Senegal Senior Policy Advisor


The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) is a collaborative body of members and dozens of observers that advocate for resources and solutions to pollution problems. GAHP was formed because international and national level actors/ agencies recognize that a collaborative, multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral approach is necessary and critical to deal with the global pollution crisis and resulting health and economic impacts.

In 2012, Pure Earth initiated the Alliance with representatives from The World BankUNEPUNDPUNIDOAsian Development Bank, the European Commission, Ministries of Environment and Health of many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to formulate strategies to address pollution and health at scale. GAHP has proven its effectiveness and incorporated as a foundation in 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

GAHP is currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor based in Dakar, Senegal to continue its work in assisting the Governments of Senegal to reduce the impact of pollution on public health by advancing the pollution and health agenda as a government priority, and furthering implementation of their health and pollution action plans (HPAPs).

Scope of Work

The Senegal Senior Policy Advisor will be responsible for:

  1. Developing a scope of work (with objectives, activities and timeline) for Senegal of feasible “tipping point” activities to pursue in 2023, in collaboration with HPAP working group / with government agencies and implementing it.
    • Identifying key players/influencers and bottlenecks to HPAP implementation (i.e. find out what motivates them and what arguments, data etc they need to hear and have in hand to take action / prioritize pollution)
    • Raising awareness of key players/influences with the aim to strengthen yearly budgets for pollution programs at responsible agencies.
    • Based on the above and project activities, develop targeted policy briefs, or investment cases and arguments with strong government buy-in for pollution prevention/mitigation programs in accordance with their HPAP.
    • Draft reports, and other documents as required by the HPAP Program Manager.
    • Any other supporting tasks in Senegal as may be requested by the HPAP Program Manager.
  2. Monitor and report progress
    • Assessing and communicating HPAP implementation progress and impacts on affected communities.
    • Assist government of Senegal to report progress to tackle pollution and health in their voluntary reporting to the UNGA on the SDGs.
    • Regularly report progress to GAHP.
  3. Translating data and project outcomes into messages for the public, or into policy recommendations/changes to the HPAP working group and its members.


Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline is required; graduate degree preferred.
  • 15+ years’ relevant experience in environment, public health, and/or international relations with at least 10 years’ experience previously working in government


Skills and Abilities

  • Successful track record of managing relationships with different ministries.
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail and the ability to see projects through from creation to completion, to prioritize, and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with different ministries.
  • Solid organizational, problem-solving, research, and analytical skills a must.
  • Ability to think and act strategically including the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Flexibility to participate in meetings during off-hours on occasion to accommodate colleagues based in different time zones.
  • Must be fluent in English and French



  • Experience working with the Ministry of Finance is a plus.


How to apply
Submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample as a single attachment to Subject line should read: Senegal Senior Policy Advisor

In the cover letter, summarize in bullet points your applicable skills, experience and track record.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

Start date: February 1st 2023
End date: April 30th 2023.


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