Master's degree and/or equivalent experience of at least six years developing advocacy strategies and programs with a focus on international programs in family planning, public health, strategic communication, and policy development/reform.
Demonstrates comprehensive and in-depth understanding of strategic direction of the organization and how own area's processes and resources integrate within organization.
Demonstrated ability in strategic problem solving, policy analysis, framing issues, and policy related communication.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working with others to influence policy and resource generation in developed and/or developing countries, including engagement with high level government officials, legislators, donors and civil society leaders.
Demonstrated ability to work with program designers, researchers, trainers, supply side logistics, and new technologies, across functions, departments and divisions.
Ability to work in a variety of developing country settings, using appropriate technologies.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate, persuade and influence others.
Demonstrated technical skills and familiarity with grant management and reporting, program monitoring and evaluation, and donor relations and reporting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel for up to 30 percent of the year. The position is funded for three years, with possibility of another two years.
Field experience working on advocacy in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East preferred. French language is a plus but not mandatory.