Director, US Policy & Advocacy
Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. We are a passionate, multidisciplinary team of global health professionals committed to our mission of mobilizing the worldwide political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments of all time — ending malaria within our generation. We approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit, continuously striving to add differentiated value to the global effort to eradicate malaria, through our core competencies of advocacy and communications, policy reform and influence, innovative finance, and technology enabling services.
MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Kenya and India and affiliates in the United Kingdom and Japan.
The Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy is a dynamic, outcomes-driven team member responsible for the design and implementation of Malaria No More’s U.S. policy and advocacy strategy. This position will be a key member of the global policy and advocacy team based in Washington, D.C., working to influence and shape domestic and global malaria public policy through the U.S. Government and its partners. The Director reports to the Managing Director of Global Policy & Advocacy. The Director will help to manage Malaria No More’s relationships with key Legislative and Executive Branch staff, including the Congress, White House, USAID, State, NIH, CDC, and DoD.
Reports to: Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy
Job Type: Full-time
Location: D.C. -based
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. 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.
- Lead development, planning and execution of all briefings on Capitol Hill.
- Conceptualize and lead MNM-sponsored international Congressional Staff Delegations 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.
- Organize high-level events like MNM’s flagship Champions Breakfast to celebrate congressional leaders and recruit, engage and identify new leaders.
- Engage and mobilize private sector commitments for malaria eradication from those whose work intersects with the fight against malaria. This may include extractive industries, pharmaceutical and pesticide producers, and other service providers.
- Track policy and political developments related to malaria and public health to strengthen advocacy efforts for resource mobilization.
- Collaborate closely with the Director of Global Policy & Advocacy to leverage USG leadership on malaria to increase malaria prioritization and spending in allied countries.
- Collaborate closely with the Senior Director of Strategic Communications to help drive coverage of malaria and global health in key targeted media outlets.
- Work in partnership to support MNM’s 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 U.S. Government institution (Capitol Hill or Administration), foundation, non-governmental organization, or international institution with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
- Strong relationships across Capitol Hill and the U.S. Government.
- Ability to generate ideas and opportunities to influence public policy in malaria, health systems, communicable disease control and health financing in the U.S. and other countries.
- Excellent and persuasive writing and communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills, as well as an ability to distill complex concepts into concise messaging.
- Collaborative, innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into plans, actions, and results.
- Track record of using advocacy and policy to drive key outcomes.
- Proven action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to leadership.
- 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 independently.
- Strong commitment to MNM’s mission to end malaria.
- Dedication to operating in a diverse, inclusive, learning atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission.
MNM offers a competitive compensation package based upon previous experience. 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. Final offer will be contingent on successful reference and background check.
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