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19 Sep 2021

parmanetJob for Unemployed Access Campaign Advocacy Intern Wanted Urgently

Médecins Sans Frontierès – Posted by JobSeek24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job for Unemployed Access Campaign Advocacy Intern Wanted Urgently

Address/Locations:   Western Cape

Job Type: Permanent

Employer: Médecins Sans Frontierès

Title: Access Campaign Advocacy Intern

Deadline: 29 Nov 2021

Salary: Market Related


Short Description     

Our client is looking for an Assistant to start working urgently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist Access Campaign Officer with necessary research, writing and campaign-related work with the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition
  • To assist Access Campaign Coordinator in developing an analysis and strategy for access work, particularly focused on DR-TB, Covid-19 and TRIPS related barriers
  • To assist Access Campaign Coordinator in day-to-day access to treatment-related work, including but not limited to price research, medicine registration research, R&D related work and others.
  • To other research and advocacy tasks as needed.
  • To create and periodically maintain a stakeholder database (comprising of key stakeholders such as civil society, government officials, MSF staff etc.)
  • To conferences, meetings and advocacy events
  • To assist with organize meetings, conferences and workshops and other key advocacy related events. Specifically, work with and support the MSF SA Events Coordinator with logistics and other info needed
  • To manage Conference Call, Meetings, and Workshop notes and minutes
  • Assist with the development of advocacy-related materials, liaison with designers and printers
  • To coordinate the printing and shipping of advocacy-related materials, reports etc to Field Teams, HQ and other key contacts
  • Create and maintain a good up to date electronic filing system of key documents that can be shared and accessed by Field Advocacy Teams
  • To conduct regular media monitoring of print, online and broadcast outlets through online content monitoring service (News clip), newspaper subscriptions and online media alerts (e.g. Google Alerts) of DR-TB related developments

Key Requirements:

  • Must have minimum University graduate or postgraduate student.
  • Must have preferably studying/studied Public Health, Development Studies, International Relations or Political Science, Law, or with a demonstrable interest in working in the Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy field.
  • Must have knowledge of local and regional treatment access barriers like IP, pricing, shortages, and other systemic issues
  • Interest in national and global health policy and organisations particularly related to HIV and/or Access to Treatment issues.
  • Must have knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint essential
  • Professional telephone manner, tactful and excellent networking and negotiation skills.
  • Mist have creative and highly flexible approach to work, and ability to work within a team, multi-task and good stress management skills and ability to deal with the high workload at specific times.
  • Must have creative social media skills

Job for Unemployed Access Campaign Advocacy Intern Wanted Urgently



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