Advisor, Policy Advocacy and Communications

FHI 360

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FHI Solutions is seeking Advisor, Policy Advocacy and Communications to advance the organization’s multifaceted advocacy efforts to drive greater global action and investment in women’s nutrition. The Advisor will lead efforts to create, coordinate, support and connect FHI Solutions women’s nutrition action agenda at the global level and oversee team supporting country and regional prioritization. The Advisor will generate community consensus around a clear, bold country-to-global advocacy campaign that will lead to a coordinated and cohesive action agenda for women’s nutrition that will create impact for women and girls globally.

The Advisor will focus on the mobilization of resources and increase action-taking by key global and country level decision-makers to support investment in and policies that promote girls’ and women’s nutrition. The Advisor will develop and implement strategies to educate and influence an impact network including policymakers, opinion-leaders and key stakeholders on the need to increase investment in girls and women’s nutrition. The Advisor will represent the Women’s Nutrition (WN) project within coalitions, multi-stakeholder platforms, working groups, and other fora.

The Advisor will report to the WN Project Director. Success in this role requires a deep passion for and commitment to the mission as well as an entrepreneurial, can-do mindset. This role is ideal for a strategic thinker and hands-on leader who thrives in fast-paced environments and enjoys working alongside other high performers.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy and Leadership

  • Envision and develop a cohesive advocacy strategy to support the global, regional and country level policy priorities and build community consensus around this strategy.
  • Engage directly with policymakers and other key stakeholders to make the case for girl’s and women’s nutrition funding, policies, and programs.
  • Ensure the policy advocacy priorities and communications activities are aligned across the project and that global level priorities are relevant at regional and country level and that country and regional work informs the global level.
  • Support a consultant in the definition of process and outputs for the development of a strategic communications plan for the Action Agenda to coordinate messaging on women’s nutrition.
  • Provide strategic input to any formative research including opinion leader research as well as stakeholder mapping.
  • Define scope to conduct a policy and desk review on financing and accountability for nutrition (curate existing data, identify gaps for further research and highlight donor performance and opportunities for financing) as basis for resource mobilization plan
  • Contribute to MOUs/joint work plans with key strategic partners
  • Contribute to SOWs/joint work plans with internal partners (1,000 Days, Intake, A&T) and define support needs
  • Ensure that the GDQS and Gender framework of the work are integrated at all levels and across project products.
  • Participate in calls with BMGF
  • Develop original advocacy content and innovative approaches to influence diverse target audiences.
  • Represent WN at public events, private meetings, and in regular consultation with advocacy partners.
  • Maintain strong and close working relationships with a diverse set of partners, including advocacy partners located around the globe, funders and policymakers, as well as thought-leaders in the global nutrition field.
  • Perform other activities as requested by the Project Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 12+ years of progressive experience in policy, advocacy work focused on nutrition.
  • Experience in project management is essential.
  • A demonstrated ability to cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations.
  • Exceptional written skills and a proven ability to translate technical content into compelling communication materials for policy audiences.
  • A strong network relevant to this position. Experience working with diverse, global coalitions. Some experience engaging with philanthropic donors is a plus.
  • Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field of study.
  • Ability to travel (10-15%).

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at a computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5 – 25 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype/TEAMS, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% – 25%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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