Job Opportunities

Department: ACTION Secretariat

Status: Full-time

Location requirement: Washington, DC

Salary: $65,000–$74,000

ACTION is an international partnership of advocacy organizations working to mobilize resources to treat and prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB), a global disease that kills one person every 20 seconds. ACTION’s underlying premise is that much more rapid progress can be made against the global TB epidemic by building support for increased resources for effective TB control among key policymakers and other opinion leaders in both high TB burden countries and donor countries.

For more information about ACTION, please visit www.action.org.

Position Description

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the Advocacy and Impact Manager is responsible for leading the Secretariat’s work in support of the ACTION partnership strategy on giving children a healthy start in life with focus on nutrition, guiding accountability strategies and tactics across the ACTION partnership to achieve cross-cutting impact, and supervising staff. The Advocacy and Impact Manager supervises a Senior Associate and may supervise other staff as the ACTION Secretariat evolves. Together, the Advocacy and Impact Manager and his/her staff ensure that ACTION makes an impact on global nutrition and child health policy and resource mobilization, maintains a coherent and effective accountability advocacy portfolio, and acts as a leader and resource in global civil society coalitions, and helps attract and maintains funding for this work from foundation grants.

The Advocacy and Impact Manager is accountable for ensuring ACTION meets its strategic plan and grant-funded objectives in the “Healthy Start” pillar of nutrition and child health advocacy portfolios, driving a portfolio of accountability advocacy across ACTION’s strategic framework, including by maximizing the impact of scorecards or other accountability tools, and providing leadership on supporting advocacy champions and steering broader coalitions. The Advocacy and Impact Manager contributes significantly to ACTION strategy and works closely with the Program Development Team to provide the team with evidence of impact and best practices of interest to donors; through collaboration with colleagues overseeing multilateral bank work, the Advocacy and Impact Manager also helps link ACTION’s World Bank engagement, particularly on nutrition, with other ACTION and RESULTS advocacy towards the World Bank on ECD and human capital financing.

Responsibilities

  1. Advocacy Portfolio Leadership
    • Facilitates strategy development for the ACTION partnership’s “healthy start” portfolio with focus on the nutrition advocacy portfolio
    • Provides oversight and guidance on ACTION’s child health and vaccines portfolio
    • Provides strategic and tactical guidance to ACTION partners’ nutrition advocacy activities
    • Coordinates, with the support of other staff, partnership-wide joint advocacy activities, including annual nutrition scorecard, as well as workshops and trainings
    • Works closely with ACTION Director on budget decisions within nutrition portfolio
    • Represents the ACTION Secretariat or Partnership on boards, technical working groups and steering committees, in external-facing events and meetings, and develops and maintains high-level relationships in the nutrition community
  2. Accountability Tool Oversight
    • Leads on accountability tools for nutrition and on strategy development for ACTION’s accountability work across issue areas and drives this ongoing work, working closely with the other ACTION issue leads, partners and ACTION communications staff
    • Conceptualizes or consults on scorecard products and other accountability tools, to ensure tools fit into a coherent and consistent advocacy agenda on accountability
    • Works with other ACTION Secretariat team members to link ACTION’s accountability advocacy to broader equity objectives
  3. Supervision of staff
    • Advises ACTION Senior Associate on coordination and day-to-day management of partner activities in the issue area(s) of leadership, including workplanning, reporting, and information-sharing
    • Manages a Senior Associate focused on child health; mentors and advises the Senior Associate and guides Senior Associate’s objectives and performance in coordination with ACTION Secretariat Director, other ACTION Leadership Group members, and RESULTS senior policy team

The responsibilities listed here are not exhaustive and may be revised/revisited periodically.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a college degree in a related discipline as well as proven success in coordinating across multiple teams and with international partners. S/he will have a strong interest in supporting the development goals of the organization and will also have the following:

  • Demonstrated expertise on the global health landscape, particularly nutrition or child health
  • Commitment to multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy development and execution
  • Ability to work effectively in coalitions
  • Previous experience working internationally, particularly in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Strong writing and verbal skills in English; Additional languages used in ACTION partner countries (especially French, Japanese) a strong plus
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; Experience conducting training sessions preferred
  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a relevant field such as health/science policy, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, nonprofit management etc. and 5-7 years of experience driving advocacy and/or policy work; international advocacy experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year
  • Detail-oriented to build structures and systems necessary to support delivering on ambitious goals and strategy .
  • Proficiency with basic software programs required.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to manage up and across teams to meet deadlines and drive priorities forward.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Advocacy and Impact Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Department: Expansion and Communications

Status: Full-time, with some evenings and weekend work required to meet the schedules of volunteers.

Location requirement: Washington, DC

Salary: $50,000–$57,000

 

Summary:

RESULTS is looking for an all-star community organizer and advocate to help expand its movement and manage its signature year-long program for young leaders, the REAL Change Advocacy and Organizing Fellowship (www.results.org/realchange).

The Senior Associate for Expansion and Advocacy is the primary point person for the REAL Change Fellowship. The role also includes a significant responsibility for helping advance RESULTS advocacy campaigns and grow the organization’s grassroots network in terms of size, leadership, and diversity, both through the fellowship and other targeted community organizing.

Reporting to the Director of Expansion and Communications, this role is part of a cross-cutting 5-person team focused on movement building, policy impact, and building the RESULTS brand, as well as a larger grassroots and policy team. The position works on a daily basis with volunteers across the country via phone and video conference.

The right candidate is dedicated to transformational organizing and leadership development, in line with a deep advocacy approach, a commitment to anti-oppression, and a focus on the leadership of directly affected communities. The role requires effective advocacy skills, with demonstrated experience building relationships, facilitating groups, working with a wide range of communities, and supporting others to take action.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship (50%)

  • Manage an annual outreach, recruitment, and application process that results in a fellowship class from target geographies and a wide range of backgrounds, especially communities with firsthand experience of poverty issues.
  • In consultation with other key staff, design fellowship curriculum that equips fellows with outstanding advocacy, leadership, and organizing skills.
  • Lead bi-weekly evening webinars, managing guest speakers and providing advocacy training, support, and inspiration.
  • Design and manage all programming for fellows at annual RESULTS International Conference and a winter summit in Washington, DC.
  • Collaborate with Events and Conferences Manager to ensure the successful execution of in-person events for fellows, as well as all related travel and logistics.
  • Provide regular 1:1 and small group support and coaching to fellows to publish media, meet with members of congress, and organize their communities.
  • Ensure that the fellowship advances the organization’s anti-poverty advocacy campaigns and commitment to anti-oppression.
  • Support fellows to work with existing grassroots groups and volunteers, and ensure a coordinated transition for fellows to the larger grassroots network and support system by the fellowship’s conclusion.

Grassroots Network Expansion (35%)

  • Develop and launch new RESULTS volunteer groups in strategic states and congressional districts, in line with the organization’s expansion strategy.
  • Provide organizing training and ongoing support to REAL Change fellows to take on leadership in existing RESULTS groups and to start new groups.
  • Support the leadership and advocacy of community members with direct experience of poverty.
  • Conduct research and outreach in target geographies to develop a pipeline of future advocates and volunteer groups.
  • Assist with ongoing new advocate onboarding processes, particularly during high-volume recruitment periods and special campaigns.

Project and Budget Management (15%)

  • Maintain detailed tracking system for contacts and program outcomes for the REAL Change Fellowship, and ensure coordinated information sharing with other staff teams as well as existing volunteer groups.
  • Track spending and logistical details for REAL Change Fellowship, in coordination with other staff.
  • Contribute to accurate record-keeping and systems for expansion, organizing, and communication.
  • Provide strategic and logistical support for annual RESULTS International Conference as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record as an effective advocate and grassroots organizer
  • Clear commitment to the mission of the organization, to anti-oppression, and to the leadership of people with firsthand experience of poverty
  • Outstanding relationship building and interpersonal skills (including via video and phone), with experience working with a wide range of people and communities
  • Strong professional diplomacy skills, with willingness to receive feedback and adapt
  • Outstanding group facilitation and training skills, with nuanced attention to group dynamics
  • Readiness to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, balancing competing priorities while maintaining attention to detail
  • Creativity, energy, openness to change, and a constructive approach to problems
  • Enthusiasm for working with other people and learning together
  • Knowledge of U.S. and global poverty policy preferred
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule to meet the needs of volunteer advocates

 

How To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Senior Associate, Expansion and Advocacy” in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists, and is committed to creating an equitable work place. 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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