United Nations Foundation

  • Senior Associate, Malaria, Global Health

    Job Location US-DC
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The United Nations Foundation is a public charity that advocates for the United Nations and connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing energy and expertise to help the UN meet the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals, including energy access, climate change, global health, peace and security, women's and girls’ empowerment, poverty eradication, and U.S.-UN relations.


    The Senior Associate, Global Health will help implement the UN Foundation’s advocacy, communications, and resource mobilization strategies regarding AIDS, TB and malaria. This strategy involves several concrete projects including advocacy, communications, and resource mobilization related to malaria in the Americas, with a particular focus on efforts to eliminate malaria in Haiti and a portfolio of grants to Global Fund advocacy groups around the world. The Senior Associate will provide project management and operational support for this portfolio of global health grants and other high-priority areas of UNF’s global health work, as needed.

    Working Relationships

    The Senior Associate, Global Health reports to the Director, Global Health, and works closely with the Senior Officer, Global Health and Global Health and Nothing But Nets teams.


    • Support the implementation of the advocacy, communications, and resource mobilization strategy to advance domestic support for malaria elimination in Haiti with the aim of securing additional global and domestic funding.
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with policy makers, decision makers, influencers, technical and advocacy partners working on malaria elimination in Haiti and AIDS, TB and malaria advocacy, including the Malaria Zero Consortium, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility, Haitian partners, and Haitian diaspora groups, in order to deliver on project objectives.
    • Cultivate and onboard new advocacy partners to help elevate the quality, strength and capacity of influential advocacy champions for malaria elimination in Haiti.
    • Assist in the management of UN Foundation’s advocacy grants focused on advocacy for malaria elimination in Haiti and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria to ensure that these partners are accomplishing the goals set through their grant agreements, working with grantees on a variety of processes throughout the grantmaking cycle, including reviewing and processing grant applications; requesting, reviewing and documenting grant reports; sharing information with grantees, and implementing capacity building activities for grantees.
    • Contribute to the development of a range of advocacy and communications products with internal and external counterparts on topics related to AIDS, TB and malaria– including fact sheets, policy briefs, policy papers, talking points, and case studies – with the aim of increasing funding and supportive policies.
    • Manage the execution of high-level advocacy events, with support from Nothing But Nets and Global Health staff as needed.
    • Ensure proper documentation, tracking, and monitoring of grants to UN Foundation and from UN Foundation to grantees with other relevant program, finance, and development staff.
    • Provide input during periodic portfolio reviews and propose strategic course corrections, in partnership with the Director, Global Health, the Senior Officer, Global Health, leadership of the Nothing But Nets, and executive teams.
    • Actively maintain a working knowledge of UNF’s work in global health writ large, and a thorough knowledge of UNF’s work on malaria, and works representing areas of expertise in meetings, events, conferences and other forums.

    Selection Criteria

    • 4-6 years progressively responsible work experience in the field of public policy, public health or global development, with at least one year of experience primarily focused on resource mobilization or public health financing.

    • Experience working in malaria a plus.

    • English and French fluency required. A working knowledge of Haitian Creole is highly desirable.
    • Master’s degree in relevant field preferred (MPH, MPP, MIA).

      Experience in Haiti is encouraged, with a preference for an individual who has dealt with and demonstrates passion for health-related matters in the region.


      Working knowledge of global public health financing mechanisms, including Global Fund, the World Bank, and/or the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility a plus.


      Experience working with high level decision-makers and their teams.

      Excellent writing and analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex issues into digestible briefings specialist and non-specialist audiences.


      Ability to drive projects from inception to implementation.

      Previous experience developing written materials (analyses, reports, talking points, etc.) for senior executives; administering and monitoring commitments to and from external donors.


      Ability to develop, maintain, and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a wide variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise.


      Proven ability to work across departments to accomplish mission;

      A self-starter with the ability to balance multiple objectives and prioritize projects and tasks.


      Well-balanced blend of analytical skills, strategic thinking, planning and project management.


      Stress tolerance and resilience.


      Continuous learning skills.


      Multi-sector experience.


      Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of time.


      Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.


      Ability to meet regular attendance / tardiness schedule.

    Benefits & Compensation

    For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP), dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.

    12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father), access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and discounted Zipcar membership. 


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