Senior Program Officer, US Federal Government Relations, Global Health R&D

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  • Added Date: Monday, 29 August 2022
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The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit\u00a0fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: that people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. By building a global and cultural workplace that supports\u00a0greater diversity, equity, and inclusion \u2014 of voices, ideas, and approaches \u2014 together with our employees and partners, we can help all people improve their lives from poverty and health to education. As an organization we offer full healthcare premiums coverage, generous paid time off, contribution to your retirement fund, several employee communities, and a commitment to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do.

Division Summary

The mission of the Global Policy & Advocacy (GPA) division is to understand and shape the public policy debates affecting the foundation's work, build support for its major program and policy objectives, and develop partnerships and alliances that can advance the foundation's objectives nationally and globally. Because the foundation's resources alone are not enough to solve the challenges ahead, GPA also supports advocacy efforts to engage diverse stakeholders and promote innovative solutions that advance our program goals.\u00a0 We work in close partnership with grantees, our colleagues in the Global Health, Global Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, U.S. and Gender Equality programs and Foundation Communications to build the environment in which all people have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.

Group Summary

The North America Team develops and implements policy, advocacy, communications and government relations strategies to build political support and advance domestic and global programmatic priorities that are funded by, or implemented within, the United States, Canada, and the United Nations.

Leadership & Culture

Our culture shapes our choices about what we do and how we do it. We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment can do extraordinary things. We expect foundation employees to intentionally and consistently embody our four agreements; show respect, offer trust, be transparent, and create energy.

Position Summary

The Senior Program Office (SPO), US Federal Government Relations, will be responsible for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy to advance key foundation priorities in global health, particularly R&D. \u00a0The person in this role will help articulate and drive USG-specific outcomes, working in consultation with the foundation\u2019s GH and broader GPA Health R&D division staff to support the foundation\u2019s overall global health R&D strategy, with a focus on securing USG funding and removing policy barriers so that:

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