ReAct is currently looking to recruit new Global Health Expert to join our team in Uppsala, Sweden, to further strengthen our global network and science-team. Applications are accepted until 24th of February.
Working within ReAct’s projects in accordance with the current work plan, which is revised annually after prioritization within the network. Duties may include:
- Following the international policy debate related to antibiotic resistance and participating in devising strategies for ReAct’s work, in collaboration with the ReAct “Policy team” and regional nodes.
- Analyzing relevant documents and producing position papers for ReAct, based on ReAct’s vision and values and experiences from our nodes.
- Working together with our “Science team” to translate the latest scientific evidence into policy recommendations.
- Represent ReAct at external meetings or conferences and driving ReAct’s positions towards governments, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies and media.
- Support policy and advocacy work in the regional nodes.
- Collaborate with partners, including governments, NGOs and professional societies to support multi-stakeholder actions on antibiotic resistance.
- Perform literature reviews and collect relevant data for ReAct projects.
- Support organization of meetings by e.g. compiling background documents, recommending participants etc.
- Assisting in the maintenance of the ReAct Toolbox by identifying new resources and adding content that can support different stakeholders to act on antibiotic resistance.
- Support annual planning of work, development of long-term strategies and writing grant applications for ReAct.
- Academic degree of at least Master, in global health, pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, political science or other relevant field of study.
- At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience of advocacy towards policymakers, NGOs or multilateral organizations like the WHO.
- Good professional skills in English (spoken and written).
- Documented experience of both oral and written communication, like lectures, publications in scientific or popular journals, policy reports or op-eds.
- Possibility and interest in duty travel.
- Interest in working in a multicultural network and awareness of the challenges posed by working in a decentralized team.
- Flexibility and capability to function independently and with periodically short deadlines.
- Basic knowledge in bacterial infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance including its causes.
- Experience from work within global health with a focus on research and policy work, preferably within infectious diseases.
- Skills in languages other than English, especially Spanish and Swedish.
- Experience from work on antibiotic resistance and understanding of the current policy debate and stakeholders in the field.
- Knowledge about the UN system and the sustainable development goals (Agenda 2030).
- International experience, especially from low- and middle-income countries.
- Work experience from public sector (e.g. WHO, other UN organizations or international civil society organizations).
Start date: As soon as possible
Form of employment: Temporary position two years, full-time
For further information about the position please contact: Anna Zorzet, Head of ReAct Europe, +46 18 471 66 76, firstname.lastname@example.org
Placement: Department of Medical Sciences, ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance, Uppsala, Sweden
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben email@example.com, ST/TCO firstname.lastname@example.org, Saco-rådet email@example.com
Please submit your application by 24 February 2018.
For more information and to apply please visit Uppsala University’s website. Please submit your application by 24 February 2018. Please note that only applications submitted through the University system (länk) will be considered.
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