Global Health Corps Fellow, Policy and Program Associate
**Note: Global Health Corps fellow roles do not require a doctorate degree.
The Policy and Program Associate will support the Director of UNAIDS’ U.S. Liaison Office and the office’s strategic and policy advisors as they collectively engage with the U.S. government and U.S. Congress on the issue of HIV/AIDS. The office works closely with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government, including with their bilateral and multilateral programs to address HIV/AIDS, namely, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (The Global Fund). The Policy and Program Associate will support the office’s work in the fields of education, advocacy, and policy and program analysis in order to enhance collaboration between the U.S. Government and UNAIDS as they address the epidemic. The policy-focused activities will include: HIV prevention and treatment, including the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) and HIV treatment for children; gender issues; the intersection of violence and HIV; and the specific needs of young women and girls, and young men and boys, at risk for and living with HIV. The fellow will be under the supervision of the UNAIDS U.S. Liaison Office in Washington DC and will collaborate closely with the Together for Girls team.
– Assist the Director of UNAIDS U.S. Liaison Office, its Senior Strategic Advisor, and its Policy Officer in oversight and analysis of policy and legislative issues and processes in the U.S. Congress and the Administration related to the work of UNAIDS
– Contribute to the compilation of relevant analysis and data for presentations and policy briefs to support education and outreach by the UNAIDS U.S. Liaison Office focused on HIV treatment, prevention, gender, gender based-violence, and the specific vulnerabilities of young women and girls
– Attend congressional briefings, hearings, and other pertinent meetings hosted by the U.S. government or other outlets relevant to the needs of UNAIDS U.S. Liaison Office; summarize content discussion for distribution
– Collaborate with senior staff to ensure greater visibility of both UNAIDS’ work and UNAIDS’/Together for Girls’ joint initiatives through planning and managing public events, social media outreach, and developing communication materials and talking points
– Assist with liaison between UNAIDS and the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
– Ensure productive networking and collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders
– Other tasks as assigned
Skills and Experience
– Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, policy, social science, or related field
– Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to briefly summarize key points and take-aways*
– Professional experience with or academic training in policy analysis and legislative matters, ideally in health*
– Critical thinker with experience analyzing data, policy, or research*
– At least two years of work experience, ideally in policy, advocacy, or programs
– Professional experience with or academic training in HIV, gender, and/or social determinants of health
– Experience planning events, including coordinating logistics and creating the agenda
– Comfort in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment
– An ability to pivot from a focus on broad strategic issues to minutia and back again rapidly
– Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
– Ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
– Strong attention to detail
Note: Applicants who do not have legal visitor status in the U.S. and will need to be sponsored for a J-1 visa are required to have about two years of cumulative work, volunteering, or internship experience.
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