HIFA seeks a Fundraising Coordinator

23 October, 2022

Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) is a dynamic global movement with a vision to end avoidable deaths and suffering due to lack of access to reliable healthcare information.

Established in 2006 HIFA is now a vibrant and growing community with over 20,000 members worldwide in over 180 countries, communicating across 6 forums and in 4 languages. Members are drawn from a broad range of stakeholders: healthcare providers, policymakers, publishers, librarians, and educators, and many more, all committed to a common goal.

Following a strategic review HIFA is now embarking on an exciting new phase of development to accelerate progress, and central to this is the need to build sustainable capacity for its activities.

To date HIFA has successfully relied largely on volunteers with a minimal central cost base, a model which has delivered exceptional results and global recognition with over 400 organisations worldwide pledging alliance to the vision. In January 2022 Global Healthcare Information Network (the small non-profit that administers HIFA) was admitted into official relations [1] with the World Health Organization (WHO), with a 3-year WHO Collaboration Plan [2] to accelerate progress towards universal access to reliable healthcare information, building on our existing Strategy [3]. This means that we now have an ambitious and expanded programme of work that requires substantially more income to build our capacity and impact (current income 2022 = £50k; target income 2023 = £140k).

We now seek a tenacious, well organised administrator with experience in fundraising to help co-ordinate and drive forward the existing fundraising activities and assist the HIFA Coordinator, Steering Group and Fundraising working group [4] in identifying and pursuing new opportunities.

Based remotely or in our UK office the position is initially voluntary but could become remunerated over time. The successful applicant will be able to commit at least 2-4 hours per week.

For further information please contact Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator by 4th November 2022: neil@hifa.org

[1] https://www.hifa.org/news/press-release-global-healthcare-information-ne...

[2] https://publicspace.who.int/sites/GEM/official_relations_details.aspx?id...

[3] https://www.hifa.org/news/revision-hifa-strategy-2022-2024-convene-stake...

[4] https://www.hifa.org/projects/fundraising-working-group

With thanks to all our volunteers for your tremendous support.

Best wishes, Neil

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Global Coordinator HIFA, www.hifa.org neil@hifa.org

Global Healthcare Information Network: Working in official relations with WHO