Director of Global Policy and Advocacy

Malaria No More
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 22

Position description

Malaria No More 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.

With offices in Washington D.C., Seattle, and India; and with affiliates in London and Tokyo, Malaria No More is seeking an experienced, energetic, creative, and driven Director of Global Policy and Advocacy to grow our US and international policy and advocacy work.

Reports to: Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, Malaria No More

Location: Washington, DC

Position Overview

Malaria No More seeks a Director of Global Policy & Advocacy to work in a fast paced and close-knit operation. This position will be a key member of the global policy and advocacy team based in Washington, DC, working to influence and shape domestic and global malaria and health policy, advocacy, and partnerships. The Director will help to develop and execute U.S. government and global advocacy activities including managing Malaria No More’s relationships with key government and private sector partners, contribute to global advocacy strategy, act as a resource within the organization and to key partners on policy and advocacy issues, and help to execute advocacy activities in the U.S. and abroad.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the U.S. Congress, The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID, the State Department, and other U.S. Government agencies to understand, support, and grow U.S. policies and programs for malaria.
  • Coordinate with and support Malaria No More’s Managing Director of Global Policy & Advocacy on regional initiatives encompassing both malaria endemic regions and donor countries in the malaria fight, including working closely with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
  • Build, maintain, and manage relationships with the global malaria, health and development community, including government, nonprofit, and multilateral institutions.
  • Attend and represent Malaria No More at US and global events, symposiums and conferences.
  • Develop and advance global public and private sector partnerships related to malaria, health, climate, and development.
  • Closely track malaria and global health policy, relevant political developments in the United States and abroad, and U.S. and global funding related to malaria and public health.
  • Engage with senior U.S. and foreign government officials regarding malaria and health funding and policy.
  • Assist in developing proposals to foundations, corporations, and other entities for new partnerships.
  • Coordinate with Communications, Development and Finance/Operations teams across Malaria No More offices in the US, Japan, and India.


This is not an entry-level position. The candidate should have previous Government or Non-Governmental/ International Organization experience, focusing on the development of execution of policy, advocacy and partnerships. The candidate should also have excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to work in a high pressure, team-oriented environment, while handling multiple tasks, and the ability to represent the organization with senior government officials, donors, funders, and corporate partners. The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience working at senior levels in government, public health, development, government relations, and/or international institutions. Foreign policy or health experience on Capitol Hill is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced degree in international relations, public health, public policy, development or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working partnerships with international advocacy organizations, key leaders in Federal agencies involved in global health policy-making and program implementation, the private sector, and foreign governments.
  • Strong writing, strategic, analytical, and political skills as well as an ability to distill complex concepts into concise ideas and messages.
  • Extensive knowledge of and interest in global health and development issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and organize a team, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire and develop, and mentor junior staff.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving attitude, and strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to handle projects, manage details, and follow-through independently.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, and experience in diverse international settings.
  • Willingness to travel extensively both domestically and internationally.
  • A strong desire to work within a very collaborative team.

This is a full-time, exempt role and is eligible for MNM’s comprehensive benefits package, including high-quality medical/dental/vision coverage, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 14 paid holidays, summer Friday flex time and paid parental leave, medical/dependent care/commuter FSAs, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, and a 401K plan with an employer safe harbor contribution.

Application instructions

Please send your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Director of Global Policy and Advocacy – Full Name.”

Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. MNM is an equal opportunity employer.

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