Advocacy Associate

Malaria No More
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies of a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments—ending malaria within our generation.

MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York, Kenya, Cameroon, and India and affiliates in London and Tokyo.

Reports to: Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy

Position Overview

The Advocacy Associate, based in Washington, DC directly supports the day-to-day operations

and work of the Policy and Advocacy Team. The Advocacy Associate will perform various tasks

as needed by the policy and advocacy team including, but not limited to, research on malaria, global health and foreign policy, logistical support for travel, assistance with expenses, and other special projects. This is an excellent opportunity to develop research and writing skills while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the nonprofit sector.

This position requires a highly motivated individual with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, great attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and a high level of professional administration and communication skills.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the policy and advocacy team in planning, directing, managing and coordinating day-to-day operations.
  • Engage in research and writing projects, assist in drafting and editing briefs, concept notes, presentations, and other advocacy documents.
  • Support the coordination, planning, and execution of MNM events around D.C. and globally.
  • Provide support for advocacy efforts by representing MNM in external meetings with policymakers, NGOs, and, government officials and key stakeholders.
  • Perform administrative duties including responding to inquiries from Congress and the Administration, composing routine correspondence, processing and distributing all incoming mail, managing expense reporting and travel arrangements.
  • Manage office equipment (computers, phones, copier, coffee maker, etc.).
  • Keep track of and order office supplies.
  • Maintain staff schedule and manage monthly calendar of advocacy activities.
  • Perform other related duties as requested or as responsibilities dictate.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS required in related field such as public policy, international relations, political science, etc. 
  • 2+ years’ work experience in a professional environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities with success and accuracy.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

Application instructions

Please email the following materials with the subject line "Advocacy Associate – Full Name":

1.     A concise cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered

2.     Your CV

No telephone calls please.

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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