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Jobs and Internships

Job Opportunities:

Senior Associate – Child Health

ACTION Associate

 

Internship Opportunities:

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — Summer and Fall 2015

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — Summer and Fall 2015

Development and International Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Special Events & Operations Intern — Ongoing

ACTION Global Health Intern — Ongoing

 


Senior Associate - Child Health

The ACTION Secretariat-- collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund-- is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the development and implementation of partnership-wide global child health advocacy strategies, with a particular focus on vaccine-preventable diseases

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

ACTION is a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services. ACTION partners work across five continents in both donor and high-burden countries.

Position description:

This position will report to the Director as a member of the seven-person ACTION Secretariat team. The Senior Associate - Child Health is responsible for leadership and coordination of the partnership's child health advocacy efforts and other cross-cutting issues, policy analysis and thought leadership, and partner and donor relationship management

Responsibilities:

  • Drive development and implementation of partnership-wide global vaccine advocacy strategies with ACTION Director and partner advocacy staff.
  • Support development and implementation of other child health advocacy strategies, including nutrition.
  • Coordinate ACTION partners through regular communication and support them in developing country-level advocacy strategies on child survival, with particular focus on vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Support partner workplan development and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on work.
  • Drive development and implementation of partnership-wide advocacy strategies for development-focused multilateral institutions (eg, World Bank, UN agencies).
  • Support development and implementation of other partnership-wide advocacy strategies on health financing and equity.
  • Represent ACTION partnership at international meetings, conferences, working groups, etc. on child health and vaccines.
  • Manage relationships with partners, allies, champions, and donors working on child health and vaccines.
  • Compile and generate reports on partners' child health advocacy for partners and donors, and work with Development team to support donor reporting and proposal writing, as needed.
  • Generate summaries of relevant research, messaging, policy briefs, and other materials to support ACTION global advocacy work.
  • Perform and/or supervise research and policy analysis on issues related to child health and immunization and build an evidence base for increased investment on child health and vaccines.
  • Contribute to ACTION communications strategies on child health, including drafting content for blogs, op-eds, and talking points.
  • Support overall ACTION mission through other duties as assigned.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise on the global health landscape and/or child survival, particularly health financing, international funding mechanisms and institutions
  • Strong understanding of immunization and child survival issues
  • Commitment to multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy development and execution
  • Previous experience working internationally, particularly in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Strong writing and verbal skills in English; additional languages used in ACTION partner countries preferred
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; Experience conducting training sessions preferred
  • Undergraduate degree (Master's degree preferred) in a relevant field such as health/science policy, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, etc.
  • 3-5 years of experience driving advocacy and/or policy work; international advocacy experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to jobs@results.org. Please include "Senior Associate - Child Health" in the subject line of your email.

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.


 

ACTION Associate

The ACTION Secretariat-- collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund-- is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the implementation of partnership-wide global health advocacy strategies, with a particular focus on tuberculosis, vaccine-preventable diseases, and nutrition.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

ACTION is a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services. ACTION partners work across five continents in both donor and high-burden countries.

Position description:

This position will report to the Director as a member of the seven-person ACTION Secretariat team. The ACTION Associate will support the implementation of partnership-wide global health advocacy strategies, ensuring smooth communication and coordination among ACTION partners on advocacy work and performing relevant research, policy analysis, and message development to contribute to ACTION's thought leadership on global health issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Support partner coordination through strong internal communications-- arranging, facilitating and reporting on meetings, calls and events.
  • Support partner workplan review and reporting, and develop summary materials for donor reporting.
  • Support fact finding, literature reviews, landscape assessments, and other key project support across ACTION's health issue portfolios.
  • Support partnership knowledge management by tracking partner activities and creating case studies, toolkits, and reference materials as needed.
  • Support Communications Manager and partner staff in implementing traditional and social media strategies.
  • Develop content for website, newsletter, blogs, op-eds, and other communications materials.
  • Regularly update website and social media channels under the guidance of the Communications Manager
  • Develop/contribute to/edit materials, including update reports to partners and donors about project activities; briefings for meetings, events, and advocacy opportunities; strategy documents and implementation plans for campaign activities.
  • Generate summaries of relevant research, messaging, policy briefs, and other materials to support the global advocacy work of ACTION partners.
  • Perform research and policy analysis on issues related to tuberculosis, child health and immunization, nutrition, health financing, or other topics of interest, and prepare reports, briefs, summaries, talking points, and other materials.
  • Monitor/attend global health meetings and events and prepare relevant summaries for other staff.
  • Support overall ACTION mission through other duties as assigned.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Interest in and understanding of the global health landscape, including issues such as child health, diseases of poverty, health financing, international funding mechanisms and global institutions
  • Commitment to multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy development and execution
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles; Previous experience working internationally, particularly in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat preferred
  • Strong writing and verbal skills in English; additional languages used in ACTION partner countries preferred
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; Experience conducting training sessions preferred
  • Undergraduate degree (Master's degree preferred) in a relevant field such as health/science policy, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, etc
  • 1-3 years of experience related to international advocacy and/or policy work preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally occasionally

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to jobs@results.org. Please include "ACTION Associate" in the subject line of your email.

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.


U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Internship

Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.  

Position Description

#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.

  • Participate in weekly Domestic team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the domestic team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
  • Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.

#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:

  • Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly UpdatesDomestic Outreach Actions and Monthly ActionsU.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alertsblogposts, and other written communications.
  • Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
  • Assist in planning and producing monthly conference calls (second Saturday of every month).
  • Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
  • Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.
  • Participate in grassroots support of targeted campaigns. Often RESULTS will construct a focused and intensive campaign to accomplish specific short- and long-term goals. The intern will likely be involved in supporting grassroots on these campaigns.
  • Potentially laying groundwork for starting a RESULTS chapter on a campus after the completion of the DC internship.

#3: Administrative work.

  • RESULTS will make every effort to minimize the level of administrative work for the intern. However, some will be required.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and political activism.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong research skills, especially ability to find resources on the World Wide Web.
  • Knowledge of/interest in anti-poverty policies.
  • Knowledge of/interest in legislative process.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged.  RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to Meredith Dodson at internships@results.org.

 

Global Poverty Legislative Intern

Description

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking 1 intern to support its U.S. legislative and policy work to support campaign priorities around ending global poverty, which include education for all, global health and microfinance. This intern will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, update, review and edit fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on U.S. and global policy issues, TB surveillance, Education for All, foreign assistance reform, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Assist with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Support media efforts, grassroots activities, congressional work, and other advocacy activities.
  • Support U.S. legislative campaign efforts coordinated by legislative and grassroots staff.
  • Provide overall administrative support to staff and project needs.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues and US foreign aid.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid though a metro reimbursement will be provided. Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Development and International Expansion Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic Development and International Expansion intern. This is an unpaid position.

Position Description

The Development and Operations intern will assist Development, Operations, and International Expansion staff with a variety of duties, including those listed below. Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs:

  • Working directly with Development and Operations staff to support overall project needs.
  • Preparing, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, reports, or other written materials.
  • Assisting research efforts and identifying foundations/ potential funders to advance program areas and supporting the development of grant proposals.
  • Supporting program development and expansion projects.
  • Supporting preparation and providing logistical support leading up to a major International Conference in DC.
  • Assisting with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Providing logistical support for fundraising and grassroots events.
  • Providing overall administrative support such as: phone coverage, photocopies and faxes, preparing envelopes for bulk and mass mailings, and setting up conference calls.
  • Support office manager in managing database of volunteers and donors, along with learning the donor database and mail-merge systems to produce donor acknowledgments.

Desired Skills and Qualifications                    

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Experience and/or interest in grant writing or proposal development.
  • Experience and/or interest in fundraising.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate ideas.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than 3 pages), and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.


 

Special Events and Operations Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking an intern to support its Operation team during its annual International Conference as well as in the daily functioning of its DC office.

About RESULTS:

RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are sister organizations that together combine the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in planning and executing the annual International Conference (July 18-21, 2015).
  • Assembling presentations and other materials for staff meetings and management team meetings.
  • Preparing materials and packets for staff. Guests, and partner organizations.
  • Answering telephones and referring callers to staff members and/or taking messages.
  • Supporting development mailings and other correspondence to donors and volunteers.
  • Updating the fixed asset database and assorted spreadsheets.
  • Editing copy and general announcements on the organization's intranet.
  • Performing other general office duties as assigned.

Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship requires a minimum commitment of three days/week for at least 2-3 months. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with subject line "Operations/Events Intern" to internships@results.org . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged.

RESULTS Educational Fund 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.


ACTION Global Health Intern

The ACTION Secretariat, collocated in DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, is seeking an intern to support its international partnership of advocacy organizations focusing on global health.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive. ACTION is a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services. ACTION partners work across five continents in both donor and high burden countries.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on global policy issues, tuberculosis, childhood vaccines, maternal and child nutrition, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Assist with arrangements and participate the 2015 RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC (July 18-21, 2015).
  • Work with ACTION Associate in preparation for the ACTION semi-annual partnership meeting, including assisting in preparation of background materials for distribution, and logistical support.
  • Support media efforts, partner activities, conference sessions, and other advocacy activities.
  • Stay up to date on campaign priority items and compiling daily clips.
  • Participate in team meetings, weekly partnership calls and partner meeting.
  • Assist in special projects and perform a variety of administrative tasks, as assigned.

Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am - 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Mon/Wed/Fri or Tue/Thu schedule for full days.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work individually in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently often with a lot of autonomy
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and detailed description of availability (days and times) to internships@results.org, with the subject " ACTION Global Health Intern".

RESULTS Educational Fund 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.