Oferta de trabajo: Policy Coordinator for ISGlobal


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.



What We Are Looking for

We are looking for a Policy Coordinator to join an exciting team of researchers, practitioners and communicators with a passion to bring about equality and the right of all to health. 

The Policy Coordinator will be based in Madrid (Spain), with an international portfolio that covers Europe, Africa and Latin America. This post will work directly with the Policy Director of ISGlobal and alongside the other professionals within the Department of Global Policy and Development, the translational team within the institution, which includes the areas of policy, global development and communications. Our areas of interest include the response to the coronavirus pandemic, the implementations of SDGs, health systems and equality, pharmaceutical innovation and access to medicines, preparedness against global risks, and migration and health, among others.


Main duties

The main tasks of this post include analyzing public and private policies, nurturing and defending ISGlobal’s positions, and creating networks and alliances to support this work. Crucially, this person will be the key link with ISGlobal’s scientific teams engaged in translating research into policies and practices. 

The candidate will be required to apply analytic capacities, produce written and oral pieces in Spanish and English, and relate to a diversity of expert individuals and organizations, defining and managing international strategies accordingly. 
In order to fulfill these tasks, the ideal candidate will have the combination of skills and capacities that includes insightful policy understanding, familiarity with data analysis, brilliant written and oral communication skills, outstanding networking capacities and ability to work on a diversity of issues at the same time. The candidate will need expertise on global health, as well as being familiarised with scientific research projects and methodologies. 



The functions and responsibilities in the Policy area include:


  • Coordination and production of global health studies and policy analysis:

- Regular production of analysis, policy papers, and presentations.

- Management and editorial responsibilities regarding any other policy product from ISGlobal undertaken by in-house staff and external collaborators.

  • Representing ISGlobal externally:

- External policy debates and relevant events.

- National and international networks and alliances.

- Contributing to our communication strategy through op-eds, social networks and media appearances.

  • Participating in the design and implementation of the department’s strategy.
  • Providing policy support and advise to the scientific translational effort of ISGlobal in areas such as:

- Thematic initiatives on malaria, Chagas, antibiotic resistance, child-maternal health and urban health.

- Policy contents in other scientific projects and initiatives.

- Health platforms in Morocco, Bolivia and Mozambique.

  • Building and maintaining close relationships with strategic contacts:

- National development NGOs, think tanks and public and institutions.

- European stakeholders, including Commission, Parliament and regional NGO networks.

  • Ensuring project coordination and follow up with other departments within the organization as needed.
  • Coordination of the work plan and monitoring of ongoing projects, as well as their reporting.

Position Requirements

  • University degree, preferably in bio-medicine, environmental, social sciences or economics. 
  • A PhD and/or Post-graduate courses on international development, global health or public policy will be highly appreciated.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in areas related to the post.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills in English and Spanish. 
French will be highly appreciated.
  • Strategic vision and good interaction capacities.


  • Contract: Full time position.
  • Starting date: October 2021.
  • Location: Madrid.
During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 

How to Apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Policy_Coord_Jun21, attach the CV. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname.

The receipt of applications will be open until 31st July 2021.

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.