Inclusive Health Policy Officer or Lead
The Inclusive Health Policy Officer/Lead is an expert and strategist with a solid knowledge and experience on Global Health, equity and inclusion, and the ability to influence, represent and build projects, alliances, and partnerships. The Inclusive Health Policy Officer/Lead ensures the development and technical support of disability inclusive health projects and promotes disability inclusive health and Humanity & Inclusion’s expertise in the field of Global Health. The Inclusive Health Lead represents HI in high-level fora, conferences and technical working groups and represents the interest of HI’s inclusive health programs/projects with relevant donors.
The Inclusive Health Policy Officer/Lead ensures high-level cooperation with Advocacy, Institutional Funding and Geographical Divisions as well as solid cooperation with specialists within the Global Health Division and other technical divisions.
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Type of Employment: Full-time, exempt
Closing date for applications: May 5, 2021
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply
In the inclusive health technical area, and in the respect of HI mandate, policies and technical positioning, the Inclusive Health Policy Officer/Lead provides technical support and engages in communication, influencing and advocacy to develop and expand HI’s profile and impact in the area of Global Health through:
- Promoting HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and expertise in Disability, Gender and Age (DGA) inclusive health, steering the analysis and strategy in relation to the positioning and expertise laid out by the technical specialists
- Developing adapted offers for technical assistance and expanding HI’s capacity to collaborate with mainstream stakeholders in DGA inclusive health;
- Influencing the policies and practices of relevant stakeholders including INGOs, private sector, governments and donors
- Providing technical expertise and capacity building within HI and to external stakeholders
- Supporting the Institutional Funding Division in designing and implementing HI’s Global Health fundraising strategy including for government awards and private foundations.
The Inclusive Health Policy Officer/Lead is a global position with strong focus on North America (USA and Canada) but with the responsibility to support selected actions led by HI’s offices based in Europe.
- Post graduate or equivalent in the field of Global Health. You have attended trainings on disability inclusion/inclusive health and on gender equality
- At least seven years’ work experience related to Global Health with a strong emphasis on equity, disability inclusion and gender equality. This experience includes at least three years’ work experience related to influence, networking, policy and advocacy in the field of Global Health.
- Proven experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors, NGOs and governments
- Demonstrate strong coordination and planning skills.
- Recognized representation and negotiation skills.
- Results-oriented, autonomous and proactive.
- Fluent in English and are able to work in French. Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset. Knowledge of American Sign Language is also an asset.
ABOUT THE U.S. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
The U.S. National Association of Humanity & Inclusion, a 501(c)3 organization with an independent Board of Directors, is a constituent member of the Humanity & Inclusion Network. Humanity & Inclusion U.S. has offices in Silver Spring, MD. The mission is to support the work of the HI Network by administering grants and contracts, raising awareness of the needs among the populations we serve, mobilizing private and public financial support, representing Humanity & Inclusion with national, international bilateral and multilateral institutions based in the U.S., facilitating the recruitment of personnel, and raising the organization’s profile. Humanity & Inclusion U.S. also engages in education programs with the general public and advocates for U.S. accession to the landmine and cluster munitions treaties, as well as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The organization raises approximately $30 million per year, of which 98 percent derives from grants and cooperative agreements with the U.S. Government. The organization conducts active outreach to the U.S. public through digital and other media.
CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION
HI is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. HI is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination based on any grounds. These grounds generally include race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or carrier status, pregnancy, victims of domestic violence, military status, alienage, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. Applicants for employment are recruited and hired based on their qualifications for the job. Promotion decisions will be made without discrimination and based on performance and qualifications.
All applicants must indicate that they have read and understood HI's policies on:
- Child Protection
- Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
- Anti-Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption
Reminder: Pre-existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Applicants without existing work permission in the United States should not apply.
Qualified applicants with existing permission to work within the U.S. should submit a resume, as well as a cover letter explaining (1) why this role appeals to you and (2) how it connects to your prior experience.
Follow this link to submit your complete application: http://www.jobs.net/j/JiPrwhQY
Note: Once a job offer is extended to a candidate, that offer will be contingent on the candidate passing a background investigation.
Humanity & Inclusion is happy to meet any reasonable accommodations that an applicant requires
To request such reasonable accommodations at any point in the recruitment process, please contact: Diana Hromockyj by email at [email protected] or phone at (301) 891-2138. All self-disclosure is voluntary and personal information is strictly confidential.