Job Opportunities

ACTION is looking for the next great member of our effective and successful Secretariat team based in Washington DC!

The ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership (www.action.org) is made up of locally rooted partner organizations around the world that advocate together for life-saving interventions for millions of people threatened by preventable and treatable diseases.

The tuberculosis epidemic, low vaccination rates, and malnutrition disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people — particularly women and children. However, with investments to scale-up existing and new health interventions — and the systems to deliver them — most countries can end diseases of poverty and improve quality of life for all people.

ACTION works to increase investments and build political support for equitable access to health and nutrition. Amongst other policy and advocacy successes, ACTION partners have helped mobilize billions of dollars for the fight against malnutrition, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance.

The ACTION Secretariat is housed at RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund.

Summary

The Associate, Equitable and Sustainable Health Systems, works with senior Secretariat staff to support ACTION partnership advocacy and policy research and analysis on a portfolio of cross-cutting issues, as well as ACTION work planning, strategy development, and reporting across portfolios. The Associate, Equitable and Sustainable Systems, contributes to implementing work focused on issues, including engagement with the World Bank, other multilateral development banks and broader health financing, donor transition, primary healthcare and universal health coverage and domestic resource mobilization in middle- and low-income countries

This position reports to the Senior Advisor – Development Finance.

 Key responsibilities 

  • Support Senior Advisor – Development Finance with the implementation of the cross-cutting health systems strengthening and financing advocacy portfolio, and support partners in achieving related grant objectives. This includes supporting:
  • Partner coordination and advocacy development of work and activities under this cross-cutting portfolio focused on health systems and financing;
  • Developing policy research, accountability tools, and advocacy coordination with multilateral development banks including tracking analysis and monitoring of World Bank investments;
  • Coordination and engagement on the Global Financing Facility (GFF), including development of position papers and policy briefs, analysis, and accountability tools on the GFF and related partner activities tied to Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH) advocacy;
  • Support the implementation of the annual World Bank advocacy day during the RESULTS International Conference, activities during World Bank Annual meetings, Spring Meetings and other related World Bank and development bank moments.
  • Collaborate with ACTION team issue leads and partner with cross-cutting research, policy analysis, development of advocacy materials and accountability tools, planning of workshops and trainings around global health events and opportunities
  • Facilitate ongoing reporting process for partner work on cross-cutting issues, coordinate with the Program Development Team on donor reporting to demonstrate the impact of ACTION’s work, and assist with onboarding new partner organizations and staff in collaboration with the ACTION team.

Responsibilities may be revised periodically.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location (Washington, DC)
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date: August 10, 2020
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Salary: $45,000-$52,000

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates. Due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send cover letter, writing sample (not longer than 2 pages), and your resume to [email protected] subject line: “ACTION Associate.”

 

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists and is committed to creating an equitable workplace. People of color, members of LGBTQ+ communities, and people with firsthand experience of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Internship Opportunities

Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.

Position description:

#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.

  • Participate in weekly U.S. Poverty team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the U.S. Poverty team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
  • Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.

#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:

  • Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly UpdatesOutreach Actions and Monthly ActionsU.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alertsblogposts, and other written communications.
  • Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
  • Assist in planning and producing monthly webinars (first Tuesday of every month).
  • Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
  • Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to [email protected].

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. For more information about RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.

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