Primarily work on public health and nutrition policy issues in specific Indian states to help generate the awareness, resources, partnerships and policy changes necessary to achieve national and state goals in these sectors.
The position will engage with key stakeholders in government, civil society, donors and private sector, largely at the state level, directly as well as through other India Country Office (ICO) team members, to advance the case for health, specially primary health and nutrition. This role reports directly to the Deputy Director, Policy & Strategic Partnerships, ICO and will also work closely with relevant teams in Seattle.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Contribute to the development, and lead the implementation of strategies aimed at evidence based policy for health and nutrition at the state level. Carried out in partnership with the state, program and communications teams, these would aim to generate attention to the issues, resources, and policy necessary to best achieve health and nutrition goals • Track legislative and key policy developments and trends relevant to primary health care at the center and state level. • Monitor internal and external environment for trends related to healthcare policy; advise on strategy updates based on this intelligence • Conduct/manage research and analysis in support evidence based policy and Communications strategies • Develop and manage a portfolio of policy grants for achieving agreed upon goals at state level. • Leverage the best of the foundation’s assets and build and manage partnerships and alliances to advance and refine policy, and communications strategies based on field and financial data • Leverage and collaborate with the foundation’s MLE team to develop appropriate messages based on program data analysis • Develop appropriate outreach plans for external stakeholders, sharing the Foundation’s strategies, and thinking about how we communicate impact assessment. • Represent the foundation to key program-related external constituencies, such as through participation in conferences and other meetings as necessary. • This role is responsible for high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners in the field • Prepare regular reports and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences, summarizing facts, developments and recommendations for program issues • Assist with preparation for foundation leadership participation in events and meetings with policymakers, partners and other stakeholders; preparation to include participation in planning meetings and drafting briefing memos
Minimum Bachelor's degree and 10+ years related work experience
• Knowledge of national and state health & nutrition issues, and the broader development context in India • Knowledge of state government policy and budget decision making • Knowledge of how to use communications to achieve advocacy goals and policy change • Knowledge of the state legislative and administrative processes and structures in India pertinent to public health and development research, funding, or policymaking. • Experience developing, managing and implementing project and grant-making strategies. • Experience in the management of strategies, initiatives and programs related to motivating an enhanced governmental response. • Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort. • Analytical skills; quantitative and qualitative. • Excellent written and communication skills in English and Hindi. • Excellent relationship management. • Excellent project management skills. • Sound influencing and negotiation skills. • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally.
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