Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

The global malaria campaign has emerged as one the greatest public health success stories in a generation. Now, we need innovations in precision health, financing, advocacy, climate adaptation, gender strategies, and delivery models to achieve our mission of a malaria free world. We are recruiting a highly entrepreneurial individual who can help lead MNM’s growth initiatives in these areas.

Malaria No More is expanding its global impact through a creative growth strategy that seeks to build the foundation for long-term impact in new markets and innovative programmatic areas. This requires developing new strategies and partnerships, and expanding its revenue base with new and diverse funding sources. MNM is seeking a Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives to take the lead in designing and executing this growth strategy, focusing on new market and programmatic areas that will help us achieve our mission impact and revenue growth targets.

Location: Flexible (Seattle or DC preferred)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, oversee and manage growth strategies and partnerships for a portfolio of pilot projects, new programs and strategic partnerships
  • Develop and execute business plans (with technical team leads) to move ideas from exploration, to demonstration, to growth
  • Duties will include collaborative program design, business planning, partnership development and management, proposal development, fundraising and budgeting
  • Represent MNM externally to a diverse set of existing international partners as well as new partners unfamiliar with MNM and the malaria elimination agenda
  • Contribute to annual strategic planning process for the organization
  • Contribute to new programs at the intersection of the malaria elimination agenda and innovations in pandemic preparedness, data, public-private delivery models, gender, and climate
  • Works with “tiger teams” comprised of crosscutting MNM staff, technical programs and offices to develop strategies, identify innovations and models to replicate and scale, and ways to promote MNM’s capabilities and unique model
  • Work with teams to develop program plans, proposals, marketing and communication materials to achieve our strategic goals, including impact stories, marketing materials, abstracts, and reports


  • 20+ years of work experience, including at least 7 years of relevant experience in strategy, program development, partnerships and fundraising
  • Experience with managing strategic projects, programs, initiatives for global organizations working in public health
  • Demonstrated success in developing entrepreneurial strategies and meeting organizational growth goals
  • Proven relationship building , partnership building, and fundraising with a network of global partners
  • Knowledge of global health, 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


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with simultaneous ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at various levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Energetic, creative, and resourceful thinker, able to connect dots and willing to take strategic risks
  • Excellent writing and research skills, including report writing


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 background and reference check.


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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!