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Policy and Advocacy Lead - Pacific Friends of Global Health - Remote / Flexible Location

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The Nossal Institute for Global health aims to improve the health of all people globally by deepening our collective understanding of how multiple systems operate and interact to shape health through applied research, learning and partnership.

Hosted by the Australian Global Alliance Australia (the national peak body for global health institutions and organisations) under the auspices of Nossal Institute Limited, the Policy and Advocacy Lead will work closely with current Pacific Friend Advisory Board and Alliance leadership to manage the Pacific Friends secretariat function and activities. The secretariat function is also supported by a part-time Project Officer.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a high performing self-starter to lead on policy and advocacy efforts at Pacific Friends of Global Health. Activities and objectives over this period will be guided by two key global health financing moments in 2024 and 2025: both Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will be seeking renewed and strong pledges from the Australian Government via their respective replenishment processes.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), maternity leave cover appointment, for a fixed-term period of 14 months, with the possibility of extension for the right candidate.

About You

The successful candidate will have the chance to make the most of their skills and experience in advocacy, government relations, policy analysis, communications, project management and stakeholder management to raise political and public awareness of key global health issues facing the Indo-Pacific Region, and work to improve regional health outcomes through Australian Government investment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other health programs.

You have / are

  • Excellent communication skills : written and verbal
  • Diplomatic stakeholder management
  • Creative strategic thinker


  • Base salary of $100,00 to $110,000 + 11% superannuation
  • Access to NFP salary packaging
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Access to professional development
  • Suite of practical training tools and materials available to all employees
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health plus across the University of Melbourne and the wider global health community

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Nossal Institute values equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and work-life balance. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, including people with diverse cultural backgrounds, gender identities and people with disability. We aim to remove barriers and apply the principles of reasonable accommodation in recruitment and more broadly in our work.

Only those with work rights in Australia need apply.

Relevant background checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

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If you feel this role is right for you, please click 'Apply Now' and submit a CV (maximum 4 pages), covering letter, and a separate statement addressing each selection criteria outlined in the position description (including the desirable criteria).


Further details can be obtained from the attached Position Description or by contacting Selina Namchee Lo, Executive Director [email protected] using the subject line: Policy and Advocacy Lead - Pacific Friends of Global Health - Remote / Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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