Human Right to Health Advocate


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Based in Geneva SwitzerlandGeneva, GE 1202CH

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. Every year, delegations from each WHO Member State come to Geneva, Switzerland for its meetings. Photo credit: ncdalliance.org

About

International-Lawyers.Org is seeking a committed volunteer to work on its advocacy project for the international human right to health.

The specific aim of the project is to achieve for the first time in 68 years a resolution reaffirming the human right to health by the World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is the plenary body of the World Health Organization (WHO), a Specialized Agency of 193 state members.

Responsibilities, which will be carried out under the close supervision of an experienced project coordinator, will include:

  • research on the right to health;
  • contacts with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and other UN offices and officials;
  • communications with senior international health officials;
  • communications with diplomatic missions in Geneva and occasionally government's capitals;
  • the preparation of lobbying materials;
  • the lobbying of senior diplomats and government officials;
  • discussions and negotiations with governments; and
  • attendance at and participation in intergovernmental meetings, especially the WHO Executive Board (EB) meetings in November, January, and May; and the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May as well as relevant Human Rights Council sessions.

The volunteer will also have the opportunities for writing and publication with an experienced academic who has published eight books, numerous academic articles and is a regular commentator in major newspapers.

ONLY VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN COMMIT TO AT LEAST ONE YEAR WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Project Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least two full days a week (16 hours a week)
  • Attend Executive Board (annually in January) and World Health Assembly (annually in May) in Geneva.
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