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 20 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 advocate to join our International Advocacy team as a Senior International Advocacy Associate, Global Gag Rule Project. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy, and working closely with the Advocacy team, the Senior International Advocacy Associate will be responsible for supporting efforts to back civil society partners in navigating the Global Gag Rule, communicating the implications of its expansion and documenting its harmful impacts. This position is project-based and anticipated to run through September 2020.


  • Master’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Global Gag Rule a requirement.
  • Experience working in partnership with civil society organizations at the national and subnational level to achieve policy advocacy objectives to advance health priorities. Experience with U.S. global health programs preferred.
  • Oral and written fluency in a language other than English a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally at least 30% time.
  • Team player with a sense of humor, collaboration and creativity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Subject Expertise: Respond to requests for technical assistance from advocacy and implementing partners with respect to the Global Gag Rule; reply to media requests detailing the impact of the Global Gag Rule. Provide analysis to PAI staff and partners on Global Gag Rule impact and mitigation activities.
  • Partnerships and Grants Management: Build and maintain collaborative relationships with in-country implementer and advocacy partners; provide technical assistance on the Global Gag Rule to partners and support their in-country dissemination efforts. Manage small grants process including vetting and review of proposals, coordinating the award of funding, communicating with the grantees and monitoring achievement of deliverables.
  • Policy Advocacy and Analysis: Track and monitor relevant in-country developments and policy and advocacy opportunities and initiatives related to the impact and mitigation of the Global Gag Rule. Provide analysis and information to PAI staff and partner organizations to inform and shape global-level advocacy priorities.
  • Documentation and Analytical Writing: Develop and write policy advocacy materials, including country case studies, detailing the impact of the Global Gag Rule with an aim to communicate complex technical issues to a policy and advocacy-oriented audience.
  • External Representation: Represent PAI using consistent PAI messaging and provide subject matter expertise externally at domestic and international conferences, meetings, events and coalitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Please submit a cover letter, resume and short writing sample by April 19, 2019 to This is NOT an entry-level position. Candidates should detail their advocacy experience as well as their experience working with civil society partners in their cover letter. PAI is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly organization offering a competitive benefits package.

If you applied for this position in fall 2018 and are still interested, please resubmit your application materials.