Associate, Advocacy, Policy & Communications at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) – March 2024

Associate, Advocacy, Policy & Communications

Position Summary:

  • IAVI is seeking an ambitious Associate, Advocacy, Policy & Communications to help drive and execute critical initiatives critical to IAVI’s mission of translating science into public health solutions! The Associate will support advocacy, policy, and communications initiatives, as well as capacity strengthening efforts. The Associate will be responsible for critical documentation and project management of key initiatives, working closely with colleagues across Africa, India, and the US. The Associate will develop tools for project management, implementation, documentation and budgets administration of policy, advocacy, and communications including supporting stakeholder engagement and learning events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination support to APC’s Africa regional activities including tracking development and completion of policy advocacy, partnerships and stakeholder engagement initiatives, following up on action items, maintaining knowledge management.
  • Act as liaison between Program Management Specialists, Administration Executives and APC team members to ensure proper planning, logistics, and scheduling in support of communication, advocacy, partnerships, stakeholder engagement and capacity strengthening activities.
  • As part of a global team, support the management of policy advocacy, partnerships, stakeholder engagement and learning events including issue briefs, speaker engagements, capacity building workshops, note-taking and reports, documentation of learnings, case studies, advocacy materials, and other documents.
  • Liaise with colleagues across APC to collate content for donor reports, including follow-up and support documentation and communication of key learning and policy advocacy products, as well as with in-house reviewers to ensure accuracy and clarity of technical content.
  • Support management of project funds including following up on reports, documentation of activities, and supporting the development of other policy advocacy products.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a relevant discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in advocacy, communications, and/or marketing is required.
  • Experience in the technology or global health-related communications and advocacy is preferred.
  • Experience in project management and donor reporting is preferred.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development and adaptation of tools and templates, case studies, and briefing materials.
  • Experience in management of workshops, training including virtual events is required.
  • General knowledge of public health, health systems, and challenges affecting communities in the African context vaccine product development, R&D and regulatory issues.
  • Demonstrated ability in report writing for donor, government, and corporate audiences.
  • Self-initiator, detail-oriented, organized, adaptable to changing priorities, and the ability to take the initiative and to meet strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and team-based structure, with the flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other information processing software.

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