GHS African Talent Initiative

Global Health Strategies has launched the GHS African Talent Initiative (GATI) to expand its expertise and commitment to Africa. It offers its beneficiaries a unique opportunity to engage, support or be involved with some of the most exciting global health developments across Africa.

Location: Onboard in New York, relocate to Africa

GHS is a global company that uses advocacy, communications and policy analysis to advance issues and power campaigns that improve health and wellbeing around the world. We work across some of the world’s most dynamic regions to enable policy innovations, mobilize resources and build political will, engaging global and local audiences to drive change.

GHS has offices in Kenya and South Africa and is looking to hire students familiar with the African continent who are interested in working in our Nairobi office after an onboarding period of 6 months.

Our work in Africa has included:

  • Working with partners to expand access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in South Africa
  • Supporting the organization of Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC)
  • Supporting the Graça Machel Trust to raise the discourse around the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Coordinating with immunization partners in Africa to champion the implementation of the Addis Declaration on Immunization, which was endorsed by Heads of State at the African Union Summit in January 2017.
  • Organizing the 2016 Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

GATI offers successful applicants an opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to and contribute to the development of the global health field internationally and in Africa
  • Hone communications, advocacy, writing, research and strategic thinking skills
  • Work with high-profile clients on high-impact projects
  • Attend and take part in organizing important global health conferences and meetings
  • Receive professional mentorship and training

GATI offers GHS:

  • A way to engage smart, talented and passionate individuals to contribute meaningfully to our client work
  • Increases ability to attract a higher caliber of candidates with African expertise at top colleges and universities
  • Opportunities to identify exceptional individuals that may be considered for a permanent role at the Kenya Office at the conclusion of the program

GATI Qualifications & Structure

  • GATI applicants generally hold Bachelor and master’s degrees and have an interest in global health, communications and/or advocacy. They are also strong writers, researchers and critical thinkers
  • GATI applicants must be interested in relocating to the GHS Nairobi office at the end of the program
  • GATI applicants with F1 and J1 visa and who are eligible to work in the USA under an Optional Practical Training (OPT) or an Academic Training (AT) are encouraged to apply
  • The cost-of-living varies significantly between New York City and Nairobi. GATI Staff earnings will receive a post adjustment designed to compensate the differences in living costs, thereby providing them with the same purchasing power in both cities
  • GATI is structured as follows:
    • GATI staff will be hired full-time for a minimum of 6 months at the GHS New York Office, with transfer to Nairobi expected thereafter
    • GATI staff are expected to work 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday
    • Training and development opportunities may include:
      • Sponsorship (up to $150) to attend an Africa related global health event in NYC or nearby cities;
      • Monthly opportunity with a member(s) of the SMT (coffee, lunch or outing)
      • Frequent development opportunities through office-wide trainings on a variety of topics, such as writing, communication planning, social media and public speaking



DURATION: Permanent




Deadline: March 24, 2020
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