The mission of the Global Policy & Advocacy (GPA) division is to understand and shape the public policy debates affecting the foundation's work, build support for its major program and policy objectives, and develop partnerships and alliances that can advance the foundation's objectives nationally and globally. Because the foundation's resources alone are not enough to solve the challenges ahead, GPA also supports advocacy efforts to engage diverse stakeholders and promote innovative solutions that advance our program goals. We work in close partnership with grantees, our colleagues in the Global Health, Global Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, U.S. and Gender Equality programs and Foundation Communications to build the environment in which all people have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.
The Program Advocacy and Communications (PAC) team works in partnership with program teams and other teams in GPA to achieve their policy and finance goals by:
Responsible for leading a discrete grant portfolio and/or providing research and analysis work in support of grant-making, strategy development, and advocacy communications. Focus on country immunization advocacy as part of a cluster leading on advocacy for Immunization, Enteric Diarrheal Diseases, and Pneumonia. The Program Officer will develop and strengthen relations to generate and support awareness, political dedication, financing, country partnerships, and policy changes for immunization in select countries.