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 team as a Project Manager. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy, and working closely with the Advocacy and Policy team, the Project Manager will implement a new PAI project, focused on implementing a multi-stakeholder driven accountability tool to promote impactful, coordinated and sustainable momentum for reproductive health and family planning. The Project Manager will work in partnership with Samasha Medical Foundation to provide CSOs in four focal countries—Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania—with a replicable model for how to work with their governments to promote sustained, mutual accountability and partnership to realize their FP2020 commitments. Samasha Medial Foundation has developed the Motion Tracker Framework, a user-oriented, participatory and innovative approach to galvanizing civil society to track family planning commitments. The project is of a three-year duration. Hiring of this position is contingent on receipt of and sustained funding with an anticipated start date in November 2018.
- Master’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and implement multi-country project in a timely, efficient and successful manner.
- Experience working in partnership with African and Asian civil society organizations at the national and subnational level to achieve policy advocacy objectives to advance health priorities.
- Experience with accountability frameworks, knowledge of FP2020, and experience working on contraceptive and commodity security and supply chain a plus.
- Oral and written fluency in French a plus.
- Ability to travel internationally at least 30% time.
- Team player with a sense of humor, collaboration and creativity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Project Management: Ensure that the project work plan is implemented in an efficient, effective and timely manner; ensure project milestones are achieved within a given timeframe; manage and monitor the project budget; oversee implementation of monitoring and evaluation plan; work with senior staff at PAI to provide strategic direction for the project; and manage relationships with external partners and consultants relevant to the project.
- Grants Management. Manage small grants process within the project including drafting of request for proposal, vetting and review of proposals, coordinating the award of funding and monitoring and communicating with the grantees.
- Subject Expertise: Respond to requests for technical assistance from advocacy partners in the region or other external partners working in the region; provide analysis to PAI staff and partners on regional activities and efforts to make policy change, including reproductive health news and trends.
- Analytical Writing: Develop and write policy advocacy materials with an aim to communicate complex technical issues to a policy and advocacy-oriented audience.
- External Visibility: Collaborate with the Communications Department in targeted outreach related to this project, as well as in the development of project materials for PAI’s website; and collaborate with the Development Department in proposal writing and reporting to donors on progress.
- 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.
- Events. Plan, execute and facilitate events and meetings with external and international partners as needed in order to achieve objectives for Francophone projects.
- Other duties as assigned
Salary: $80,000 – $90,000
Please submit a cover letter, resume and, short writing sample by September 28, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line the position to which you are applying. This is NOT an entry-level position. Candidates should detail their advocacy experience as well as their experience working with civil society partners at the national or subnational level in their cover letter. PAI is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly organization offering a competitive benefit package.