Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow in Global Health
People with disabilities have the same general health care needs as others, but, according to the WHO, 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.
Humanity & Inclusion’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.
Scope of work
The Fellow will work from the HI office in Silver Spring, Maryland. The fellow will have the unique role of supporting HI’s Global Health team in promoting the right to health of persons with disabilities. This will be achieved through office work aimed at elevating the visibility of HI’s disability inclusive health work within the organization, as well as externally.
The Fellow will report to our Inclusive Health Policy Lead, Dr. Alessandra Aresu. The Fellow will also interact with the technical advisors on Sexual and Reproductive health, Gender Based Violence, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, and Non-Communicable Diseases, all based in our headquarters in France.
Applications from individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pre-existing permission to work in the United States is required.
We will not and cannot consider applications from people who do not already have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S.
Ongoing, but no later than Friday Sept 13
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