Harm Reduction International is seeking to recruit a Research and Policy Analysts for the Sustainable Finance Team

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Harm Reduction International is seeking to recruit a Research and Policy Analyst for the Sustainable Finance Team.

Founded in 1996, Harm Reduction International (HRI) is a leading NGO dedicated to reducing the negative health, social and legal impacts of drug use and drug policy. We promote the rights of people who use drugs and their communities through research and advocacy to help achieve a world where drug policies and laws contribute to healthier, safer societies.

The Research and Policy Analyst position is a full-time role for 10 months with the possibility of extension, subject to funding; and will be a member of the Sustainable Financing team.

The Sustainable Financing team provides tools, strategic analysis, and evidence to support advocacy for the adequate funding of harm reduction. We track harm reduction funding trends globally - including support provided by international donors and domestic governments - and the impact these have on HIV and other health responses.  We support advocacy for increased investment in harm reduction, including campaigning for the redirection of funding from ineffective drug law enforcement to harm reduction and work with national partners to gather evidence to inform budget advocacy.

The Research and Policy Analyst will:

  • Undertake research and analysis to inform advocacy for adequate harm reduction funding
  • Develop and implement strategic advocacy for sustainable harm reduction funding

·        Provide expert analysis and advice to support colleagues within and outside HRI on sustainable financing, including within civil society, UN and donor agencies

·        Strengthen exchange and build new alliances in the harm reduction and related sectors in relation to sustainable financing

·        Manage interns, consultants and contracts with national partners

·        Contribute to budget management and reporting relating to their projects, as required

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will play a leading role in research and advocacy on international donor funding for harm reduction, domestic funding for harm reduction and HRI’s redirection campaign. The Research and Policy Analyst will identify emerging issues for harm reduction funding, undertake policy analysis of emerging and current priorities, develop advocacy recommendations and work with the Communications Officer and Deputy Director to roll out HRI’s campaign for a redirection of funds from ineffective drug law enforcement to harm reduction.

The position will report to the Deputy Director.

Essential Skills Qualifications

§  A strong commitment to harm reduction, public health, human rights, and social justice.

§  > 4 years’ experience in harm reduction, public health, health economics, HIV, viral hepatitis or TB; drug policy reform; or related field.

§  Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with an emphasis on high quality research in health and policy analysis.

§  Knowledge of harm reduction funding landscape, including familiarity with the Global Fund and PEPFAR policies, processes and data monitoring systems.

§  Knowledge of budget advocacy and experience working to increase funding for health or social justice at national level.

§  Understanding of the UN system and working knowledge of UN agencies and processes related to public health and/or drug policy.

§  Ability to work independently, and to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

§  Ability to build productive working relationships remotely in multi-country projects and networks.

§  Excellent spoken and written English, and presentation skills.

§  Pragmatic approach to team work and the hands on approach required for a small NGO environment.

§  Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or comparable professional experience.

Desirable Qualifications

§  Fluency in a second language.

§  Working knowledge of health economics.

Salary: GBP32,000 per annum

Location: The posts will be remote unless the successful applicant is based in London where HRI’s office is located (dependent on COVID-19 regulations).

Application details: Please send cover letter and CV to hiring@hri.global with a subject line of ‘[NAME]  -Application Research and Policy Analyst’ before midnight on 15 May 2022.

Harm Reduction International is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including people living with HIV and people who use drugs.

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