage Coalition Operations
- Develop and track annual workplan based on biannual planning meetings and Steering Committee priorities.
- Manage and track FHWC budgets and member invoicing.
- Manage or oversee other operations and logistics needs, based on Secretariat staffing, including for meetings, events, listservs, and special projects.
- Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree preferred, in a related discipline.
- 8 to 10 years experience in global health policy, advocacy, communications, and partnership building, with a record of delivering high-impact results and visibility to mission-driven policy priorities.
- 6+ years of experience in a senior leadership role, preferably in the global health sector.
- Strong understanding of global health challenges, especially as they pertain to frontline health workers.
- Experience leading fundraising strategy development and execution. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans and manage large teams.
- Extensive knowledge of multilateral global health and development policy; presence in and understanding of the UN system.
- Knowledgeable about USG global health and development policy, including of USAID, PEPFAR, PMI.
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