Advocacy and Partnerships Manager

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 22

Position description

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“Friends”) works to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We educate, engage and mobilize U.S. decision makers to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“Global Fund”), the world’s largest public health financier, which has supported treatment, prevention and care programs for the three diseases in more than 140 low- and middle-income countries. The Advocacy and Partnerships Manager serves as part of the Policy team and will play a key role within the organization. The position reports to the Associate Policy Director.

The Advocacy and Partnerships Manager assists the Chief Policy Officer and Associate Policy Director in two central elements of Friends’ advocacy work. First, as Friends conducts and scales up its advocacy to Congress and the Executive Branch regarding the work of the Global Fund and policy relating to ending the HIV, TB and malaria epidemics, the Advocacy and Partnerships Manager will coordinate partnerships with “grass tops” advocates (community leaders from around the United States), including from the faith-based and business communities. Through this work she or he will help nurture increased and sustained grass tops advocacy and help expand the base of Global Fund and global health champions in Congress.

Second, the Advocacy and Partnerships Manager will produce research and writing in support of Friends’ role as a catalyst in the health and advocacy community in making the case for investment in the Global Fund and ending the HIV, TB, and malaria epidemics, as well as related policy dialogues. The position contributes to Friends’ capacity to produce timely briefs and reports, based on empirical evidence, on benefits to the American public and economy of promoting global health and curtailing the 3 epidemics; on health security; and on other policy topics.

Duties

Partnerships

o   Execute a grass tops advocacy strategy coordinated by the Chief Policy Officer, integrally helping develop and refine that strategy along with the Associate Policy Director.

o   Work very closely with a primary partner (a faith-based non-profit), as well as individual clergy and other faith-based artists, health specialists, and nonprofit leaders, as implementing manager at Friends for advocacy campaigns to Congress and the executive branch.

o   Work very closely with the Friends Private Sector Group, other companies, and business associations as implementing manager at Friends for advocacy campaigns to Congress and the executive branch--consulting consistently with the Associate Policy Director and with the President of Friends, who maintains a direct relationship with corporate partners.

o   Play a leading role in organizing advocacy days aimed at Congress or the executive branch, maintaining agendas and schedules for advocacy partners; arranging the meetings with the offices of public officials; and organizing briefing materials for those advocates or to give to decision-makers. 

o   As needed, assist the Chief Policy Officer and Associate Policy Director on additional advocacy activities, including: visits with Washington decision-makers of Global Fund leadership or representatives of disease-affected communities; training and mobilization of youth as advocates for global health policy; activities with health- and international assistance-related advocacy coalitions; and on-going dialogue and information-sharing with legislative and executive branch offices.

o   As needed, assist in organizing convening’s of the health and advocacy community on policy issues held by the President, Chief Policy Officer, or Associate Policy Director.

o   Help form materials in the area of these partnerships and advocacy activities to share with the Friends Board and funders as part of regular reporting on Friends’ work and impact.

o   Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the organization in the area of partnerships and advocacy, working with the Chief Policy Officer, Associate Policy Director, and the Program Research and Impact Manager.

Research and Writing

o   Execute a strategy for empirically-based policy research and writing coordinated by the Chief Policy Officer, helping refine that strategy in collaboration with the President, Associate Policy Director, and the Communications team.

o   Draft longer issue briefs on HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria as well as on global health—including but not limited to examining how controlling epidemics and global health contribute to U.S. economic interests and health security--with the highest standards of clear writing, evidence, sources, and accuracy.

o   Draft shorter issue briefs, op-eds, and blogs on the 3 epidemics as well as global health-- with the highest standards of clear writing, evidence, sources, and accuracy.

o   Conduct research for or draft portions of issue briefs, blogs, op-eds, and journal articles by or co-authored with the President, Chief Policy Officer or Associate Policy Director.

o   Contribute actively to innovation, including by recommending new topics and formats for research and writing in a highly collaborative environment of the Friends Policy and Communications teams. 

o   Help form materials and information in the area of policy research and writing to share with the Friends Board and funders as part of regular reporting on Friends’ work and impact.

o   Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the organization in the area of research and writing, working with the Chief Policy Officer, Associate Policy Director, and the Program Research and Impact Manager, as well as the Communications team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required. At least 3-5 years of professional experience working on related issues.  
  • Advanced degree or experience in global health, international relations and/or public policy preferred but not required. 
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill and/or in the advocacy, think tank communities, preferably with a focus on global health or international relations. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and occasional heavy workloads.
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis on a range of issues, and articulate how these interact with the Global Fund and U.S. policies, initiatives and procedures. 
  • Strong analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communications skills. 
  • Experience with national and/or international public interest advocacy campaigns, international affairs, or demonstrated equivalent experience. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of global health issues, with a particular understanding of the Global Fund and its mechanics s and processes a plus. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with leaders in public policy, global health and other partners and be responsive to these entities. 
  • Decisive and diplomatic, with strong and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team. 
  • Ability to effectively manage workload and complete projects in a timely fashion.

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample with subject heading Advocacy Partnerships Manager. No phone calls please. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants whose qualifications closely matches the job description. 

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