Fellowship Opportunity: Global Health Systems (GHS) Global Health 2017-2018 Fellows Program

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January 12th, 2017

If you are a graduate (spring/summer 2017) who is passionate about improving global health through communications and advocacy, the Global Health Strategies (GHS) one-year Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and learning.

Applications open from December 5 – March 24

Contact: Kathleen Sherwin, Global Talent Advisor, ksherwin@globalhealthstrategies.com

Our Fellows are entrepreneurial, innovative and strategic thinkers with excellent communications and analytical skills. Fellows are team players and have a strong commitment to our clients. They also bring a sense of humor and enjoy having fun.

Objectives of the GHS Fellows Program:
The GHS Fellows Program affords young professionals the opportunity to:
• Gain exposure to the field of global health communications and advocacy
• Hone their writing, research and strategic thinking skills
• Work with high-profile clients on high-impact projects
• Attend presentations and trainings with leaders in the global health field
• Receive professional evaluation, assessment and mentorship

The GHS Fellows Experience:
Fellows work closely with GHS staff to assist in the design and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies for a range of in issues in global health, including infectious disease, immunization, women’s health and universal health coverage. Fellows are provided hands-on experience meaningfully contributing to client goals.

Fellows spend the majority of their time on client work and are also provided opportunities for training and development.

Client work may include:
• Contributing to the research and writing of strategy memos, media materials and issue briefs
• Monitoring and analyzing media coverage and advocate conversations about global health issues
• Providing logistics support for conferences, meetings and events that GHS organizes on behalf of clients
• Managing databases of global health media, policymakers and opinion leaders
• Assisting GHS staff with project management (e.g., drafting meeting minutes, updating work plans, tracking budgets)

Training and development opportunities may include:
• Weekly support with a fellow manager; monthly mentorship with member of the GHS senior management team
• Access to skills trainings, reading list and lunch and learns at GHS with leaders in the global health field
• Sponsorship to attend global health events in NYC
• Opportunity to become an expert on a particular issue within global health

GHS Fellows Program Qualifications & Structure:
• Fellows generally hold bachelor’s degrees (upon entering the program) and have an interest in global health, communications and/or advocacy. They are excellent writers, researchers and critical thinkers
• Experience with communications and advocacy on digital media platforms is a plus
• Fellows will be hired for a one-year term (July 2017-July 2018) with evaluation at the midpoint of the program
• Fellows will be paid stipends equivalent to $32,500
• Fellows are provided a moving allowance of $4,000 and access to our employee benefits program

How to Apply:

Applications Accepted December 5 – March 24

Candidate Contacted for Interviews March 27 – March 31
Candidate Interview Period (3 rounds via web conferencing, online writing test & onsite) April 3 – April 28
GHS 2017 Fellow Offers Extended May 1 – May 12
Fellows Start at GHS July 10
* Timeline may be adjusted by GHS *

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional or academic references (references should include name, org, email and/or tel only) via online submission. We will contact you if your background matches our job qualifications.


For more information about careers at GHS, please visit http://www.globalhealthstrategies.com/career-opportunities or email Elliot Epstein, Director of Talent, at eepstein@globalhealthstrategies.com .

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse background to apply.

About GHS:

GHS is a communications and advocacy consultancy that works to raise awareness of global health and development challenges, build consensus around innovative solutions and promote political leadership and accountability.

Issues we care about

People work at GHS because they are passionate about changing the world. Since our founding in 2002, we have had the privilege to support some of the most important issues and debates in global health – including polio eradication, universal health coverage, financing for women’s health and the historic introduction of new childhood vaccines.

How we approach our work

Our staff combines deep knowledge of a range of global health and development issues with expertise in strategic communications and advocacy. Our staff brings a campaign-style mentality to advancing issues and includes professionals from the fields of journalism, law, public policy, product development and market research.

Where we work

We work at the global level and across some of the most important emerging markets for influencing health and development policy, funding and science. Our regional offices in Brazil, India, China, Kenya and South Africa work closely with local media, governments and civil society, and understand the interplay of global issues with local politics.

Who we partner with

Current clients and partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women Deliver, Johnson & Johnson, UN Development Programme and Graca Machel Trust.