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NCD Alliance

Advocacy and Partnerships Officer

The NCD Alliance seeks applicants with suitable experience and background for a full-time role to support our global NCD policy and advocacy work, with a particular focus on WHO-related activities in Geneva and our advocacy activities with partners and members.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in working for a respected civil society organisation, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders such as multilateral institutions, governments, NCDA members and partners, on priority global health and development issues related to non-communicable diseases.

The Advocacy and Partnerships Officer will share their time between NCDA’s Policy and Advocacy Team and theMembership and Partnerships Team. The Officer position will work with both teams to support efforts to:

  • Elevate the importance of NCDs and related issues within global health and development policy and political forums and processes;
  • Enhance the impact and effectiveness of NCDA advocacy activities at the UN, WHO, and in other global forums;
  • Support the delivery of NCDA’s accountability work, in particular the second phase of the NCD Countdown 2030 initiative, a collaboration between WHO, The Lancet, Imperial College London, and NCD Alliance;
  • Support NCDA’s partnership and membership work, in particular the delivery of policy and advocacy activities and deliverables for partners and members (e.g. reports, events, conference sessions, webinars etc)

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Track and analyze global policy processes and trends in NCDs and global health, and identify opportunities for NCDA advocacy and engagement;
  • Strengthen and build on existing partnerships and strategic relationships in Geneva, including with key UN agencies, member states, government missions, civil society, academia and other partners;
  • Draft materials including reports, consultation submissions, policy briefs, op-eds, statements, fact sheets, blogs, presentations and speeches to provide information to policymakers, partners and press as necessary;
  • Support NCDA’s advocacy and engagement with WHO, including preparing and coordinating input for responses and submissions to WHO consultations, preparation for WHO Executive Board and World Health Assembly and Regional Committee meetings and other major NCD meetings, and relations with the key teams and clusters;
  • Support on the preparation of NCDA advocacy and partner events in Geneva, including policy roundtables, high-level advocacy events, and mission briefings;
  • Represent the NCD Alliance at relevant external meetings and in relevant initiatives, as related to NCD advocacy and policy;
  • Support the delivery of the NCD Countdown 2030 initiative and the second phase, with two papers to be published in February 2020;
  • Support and coordinate the delivery of specific partners projects that have a policy and advocacy focus, as well as activities that relate to NCDA’s Supporters Group such as the development of quarterly Partners Report and Membership Bulletins;
  • Support the organisation of NCDA’s campaign and thematic webinars, including coordinating across the team on content preparation and logistics for the webinars;
  • Support with NCDA’s membership outreach activities, particularly as they relate to key policy and advocacy organisations.

Experience and skills:

  • Advanced university degree, with a minimum of 1 year of relevant job-related experience;
  • Understanding of health policy, health systems and global advocacy;
  • Strong interest in global public health, and knowledge of global health and development processes such as within the World Health Organization a plus;
  • Robust knowledge of NCD prevention and control; affinity with access to medicines and health systems issues an asset;
  • Policy research skills and experience desirable;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in an international team environment with solid interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent judgment, strategic thinker, initiative taker;
  • Excellent analysis, writing and oral communications skills in English, including presentation skills – additional languages (particularly Arabic, Mandarin, Russian) desirable;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Availability for some travel abroad required.


Swiss or EU national or valid work permit to work in Switzerland.

Terms of Employment

Full time one-year employment contract with the NCD Alliance, with potential for renewal after one year. Start date to be agreed, as soon as possible.

How to Apply:

Please send a one-page motivation letter, your CV, including two contacts for references and two samples of your written work / presentations to nrenshaw@ncdalliance.org

Closing Date for Applications: 15th July 2019. We regret that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.


Third Global NCD Alliance Forum, Forum programme manager position

Forum programme manager responsibilities

  • The  Forum  programme  manager  will  manage  content  development  and  preparation  for  the Forum, particularly development of the Forum programme and sessions. They will work closely with the NCD Alliance Capacity Development Director and also liaise with other members of the Forum team.
  • Lead on the development of the Forum programme in collaboration with the Forum Planning Committee and the NCDA team, including shaping the plenaries, workshops, satellite sessions and interactive elements;
  • Work with the Partnerships and Memberships Manager to help shape satellite sessions and other sponsored activities for the Forum;
  • Organise the Global NCD Alliance Forum planning committee regular calls (set agenda, prepare background materials, prepare minutes and follow up, etc);
  • Develop the invitation strategy for the Forum and support development of invitation lists and distribution of invitations;
  • Support establishment of youth committee to guide youth involvement and support committee as needed;
  • Provide relevant formats, detailed instructions and guidance to support the development and delivery of workshop sessions and interactive elements of the Forum programme (eg guidance for workshop organisers, etc);
  • Manage workshop leads and organisers. Keep in regular touch, assist in session development and offer technical assistance as required
  • Develop concept notes and brief speakers for plenary sessions and others as required.
  • Liaise with logistics leads to ensure sessions are allocated to the most appropriate venue location, and programme needs are supported logistically;
  • Support NCDA staff with development of Forum related materials as needed;
  • Participate in team Forum planning discussions;
  • Attend Forum and support with onsite tasks as needed and relevant;
  • Liaise with Communications Director over programme/communications plans;
  • Develop Forum evaluation. Process Forum evaluations;
  • Write Forum internal and external report

Experience and skills:

  • University degree, with a minimum of 3 years of project management experience;
  • Experience in global health, knowledge of advocacy, NCD prevention and control a plus;
  • Excellent project management skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to manage different stakeholders and having strong cultural competence;
  • Ability to work under pressure and having a can-do attitude;
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in an international team environment with solid interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral English communications skills;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Knowledge of CiviCRM a plus;
  • Availability for travel abroad to attend Global NCD Alliance Forum, including arriving up to 4 full days earlier onsite.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, including two contacts for references to  cparsonsperez@ncdalliance.org

Closing Date for Applications: 17th July 2019. Interviews will be conducted on the week of the 22nd July. We regret that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.




Last update: 
Thursday 4 July 2019