The Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable seeks a part-time (20 hours per week for six months) consultant to provide advocacy support in advancing the goals of the Roundtable. The consultant will work closely with the Roundtable to help elevate awareness of and action on NCDs in U.S. global health policy and programs. Major responsibilities:
Undertake a landscape of Members of Congress and the Administration and develop an advocacy outreach strategy to target identified key officials;
Develop Roundtable relationships with Congressional and Administration leads, working with Steering Committee members to coordinate efforts;
Work with Roundtable’s Steering Committee to develop NCD language used in Congressional hearings and inserted in legislation or other U.S. policy, including agency plans and guidance;
Track progress and outcomes; and
Communicate regularly with the Co-chairs, secretariat, and the Steering Committee.
About The Noncommunicable Diseases Roundtable The Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable, founded in 2010, is a diverse coalition of over 60 organizations, including NGOs representing development and humanitarian settings, professional associations, academic institutions, and companies united to raise awareness and address the rising incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the developing world. It seeks to be a platform and credible voice for information sharing, advocacy, communications, collaboration, and best practices around NCD issues within the global health community and with global health decision makers in Washington, DC. The Roundtable’s Mission is “To actively educate and persuade the United States Government, as a leading influence in global health, to make NCDs a priority in its global health programs.” Members of the NCD Roundtable agree that NCDs, including but not limited to cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and mental illness, collectively represent one of the most important threats to health today. The NCD Roundtable is managed by volunteer co-chairs and an executive Steering Committee.
Qualifications and Requirements
The consultant will have a minimum of five years of advocacy experience. A strong interest or background in global health and NCDs preferred. She/He must have demonstrable experience working with both the U.S. Government and health-based organizations and networks. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate is able to work independently.
The consultant will provide regular updates to the co-chairs, and as needed to the Steering Committee, and will report to the Senior Advocacy Manager at Global Health Council. She/he will attend the monthly Roundtable meetings to provide updates to members.
The consultant will need to provide her/his own laptop with software compatible to Microsoft Office. The consultant will work primarily offsite with occasional in person meetings.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter along with salary history and expectations to email@example.com.
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.