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ACTION is a partnership of locally rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. The tuberculosis epidemic, low vaccination rates, and poor child nutrition disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people. Affected and donor countries can end diseases of poverty and improve quality of life for all people if they step up funding and create more effective policies. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health.

ACTION’s 15 partners develop and implement country-level plans that are coordinated and complemented by joint campaigns to contribute to our global agenda. ACTION partners:

  • Develop long-term, trusted relationships with policymakers based on the credibility of our locally rooted independent organizations and model of effective civil society and citizen engagement.
  • Identify, train, support, amplify, and elevate policymaker, patient/survivor, celebrity, and citizen advocate champions, and connect them directly to meaningful opportunities to influence policy.
  • Through oversight and policy research, identify barriers or gaps in financing and delivery of key proven health solutions.
  • Engage media at all levels, including locally relevant small media markets that influence key policymakers.
  • With a seat at key tables where global health decisions are made, directly influence the global health agenda to respond to community needs.

In 2017, ACTION launched its Strategic Framework for 2017–2021 to focus its advocacy on three thematic pillars: 1) ending the epidemics; 2) giving all children a healthy start, with equal opportunity for girls and women to thrive; and 3) building equitable and sustainable systems. These pillars represent objectives that we seek to achieve by enhancing our impact, influence, and partnership, so we can galvanize political will to achieve the ambitious sustainable development agenda.

 

Nutrition Capacity Building Consultant

Consultancy location: Remote / Washington, DC, USA; no travel is required for this project
Language(s) required: English (fluency)
Contract Duration: Starting by April 1 and completing by or before June 15.

Scope of Work

The objective of this assignment is to showcase the partnership’s nutrition strengths and our value-add in the nutrition community and, specifically, a) draw attention to ACTION’s value proposition for potential funders, b) build ACTION’s thought leadership and brand in the nutrition space, and c) to influence the advocacy priorities of nutrition civil society.

Capacity building materials for nutrition advocacy

As part of its core nutrition advocacy strategy, ACTION works to hold donor markets (governments, the World Bank, and philanthropies) to account on the commitments made in the 2013 N4G Summit and make ambitious, multi-year nutrition pledges in subsequent pledging moments. In addition to accountability, ACTION partners have strong expertise in evidence-based nutrition policy and lead civil society efforts to ensure the scale-up of resources and effective policy for nutrition. Leveraging this expertise, ACTION seeks a consultant from April to mid-June 2021 to create a set of capacity building materials (including, for example, content, modules, facilitation guide, and participant guide) from existing resources/materials. The estimated level of effort for this project is up to 15 days.

Expected Process

Consultant will,

  • review available materials, identify the gaps, and leverage Secretariat and partners to fill those gaps to create a set of capacity building materials (including, for example, content, modules, facilitation guide, and participant guide) from existing resources/materials;
  • produce a first draft of the capacity building materials;
  • seek feedback on the capacity building materials; and
  • reconcile feedback into a second draft and finalize text.

Key qualifications, experience, and skills of the candidate

  • Demonstrated prior experience developing training materials and strong writing skills.
  • Deep experience in global health, advocacy, international development, or related field.
  • Understanding of partnerships, networks, and/or associations; multilateral development banks; and/or holding governments accountable would be considered a significant advantage.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.

Timeline and reporting

  • The consultant reports to the Knowledge and Program Manager. She coordinates their activities with other members of the Secretariat team.
  • The assignment is estimated to commence on or before April 1 and be completed by or before June 15.

Procedure for submission of expression of interest

Interested consultants should submit the following documents by email:

  • An updated CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • An application letter/email
  • A draft proposal with a blueprint for producing the capacity building materials, outlining methodology, timeline, remuneration requirements (budget detail and daily rate)
  • An example of past consultancy work to develop similar training materials

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please submit your applications at action[at]action[dot]org with “Capacity building materials consultancy” in the subject line.

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists and is committed to creating an equitable workplace. People of color, members of LGBTQ+ communities, and people with firsthand experience of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Program Assistant

Salary: $38,000–$42,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Location: Washington, DC 20005

Start Date: February 15, 2021
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Summary

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the ACTION Program Assistant is responsible for supporting programs and management of a global network of organizations and individuals across 5 continents that advocate together to improve access to health. The ACTION Program Assistant is accountable for the smooth operations of the ACTION Secretariat, provides program support to ACTION Secretariat and partners, and contributes to effective internal and external communications. The ACTION Program Assistant also supports the overall success of the ACTION partnership, partner meetings, and other major organizational initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Administrative support:
    • Support meetings and calls, including scheduling across multiple teams and organizations, developing and distributing agendas, managing conference call systems, and recording and disseminating notes and follow-up items;
    • Support budgeting, expense reporting, and file management.
  • Program support:
    • Maintain and update key advocacy campaign tools, including global health resource tracking and campaign planning documents;
    • Assist in the management of the nutrition portfolio, conduct research on ACTION issues, and attend and report on meetings and calls on behalf of ACTION, as needed;
    • Track timelines and deliverables for ACTION Secretariat-managed activities.
  • Internal and external communications:
    • Lead social media and other communications for ACTION;
    • Amplify the work of the ACTION partnership and identify thought leadership opportunities;
    • Maintain contact databases;
    • Monitor incoming email communication and direct to relevant team members.
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting:
    • Coordinate the collection of monitoring and evaluation data from team members and partners for the purposes of reporting to donors;
    • Maintain and update key monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools, including workplans and reporting templates and after-action guides.
  • ACTION partner meetings and international conference:
    • Assist with planning and implementing an annual advocacy conference in Washington, DC;
    • Coordinate annual all-partner meeting and other ACTION planning meetings.

Responsibilities may be revised periodically.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and social media skills;
  • Strong and demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Office365;
  • Experience in organizing events and meetings;
  • Experience and interest in working as part of a team and collaborating on projects;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing and managing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Familiarity with international development issues, including global health, as well as experience and comfort with working in an international environment;
  • 1–3 years of relevant experience in a professional office environment;
  • Ability to travel globally if needed.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates. Due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send cover letter with a 2-page writing sample accompanied by your resume to action[at]action[dot]org subject line: “ACTION - Program Assistant”

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists and is committed to creating an equitable workplace. People of color, members of LGBTQ+ communities, and people with firsthand experience of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Senior Associate, COVID

Salary: $58,000–$66,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Location: Washington, DC 20005

Start Date: February 15, 2021
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Summary

Reporting to the ACTION Secretariat Director, the Senior Associate works with senior Secretariat staff to support ACTION partnership advocacy and policy research and analysis on a portfolio of cross-cutting issues primarily related to COVID, as well as ACTION work planning, strategy development, and reporting across portfolios. The Senior Associate will play the crucial role of ensuring that COVID-19 integration is done across all streams of work to meet grant objectives. Additionally, they will harness and feed into the opportunities more broadly and enhance the partnership’s coordinated efforts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead COVID-related work in achieving related grant objectives:
    • Lead integration of COVID work across all portfolios and harnessing the knowledge to feed back into ACTION’s COVID-19 objectives;
    • Support ACTION team and partners in achieving COVID-19 objectives;
    • Strategic thinking to position ACTION partnership for future opportunities;
    • Coordinate ACTION’s COVAX resource mobilization work and facilitate partner strategy development and coordination on this issue;
    • Provide guidance to child health/vaccines work.
  • Support partners in their COVID work and activities:
    • Facilitate calls and meetings for collaborative work and strategic planning;
    • Coordinate and facilitate engagement with wider stakeholders and coalitions, including the funder;
    • Provide support as needed by partners.
  • Knowledge management and communications:
    • Capture learning, facilitate sharing, and build thought leadership;
    • Prepare reports and internal and external communications materials, including talking points, briefing materials, research reports, and factsheets;
    • Facilitate ongoing reporting process for partner work issues;
    • Coordinate with the grants and development teams on grant compliance and donor reporting.

Responsibilities may be revised periodically.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates. Due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send cover letter with a 2-page writing sample accompanied by your resume to action[at]action[dot]org subject line: “Senior Associate, COVID”

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists and is committed to creating an equitable workplace. People of color, members of LGBTQ+ communities, and people with firsthand experience of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Senior Associate, ACTION

Salary: $58,000–$66,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Location: Washington, DC 20005

Start Date: February 15, 2021
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Development Finance, the Senior Associate is responsible for supporting the ACTION partnership advocacy, policy research, and analysis on a number of issues primarily with the World Bank as well as ACTION work planning, strategy development, and reporting across portfolios.

The Senior Associate contributes to work within the RESULTS team and ACTION partnership focused on advocacy issues with the World Bank, including MNCH, health systems, health financing, engagement with other multilateral development banks (MDBs), and domestic resource mobilization strategies in middle- and low-income countries. In addition, the ACTION Senior Associate supports ACTION partners and the RESULTS team on on research, policy analysis, advocacy material, work planning, grant reporting and donor engagement related to the issue areas in this portfolio. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support ACTION’s Manager of Development Finance with the implementation of the MNCH, health systems, and health financing advocacy portfolio and support partners in achieving related grant objectives.
    • Coordinate partner and advocacy development work and activities under this cross-cutting portfolio focused on equitable and sustainable health systems and financing including nutrition/early years, maternal, newborn, child health, tuberculosis and transition policy;
    • Coordinate and facilitate engagement on the Global Financing Facility (GFF), including development of position papers and policy briefs, analysis, and accountability tools on the GFF and related partner activities tied to Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH) advocacy, track investments in MNCH and support partnership wide strategy development;
    • Support work and engagement on nutrition/ECD financing including through outreach to stakeholders, work within nutrition coalitions including ICAN, engagement with the Parliamentarians, and development of position papers, analysis, and policy briefings on nutrition;
    • Support ACTION’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Primary Health Care (PHC) work and facilitate partner strategy development and coordination on this issue. 
  • Coordinate and drive cross-sector work and engagement with the World Bank/MDBs 
    • Identify opportunities for and support advocacy strategies to strengthen the World Bank’s leadership on equity by mapping, tracking, and measuring resources and accountability.
    • Drive the planning, coordination and implementation of the annual World Bank advocacy day during the RESULTS International Conference, in close coordination with ACTION partners and allies and the implementation of ACTION and coalition partner activities during World Bank Annual meetings, Spring Meetings and other related World Bank moments
    • Coordinate and monitor ACTION relationships with World Bank and MDBs across issues to ensure our entry points are leveraged and impact of the partnership strategy is effective.
  • Collaborate with ACTION team and partners on research, policy analysis, development of advocacy materials and accountability tools, planning of workshops and trainings around global health events and opportunities related to this portfolio.
    • Facilitate ongoing reporting process for partner work on relevant issues, coordinate with the Program Development Team on donor reporting, and collaborate with other ACTION and RESULTS team on relevant work related to this portfolio.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as health/science policy, international relations/development, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, etc. or similar work experience
  • 4-5 years’ experience in global health, international advocacy and/or policy, or relevant field
  • Interest in and understanding of global development, and global health landscape, including issues such as women and girl’s health, health systems, and health financing
  • Interest in and understanding of international advocacy and/or multi-stakeholder advocacy, international funding mechanisms, and key global health institutions and experience working effectively in coalitions
  • Experience working internationally, in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills, strong communications skills, both written and verbal in English and with knowledge of social media
  • Self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team with a positive demeanor
  • Able and willing to manage up and across teams to meet deadlines and drive priorities forward
  • Detail-oriented to uphold structures and systems necessary to delivering on ambitious goals and strategy
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically (up to 3–4 weeks per year)

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates. Due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send cover letter with a 2-page writing sample accompanied by your resume to action[at]action[dot]org subject line: “ACTION - Senior Associate”

RESULTS believes that poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists and is committed to creating an equitable workplace. People of color, members of LGBTQ+ communities, and people with firsthand experience of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Summary of Benefits

This applies only to full-time positions

Benefits at RESULTS are a critical part of caring for our staff, and benefits have only been increased in at least the last ten years, however all benefits are reviewed annually and are subject to change. The benefits stated below are effective through October 31, 2021.

Health Insurance

  • As a DC-based employer, RESULTS Educational Fund is required to use DC Health Link—a “onestop shop” where individuals can compare, shop and purchase health insurance plans.
  • RESULTS Educational Fund has chosen CareFirst’s Blue Choice Advantage HSA/HRA Bronze 6000 plan as its “reference plan”. RESULTS Educational Fund will pay 100% of the monthly premium for this plan (or the equivalent for any other allowed plan selected by an employee). Coverage begins on the first day of the month following your start date.
  • For all staff and their families, RESULTS Educational Fund pays 100% of the premiums and out-of-pocket costs (deductibles, co-pays, prescriptions, etc.) for our CareFirst reference plan, which includes medical and dental coverage.
  • Coverage begins on the first day of the month following (or coinciding with) your start date.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • RESULTS offers flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation/parking costs to which employees may contribute with pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • Employees are eligible for flexible spending accounts on the first day of the month following 90 days of employment up to the limits allowable by the IRS.

Retirement & Other Benefits

  • RESULTS offers a 401(k) Retirement Plan which has both pre- and post-tax contribution options. 
  • Employees are eligible to enroll on the first day of the month following their date of hire.
  • To enroll, an employee must designate an individual contribution (via payroll deductions) and choose from among a variety of investment options.
  • In addition, RESULTS will begin making an employer match on the first day of the month following an employee’s one-year service anniversary. Under a Safe Harbor Agreement, RESULTS has agreed to match 100% of the employee contribution up to 3% of salary, then match 50% on any additional contributions up to 5% of salary.
  • RESULTS also offers short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. Short term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,500. Long-term disability insurance monthly benefit maximum: 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $6,000. The life insurance benefit amount is one year’s salary up to $150,000 maximum. The effective date for this coverage is the employee’s date of hire.

Annual Leave

  • RESULTS offers generous paid annual leave earned on an accrual basis and carried forward from year-to-year but capped at the following levels: 15 days of vacation, 10 days of sick leave, and 5 days of personal leave.
  • All leave (other than emergency sick leave) must be approved in advance by the supervisor.
  • New employees will earn leave pro-rata based on their date of hire and may use vacation and personal leave upon successful completion of 90 days of employment.
  • RESULTS generally observes nine (9) official holidays each year. In addition, all offices are closed between the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays with no requirement to use annual leave.