If you are interested in contributing to GBCHealth’s mission and have specific skills and expertise that you feel might help advance our programming and organizational development, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially interested in individuals with strong backgrounds in business, partnership development and public health.
Location: Nigeria, Ghana or Uganda (currently remote working)
Start date: November 2021
GBCHealth is the pre-eminent organization focused on business engagement in support of meeting global goals for health. Our vision is a global business community that contributes its assets, skills, influence and reach to create a healthier world for employees, their families, and communities. GBCHealth works with companies worldwide to guide, support, encourage and champion their engagement in global health. To achieve its mission GBCHealth also works closely with the United Nations, U.S. government, many foreign governments, multilateral organizations and civil society.
Position summary and responsibilities:
The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) is a GBCHealth-led initiative to drive partnerships for malaria control and elimination. The Alliance is a coalition of companies from various industries, all with business interests in Africa. CAMA channels the collective force and voice of the private sector to drive impact on malaria in Africa from workplaces to region-wide initiatives.
Reporting to the CAMA Director, the Program Officer will be responsible for managing CAMA communications and events. The Program Officer will also support the CAMA Director in her capacity to develop and implement the Alliance’s annual workplan, and manage and coordinate relationships with CAMA members and partners.
Core responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Managing CAMA communications, including curating content, writing and editing articles for the CAMA website and newsletter to disseminate information on malaria in Africa and globally of relevance to Alliance members and global health stakeholders
- Conducting background research on malaria and other public health issues and producing issue briefs, brochures, infographics, factsheets and multimedia
- Managing CAMA’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) and reviewing data analytics to support expansion of CAMA’s social media reach in the region
- Supporting the CAMA Director in organizing virtual events (and in-person events when these resume), including meeting logistics, preparing materials, drafting minutes and summary reports
- Supporting the CAMA Director in drafting sponsorship proposals for companies and partners
- Supporting the CAMA Director in prospecting and recruitment of new Alliance members
- Supporting general administrative activities of the team, including invoicing and tracking expenses, updating contact and marketing materials, maintaining the CAMA resources and documentation systems up-to-date and in order
Skills and Qualifications:
The Program Officer should have the following skills and experience:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and ability to target communications to a variety of audiences (corporate, NGO and academia)
- Proven experience in undertaking effective research and analysis of global public health and development issues, policies and trends
- Experience working with the private sector on malaria and/or other infectious diseases, global health and development issues
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with culturally and geographically diverse staff and partners
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask and experience managing competing priorities
- Ability to be productive and effective when working remotely, across different time zones
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, Adobe design and willingness to learn new technologies and software quickly
- A master’s degree with specialization in public health (preferred) or other relevant field and 3 years of work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in relevant field and at least 5 years’ work experience.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include “CAMA, Program Officer” and your first and last names in the subject line. Salary will be commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.
GBCHealth will review and process applications as they are received. We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position description.
The Global Fund represents one of the most efficient avenues for business investment in the three pandemics, while also providing opportunities for co-financing and collaboration on the ground. To date, the Global Fund has committed USD 23.7 billion in funding to more than 1,000 programs in more than 140 countries—an unprecedented investment. GBCHealth serves the role of Focal Point for the Global Fund Private Sector Constituency (PSC), a group of companies committed to supporting the Global Fund’s mission to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The Global Fund PSC internship offers a hands-on learning opportunity for graduate and senior undergraduate students seeking exposure to corporate social responsibility and public health issues. The PSC Intern will be involved in researching companies’ engagement with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria; tracking Global Fund programs, policies and announcements; assisting with preparation for Global Fund Board meetings; drafting news items for the website, e-readers, newsletters and print publications; developing presentations and communication materials; summarizing reports; note-taking at meetings and teleconferences; copy-editing print publications produced by the department; and conducting ad-hoc research on Global Fund issues as needed. Also, the Intern will at times perform administrative duties, including organizing correspondence, managing event logistics, coordinating e-mail and print mailings, arranging travel, and providing database support/maintenance.
This internship will span four months, with the possibility of an extension. The internship will take place virtually. All interested candidates should be available part-time, for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Full time is preferred. The intern will report to the Program Officer and Focal Point to the Global Fund Private Sector Constituency.
- Monthly PSC e-reader: Monitor the Global Fund website, PSC mailbox and other sources for new and relevant communication to share with the PSC Advisory Group. Draft the monthly summary e-mail.
- PSC newsletter: Assist with drafting articles
- PSC annual report: Support research, design and drafting of the PSC annual report
- PSC web page: Assist in drafting Global Fund/PSC specific articles for the GBCHealth website
- PSC marketing materials: Update the PSC PowerPoint presentation, contact lists and one-pager, as needed
Events (virtual and in-person):
- Quarterly calls: Track participants and take notes for calls
- Other teleconferences: Track participants and take notes for PSC task force calls and other calls, as needed
- Global Fund Board Meetings: Track participant attendance, draft report summaries and assist with PowerPoint presentations
- Event takeaways: Draft summary reports for PSC events that staff attend to share with Advisory Group and on GBCHealth’s website
- Prepare meeting and conference call notes for review
- Assist in tracking PSC member information—participation in meetings and teleconferences,
communications received, invoice payment, value delivered and other activities
- Ensure PSC and Global Fund folders on the GBCHealth shared drive are organized and up-to-date
- Update Salesforce with PSC activities and engagement with companies
Research and briefing:
- Summarize Global Fund documents and audit reports for dissemination to Advisory Group, as needed
- Prepare company briefs and conduct research to identify potential new PSC members and/or private sector donors to the Global Fund
- Strong writing, editing and research experience and skills
- Experience in project management and managing competing priorities
- Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multi-task and adapt in a dynamic
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
- Experience working in an international organization a plus
- Advanced command of design software a plus
- Experience working with Salesforce a plus
- Public health and strategic communications graduate students
- Recently graduated undergraduates with experience or interest in communications, business and public health
- GBCHealth’s Internship program provides students and professionals with a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization
- The program is not salaried, but a modest stipend is provided
Send your resume and cover letter to PSC@gbchealth.org. In the subject line, enter “PSC internship” along with your first and last name. For example: PSC internship, Jane Doe.
No phone calls please. We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the internship description.
We’re seeking a communications and social media-savvy graduate intern to join our team (virtually) for between 3-6 months, 20+ hours a week, starting as soon as possible. If that’s you, read on!
What we need
You have a creative mindset and ability to communicate compellingly in written and visual form. You also have an excellent academic record, and are skilled in running social media campaigns, with a strong interest in global health issues. We’ll need you to provide advice and analysis on current global health trends, and create infographics, reports, op-eds and social media content.
What we’re offering
A chance to contribute to an effort which aims to impact the health of populations globally, through engaging with the private sector, governments, UN and other organizations passionate about driving change. You will be part of a small and dynamic team, working with colleagues on all levels to produce and disseminate content and tell stories through publications and social media.
Who we are
GBCHealth is the pre-eminent organization focused on business engagement in support of meeting global goals for health. Our vision is a global business community that contributes its assets, skills, influence and reach to create a healthier world for employees, their families and communities. GBCHealth works with companies worldwide to guide, support, encourage and champion their engagement in global health. We also work closely with the UN, governments, multilateral organizations and civil society.
What does the role involve?
Reporting to GBCHealth’s Communications Officer, you will:
- Design social media activities, including developing original content and identifying opportunities to engage with ongoing discourse
- Provide communications support for our online events
- Maintain and develop content for the GBCHealth and partner websites, including writing short articles
- Assist with developing and drafting articles for our monthly newsletter
- Support development of our new communications strategy
- Assist in the development of briefings, presentations and other communications materials
- Update and help to maintain GBCHealth’s knowledge management system (Salesforce)
- Support our Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa and the Private Sector Constituency to the Global Fund as needed.
Qualifications and skills
You will have an MPH (or related) degree, or have an undergraduate degree with experience in business and/or public health. Or, you have a degree in public relations/communications/marketing/journalism with an interest in public health.
We’ll be delighted if you bring:
- Excellent writing, editing, communication and research skills suitable for varied audiences (e.g. corporate, NGO and academia)
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently, under supervision and in a team-based environment
- Exemplary interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Ability to manage and prioritize projects with multiple and often competing deadlines
- Experience using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, preferably for an organization/corporation
We’d love it even more if you have:
- Background, knowledge, interest and/or experience in one or more of these areas: communications, international public health and development, healthcare, non-profits, private sector philanthropy, advocacy and/or media
- Experience with Adobe Creative applications (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.)
- Experience using Salesforce or another CRM or database management tool
- Knowledge of HTML and/or WordPress
GBCHealth’s Internship program provides students and professionals with a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization. The program is not salaried; however a modest stipend will be provided.
Tell us why you’re excited about this opportunity:
If you think this might be the right role for you, send us your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond to the following questions in your cover letter:
- Why are you interested in GBCHealth and this position?
- What makes you especially qualified for this position?
We can’t wait to hear from you!