Organization: IntraHealth International
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Eligible Citizenship: All Non-US Citizens
Application Code: US16-Int
Job Function: Advocacy, Communications
Issue Area: Community Health Workers, Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access


For over 35 years, in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth’s mission is to improve performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work.
In collaboration with governments, non-governmental organizations, and private-sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

Position Overview

The Global Communications Associate will contribute to the implementation of IntraHealth’s advocacy and communications strategy that supports the mission of empowering health workers around the globe. Based in Washington, DC, the associate will work closely with IntraHealth staff in the Washington, DC and Chapel Hill, North Carolina offices, country offices, and with external stakeholders, including representatives of partner NGOs, media, and the private sector.
The Global Communications Associate will be a member of the Communications and Advocacy Department (housed in both DC and North Carolina offices), and will support IntraHealth’s policy and advocacy communications-related activities, particularly in support of several health workforce-related coalitions, including the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. The Global Communications Associate, based on his/her skillset and interests, may be given additional coordination responsibilities on at least one of these initiatives.


  • Contribute to the implementation of IntraHealth’s policy/advocacy communications work on global health workforce and related activities
  • Provide support to the communications, advocacy, and knowledge management department with a focus on communications for IntraHealth’s advocacy work, including basic website writing and management, social media support, website updates, blog, and drafting and copy editing written materials, including talking points and publications
  • Strengthen IntraHealth visibility through attendance at and reporting from key events, forums, and hearings related to the health workforce and global health
  • Write technical articles and commentaries, blogs, and other content for publication
  • Support implementation of IntraHealth’s advocacy and communications strategy, with an emphasis on social media
  • Contribute to monitoring media environment related to global health workforce issues and to monitoring and evaluating the impact of IntraHealth and its supported coalition’s communications activities
  • Assist in the operations of the FHWC and other coalitions in which IntraHealth plays a leading role
  • Support logistics and agenda-setting for coalition meetings; assist in the maintenance of content in members-only section of the website; participate in coalition meetings and follow up on action items related to policy priorities

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field (journalism, communications, or public health)
  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of the use of social media*
  • Experience in communicating for advocacy or policy change, ideally in global health or development*
  • Experience in networking, building relationships, and managing partnerships with a range of stakeholders*
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment*
  • Good writing skills and demonstrated experience in translating technical information and materials (scientific or health-related) for general audiences*
  • Experience in writing for publications and producing content for websites and other channels of communications
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in global health policy, US government or UN/multilateral policy, and/or health workforce development
  • Experience in the application of social media tools for advocacy and brand management
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish

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 IntraHealth 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/