Organization: Global Health Council
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Eligible Citizenship: All Non-US Citizens
Application Code: US10-Int
Job Function: Communications
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access


Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. The organization is the collaborative voice of the global health community on global health issues; it convenes stakeholders around key global health priorities and actively engages key decision makers to influence health policy. The mission of GHC is to improve health globally through increased investment, robust policies, and the power of the collective voice while envisioning a world where health for all is ensured through equitable, inclusive and sustainable investment, policies, and services. Organizations with GHC membership represent academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as private industry working in various aspects of global health. In 2014, GHC represented global health organizations working in more than 133 countries addressing maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, NTDs, NCDs, R&D, WASH, nutrition, health systems strengthening, and other areas. GHC has a combined annual revenue of over $5 billion per year and is headquartered in more than 16 U.S. states. 

Position Overview

The Communications Associate will contribute to GHC’s work as coordinator for the global health community and an amplifier of the community’s voice. The Associate will be specifically involved in drafting materials, such as blog posts and social media content for publication through GHC’s various communication channels. In addition to creating content, the Associate will liaise with GHC members to gather additional content for GHC’s website and weekly newsletters. Both creating and gathering content for our organization is essential in fulfilling our organizational goal to improve health globally through the power of the collective voice. The Communications Associate will learn from and consult staff members who manage GHC’s communications platform to perform daily duties.  


  • Contribute to the amplification of GHC’s policy and advocacy work on global health via GHC’s communication channels
  • Support logistics and communications plans for special events. Participate in events, manage social media platform during events, take detailed notes, and draft blogs relating to main takeaways
  • Provide GHC members with information on a continuing basis through website updates, weekly newsletters, blog content, social media platform, and targeted e-mail outreach

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master of Public Health degree or global health experience (via previous job or internship)
  • Strong writing skills, including demonstrated experience in both drafting and editing communications content*
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word Suite (including Excel, Word, Publisher) and Adobe Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator) *
  • Adept at using social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) *
  • Customer service experience required *
  • Some experience planning and coordinating meetings and events*
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment*
  • Strong oral and written English language skills*
  • Experience using content editors such as WordPress and Constant Contact strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • HTML experience strongly preferred

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:
  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats
Living and Working in the US: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows placed in the United States in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Housing arrangements are assigned prior to departure from Training Institute. Fellows at Global Health Council will be housed in Washington, DC, an urban city and capital of the United States.
To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/