Forecasting Healthy Futures Program Director
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.
Forecasting Healthy Futures (FHF) is a unique group of partners, convened by Malaria No More, coming together to address the intersection of climate change and health. We aim to stimulate investment in more innovative approaches to adaptation in the health sector, and we advocate for government policies that make their implementation possible. Under the leadership of Malaria No More and our recently launched Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions, we’re focused on vector borne diseases and ways to “climate proof” global efforts to eliminate them.
MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Kenya and India and affiliates in the United Kingdom and Japan.
The Forecasting Healthy Futures Program Director oversees the strategic direction and implementation of the FHF initiative. The Program Director will serve as the overall and implementation lead for the FHF advocacy initiative, providing coordination in strategic planning, new partnerships and growth, program design and refinement, and oversight of all activities supported by the program.
Reports to: Managing Director, Strategy & Growth
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Remote, US-based
Travel Requirement: Approximately 25% of the time
Duties and Responsibilities
- In close partnership with the Managing Director, provide overall leadership, vision, and direction to the team and program partners.
- Maximize visibility and strengthen the voice for the FHF coalition and advocacy efforts, through leveraging communications opportunities and media placements in partnership with the MNM Communications team.
- Articulate policy priorities for FHF coalition members, Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions (IMACS) network members, national malaria control and elimination programs, and other stakeholders. Develop opportunities and connections to move these policy priorities forward with appropriate stakeholders.
- Lead efforts to maintain and broaden the FHF coalition, through outreach and networking with other similarly aligned organizations.
- Ensure all activities conducted under the FHF banner are appropriate and responsive to donor and stakeholder needs.
- Lead the development of an annual project cycle which formulates comprehensive annual work plans and budgets in accordance with donor requirements and project needs.
- Work in close coordination with Director, Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions (IMACS) and MNM Director for Global Advocacy to ensure all aspects of FHF’s vision are aligned and project performance targets are being met.
- Keep up to date on climate and health partnerships, organizations, meetings, and projects relevant to FHF and IMACS.
- Finalize quarterly and annual reports and play a significant role in leading documentation of project processes and results.
- Represent FHF at events, in meetings with program partners, and with government stakeholders.
- Identify potential donors and support fundraising efforts for program expansion.
- Degree in management, business, finance, public health, health management or related discipline preferred
- 10-15 years’ work experience in climate health programs, non-profit management, or a related field preferably in low and middle income countries
- Prior experience managing similar climate, health, and/or technology programs in complex environments preferred
- Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals with competing interests
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision
- Passion for social impact and enthusiasm for Malaria No More’s mission to end one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases within a generation
- Extraordinary attention to detail and organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Demonstrated technical experience and/or familiarity in the following areas: climate change adaptation, climate sensitive infectious diseases, global health policy landscape, multimedia communications preferred
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.
Please email the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Forecasting Healthy Futures Program Director - Full Name"
1. A concise cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered
2. Your CV
Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. MNM is an equal opportunity employer.
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