Advocacy Strategy Advisor

Job description

Location: Any MSF office *

Contract: Fixed-term at 100%

Duration: 18 months

Starting date: ASAP

Deadline to apply: 26th of March, 2023

*By default, the successful candidate will be offered a contract in the MSF office of their country of residence at the time of application.


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Created in 1999, the Access Campaign (AC) is an MSF Campaign entity guided by MSF’s charter, and dedicated to serve MSF’s social mission. Deeply rooted in MSF’s medical operations, the AC works to tackle barriers to people’s access to medical care, ensuring that quality products such as medicines, vaccines and diagnostics are available, affordable and adapted to people in MSF projects and beyond, now and for the future. The AC is hosted by MSF International, the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF movement, and implements international projects and initiatives as requested.


The Advocacy Manager will be the reference point in collaboration with the deputy head of policy and advocacy to lead and support the development of advocacy and campaign strategies for the current Access Campaign project portfolio.

Development of the strategies and training support

  • Development of advocacy and when needed campaign strategy, and tactics foreseen to achieve the change objectives defined in the AC Project portfolio
  • Support the technical team of the AC in the development of the change objectives, strategies and tools to facilitate global and country-level advocacy strategies across the AC and other relevant MSF entities and help develop resource planning, including HR and budgetary requirementWhen needed train MSF teams in the development of advocacy strategies.

Implementation of the work plan

  • Coordinate members of the Access Campaign staff and the broader MSF movement to plan and implement advocacy strategies for specific global health events

Coordinate and implement advocacy strategies of specific projects

  • Develop key messages, framing language and documents in close collaboration with the AC Communication and policy advocacy Teams
  • When needed support or facilitate collection and analysis of data (briefing papers, talking points, reports etc.) to inform operational positioning and advocacy efforts
  • Facilitate the coordination and alignment of advocacy strategies
  • Facilitate the reporting and tracking of Advocacy achievement
  • Facilitate collaborative working sessions within the team across departments


  • Participate to meetings, consultations , forums and internal meetings
  • Ensure representation and advocate for MSF AC messages on key global health issues

Job requirements

  • Commitment to MSF principles,
  • MSF or similar humanitarian or civil society experience highly valued;
  • Over 6 years of global health or advocacy experience
  • Degree in communications, political, social science or equivalent
  • Experience advocating for a not-for-profit or other institution which requires use of evolving influencing and campaigning approaches;
  • Strategic thinking and planning ability; demonstrated track record of problem-solving/seeking solutions to challenges;
  • Demonstrated project management experience and knowledge;
  • Strong facilitation skills and excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus;
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to access to medicines and the conduct and financing of medical research and development;
  • A track record of building and managing successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with long-distance working relationships;
  • Capacity to work autonomously;
  • Experience liaising with members of governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and/or multi-lateral organizations an asset.

es, NGOs, and/or multi-lateral organizations an asset.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

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