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District of Columbia
The Policy Analyst contributes in a critical way to the intellectual capital of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). This role requires an independent and strategic thinker who can move quickly and thoughtfully between long-term projects and rapid response. The position involves ongoing in-depth analysis of new legislation, the substantive details of international policies and programs supported by the U.S. government within and across the areas of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, maternal health, sexual rights, trafficking of persons, sex work, and gender-based violence, and the regular tracking of the funding flows within and across each area at the international level and at the country level. CHANGE does not accept funding from the U.S. government; we track policies and funding streams for the purposes of analysis, monitoring, and accountability.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conduct ongoing analysis of key legislative and policy documents related to U.S. global HIV and AIDS initiatives, family planning and reproductive health, sex work and anti-trafficking initiatives, abortion, LGBT health and rights, gender-based violence, and multilateral institutions.
· Regularly monitor and track, and develop a high level of expertise with respect to:
- government documents associated with existing and new projects within and across the key areas outlined above;
- Requests for Proposal and Application (RFPs, RFAs, APSs), Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) grants and funding streams tendered by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and other relevant Offices of the Department of State, USAID, CDC, and HHS;
- policy guidance of implementing agencies related to key aspects of U.S. global AIDS and family planning programs;
- federal grants database.
· Create and maintain mapping of Members of Congress; manage correspondence, and conduct education meetings with Congressional offices.
· Create, edit, and bluebook fact sheets, background memos, blogs, and policy briefs based on research as needed.
· Work with other staff to conduct information gathering and to interview key contacts.
· Track relevant congressional appropriations and authorization hearings.
· Track U.S. procurement and distribution of contraceptive supplies, including male and female condoms and funding level for the Commodities Fund and U.S. mission requests for male and female condoms in focus countries.
· Track U.S. funding level for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and, when necessary, provide internal and external analysis.
· Keep CHANGE staff informed about developments in U.S. funding, policies, and programs related to reproductive health and family planning, HIV and AIDS, maternal health, and gender-based violence and make recommendations for research, outreach, and advocacy.
· Serve as CHANGE representative on the Youth, Health, & Rights Coalition (YHRC), Global Respectful Maternity Care Council, InterAction GBV working group, and the MNCH Roundtable. Keep CHANGE staff informed about key developments from these coalitions.
· Coordinate Intern Summer Series with CHANGE’s Advocacy and Partnerships Associate and partner organizations.
· Miscellaneous policy work.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years work experience in related area OR law degree and previous experience in related area. Background in reproductive and sexual health and rights issues, human rights and/or public health a plus. JD preferred.
- Ability to prioritize and process large amounts of data and information efficiently, to check facts, to answer and address critical questions, and prioritize relay of information to others.
- Demonstrated ability to track both substantive policy and program information, research data, and budget data and to analyze and deconstruct budget figures.
- Demonstrated ability to comprehend and analyze grants and program statements.
- Demonstrated and strong skills in research, investigation, and independent thinking.
- Experience with population-based statistics, budgets, and grants, particularly the federal funding process.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines and goals for projects.
- Enthusiastic ability to work independently, and to work on projects and events with coalition partners.
- Familiarity with all Microsoft application software and database programs.
- Excellent written and communications skills; good judgment and discretion are critical.
- A demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and public health and a strong commitment to the organization’s mission are essential.
Exceptional benefits package.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter including a summary of relevant experience and qualifications for and interest in this position, current résumé, two writing samples and three references by no later than October 20, 2018 to email@example.com. Please put "Policy Analyst" in subject line. NO phone calls, please!