Senior Advocacy and Policy Advisor

Senior Advocacy and Policy Advisor

IntraHealth International

Washington, DC, United States

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Senior Advocacy and Policy Advisor leads IntraHealth’s strategic advocacy portfolio in Washington DC. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Advisor leads IntraHealth’s policy analysis and advocacy portfolio and engagement/partnerships with US global health policy stakeholders. The position serves as Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition secretariat, an alliance of more than 35 US-based organizations advocating for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health workers to improve global health outcomes.

The Senior Advocacy and Policy Advisor will further IntraHealth’s reputation as the preeminent NGO voice in Washington for frontline health workers, health systems strengthening, and access to essential health services in low- and middle-income countries. The Senior Advocacy and Policy Advisor will also harness the collective technical and programmatic expertise of IntraHealth’s staff to influence policy changes and develop partnerships to further IntraHealth’s mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Coalition Leadership

  • Leads IntraHealth and FHWC’s engagement with US global health policy stakeholders, including government agency political and technical leaders, congressional offices, non-governmental policy/advocacy alliances and roundtables, think tanks, and other influencers;
  • Oversees development of IntraHealth and FHWC reports, policy recommendations, congressional testimony, and policy/advocacy presentations;
  • Leads and manages the seven-member FHWC Steering Committee;
  • Oversees analysis of new reports, legislation and proposals for potential policy/advocacy impact on IntraHealth and FHWC’s mission;
  • Analyzes advocacy and media landscapes to advise high-impact policy communications activities for IntraHealth and FHWC.

Strategic Policy Engagement & Analysis

  • Leads and manages the Washington office’s strategic engagement with partners and influencers in Washington;
  • Advises IntraHealth’s executive team on thought leadership opportunities for IntraHealth’s technical and programmatic leaders;
  • Analyzes the global health policy landscape to anticipate changes and provides thought leadership to IntraHealth’s executive team leaders to determine policy positions and advocacy activities;
  • Leads and executes the thought leadership and strategic engagement strategy of IntraHealth’s Washington office on US and multilateral global health policy;
  • Offers extensive expertise in US and multilateral global health policy and established relationships with leading US global health influencers.

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 14 years' of experience or Master's Degree plus 10 years' of experience or PHD and 6 years' of experience in public policy, political science, public administration, communication or a related technical degree;
  • Ten (10) years of experience in global health policy, advocacy, communications, and partnership building, with a record of delivering high-impact results and visibility to mission-driven policy priorities;
  • Extensive knowledge of US and multilateral global health and development policy, have background in HRH/HSS;
  • expertise in synthesizing complex policies and research for non-specialist audiences;
  • Established relationships with global health policy leaders.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Minimum noise levels in an office environment;
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally approximately 0-25% of the time;
  • Position is based in an office, requiring sitting at a desk most of the day;
  • Requires lifting of 0-10 lbs. occasionally or as needed.

Qualifications

Skills

Required

  • Policy/advocacy communications;
  • Advocacy strategy development [cross cut];
  • USAID rules & regs [prog mgmt].

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better in Policy & Strategic Studies or related field.

Preferred

  • Masters or better in Policy & Strategic Studies or related field;
  • PHD or better in Policy & Strategic Studies or related field.

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