The Global Equity Gauge Alliance (GEGA) focuses on fairness in health and
access to health care. GEGA’s 12 country-based Equity Gauge projects, located
in South America, Africa, and Asia, monitor inequalities and injustices in the
distribution of health and health care resources, and aim to ensure that
countries and communities can use this information to make a difference to those
with the poorest health and the greatest need.
We are looking for a dynamic and energetic person who can manage and
facilitate the communications and advocacy activities of the organisation.
This post would be based in Durban, South Africa, and would involve
significant international travel. Remuneration would be based on competitive
local salaries, and the initial contract would be for two years. The GEGA
Secretariat is presently housed within Health Systems Trust (HST), a South
African NGO committed to national health sector development.
Developing an advocacy strategy for GEGA
Coordinating and communicating with other human development and social
justice networks, coalitions, and organisations
Supporting uptake of health equity issues by other social sectors and civil
Supporting regional networks through the Gauges
Promoting the work of GEGA at the national and international levels
- Appropriate university degree or equivalent with a background in public
health or public policy
- 3 years experience working with civil society networks at the
international level, preferably in developing and implementing advocacy
- Good understanding of health equity issues, health systems issues, and
- Strong writing, communication, and organisational skills
- Strong research skills, including internet research
- A commitment to health equity, community empowerment, and improvement of
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
More information on the job post and on GEGA can be found at www.gega.org.za.
A salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications and in
line with HST’s Job grading.
This is a two-year contract position, and will be extended depending on the
incumbent’s performance and GEGA’s need for the position.
The post will be based in Durban, South Africa and the incumbent should be
prepared to travel internationally.
A letter of motivation together with a detailed CV with names and contact
details of at least two references should be sent to:
Durban Head Office,
PO Box 808,
Fax: 031-3040775 E-mail: email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 20
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