Management Sciences for Health

Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Grade
J
Job ID
13-9926
Location
US-VA-Arlington
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
HPG
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
A000 - None Specified
Reports To
Senior Director, External Engagement

Overview

The Manager of Policy and Advocacy will lead MSH global health policy and advocacy efforts within the U.S. government, including Congress, as well as U.N. agencies and other multilateral organizations.  She/he will support and partner with the Senior Director for External Engagement in promoting MSH as the preferred health systems strengthening (HSS) partner to donors and partners including the U.S. government (Administration and Congress), other bilateral donors, U.N. agencies, other multilateral organizations, foundations, and corporations.

 

The Manager will also support the Senior Director in the development and implementation of an external engagement strategy, raising the profile of MSH with donors and partners.

 

The Manager will identify strategic opportunities and manage events in Washington, New York, Geneva, and other cities, and will support the Senior Director in managing MSH's relationship with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria as MSH expands its grant implementation portfolio to build on its experience in Global Fund governance and technical support.

Specific Responsibilities

Develop and implement policy and advocacy strategies on global health programs and policies 40%

  • Lead MSH global health policy and advocacy efforts with a focus on U.S. Government including the Administration and Congress as well as U.N. agencies and other multilateral organizations.
  • Track Congressional appropriations and Administration obligations for global health and follow Congressional and Administration policies in global health. Strategically report out this information to stakeholders within MSH on as needed basis as well as draft monthly policy and advocacy updates for MSH staff.
  • Work in coalition with partners to draft letters and set up meetings with Congressional members and staff and Administration officials to advocate for increased funding and evidence-based policies.
  • Support and partner with the Senior Director in the development and implementation of an external engagement strategy.
  • Contribute to legislation on global health.
  • Develop materials for media, Internet, and social media.

Expand MSH profile with donors and partners 35%

  • Partner and support the Senior Director in promoting MSH as the preferred health systems strengthening (HSS) partner to donors and partners including the U.S. Government (Administration and Congress), other bilateral donors, U.N. agencies, other multilateral organizations, foundations, and corporations.
  • Educate and inform decision-makers on global health and raising the profile of MSH with donors and partners.
  • Help Senior Director manage sign-ons and memberships.
  • Represent MSH to international development and global health coalitions, working groups, and roundtables.

Plan and execute global health events in Washington, New York, Geneva, and other cities 15%

  • Plan side events around global health events including but not limited to World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May and U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in September.
  • Identify strategic opportunities and manage events in Washington, New York, Geneva, and other cities.
  • Coordinate MSH participation in global health events such as Global Health Council (GHC) Landscape Symposium
  • Promote MSH technical experts at MSH and other global health events

Support Senior Director in managing relationship with Global Fund 10%

  • Support the Senior Director in managing the MSH relationship with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria as MSH expands its grant implementation portfolio to build on its experience in Global Fund governance and technical support.
  • Support and partner with Senior Director in managing relationships with the Board and Office of Inspector General (OIG).
  • Support and partner with the Senior Director in Global Fund governance roles on Global Fund Developed Country NGO Board Delegation and Board Ethics and Governance Committee (EGC)

Qualifications and Experience

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Required:

  • A postgraduate education in a field of study closely related to the assigned responsibilities is required.

Preferred:

  • A Masters in Public Health or Public Policy with major public health course work preferred or commensurate experience.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • Seven years of related experience is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of a highly technical field, as well as applicable laws, regulations and general instructions.
  • A highly qualified and recognized expert in the field.
  • Experience managing teams, initiating and organizing work, establishing priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Experience working with Congress and Administration.
  • Experience in personnel management.
  • Experience in managing budgets.

Preferred:

  • Experience in international public health.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of global health decision-making bodies.
  • Strong knowledge of MSH priority health areas.
  • Familiarity with U.S. authorization and appropriations processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational and time management skills, with experience managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Excel, Power Point, and Internet research skills.

COMPETENCIES:

  • High-level of attention to detail and effective working under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Travel requirements up to 30%
  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10lbs., etc.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Senior Director, External Engagement
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