Health Poverty Action is looking for a passionate, values-driven person to take our individual giving programme to the next level. This is a key role in our small yet impactful fundraising team, and helps to ensure that more people worldwide are able to realise their right to health.
Health Poverty Action works for health and global justice in partnership with people who have been marginalised and pushed into poverty. We work with communities to help them demand their right to health, and to challenge the power imbalances that deny them their health rights. Our distinct approach can be summarised as a combination of three areas:
We approach health as an issue of social justice.
Health is a Human Right that many are currently denied. The greatest causes of poor health worldwide are political, social and economic injustices. We tackle these complex root causes of this injustice in two ways. Firstly, we work in partnership with communities to help them take back the power to improve their own health. Secondly, we campaign on a national and international level to change policy, and destroy unjust power relations.
We prioritise those missed out by others.
We believe in health for all, without exclusion. Development organisations tend to cluster together, which leaves large populations with almost no support at all. People may be living in hard to reach areas, or are difficult to support for some other reason. We make these most neglected populations our highest priority.
We address the full range of factors which impact on health.
Health is a combination of physical, mental and social wellbeing. As well as strengthening health services we work on areas such as nutrition, water, sanitation, gender discrimination, and income generation. Tackling one cause of poor health in isolation can give the appearance of improving health in the short term, but tackling numerous factors together saves lives.
We are acutely aware of how our own power dynamics as an organisation impact on the people we work with, and we work in partnership with communities to create long term relationships built on trust.
We respect those we work with, and do our best to communicate this - we aim not to generate pity, but instead strive to give truthful accounts of social injustice and its causes. Just as we work to ensure policy makers and service providers are held accountable, we must repeatedly challenge ourselves to ensure we are accountable to the communities we serve.
Health Poverty Action currently has programmes in 18 countries – in Asia, Africa and Latin America – which benefit around two million people each year. And we campaign to tackle the root causes of poor health, and the global structures and policies that deny people their right to health.
Individual Giving Manager position
Health Poverty Action has lots of exciting and ambitious fundraising ideas in the pipeline. Through leading on these – and incorporating your own ideas and expertise – you will be able to take our unrestricted fundraising to the next level.
You will have:
You will also line manage a highly-capable Supporter Engagement Assistant, and will need to be a considerate team-player who can inspire and lead by example.
If you would love to do the job, and believe you can demonstrate abilities that will enable you to succeed in the position, we would love to hear from you. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to hear from ethnic minority candidates.
Thank you for considering working with Health Poverty Action.