Health Care Without Harm-Asia is looking for a Philippine Campaigner for the Healthy Energy Initiative.
In 2014, Health Care Without Harm launched the Healthy Energy Initiative, which aims to mobilize the health sector to play a central role in advocating for a move away from fossil fuel-based power generation—particularly coal—and toward clean, renewable healthy energy options. This campaign hopes to protect both the global climate and human health through education, network-building, collaborative research, and advocacy. At present, the Initiative is comprised of a network of health professionals, health organizations, and academic research institutions from five countries – Australia, China, India, Philippines, and South Africa – and the European region.
For the past 2 years, the Healthy Energy Initiative has played active roles in the Philippines by: creating an informal national network of individuals and organizations committed to addressing the intersection of climate change, energy, and public health; raising awareness about the climate and health effects of coal among health professionals and organizations; building capacity of coal-affected communities as well as health professionals for advocating against coal and for healthier energy options, etc.
The Philippine Campaigner will lead the work of the Healthy Energy Initiative in the Philippines, under the supervision of the Health Care Without Harm-Asia Director and in coordination with the Healthy Energy Initiative Global Coordinator. The Campaigner will assume the following roles and responsibilities:
Devise strategies and plans on goals around policy advocacy, research, education, capacity-building, community mobilization, and network-building;
Prepare and conduct concrete activities/events, such as roundtable discussions, forums, workshops, press conferences;
Develop campaign materials such as brochures, briefs, posters, social media content;
Prepare concept notes and full proposals for activities and funding opportunities;
Identify and forge relationships with potential partners and funders, as well as sustain existing partnerships and networks;
Synthesize best available scientific evidence on climate, energy, coal, and health for use in advocacy and policy engagement;
Help develop advocacy messages meant for mass media, social media, and be able to speak in press conferences; and
Represent the Initiative by participating in activities of other partners and the broader climate movement.
An advanced degree (Masters degree minimum) in relevant fields such as medicine (MD), public health (MPH), and other health disciplines, as well as environmental science, social science, communication, and development studies
Minimum of 3 years of experience in advocacy, research, policy and/or development-related work
Deep interest in the intersection of climate change, environment, energy, and public health issues
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a team
Excellent written and oral communications skills (minimum English and Filipino)
Commitment to the vision, mission and goals of Health Care Without Harm
Willingness to travel on a regular basis
Familiarity with the health and/or environmental sectors highly desirable.
Please email your curriculum vitae and motivation letter, outlining how your skills and experience will benefit the Initiative, to Ramon San Pascual, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy Joyce Lanuza, Deputy Director (email@example.com) with the subject line “Healthy Energy Initiative-Philippines Campaigner.” Deadline for submission of application is on May 10, 2016. Screening and interviews will begin immediately. Decision is expected before the end of May to facilitate smooth transition and orientation with outgoing campaigner. Target start date is on July 1, 2016. No calls will be entertained. Shortlisted applicants will be informed via email.
Health Care Without Harm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.