Sr. Associate Coalition Director

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 February 2020
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Job Description

The Sr. Associate Coalition Director serves as a liaison to coalition members and partners with varying backgrounds, expertise and expectations, including national Ministries of Health, UN agencies (e.g. the World Health Organization [WHO], UNICEF, The World Bank), US Government agencies, international agencies and corporations, foundations, and non-governmental organizations. The Sr. Assoc Coalition Director plans, facilitates and leads strategic development, and fosters in every way possible the effectiveness of the Health Campaign Effectiveness (CE) Coalition. Through the Coalition, s/he promotes identifying and sharing of evidence-based and promising practices across the campaigns, maintains a learning and knowledge management forum, facilitates the creation of an operational research agenda with Coalition members and disseminates findings from the research.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • With the Director, Foundation and partners, collaboratively formulate and define CE Coalition strategies and approaches.
  • Achieve demonstrable progress of the CE Coalition by clearly defining (strategic and tactical) priorities, plans, metrics for success, and roles and ensuring Coalition activities are effectively implemented and evaluated.
  • Identify and successfully recruit potential stakeholders and partner organizations (e.g. governmental, non-governmental, donor foundations) to actively engage in CE Coalition activities and collaborations.
  • Convene, organize, and facilitate Coalition and other stakeholder/partner meetings.
  • Promote the objectives of the CE Coalition in various international forums.
  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with health campaign partners. For example, engage and help lead action of partners from diverse sectors to achieve agreed upon priorities for identifying, testing and adopting promising practices and the development of a shared operational research agenda.
  • With the Director and partners, develop and implement a rational, coherent Coalition communications plan that galvanizes stakeholders, provides essential information to them, and strategically builds the Coalition.
  • Oversee preparations and facilitate functioning of Coalition communications and coordination, including website and knowledge management platform, workgroups, routine conference calls, etc.
  • Proactively and strategically, identify and address the needs of Coalition partners involved in advocacy and program implementation and align engagement approaches accordingly.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and planning for the overall Campaign Effectiveness strategy.
  • Provide regular solution-oriented recommendations to the Director and CE partners to solve programmatic challenges or gaps.
  • Regularly liaise with relevant CE colleagues to share information and coordinate activities.
  • Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CE Director.

TRAVEL: 20-35% travel (both domestic and internationally) required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to the program.
  • Seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in public health, health communications, international development, or related field.
  • Strategic, global thinker with a deep commitment to global health or development and the ability to influence, inspire confidence, build consensus and work successfully with varied global audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and implement a complex range of activities and projects.
  • Demonstrated success in building, leading, facilitating, and managing coalitions, partnerships or alliances including with an array of global health leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners.
  • Well-developed understanding of the global health landscape and key issues in global partnerships and coalitions, with the ability to recognize emerging issues, assess opportunities, and coordinate stakeholders.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, excellent facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with donors, private sector actors, NGOs, UN Agencies, and/or bilateral aid agencies in the health, nutrition, WASH, and/or education sectors.
  • Global health field experience, preferably with one or more campaign initiatives.
  • Experience working with governments of low- and middle-income countries.

About the Organization

TASK FORCE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH BACKGROUND:

The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building robust public health systems that serve all people. Program areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force for Global Health was recognized for its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering with the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest award of its kind. The Task Force is ranked among the largest nonprofits in the United States due to in-kind contributions of medicines and vaccines from major pharmaceutical companies valued at billions of dollars annually.

CAMPAIGN EFFECTIVENESS BACKGROUND:

Large-scale health campaigns that address specific diseases, risk factors, or prevention strategies have had enormous, positive impacts on global health. However, there are several significant problems inherent in the current approach to health campaigns that markedly limit both the near-term effectiveness and the long-term sustainability of such campaigns. These problems relate to shared learning and best practices across campaigns; the potential for shared planning, inputs, and infrastructure for campaigns; and campaign coordination with routine health systems. The Task Force for Global Health (Task Force), in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have created the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program to develop and facilitate an action-oriented learning/systems-change coalition comprising of leaders from across several large-scale health campaign domains such as malaria, neglected tropical diseases, immunization, polio, vitamin A, etc. The coalition, supported by the Task Force and Foundation partners, will work to identify, validate and promote the adoption of promising practices across campaigns; identify and foster opportunities for shared planning, inputs, and infrastructure among campaigns; and develop guiding principles and other tools to promote and improve coordination between health campaigns and routine health systems.

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