Director of US Policy and Advocacy

The Director of US Policy and Advocacy is a dynamic, outcomes-driven team member responsible for the design and implementation of Malaria No More’s US policy and advocacy strategy. 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 public policy through the US Government and its partners, and reports to the Managing Director. The Director will help to manage Malaria No More’s relationships with key Congressional, Administration, and Executive Branch staff, including the Congress, White House, USAID, State, NIH, CDC, and DoD.

Job type: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C. (We are currently working remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.)

Essential Duties

Essential Duties 

  • Work closely with the U.S. Congress, The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID, the State Department, the CDC, and other U.S. Government agencies to advocate for and support U.S. policies, programs, and funding for malaria, global health, and foreign aid.
  • Plan and execute all briefings on Capitol Hill including MNM sponsored international Congressional Staff Delegations (staffdels)
  • Build, maintain and manage relationships with the malaria and global health community, including government, nonprofit, and multilateral institutions; represent Malaria No More at malaria community partnership meetings and other events and briefings in Washington.
  • Engage with private sector entities whose work intersects with the fight against malaria, including extractive industries, pharmaceutical and pesticide producers, and other service providers.
  • Track policy and engage in political developments related to malaria and public health.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Strategic Communications to help drive coverage of malaria and global health in key targeted media outlets
  • Work in partnership to support the Strategic Initiatives team and organizational fundraising goals.


  • BA required, MA preferred, in related field such as government, public policy,
    international relations, political science, public administrator, or public health.
  • 7-10 years’ work experience in a dynamic advocacy or policy role, ideally in a US
    Government institution (Capitol Hill or Agency), foundation, non-government
    institution, or international institution with increasing levels of responsibility and
  • Strong relationships across Capitol Hill and the US Government.
  • Ability to generate ideas and opportunities to influence public policy in malaria,
    health systems, communicable disease control and health financing in the US
    and other markets.
  • Excellent and persuasive writing and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, as well as an ability to distill complex concepts into
    concise messages
  • Collaborative, innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic
    thinking into action plans, outputs, and results.
  • Track record of using advocacy and policy to drive key outcomes.
  • Proven action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to
  • Proven ability to develop, inspire, and manage a diverse team of professionals.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving attitude, and strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to handle projects, manage details, and follow-through
  • Strong commitment to the MNM’s mission to end malaria.
  • Dedication to operating in a diverse, inclusive, learning atmosphere exploring
    multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission.

Our Perks

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K with employer safe harbor contribution
  • And so much more!

To Apply

Please email a concise cover letter (with salary requirements) explaining why you would like to be considered and your resume to with the subject line "Director of US Policy and Advocacy – Full Name." Cover letters with no salary requirements will not be considered. Final offer will be contingent on successful background check. No telephone calls please.

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



Provide a resume and cover letter to, subject line "Director of US Policy and Advocacy - Full Name".


Your contribution will help us ensure no child dies from the bite of a malaria mosquito. We have the tools to end deaths from malaria now. Let's make malaria no more!