• Program Manager Policy and Advocacy

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/6/2018 12:45 PM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Pact Institute (PIN) - Pact has a dedicated corporate engagement practice that works with global country teams and Washington, DC (headquarters) business units to identify and grow meaningful partnerships with corporations. Pact does this through a variety of mechanisms, including engaging in traditional philanthropy and corporate social responsibility partnerships, and leading innovative shared value partnership development. Pact believes that designing and growing innovative partnerships with a diverse set of partners is fundamental to the development of programs that not only solve intractable problems, but create more sustainable and impactful solutions for the communities we serve. Our corporate partnerships are just one part of the more than 25,000 partnerships Pact nurtures to expand impact around the world. Pact has prioritized its engagement with the private sector and is excited to expand opportunities that will enable a brighter, healthier future for the communities we work with, not for. We continue to seek out transformative, innovative partnerships that are good for business and good for those we serve.

    Position Overview

    The Program Manger policy and advocacy U.S. office is responsible for contributing to the development and effective implementation of Aidsfonds policy and advocacy strategies and activities at the global level, with a particular focus on the U.S. (Washington D.C. and New York). The postholder will keep abreast of political and policy developments in Washington D.C and New York affecting HIV and global health and will work closely with Aidsfonds global policy staff in Brussels and Geneva, and with the Aidsfonds Policy team and international programmes staff in Amsterdam. The postholder will provide line management and support to the Aidsfonds policy and advocacy staff in Brussels and Geneva and provide focus and guidance on policy activities carried out in these locations.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategy & Planning


    Objective 1: Contribute to the development and effective implementation of Aidsfonds policy and advocacy policy and advocacy strategies and activities at the global level, and support resource mobilisation for Aidsfonds where appropriate:

    • With support from the Manager Policy & Subsidies, oversee the planning and implementation of Aidsfonds policy and advocacy activities in Washington D.C., New York, Brussels and Geneva and contribute to the organisation of key planning and strategizing processes for Aidsfonds global policy, including as part of Aidsfonds international programmes.
    • Strengthen collaborative policy and advocacy work with key partners and networks focused on HIV, global health, and human rights in the U.S. and at the global level.
    • Support the development and implementation of effective joint working plans and activities with the Free Space Process.
    • Keep Aidsfonds partners in the global South appraised of relevant global policy processes and support partner engagement in these processes.
    • Monitor, evaluate and report on results and expenditure as required. Identify resource mobilization opportunities and contribute to the development of fundraising proposals.


    Representational work


    Obiective 2: Represent Aidsfonds with the USG, UN agencies and the World Bank, as well as in various U.S. based and global high level meetings, forums and conferences:

    • Identify strategic opportunities to profile Aidsfonds work in the U.S. and engage organizational staff accordingly. Develop and maintain key relationships with senior level staff in USG agencies, UN agencies and World Bank.
    • Represent Aidsfonds in relevant global fora and the media.
    • Give regular briefings and presentations to a range of external audiences on Aidsfonds policy and programmatic priorities.


    Policy dialogue & relationships


    Objective 3: Foster policy dialogue and coordination with key civil society networks in the U.S., Europe, the Global South and at the global level and with the different relevant departments and teams at Aidsfonds:

    • Harmonize and align where appropriate policy activities and messages between key civil society organizations and networks in the U.S., Europe, the Global South and at the global level and influence their policy positions.      
    • Participate in key Washington DC and New York Based civil society coalition forums and meetings, including the Global AIDS Round Table, relevant Global Health Council working groups, and ad hoc groups coming together around specific policy processes.
    • Ensure strong working relationships with relevant Aidsfonds departments and teams, ensuring teams are well informed of key political and policy processes and agendas, contribute to organization strategies, and provide guidance and support on how Aidsfonds colleagues and partners can best engage in global and U.S. policy processes.



    Objective 4: Ensure regular contributions to organizational communication tools and external/social media:

    • Ensure relevant contributions to organizational annual reports, ebulletins, newsletters and websites/intranet.
    • Write regular blogs and twitter updates and work with the Communications team on press releases and articles in external media when opportunities arise.
    • Provide high-level intelligence to the Aidsfonds Management Team and PITCH Board regarding key global and U.S. political and policy developments.

    Staff management


    Obiective 5:  Provide effective staff management to Aidsfonds staff based in Brussels and Geneva:

    • Provide line management to relevant staff, including through regular catch up meetings.
    • Manage objective setting and performance management in accordance with Aidsfonds staff management policies.

    Basic Requirements


    • Situational management
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Organiss own work
    • Professinal
    • Open Communication
    • Creative
    • Service- Oriented


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