Director, Advocacy

Last Mile Health

About the organization

At Last Mile Health, we make bold commitments that inspire innovation. Are you a passionate advocate that has a record of driving global, national, and institutional policy change? If so, you may be our next Director, Advocacy.

LMH is actively growing its advocacy portfolio to inform broader global health priorities and strategies to be inclusive of community health workforce programming. The Director, Advocacy for the Health Systems team will lead the execution of Last Mile Health’s (LMH) Global Policy & Advocacy strategy.


What You’ll Do

-Lead the execution of LMH’s global advocacy strategy and agenda
-Support the country office national advocacy agendas by providing technical advice and connecting to global advocacy trends and opportunities
-Manage two Advocacy team members
-Develop, implement and monitor LMH’s advocacy activities and budgets, mentor and coach advocacy team members, and ensure coherence across country-based and global advocacy activities
-Manage high-profile engagements on community health policy at the global level, including influencing global agendas to raise awareness about the importance of effective community health programs within the Primary Healthcare/Universal Healthcare framework
-Build relationships with key partners and stakeholders within the civil society, NGO community, parliament, policymakers, as well as with local and international institutions
-Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the global health space including the major institutions, actors, and trends
-Build LMH assets to support influence strategy (e.g., develop network of champions, policy briefs, -talking points, coalitions, evidence).
-Develop and disseminate communications and outreach materials such as briefs, policy documents, newsletters, infographics, websites, and social media bulletins in collaboration with LMH’s communication’s team
-Collaborate across LMH departments to cultivate partner relationships and input into funding proposals for advocacy


What You’ll Bring

-Bachelor’s degree in public health, international relations, gender studies, political science, human rights, or a related field
-Significant and meaningful advocacy and/or public affairs experience aimed at influencing policy change
-Demonstrated success in leading advocacy tactics – e.g., coalition building, stakeholder mapping, matching the tactic with targets of influence
-Several years of management experience, preferably for an integrated team of national and international staff members to foster an inclusive, equitable, and effective advocacy team at LMH
-Intimate knowledge of policy, international health and development issues at the global level
-Experience in managing high-level advocacy campaigns and coalitions of organizations across various geographies at national and global level
-Experience working with stakeholders at multiple levels- global partners, technical managers and national governments
-Working knowledge of community health and community health programs
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interface with diverse stakeholder in a range of multi-disciplinary settings

Application instructions

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