At PAI, we are motivated by one powerful truth: a woman who is in charge of her reproductive health can change her life and transform her community. PAI is a global organization that champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health, including access to contraception, and safe and legal abortion. PAI achieves this through a 50+ year presence in Washington, DC, advocating with those who drive policy change, and defend against policies that harm women and girls. We also make it possible for local civil society organizations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, to access the funding, training and partnership they need to achieve policy change in their own local context. We are simultaneously on the front lines and in the background, focused first and foremost on the impact our work has on the lives of women and girls around the world.
The contribution of our 40 experts and staff is multiplied by an exemplary board of directors, and further leveraged by the work of partners in more than 17 countries. We pride ourselves on a strong set of institutional values that prizes excellence, teamwork, integrity and mutual respect. We hold firm our commitment to people, and as such we offer a generous benefits package, great work/life perks, and a flexible environment in which each individual is supported to be their best selves.
We are seeking a dynamic, strategic, motivated individual to join our International Advocacy (IA) team as an IA Associate for our work on the Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF). Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, Health Financing the IA Associate will help implement a new project to support civil society (CS) engagement in the GFF, including for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The project will include: (1) Understanding and documenting the landscape of key civil society actors and activities in support of the GFF in GFF countries and globally; (2) Producing resources and tools that support CS engagement in the GFF; (3) Providing and coordinating capacity-building efforts in GFF countries; and (4) Managing small grants that support CS engagement in GFF.
- Master’s degree and 3-5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Oral and written fluency in English; French a plus
- Ability to travel internationally at least 30% time
- Strong knowledge of health financing and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa
- Demonstrated ability to understand and explain complex processes using simple language
- Successful experience working with civil society in the global South
- Clear and concise writing skills
- Experience organizing and facilitating workshops or trainings
- Team player with a sense of humor, collaboration and creativity
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Knowledge Management: On an ongoing basis, build relationships with CS in GFF countries to assess the GFF landscape and opportunities in the country, and evaluate CS needs to enhance engagement; and input that information into a knowledge management system. Oversee the development of content for a forth coming project website, including compiling a curated database of existing resources on the GFF and related issues.
- Technical Assistance & Advocacy Support: Provide technical assistance to build the knowledge skills and abilities of CS in GFF countries to engage in the GFF through (1) Developing materials, slide-decks, and curricula as well as adapting existing resources to; and (2) Identifying and facilitating relationships between CS in GFF countries in need of support and individuals and organizations that can provide TA and advocacy support directly.
- Grants Management: Manage small grants process including building relationships with CS and CS networks in GFF countries, issuing and disseminating requests for proposals, evaluating responses, providing feedback to potential partners, coordinating the award of funding, and monitoring and communicating with grantees during project implementation.
- Analysis, Writing & Communications: Lead or oversee the development of strategic resources such as case studies, issue briefs, and toolkits to support the project activities; or oversee the development of resources by external partners. Produce content for newsletters and other forms of written communications on specific issues as needed. Collaborate with the Communications Department in targeted outreach on products produced or supported by this project, as well as in the development of project materials for PAI’s website.
- External Representation: Represent PAI using consistent PAI messaging, build strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues in other organizations and coalitions and provide subject matter expertise externally at domestic and international conferences, meetings, events, and coalitions as needed.
- Project Support: Supporting project work planning and tracking of milestones; Contribute to monitoring the project budgets; Liaising with the Policy and Advocacy department support staff to ensure timely and efficient execution of financial operations; and Contributing to the strategic direction of the project.
- Events: Plan, execute and facilitate events and meetings with external and international partners as needed in order to achieve project success.
- Other duties as assigned
Salary: $70,000-80,000 commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample by January 15, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. PAI is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly organization offering a competitive benefit package.