Malaria No More Policy and Advocacy Manager
REPORTS TO: Director of Policy and Advocacy, Malaria No More
ABOUT MALARIA NO MORE
Malaria No More is determined to end deaths from malaria—one of the top three killers of children on the planet—and we’re helping the world get it done by rallying leaders, engaging the public, and delivering life-saving tools to families who need them most in Africa.
Founded and launched in 2006 at the White House Summit on Malaria by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. In the six years since it was founded, Malaria No More has emerged as a key player in the fight against malaria in Africa, where we have seen a 33% decline in malaria deaths since the organization began.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Malaria No More seeks an experienced, energetic and creative Policy and Advocacy Manager to work in a faced-paced and close-knit operation. This position will support the policy and advocacy team based in Washington, DC in influencing and shaping domestic and global malaria public policy. The Manager will oversee the execution of all major events, such as briefings with the Congressional Caucuses on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, broader government briefings, and staff and Congressional Delegations. The ideal candidate should be experienced in research and writing and have experience drafting a wide variety of policy documents including speeches, talking points, memos and white papers. This candidate should have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relations and working partnerships among international advocacy organizations, federal agencies and the private sector.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
This is not an entry-level position. The candidate should have previous Executive or Legislative experience focusing on research and development of public policy issues. The candidate should also have excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to work in a high pressure, team-oriented environment, while handling multiple tasks.
- 4+ years prior experience working and managing a congressional office or office within an executive branch agency.
- BA required, with an advanced degree in international relations, global health or development preferred.
- Attention to detail, problem-solving attitude, and strong organizational skills. Proven ability to handle projects, manage details, follow-through independently, and keep teams on track to complete projects and events on time.
- Demonstrated experience managing administrative aspects of event and trip planning, correspondence with high-level speakers, and board members.
- Demonstrated success in researching and writing related to public policy with a strong focus in global health.
- Strong analytical, writing and communications skills, as well as an ability to distill complex concepts into concise messages.
- Knowledge of and interest in global health and development issues, with a particular interest in global health R&D.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a team environment.
- Ability to manage and oversee budgets, calendars, and meeting agendas.
- Attention to detail, problem-solving attitude, and strong organizational skills. Proven ability to handle projects, manage details, and follow-through independently.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Policy and Advocacy Manager.
We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program. The program has multiple positions available that fall under our Policy and Communications Intern Programs. The Internship program will run from June through August and interns are expected to give approximately 20 hours a week. The position is unpaid. Academic credit can be arranged. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Policy Intern-Summary of Duties and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a current graduate or undergraduate student with a strong academic background in Global Health, International Relations, Political Science or a related field. The candidate should also have excellent analytical abilities and high-quality writing, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Intern responsibilities will include the following:
· Provide administrative support on a day to day basis
· Research on malaria-related and global health issues, including pending legislation and policy making
· Attend pertinent events to malaria policy in Washington
· Provide support for long-term event planning and crafting of various advocacy events
· Help to organize and maintain departmental files, documents and procedures
· Work with Policy staff on special projects as needed
Communications Intern-Summary of Duties and Qualifications:
The communications intern position requires a strong academic background in Communications, Political Science, Journalism or related field. This position also requires excellent computer and writing skills. The candidate will also be a current graduate or undergraduate student.
Intern Responsibilities will include the following:
· Research media outlets and media trends and pitch stories about the Malaria Policy Center to relevant press
· Provide support for long-range pitching and crafting of organization messaging and materials
· Assist in the management and content creation of the Policy Center website
· Compose blogs for the Malaria Policy Center's website
· Create, edit, and/or proofread a broad range of materials for the Malaria Policy Center to be distributed among general and media audiences
· Respond to phone calls, online inquiries, and other requests to engage media and individuals in the mission of the Malaria Policy Center
· Provide support on database and list management, including media lists and coordination with international partners
· Help to organize and maintain departmental files, documents, and procedures
· Provide support for media events
· Work with communications team on special projects as needed
About Malaria No More
Malaria No More has one and only one mission: ending malaria deaths in Africa.
The world has known how to defeat malaria for more than a century, yet it remains the number one killer of children under five in Africa, claiming more than one million lives a year. Malaria No More (MNM) works to raise the profile of the disease among the public, policymakers, and businesses, while engaging both the public and private sector to provide life-saving bed nets and other critical interventions to families in Africa.
Our role as a catalyst is to maximize opportunities to save lives through communications, resources and investments. Each area of our work leverages the others to form a virtuous cycle for impact. We make high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal.
About the Malaria No More Policy Center
The Malaria Policy Center (MPC) leads MNM's advocacy efforts. Despite being less than three years old, it has become a recognized leader in raising awareness among policymakers and opinion leaders, both here and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the MPC has worked tirelessly to turn the malaria challenge into the first great humanitarian victory of the 21st Century.
The Policy Center:
· Conducts research and analysis of the malaria field to provide a robust assessment and corresponding policy agenda for the issue;
· Educates policymakers, the media and other opinion leaders on the issue of malaria, including its scope, impact and needed interventions;
· Raises awareness and support for malaria among the G8 and other donor-nations;
· Leverages support to enact effective policies to ensure a significant and sustained investment in funding to fight malaria;
· Builds coalitions among world policymakers in an effort to maximize the effectiveness of policies and investments; and
· In addition to supporting the work of groups like the new African Leaders Malaria Alliance, the MPC works closely with the Congressional Malaria Caucus on Capitol Hill, Roll Back Malaria Consortium and other key coalitions and organizations. To assist the MPC in its global reach, it works with MNM affiliates and teams in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Senegal and Tanzania.