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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.