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ACTION is a partnership of locally rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. The tuberculosis epidemic, low vaccination rates, and poor child nutrition disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people. Affected and donor countries can end diseases of poverty and improve quality of life for all people if they step up funding and create more effective policies. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health.

ACTION’s 15 partners develop and implement country-level plans that are coordinated and complemented by joint campaigns to contribute to our global agenda. ACTION partners:

  • Develop long-term, trusted relationships with policymakers based on the credibility of our locally rooted independent organizations and model of effective civil society and citizen engagement.
  • Identify, train, support, amplify, and elevate policymaker, patient/survivor, celebrity, and citizen advocate champions, and connect them directly to meaningful opportunities to influence policy.
  • Through oversight and policy research, identify barriers or gaps in financing and delivery of key proven health solutions.
  • Engage media at all levels, including locally relevant small media markets that influence key policymakers.
  • With a seat at key tables where global health decisions are made, directly influence the global health agenda to respond to community needs.

In 2017, ACTION launched its Strategic Framework for 2017–2021 to focus its advocacy on three thematic pillars: 1) ending the epidemics; 2) giving all children a healthy start, with equal opportunity for girls and women to thrive; and 3) building equitable and sustainable systems. These pillars represent objectives that we seek to achieve by enhancing our impact, influence, and partnership, so we can galvanize political will to achieve the ambitious sustainable development agenda.

Senior Associate, Child Health and Nutrition

Salary: $58,000–$66,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Location: Washington, DC 20005

Start Date: August 23, 2021
Application Deadline: August 13, 2021

Summary

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the Senior Associate, Child Health and Nutrition is responsible for leading the Secretariat’s portfolio on child health and nutrition and ensuring ACTION meets its strategic plan and grant-funded objectives in nutrition and child health advocacy.

The Senior Associate, Child Health and Nutrition contributes significantly to ACTION work planning, strategy, and reporting on child health and nutrition and works closely with RESULTS’ Development Team to provide evidence of impact and best practices. The Senior Associate, Child Health and Nutrition also coordinates the child health and nutrition advocacy of partners to ensure efforts are more than the sum of their parts, represents ACTION in key coalitions, and collaborates with other team members on development finance work and other cross-cutting areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Child Health and Nutrition Advocacy Portfolio Leadership.
    • Drive the planning, coordination, and implementation of ACTION’s child health and nutrition portfolio with the ACTION Secretariat Director and partner advocacy staff, including partnership-wide strategy, engagement, and activities.
    • Coordinate partner engagement with governments, multilaterals, global forums, and donors under this portfolio and monitor progress.
    • Provide customized support to partners engaging in advocacy campaigns.
    •  Manage portfolio meetings and calls, including scheduling across multiple teams and organizations, developing and distributing agendas, and recording and disseminating notes and follow-up items.
    • Develop and maintain high-level relationships in the child health and nutrition communities and represent the ACTION Secretariat or ACTION partnership on boards, technical working groups, and steering committees and in external-facing events and meetings.
    • Lead and manage the production of policy briefs, advocacy materials, issue updates, grant reports, and messaging for the ACTION partnership on child health and nutrition.
    • Lead the collection of monitoring, evaluation, and learning data from team members and partners for the purposes of reporting to donors, including creating monthly updates of partner activities and preparing progress reports of key grant milestones and deliverables in this portfolio and ensure that donor reporting aligns with grant objectives.
    • Work closely with ACTION Secretariat Director on budget decisions within this portfolio and contribute to the program development related to the portfolio.
    • Support cross-cutting work on development finance and COVID-19 related to child health and nutrition.
  •  Lead communication related to the portfolio
    • Lead communications to share and showcase the work of ACTION under child health and nutrition, including social media, talking points, briefing materials, research reports, and presentations.
    • Amplify the work of the ACTION partnership and identify thought leadership opportunities.
    • Maintain databases.
  • Backstopping of Director, and partner engagement on International Institutions
    • Leads process supporting ACTION engagement in Gavi’s CSO Steering Committee, constituency, and Board including through:
      • Developing ACTION strategy in coordination with partner staff on the Gavi CSO Steering Committee
      • Coordinating cross-partner work to engage Gavi CSO Steering Committee, constituency, and Board
      • Joining external calls and disseminating intel to partners
      • Informing partners of events, deadlines for input, and joint communications
      • Harmonizing partner-wide messaging and positioning for Gavi and Global Fund in coordination with Senior Associate, Stop TB Partnership & Global Fund
    • Leads process supporting ACTION engagement in the SUN Civil Society Network Steering Group (SUN CSN SG) including through:
      • Representing ACTION on the Steering Group and feeding ACTION’s input to important SUN documents and strategies
      • Joining external calls and disseminating intel to partners
      • Informing partners of events, deadlines for input, and joint communications
    • Tracks processes, objectives, discussions, and policies to identify opportunities for ACTION to influence policies or statements on health in major institutions and platforms (e.g., Gavi, GPEI, SUN Movement, Nutrition for Growth, SUN Global Gathering, World Health Assembly, G7 annual summits, and UN General Assembly)

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years’ experience in global health and international advocacy and policy, preferably in child health and nutrition.
  • At least a BA in a related discipline such as health/science policy, international relations/development. MA or MPH in related field is preferred.
  • Ability to represent a global organization and work effectively in coalitions.
  • Detail-oriented to uphold structures and systems necessary to delivering on ambitious goals and strategy.
  • Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills, communications skills, both written and verbal in English, and with knowledge of social media.
  • Self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team with a positive demeanor.
  • Able and willing to manage up and across teams to meet deadlines and drive priorities forward.
  • Experience working internationally, in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat.
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles.
  • Ability to travel internationally if needed.
  • French, Japanese, and other language fluency is a plus.

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 with a 1-page writing sample accompanied by your resume to jobs@results.org subject line: “Senior Associate, Child Health and Nutrition”

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.

 

Senior Associate, Global Health

Salary: $58,000–$66,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Location: Washington, DC 20005

Start Date: August 16, 2021
Application Deadline: August 6, 2021

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Summary

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the Senior Associate, Global Health is responsible for supporting ACTION partnership advocacy, policy research, and policy analysis. Relevant issues under this portfolio of work include health financing, health systems, World Bank, multilateral development banks (MDBs), Maternal, Newborn Child Health (MNCH), COVID-19, and primary health care (PHC).

The Senior Associate, Global Health is accountable for supporting ACTION partners and coordinating their implementation of advocacy on relevant issues. They will help ACTION partners achieve partnership strategic goals, work planning, grant reporting and donor engagement related to the issue areas in this portfolio. The Senior Associate, Global Health will work directly with the ACTION Secretariat Director and ACTION’s Manager of Development Finance and play a crucial role in integrating the workstreams across the various issues to coordinate partnership efforts and meet grant objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support ACTION’s Manager of Development Finance with the implementation of the MNCH, health systems, and health financing advocacy portfolio.
    • Coordinate and develop ACTION partner advocacy under the relevant issues.
    • Coordinate ACTION relationships with World Bank and MDBs, track resources, and measure accountability across issues to support advocacy strategies that increase the World Bank’s leadership.
    • Drive the planning, coordination, and implementation of logistics supporting the annual World Bank Advocacy Week during the RESULTS International Conference, ACTION engagement during yearly World Bank Meetings, and other related World Bank moments.
    • Coordinate and facilitate the ACTION partnership-wide strategy and engagement on the Global Financing Facility (GFF), including development of position papers, policy briefs, analysis, and accountability tools on the GFF and ACTION partner activities tied MNCH.
  •  Lead ACTION partnership strategy and support ACTION partners in COVID-related work to achieve related partnership and grant objectives 
    • Lead integration of COVID-19 work across all portfolios and support ACTION partners in achieving COVID-19 partnership and grant objectives.
    • Coordinate ACTION’s COVAX resource mobilization work, facilitate development of the ACTION partner strategy on this issue, streamline work that overlaps with the child health/vaccines portfolio, and support ACTION partners in implementing the strategy.
    • Facilitate calls and meetings for collaborative work and strategic planning on COVID-19 across the ACTION Partnership.
  • Support enhanced integration of various ACTION partner work streams through programmatic and communications work
    • Facilitate sharing, capture learning, enhance MLE, and support integration of all workstreams.
    • Support internal and external communications materials including talking points, briefing materials, social media, thought leadership, research reports, and factsheets.
    • Facilitate ongoing reporting process for ACTION partner work and prepare reports.
    • Coordinate with the grants and development teams on grant compliance and donor engagement.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as health/science policy, international relations/development, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, etc. or similar work experience
  • 4-5 years’ experience in global health, international advocacy and/or policy, or relevant field
  • Interest in and understanding of global development, and global health landscape, including issues such as women and girl’s health, health systems, and health financing
  • Interest in and understanding of international advocacy and/or multi-stakeholder advocacy, international funding mechanisms, and key global health institutions and experience working effectively in coalitions
  • Experience working internationally, in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills, strong communications skills, both written and verbal in English and with knowledge of social media
  • Self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team with a positive demeanor
  • Able and willing to manage up and across teams to meet deadlines and drive priorities forward
  • Detail-oriented to uphold structures and systems necessary to delivering on ambitious goals and strategy
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically (up to 3–4 weeks per year)

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 with a 1-page writing sample accompanied by your resume to jobs@results.org subject line: “Senior Associate, Global Health”

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.

Summary of Benefits

Benefits at RESULTS are a critical part of caring for our staff, and benefits have only been increased in at least the last ten years, however all benefits are reviewed annually and are subject to change. The benefits stated below are effective through October 31, 2021.

Health Insurance

  • For all staff and their families, RESULTS Educational Fund pays 100% of the premiums and out-of-pocket costs (deductibles, co-pays, prescriptions, etc.) for our CareFirst reference plan, which includes medical and dental coverage.
  • Coverage begins on the first day of the month following (or coinciding with) your start date.
  • Employees may opt to select a plan with higher coverage by paying the difference in premiums between the reference plan and the plan they select.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • RESULTS offers flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation/parking costs to which employees may contribute with pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • Employees are eligible for flexible spending accounts on the first day of the month following 90 days of employment up to the limits allowable by the IRS.

Retirement & Other Benefits

  • RESULTS offers a 401(k) Retirement Plan which has both pre- and post-tax contribution options. 
  • Employees are eligible to enroll on the first day of the month following their date of hire.
  • To enroll, an employee must designate an individual contribution (via payroll deductions) and choose from among a variety of investment options.
  • In addition, RESULTS will begin making an employer match on the first day of the month following an employee’s one-year service anniversary. Under a Safe Harbor Agreement, RESULTS has agreed to match 100% of the employee contribution up to 3% of salary, then match 50% on any additional contributions up to 5% of salary.
  • RESULTS also offers short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. Short term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,500. Long-term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $6,000. The life insurance benefit amount is one year’s salary up to $150,000 maximum. The effective date for this coverage is the employee’s date of hire.

Annual Leave

  • RESULTS offers generous paid annual leave earned on an accrual basis and carried forward from year-to-year but capped at the following levels: 15 days of vacation, 10 days of sick leave, and 5 days of personal leave.
  • All leave (other than emergency sick leave) must be approved in advance by the supervisor.
  • New employees will earn leave pro-rata based on their date of hire and may use vacation and personal leave upon successful completion of 90 days of employment.

Nutrition Capacity Building Consultant

Consultancy location: Remote / Washington, DC, USA; no travel is required for this project
Language(s) required: English (fluency)
Contract Duration: Starting by April 1 and completing by or before June 15.

Scope of Work

The objective of this assignment is to showcase the partnership’s nutrition strengths and our value-add in the nutrition community and, specifically, a) draw attention to ACTION’s value proposition for potential funders, b) build ACTION’s thought leadership and brand in the nutrition space, and c) to influence the advocacy priorities of nutrition civil society.

Capacity building materials for nutrition advocacy

As part of its core nutrition advocacy strategy, ACTION works to hold donor markets (governments, the World Bank, and philanthropies) to account on the commitments made in the 2013 N4G Summit and make ambitious, multi-year nutrition pledges in subsequent pledging moments. In addition to accountability, ACTION partners have strong expertise in evidence-based nutrition policy and lead civil society efforts to ensure the scale-up of resources and effective policy for nutrition. Leveraging this expertise, ACTION seeks a consultant from April to mid-June 2021 to create a set of capacity building materials (including, for example, content, modules, facilitation guide, and participant guide) from existing resources/materials. The estimated level of effort for this project is up to 15 days.

Expected Process

Consultant will,

  • review available materials, identify the gaps, and leverage Secretariat and partners to fill those gaps to create a set of capacity building materials (including, for example, content, modules, facilitation guide, and participant guide) from existing resources/materials;
  • produce a first draft of the capacity building materials;
  • seek feedback on the capacity building materials; and
  • reconcile feedback into a second draft and finalize text.

Key qualifications, experience, and skills of the candidate

  • Demonstrated prior experience developing training materials and strong writing skills.
  • Deep experience in global health, advocacy, international development, or related field.
  • Understanding of partnerships, networks, and/or associations; multilateral development banks; and/or holding governments accountable would be considered a significant advantage.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.

Timeline and reporting

  • The consultant reports to the Knowledge and Program Manager. She coordinates their activities with other members of the Secretariat team.
  • The assignment is estimated to commence on or before April 1 and be completed by or before June 15.

Procedure for submission of expression of interest

Interested consultants should submit the following documents by email:

  • An updated CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • An application letter/email
  • A draft proposal with a blueprint for producing the capacity building materials, outlining methodology, timeline, remuneration requirements (budget detail and daily rate)
  • An example of past consultancy work to develop similar training materials

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please submit your applications at action[at]action[dot]org with “Capacity building materials consultancy” in the subject line.

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.

Summary of Benefits

This applies only to full-time positions

Benefits at RESULTS are a critical part of caring for our staff, and benefits have only been increased in at least the last ten years, however all benefits are reviewed annually and are subject to change. The benefits stated below are effective through October 31, 2021.

Health Insurance

  • As a DC-based employer, RESULTS Educational Fund is required to use DC Health Link—a “onestop shop” where individuals can compare, shop and purchase health insurance plans.
  • RESULTS Educational Fund has chosen CareFirst’s Blue Choice Advantage HSA/HRA Bronze 6000 plan as its “reference plan”. RESULTS Educational Fund will pay 100% of the monthly premium for this plan (or the equivalent for any other allowed plan selected by an employee). Coverage begins on the first day of the month following your start date.
  • For all staff and their families, RESULTS Educational Fund pays 100% of the premiums and out-of-pocket costs (deductibles, co-pays, prescriptions, etc.) for our CareFirst reference plan, which includes medical and dental coverage.
  • Coverage begins on the first day of the month following (or coinciding with) your start date.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • RESULTS offers flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation/parking costs to which employees may contribute with pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • Employees are eligible for flexible spending accounts on the first day of the month following 90 days of employment up to the limits allowable by the IRS.

Retirement & Other Benefits

  • RESULTS offers a 401(k) Retirement Plan which has both pre- and post-tax contribution options. 
  • Employees are eligible to enroll on the first day of the month following their date of hire.
  • To enroll, an employee must designate an individual contribution (via payroll deductions) and choose from among a variety of investment options.
  • In addition, RESULTS will begin making an employer match on the first day of the month following an employee’s one-year service anniversary. Under a Safe Harbor Agreement, RESULTS has agreed to match 100% of the employee contribution up to 3% of salary, then match 50% on any additional contributions up to 5% of salary.
  • RESULTS also offers short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. Short term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,500. Long-term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $6,000. The life insurance benefit amount is one year’s salary up to $150,000 maximum. The effective date for this coverage is the employee’s date of hire.

Annual Leave

  • RESULTS offers generous paid annual leave earned on an accrual basis and carried forward from year-to-year but capped at the following levels: 15 days of vacation, 10 days of sick leave, and 5 days of personal leave.
  • All leave (other than emergency sick leave) must be approved in advance by the supervisor.
  • New employees will earn leave pro-rata based on their date of hire and may use vacation and personal leave upon successful completion of 90 days of employment.
  • RESULTS generally observes nine (9) official holidays each year. In addition, all offices are closed between the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays with no requirement to use annual leave.