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Recruiting Health and Climate Change Coordinator Brussels

The Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) is recruiting a Health and Climate Change Coordinator to contribute to HEAL’s advocacy and outreach work on climate change and energy.

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organization addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of its more than 70 member organizations, which represent health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, patients, citizens, women, youth, and environmental experts, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations as well as national and local groups (www.env-health.org)

Job description and application procedure

Health and Climate Change Coordinator
HEAL is seeking a dynamic and experienced communicator to initiate and lead a health-centred campaign advocating for the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies in Europe and globally. The campaign aims to accelerate national and European policies to decarbonise by mid-century with a first step being the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies. The Coordinator will work to engage our existing network of trusted, authoritative health and medical voices in different target countries in the campaign. This position is a new one. The coordinator will report to the Deputy Director.

The Coordinator will take the lead on the following principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing a communications and advocacy strategy for the campaign, and online materials such as website, statements, media releases and social media infographics
  • Education and advocacy work with European and national policy-makers (e.g. briefings, letter writing, meetings)
  • Developing and coordinating the publication of reports and tailoring content to different layperson audiences (by translating health, scientific, economic and policy evidence)
  • Collaborating with HEAL’s partner organisations leading in the field of fossil fuel subsidy phase-out, participating in strategy meetings of partners and gathering strategic advice and intelligence on policy developments
  • Liaising with and building up HEAL’s healthy energy network of health and medical professionals in the European region and beyond
  • Organising project and capacity building meetings with health and medical professionals, partner organisations and an event during Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017, as well as communicator network meetings
  • Identifying opportunities and drafting guest columns, blogs, articles, for HEAL, HEAL member and partner organisations


    Candidate profile:
  • University degree in public health, health economics, social sciences or communications and a minimum of three years relevant work experience
  • Proven coordination and networking experience including organisation of events in European and/or national networks
  • Good working knowledge of EU and/or national policy processes
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to quickly synthesize and edit technical scientific discussions accurately for a layperson audience
  • Fluent written and spoken English; and proficiency in another EU language
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player, flexibility, and reliability
  • Ability to take initiative and generate ideas, and work under deadlines
  • Willingness to travel (European and international travel)
  • Experience in the non-governmental sector desired

The full-time position (100%, 5 working days) is based at the HEAL Secretariat in Brussels, with a project contract until December 2017 (with the possibility of extension, subject to funding). We offer a competitive salary and extra benefits.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and your CV to jobs@env-health.org by 12 February 2016.

The letter of motivation should detail why you are interested in the position, why you want to work for a public interest environmental health organization and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job.

Interviews will be held the week of 22 February 2016.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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For any questions please contact Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director: +32 2 234 3643





Call for Tender - Consultant on Energy & Health, Turkey

The Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) currently carries out educational and advocacy work to raise awareness of the health impacts of energy production, particularly coal power generation. In our activities, we work closely with health and medical groups, especially in countries where coal is a particular threat to health.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing professional to support our ongoing capacity building and engagement of health groups and other stakeholders in Turkey. This work builds on HEAL’s report “The Unpaid Health Bill in Turkey”, which quantifies the health economic cost of existing coal power plants in the country, and was published in May 2015.

HEAL is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. Our alliance brings together over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups.

Interested applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • University degree in public health, health economics or environment/energy
  • Five to ten years relevant professional experience
  • Native level Turkish, excellent written and spoken English
  • Only candidates that work exclusively within the non-profit sector will be considered to avoid potential conflict of interests with clients representing commercial interests.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Understanding of the health arguments and evidence and ability to quickly synthesize this information for various stakeholders in Turkey and beyond
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-starter, flexibility and reliability
  • Willingness to travel

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide health evidence and messaging for local and regional health experts and groups engaged to prevent new coal power plants
  • Carry out outreach and build up networks with health groups and other stakeholders in Turkey, including the Ministry of Health
  • Organise regional meetings, workshops and webinars (free online-based events)
  • Write articles for Turkish specialized health journals and give presentations at key health conferences

The contract will be awarded for work carried out between March – December 2016. The candidate should be based in Turkey (Istanbul or Ankara), working closely with HEAL’s Deputy Director in Brussels.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV with the subject heading “Application Consultant Turkey” to Anne Stauffer, email: anne@env-health.org. Please include your daily rate in EUR, and when you would be able to start. The letter of motivation should detail why you are interested in the call, why you want to work for a public interest environmental health organization and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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For any questions please contact Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director: +32 2 234 3643

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »

Members

HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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