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||Senior Associate for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health
||DC Metro Region
||PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential. PATH's Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) team works to improve global health by increasing awareness and support of global health priorities by targeted policymakers. PATH advocates for change by working with policymakers, advocates, and other influential individuals and groups. We leverage our unique expertise as a provider of field, technology, and program solutions that are innovative, field-driven, scalable, affordable, and based on best practices to influence and inform public policy decisions. PATH is seeking a Senior Associate based in Washington DC to support PATH's emerging advocacy and policy initiatives in the areas of reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH). This position will report to the Family Health Advocacy Officer in Washington DC, while also working in close partnership with the Research & Development, Child Health and Malaria Advocacy teams. Duties and responsibilities include: In collaboration with programmatic and technical experts across PATH, the Senior Associate is responsible for:
- Contributing to PATH's US and global advocacy functions, including the direction, development, and implementation of PATH's policy agenda, strategies and activities as they relate to RMNH.
- Cultivating, developing, and strengthening relationships with US policy-makers, including participating in USAID and other donor working groups as necessary to advance PATH interests relative to RMNH.
- Tracking developments in the US and global policy environment, including ongoing assessment of Congressional and Administrative actions, as well as multi-lateral and large, private foundation processes relative to RMNH.
- Participating in and leading coalitions and working groups with relevant US stakeholders, such as NGOs, think tanks, and educational and research organizations to further PATH?s RMNH policy priorities including identifying, cultivating, and establishing new partnerships.
- Serving as an expert on RMNH legislation and priority policy issues both internally and externally, including public speaking and making presentations at meetings, policy dialogues, and other events as necessary.
- Supporting the Family Health Advocacy Officer in representing PATH?s RMNH policy priorities to external and internal audiences at the global and in-country levels and providing RMNH technical assistance to global and in country advocates.
- Supporting the Family Health Advocacy Officer to increase country programs and local staff knowledge, understanding, and influence of US and global policies and processes, this will include analysis and linkages of US/global policy efficacy in country and training as needed.
- Liaising with PATH's Reproductive Health, Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, and Technology Solutions Global Programs to ensure linkages with PATH program and technical staff and ensure RMNH policy priorities are grounded in PATH evidence and field experience.
- Collaborating with policy communications colleagues to write and produce advocacy materials and outputs that support PATH's policy priorities, including administrative and legislative comments, policy memos and briefs, and other policy and informational documents for both internal and external purposes.
- Contributing to the development and dissemination of cross-organization advocacy lessons learned.
- Tracking of reporting requirements and report preparation as necessary.
- Demonstrated commitment to the field of international RMNH; knowledge of current RMNH technical issues and their public policy implications.
- Strong presentation, public speaking and writing skills (writing sample required.)
- Strong capabilities using Microsoft Office; experience with Web site content maintenance a plus.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with ability to prioritize deadlines and work in fast-moving environments and teams, while maintaining accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability working in a complex team environment and partnering with peers to develop and implement against goals.
- Ability to travel on occasion.
Bachelor's degree in public health, public policy or related field required, master?s degree preferred; plus five years of professional experience in public policy and/or advocacy. Experience conducting advocacy with the US Congress and Administration.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
||Jan 30 2013 12:00AM
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