We are seeking an activist with a strong track record in global access to medicines policy, advocacy and campaigning who wants to seize a critical moment: profound access to medicines inequities are being exposed and exacerbated by COVID-19. In order to respond to this crisis, we are expanding our capacity for high-impact access to medicines campaigning globally and in key geographies such as South Africa, where relevant policy developments, such as the proposed waiver from the governments of South Africa and India on intellectual property rights related to COVID-19 health technologies, are creating important opportunities for national shifts in access to medicines policy.
You will collaborate closely with existing campaign structures in South Africa, the region and globally, such as the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign and will collaborate with strong allies in the access to medicines movement, in particular the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, Cancer Alliance, MSF and others.
Note: this position is fixed-term (minimum of 6 months) but there is a possibility for a longer-term or permanent hire.
As part of our international policy and advocacy team, you will:
Health GAP is an international advocacy organization that is dedicated to eliminating barriers to universal access to lifesaving medicines for all people living with HIV around the world. Our team combines pragmatic policy work with audacious grassroots action to win equitable global access to treatment, care, and prevention for people living with and affected by HIV.
At Health GAP, we have a clear goal: to be a place where a diverse group of passionate, high-impact people want to come and do their best work. Health GAP recruits, employs, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital status, sexual orientation and other protected status as required by applicable law. Health GAP is an equal opportunity employer. Health GAP is an equal opportunity employer. People living with HIV, women, people of color, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our dedication to diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion and equity is core to our mission. We know that to end the HIV pandemic, we must fight to dismantle the systems of oppression—racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and homophobia and other forms of injustice—that fuel HIV. Our team is one place that we are committed to doing this work.
Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of factors, including level of experience and the cost-of-living in the city you work from. For example, the gross annual salary for this position in Johannesburg will be between USD 41,209 – 47,704 excluding benefits.
We offer significant benefits, including the ability to work from home, flexible hours, 4 weeks per year of vacation, additional paid-sick/personal leave, paid parental leave, fully-employer paid health insurance for the employee and any legal dependents under the age of 18, access to flexible spending and dependent care accounts, and opportunities to travel internationally. This position will be supervised by the Director of International Policy and Advocacy.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 24, 2020.