Advocacy Manager, Ending the Epidemics
at ACTION Secretariat

Full-time

Washington, DC 

Summary

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the Advocacy Manager, Ending the Epidemics is responsible for driving ACTION’s strategic plan and grant-funded objectives in the “Ending the Epidemics” pillar. The Advocacy Manager supervises a Senior Associate and leads the Secretariat’s portfolio of work focused on tuberculosis (TB), TB-HIV, and other diseases of poverty as well as other cross-cutting global campaigns, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. 


The Advocacy Manager ensures that ACTION makes an impact on global policy and resource mobilization, maintains a coherent and effective accountability advocacy portfolio, acts as a leader and resource in global civil society coalitions, and helps attract and maintain funding for this work.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the “Ending the Epidemics” portfolio and associated strategic advocacy, planning, and implementation (50%) 

  • Coordinate the strategy planning and implementation of the partnership’s work on the Ending the Epidemics portfolio, which includes the Global Fund, TB, TB-HIV, global health R&D, and other cross-cutting issues, with the support of the Senior Associate.

  • Maintain and strengthen strategic relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders within the World Health Organization, Global Fund, STBP, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), global health R&D coalitions, and the Global TB Caucus, to improve implementation of the partnership’s strategy.

  • Conceptualize and lead high-impact advocacy campaigns; set research and analysis goals based on partner needs; and manage the production and dissemination of policy briefs, advocacy materials, and messaging for the partnership.

  • Supervise and guide the Senior Associate in implementing advocacy campaigns and grant objectives and day-to-day management of partner activities, including partner coordination, reporting, and annual work plans.

  • Manage portfolio meetings and calls, including internally with partners and Secretariat teams, as well as externally with donors and others.

  • Oversee and provide support to ACTION’s monitoring, learning, and evaluation (MLE) of the Ending the Epidemics portfolio, liaising with partners and the Grants team.

  • Work closely with ACTION Secretariat Director on budget decisions within this portfolio and contribute to related program development.

 

Backstop ACTION leadership and partner engagement with international institutions (25%)

  • Support ACTION leadership and partners’ engagement in the Global Fund, STBP, and other global health organizations, including: 

    • Ensuring the ACTION partnership is informed and leverages opportunities by harmonizing partnership-wide messaging and positioning, working closely with RESULTS’s Manager, Global Health Partnerships and partners.

    • Supporting ACTION strategy development and policy analysis in coordination with RESULTS’s Manager, Global Health Partnerships and partner staff, and align cross-partner work.

    • Tracking processes, objectives, discussions, and policies to identify opportunities for ACTION to influence policies and decision-making in major institutions and platforms.

 

Lead process of work planning and grant management related to partners and donor stewardship for the “Ending the Epidemics” portfolio (15%)

  • Support partners in developing ambitious annual workplans and producing insightful reporting for the Ending the Epidemics portfolio and other cross-cutting issues and provide oversight to program/grant-related processes, such as partner workplan and budget reviews and approvals.

  • Lead the reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of data from the partnership for the purposes of reporting to donors, including creating monthly updates, preparing progress reports of key grant milestones and deliverables in this portfolio, and ensuring that donor reporting aligns with grant objectives.

  • Liaise with ACTION donors in collaboration with the Development team. 

 

Lead communications, branding, and thought leadership related to the “Ending the Epidemics” portfolio (10%)

  • Develop communication strategies for the Ending the Epidemics portfolio and lead the creation and dissemination of joint messaging and other communications materials, including briefings, blogs, newsletter content, op-eds, email updates, and social media.

  • Represent ACTION in external constituencies, such as relevant committees, delegations, and working groups, and present on behalf of the partnership when needed.

  • Amplify the work of ACTION, build the ACTION brand, and identify opportunities for advancing ACTION’s thought leadership.
     

Key Measures of Success 

Successful fulfillment of responsibilities will result in:

  • Deadlines met and operations run smoothly (i.e., donor reporting, grant milestones, annual work-planning, partner reporting, background materials, meetings and calls, and administrative tasks).

  • Quality advocacy and policy materials (e.g., policy briefs, advocacy messaging, and other communications materials) related to this portfolio are developed for the ACTION partnership.

  • ACTION advocacy objectives during major advocacy campaigns and moments, including the Global Fund replenishment, CEPI replenishment, G7 summits, UN General Assembly, and other TB moments are met. 

  • ACTION’s engagement and leadership role in Global Fund, CEPI, and STBP is enhanced (i.e., representation and engagement in various committees/working groups).  

  • Interactions and effectiveness of ACTION partnership’s communications presence and thought leadership is improved.

 
Qualifications

A successful candidate will have:

  • 6-8 years’ experience in global health and international advocacy and policy, preferably in TB, infectious diseases, and global health institutions.

  • At least a BA in a related discipline, such as health/science policy, international relations/development. An MA or MPH in related field is preferred.

  • Experience working internationally, in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat.

  • Self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team with a positive demeanor.

  • Ability to represent a global partnership and work effectively in coalitions and across cultures, time zones, and work styles.

  • Able and willing to supervise staff, manage up and across teams to meet deadlines, and drive priorities forward.

  • Detail-oriented to uphold structures and systems necessary to deliver on ambitious goals and strategies.

  • Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills, communications skills (both written and verbal in English), and knowledge of social media.

  • Ability to travel internationally if needed.

  • French and other language fluency is a plus.

This position is located in Washington DC and employees are expected to participate in a hybrid work model. Prior authorization to work in the United States is required.

 

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject line "Action - Advocacy Manager, Ending the Epidemics”