Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow_Global Health
Promoting Disability Inclusive Health in the Global South
Three-month, paid position
According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities have the same general health care needs as others, but they are twice as likely to find health care providers’ skills and facilities inadequate, three times more likely to be denied health care, and four times more likely to be treated badly in the health care system. Moreover, health promotion and prevention activities seldom target people with disabilities.
HI’s interventions on disability inclusive health address the unmet health care needs of people with disabilities. This is achieved by promoting the right to health for all and supporting their access to health-related information and services, both in development and humanitarian settings. HI works alongside people with disabilities, service providers, governments and other NGOs to address all types of barriers (physical, attitudinal, cultural, etc.) that prevent people with disabilities from accessing health care through advocacy and programming.
The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow at Humanity & Inclusion will work from the HI office in Silver Spring, Maryland. The fellow will have the unique role of supporting HI’s action in promoting the right to health of people with disabilities through desk work and participation in the global health-related events organized and/or attended by HI in Maryland and DC.
The fellow will co-report to our Inclusive Health Policy Lead and to our Director of Marketing and Communications. The fellow will also interact with the health and prevention technical advisors based in headquarters in France.
How to apply
Please submit an application by email (only) to Recruit.USA@hi.org with “Hilton Fellow” in the subject line, and include:
A one-page cover letter outlining your interest in working for Humanity & Inclusion, what you hope to achieve during the fellowship, and your relevant qualifications
A curriculum vitae
- The names, titles and contact details for two recent references