exciting new roles available in the policy and advocacy national working group
JOIN the dynamic policy and advocacy team, and SEE YOUR IDEAS TRANSLATE INTO ACTION!
Our aims for the year are to develop our policy base, create strategic partnerships and to enable the network to advocate at local, national and international levels in the areas where we hold expertise. We will be gleaning our expertise from the new topic specific national working groups on maternal and child health, mental health, nhs, non-communicable diseases, economics and social determinants of health and from our fantastic activities.
Our role as the policy and advocacy team will be to build the capacity for Medsin's advocacy and to facilitate those within the network with the relevant expertise to take their ideas and knowledge forwards to larger policy forums ranging from parliament to the world health organisation, other NGOs and beyond.
The roles available are:
· Policy statement coordinator
· Advocacy partnership coordinator
· UK parliamentary coordinator
· UK policy coordinator
· International partnership coordinator
· Advocacy training coordinator
Please see below for more information about the roles. Additionally we are looking to have a lead on policy and advocacy in each branch.
With YOUR INPUT we’ll be able to best utilise Medsin’s expertise to DRIVE CHANGE at a POLITICAL LEVEL.
If interested, please contact Joy, the Policy and Advocacy Director at email@example.com with your name, university, why you would like to involved and any relevant experience.
Policy statement coordinator
· Medsin’s policy statements outline what we believe as an organisation about specific global health issues. As they are decided upon by the voting members at our General Assembly, they allow the network to speak out and act on certain issues in the name of Medsin.
· The aim for the policy statement coordinator is to ensure that our policy statements are up to date and represent all areas of Medsin’s work to enable us to advocate in Medsin’s name.
· This role will involve identifying where new or updated policies are needed, supporting individuals within the network to write the necessary policy statements and where relevant, displaying policy statements from the International Federation of Medical Students alongside our own. The policy statement coordinator should also provide support to get policies implemented.
Advocacy partnership coordinator
· The advocacy partnership coordinator will be responsible for building strategic partnerships to further Medsin’s agenda to achieve health equity. The aim of these partnerships will be to allow members with expertise in specific areas (from branches, national working groups or activities) to influence the positions of larger organisations and to join with them to lobby for change.
· This role involves researching opportunities for collaboration and partnership with external organisations such as Bond (the UK membership body for NGOs working in International development) and other health and youth organisations and reporting back to the relevant people when & where there are opportunities to influence policy and practice.
UK parliamentary coordinator
· The goal for the UK parliamentary coordinator is to facilitate access for members of the Medsin network to MPs and parliament as a whole so we can exert our influence at the most appropriate time and in the most appropriate way.
· This role involves researching how Medsin can best influence parliamentary decisions, creating training resources for the network on influencing parliament and identifying when issues relevant to our network are being raised within the houses of parliament.
UK policy coordinator
· The aim of the UK policy coordinator is to enable members of the Medsin network to influence the priorities and practice of the Department of Health and Department for International Development in areas where we have built up sufficient expertise.
· This role will involve researching how and when Medsin can best influence policy decisions made within the Department of Health and the Department for International Development, and creating training resources for the network that explain the opportunities to influence policy at these levels.
International Partnership Coordinator
· The aim of the International Partnership Coordinator will be to assist national working groups and Medsin’s activities to connect with the relevant policy discussions within theWorld Health Organisation and other international forums.
· This role will involve compiling a database of current Medsin WHO contacts and identifying where we can effectively collaborate as well as researching other international organisations where partnerships could be mutually beneficial.
Advocacy training Coordinator
· The aim of the advocacy training coordinator is to assist branches and regional coordinators in equipping their members for effective advocacy and to oversee the production of training resources .
· This role will involve updating and compiling advocacy training resources which can be shared on the website and used by branches & to update a database of students and professionals who can run training for branches and at conferences on different areas of advocacy.