Join Community Health Impact Coalition(CHIC) & Work Remotely as a Director of Advocacy: Apply Now!!


Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) is making professional community health workers (proCHWs) the norm worldwide by changing guidelines, funding, and policy. We research to equip international norm setters with evidence. We advocate to influence global financing institutions. And we activate in-country CHW networks to win proCHW national policy. CHIC includes CHWs and global health organizations in 40 countries. We exist because CHWs work. Our vision is quality care for all, including those who provide it.


CHIC is looking for a collaborative movement builder and passionate advocacy to be our next Advocacy Director. The Advocacy Director will shepherd a vibrant coalition of 30+ organizational members, 100+ allies, and thousands of CHWs to influence global guidelines and increase financing for community health, thereby creating an enabling environment to win professional community health worker (proCHW) policies in every country around the world. The successful candidate will help us increase overall funding for community health workers and ensure money flows to well-designed, evidence-based programs that affirm salaries, skills, supervision, and supplies for CHWs.

This might be your dream role if you’re a collaborative leader and relationship-builder who is passionate about achieving health for all, including those who provide it. If you are an ambitious thinker-doer who relishes big picture strategy, excels at operational delivery, and is energized by the chance to coordinate the efforts of a growing coalition to achieve shared goals, then this could be the role for you. If the thrill of juggling multiple projects, managing partnerships, investing in interpersonal relationships, and measuring progress is exciting, rather than overwhelming, you are likely to thrive in this role. We envision this role as a one-person team with budget oversight, and are looking for a radically collaborative doer-director with a strong growth mindset.

Position Information

  • Term: Full-time, indefinite
  • Location: Remote with at least 3.5 hours workday overlap with UTC-5
  • Reports to: COO
  • Compensation: Grade 3, Band 4
  • Benefits: Medical – including child coverage, dental, vision, and life insurance; fully-paid parental leave (16 weeks), flexible schedule, fully vested and company-matched 401k, subsidized professional development, and a retrofit of your home office. Refer to benefits guide.

Your Mission

You bring the following skills and competencies:

  • An intuitive grasp of how these global health financing institutions function and, crucially, how to effect transformative change within them
  • Trusted relationships with key decision-makers at funders and norm-setting institutions
  • Radically collaborative leadership style
  • Strong project management skills

In order to:

  1. Increase investment in proCHWs
  2. Get proCHW practices reflected in the policies/ guidelines, metrics, and decision-making processes for all major global health funders and norm-setting institutions
  3. Build a dynamic, powerful movement that advocates together for proCHWs

Core Responsibilities

  1. Strategy Development & Execution
  2. Extend and operationalize the Coalition’s advocacy strategy to (a) influence norm-setter guidelines at global and regional level and (b) generate more and better funding for proCHWs.
  3. Conduct horizon scanning and scope opportunities to influence policies, metrics, and decision-making fora at target global financing and norm-setting institutions.
  4. Translate evidence into campaigns, talking points, and funding recommendations to influence guidelines, funding, and policy.
  5. Co-create guidance documents and policy briefs to inform decision-making processes related to CHW guidelines and funding.
  6. Own the Coalition’s annual advocacy and events budget.
  7. Radical Collaboration and Movement-Building
  8. Build strong relationships with Coalition members, CHWs, and Allies from 40+ countries to enable us to advocate as a bloc, amplify our agenda, and extend the reach of our collective efforts.
  9. Shepherd the Coalition’s advocacy community. This includes owning bi-weekly advocacy calls, from drafting agenda and action items to facilitating large virtual dialogue to checking in with members periodically for feedback on our shared work.
  10. Contribute to the success of Africa Frontline First and other key partnerships.
  11. Outreach & Influence
  12. Cultivate trusted relationships with key stakeholders at bilateral, multilateral, and large philanthropic institutions as well as norm-setting institutions.
  13. Coordinate the Coalition’s engagement in key global advocacy windows such as UNGA, WHA, and CPHIA.
  14. Provide technical leadership to guide the Coalition’s contributions to global norm-setting and funding dialogue.
  15. Conduct stakeholder analyses to ensure that we are speaking with the right people and cultivating champions to affect change.
  16. Collaborate with organizational members, CHWs and Allies to develop evidence-based policy recommendations aimed at improving CHW priorities and outcomes.
  17. Measurement and Accountability
  18. Extend and operationalize the Coalition’s advocacy KPI framework.
  19. Track uptake of proCHW practices in global guidelines.
  20. Track investments in professional CHWs at the global level and within specific funding institutions.
  21. Track uptake of proCHW practices in funder strategies, M&E frameworks, guidelines, and decision-making processes.
  22. Develop commitment tracking infrastructure to promote accountability and encourage funders and norm-setters to take up proCHW practices

Annual KPIs Against which Your Performance will be Assessed

  • Total $ allocated annually to community health investments
  • # of guidance documents and metrics including +1 proCHW priorities at institutional funders and norm-setters organizations
  • % increase in proCHW funding allocations (per funder, annual)
  • % of member organizations attending fortnightly advocacy meetings
  • % of member organizations speaking/chatting in fortnightly advocacy meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Collaborative Movement-Builder: You possess exceptional skills in building relationships and fostering radical collaboration. With humility and a servant leader mindset, you are adept at building movements, fostering a shared vision, inspiring collective action, holding others accountable, and driving change through inclusive and empowering strategies.
  • Understanding of Big Aid: You are intimately familiar with how bilateral (PEPFAR, PMI, USAID), multilateral (GFATM, GFF, World Bank), and philanthropic (BMGF) institutions operate. Your insights extend beyond mere comprehension to an intuitive grasp of how these institutions function and, crucially, how to effect transformative change within them.
  • Initiative: You are a motivated, self-directed, highly organized team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time. You work with a great sense of urgency while modeling the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and compassion.
  • Communication: You are an excellent verbal and written communicator with the ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly and persuasively. You have demonstrated capability to persuade others to change decisions, make commitments, and take actions. You can demonstrate these skills in English (English required, French a strong plus).
  • Adaptability: You feel comfortable defining new deliverables and processes in a rapidly-changing work environment and can cope effectively with complexity and change. You can take and execute oral and written instructions. You have the thoughtfulness and confidence to work with remote teammates from diverse geographic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.
  • You are also:
  • Inspired by healthcare as a human right
  • Empathetic and driven by a desire for deep understanding
  • A systems thinker who enjoys tackling large, complex problems
  • Able to collaborate with a distributed team on a self-directed work schedule

Our Team & Culture

At CHIC, we thrive on radical collaboration and decisive action, with a culture deeply rooted in trust, accountability, and acts of care. Leaving egos at the door, we focus on impact, leveraging co-creation to foster genuine ownership and drive adoption. As a lean and nimble team relentlessly focused on delivering for our mission, we are consistently working to achieve the right balance of work and rest. If you enjoy having a high level of autonomy and creativity, seek impact-driven work, and aspire to be on a high performing team that holds each other accountable to delivering results, you will fit in well at CHIC. As a virtual and distributed team deeply committed to unlocking our collective capabilities and making the most of our time, we leverage technology to help us organize, structure, and enhance our collaboration and workflow. While proficiency in digital environments isn’t a must have, eager enthusiasm to become a master of all tools from Asana to Zoom to ChatGPT is imperative to thriving at CHIC.

Apply Now

We’re accepting applications until June 30, 2024 08:00:00 UTC. There’s no benefit to applying early. You’ll hear from us by July 12, 2024 about the advancement to a ~35 min practical test. Phone screens will be held July 22-July 31, 2024. Final Interviews will commence August 12, 2024.

Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) is a fiscally sponsored project of Panorama Global, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

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