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ReAct is looking to recruit new Global Health Expert to our team in Sweden

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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.

Job description:

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.

Qualifications required:

  • 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.

Qualifications preferred:

  • 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,

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences, ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance, Uppsala, Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben, ST/TCO, Saco-rådet

Please submit your application by 24 February 2018.

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