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Friday, 2 December 2016
Advocacy Intern with The World Heart Federation
Deadline: 11 December 2016
Open to: Swiss or EU applicants who obtained Bachelors or Master degree
Remuneration: 1000 CHF (930 EUR) per month
The World Heart Federation is a global health NGO based in
Geneva, focusing on cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and
stroke. They are a small organization creating a big impact in global health,
leading an ambitious drive to achieve a 25% reduction in premature CVD by the
Currently, there is an opportunity for a focused and
committed Advocacy Intern to join our dynamic Advocacy Team. They offer
experience in a high-achieving, international environment, with opportunities
to engage with the World Health Organization and other UN Agencies.
The role will support the delivery of the 2017 Advocacy
Strategy, including the following tasks:
Contribute to the preparation and drafting of WHF policy and
research papers, briefs, consultation responses, advocacy publications and
Synthesize reports and summarize documents for internal
Attend WHF team meetings, external meetings and webinars,
taking notes as required;
Provide logistical support for external events and meetings,
such as the WHO Executive Board and World Health Assembly and engagement with
WHF member organizations;
Provide administrative support in maintaining advocacy team
Support ongoing WHF rheumatic heart disease initiatives,
including project work;
Contribute to preparation and drafting of content for RHD
Any other appropriate task, as agreed upon by the supervisor.
Candidates with a demonstrated interest in non-communicable
diseases (NCDs), global health and development;
Excellent writing and communications skills in English
(additional languages a valuable asset);
Excellent team-working and collaborative skills;
Excellent time-management and organizational skills;
Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to
innovate, and flexibility;
Ability to conduct research independently with a keen eye
Ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting;
Proficient in MS Office, advanced internet literacy.
Recently completed undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or
Master’s degree achieved, with excellent results;
Talented applicants with an academic background in both
humanities and sciences will be considered.
Stipend: 1,000 CHF (930 EUR) per month;
Contract: The Advocacy Intern will join the team for 6
months at 40 hours/wk, starting from 09 January 2017.
How to Apply?
Please send a cover letter (max. 1 page) and CV (max. 2
pages) to Ms. Joanna Markbreiter (Policy & Advocacy Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org by 05
December 2016. Due to visa limitations, we regret that only Swiss or EU
applications will be considered.
Interviews will be conducted from 07-09 December 2016.