Thursday, January 13, 2011

Research and Policy Associate Malaria Policy Center

Job Description
Research and Policy Associate
Malaria Policy Center

About Malaria No More
Malaria No More has one and only one mission: ending malaria deaths in Africa.

The world has known how to defeat malaria for more than a century, yet it remains the number one killer of children under five in Africa, claiming more than one million lives a year. Malaria No More (MNM) works to raise the profile of the disease among the public, policymakers, and businesses, while engaging both the public and private sector to provide life-saving bed nets and other critical interventions to families in Africa.

Our role as a catalyst is to maximize opportunities to save lives through communications, resources and investments. Each area of our work leverages the others to form a virtuous cycle for impact. We make high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal.

About the Malaria No More Policy Center

The Malaria Policy Center (MPC) leads MNM’s advocacy efforts. Despite being less than three years old, it has become a recognized leader in raising awareness among policymakers and opinion leaders, both here and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the MPC has worked tirelessly to turn the malaria challenge into the first great humanitarian victory of the 21st Century.

The Policy Center:
Conducts research and analysis of the malaria field to provide a robust assessment and corresponding policy agenda for the issue;
Educates policymakers, the media and other opinion leaders on the issue of malaria, including its scope, impact and needed interventions;
Raises awareness and support for malaria among the G8 and other donor-nations;
Leverages support to enact effective policies to ensure a significant and sustained investment in funding to fight malaria;
Builds coalitions among world policymakers in an effort to maximize the effectiveness of policies and investments; and
In addition to supporting the work of groups like the new African Leaders Malaria Alliance, the MPC works closely with the Congressional Malaria Caucus on Capitol Hill, Roll Back Malaria Consortium and other key coalitions and organizations. To assist the MPC in its global reach, it works with MNM affiliates and teams in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Senegal and Tanzania.

Job Description:

The MPC is seeking a Research and Policy Associate to develop new advocacy efforts for malaria research and development as well as other tools needed to fight malaria. This position will work closely with the Director of Global Advocacy to coordinate and complement our existing efforts to highlight success in malaria control and incorporate maintaining support for the holistic package of tools needed – vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and vector control – into our overall advocacy strategy.

The Research and Policy Associate will:

Assist in the execution of strategies to maintain funding and improve government polices to fight malaria through research and development, vaccines etc. ;
Expand advocacy partnerships particularly in the area of research and development for malaria;
Track and analyze current malaria data and policy progress; identify necessary research and data collection to appropriately inform policy agenda;
Produce key policy materials, including white papers and fact sheets;
Develop effective relationships with key leaders in Federal agencies involved in global health policy making and program implementation as it pertains to research and development;
Represent the Policy Center and MNM at relevant meetings/forums, and;
Regularly blog on our website about global heath issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The Research and Policy Associate position calls for a motivated and energetic individual to help grow an organization that conducts highly effective global health policy advocacy. The successful candidate will have policy experience and knowledge of foreign assistance and global health issues. The position requires significant advocacy, policy and relationship-building experience. Other qualifications include:
Working directly on global health issues or global development issues;
A working knowledge of the budget and appropriations process;
A demonstrated ability to work across party lines and build strategic partnerships;
Excellent communications and advocacy skills;
Experience working with non-governmental organizations;
The aptitude to effectively and proactively communicate with a variety of audiences; and
Capitol Hill legislative experience and/or campaign experience a plus.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by February 18th, 2011 to:

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