Associate, Public Affairs

The END Fund
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 13

Position description

The END Fund is a leading philanthropic investment vehicle with a mission to control or eliminate diseases that affect the world’s poorest people, specifically five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. In the first five years since the END Fund’s inception (2012-2016), the team mobilized more than $75 million in private investments and supported delivery of over 331 million treatments, training of more than 750,000 health workers, and provision of over 10,000 surgeries for people suffering from these preventable and controllable diseases. In 2017 alone, the END Fund supported partners to provide over 160 million NTD treatments (valued at over $330 million) to more than 90 million people at risk of NTDs in 23 countries. In a short time, the END Fund has thus established a strong track record in private philanthropic giving.

The END Fund accomplishes its mission by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources to where they can have maximum impact;
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating private sector engagement to end diseases of poverty.

The END Fund’s strategic programming and priorities are in line with the WHO and global NTD community’s common roadmap to control or eliminate the most common NTDs. The END Fund has a special emphasis on Africa and currently supports NTD programs in 10 strategic priority countries in Africa and an additional 12 to 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The END Fund is actively seeking to expand its community of visionary and engaged philanthropists, foundations, and corporations committed to treating and preventing the spread of NTDs. Ensuring organizational learning and evidence-based decision making is integral to this growth strategy.

THE ROLE

A key member of the New York-based team, the Associate, Public Affairs’ primary role is to support the Public Affairs team in day-to-day management and activities related to executing the END Fund’s strategy for external engagement, events, communications, and advocacy. The Associate will support team members in creating communications materials, preparing for high-level meetings, and raising awareness of the END Fund within the global health sector. While the Associate is a member of the Public Affairs Team, s/he will occasionally provide support to various teams across the organization to contribute to all END Fund initiatives, as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze and create data visualizations for organizational databases, and contribute to key donor reporting processes
  • Conduct research on relevant topics, countries, and partners of interest to the END Fund’s advocacy efforts
  • Create presentations, program overviews, board packets, and other outreach materials
  • Assist with preparing meeting and travel logistics for key team members
  • Manage multiple calendars and assist with scheduling internal and external meetings and events
  • Update monthly expenditures for key team members into expense recording systems
  • Update and maintain key contacts, organizations, and metrics in CRM database (Salesforce)
  • Plan and organize logistics as needed for END Fund events and activities
  • Conduct background research and create briefing documents in preparation for travel and conferences

Qualifications

·       A self-starter who enjoys working independently in a fast-paced environment

·       Excellent interpersonal, verbal, quantitative, and written skills

·       Confidence, discretion, and poise to engage with high-level individuals ranging from prospective donors to Board members

·       Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

·       Sophistication with basic computer software, including Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint in particular), G-Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.), and willingness to learn more, if needed, including Salesforce

·       Attention to detail, sense of humor, and flexibility are essential

·       Familiarity with global health and/or international develo­­­pment issues 

·       Demonstrated cultural sensitivity

·       French/other relevant language fluency a plus

·       Experience working and/or living in an emerging economy a plus

·       Bachelor’s degree required

The END Fund offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits in addition to a rewarding career in service to others. 

Application instructions

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to with Associate, Public Affairs in the subject Line.

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