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Project Manager — UNFPA Demographic Dividend Partnership

This position is based in New York, NY.

GBCHealth Background

GBCHealth is the preeminent organization focused on mobilizing positive business engagement in global health. Our vision is a global business community that is fully contributing its assets, skills, influence and reach to making a healthier world for employees, their families, and their communities. GBCHealth works with prominent companies of all sizes to guide, support, encourage and champion their engagement in global health. To achieve its mission GBCHealth also works closely with the United Nations, U.S. government, Global Fund, foreign governments, multilateral organizations and civil society.

Overview of Partnership

GBCHealth is partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to engage the private sector to elevate dialogue and action around the Demographic Dividend agenda, driving new partnerships, which empower women, girls and youth and improving access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health products and services. Through our work, GBCHealth will catalyze and strengthen cross-sector partnerships between UNFPA, companies and other key stakeholders – encouraging and facilitating contributions to the design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of relevant programs. The project will be implemented in two phases – Phase I (September through December 2017) and Phase II (January through December 2018). Phase II funding and workplan contingent on results during Phase I.

In recent years, the private sector has expressed a strong desire to move from talk to action in the global health arena. Corporate participation will take many forms including technical advice, training, advocacy, demand generation and funding.

GBCHealth will work alongside UNFPA to organize the private sector into a cohesive voice advocating for key aspects of the Demographic Dividend agenda, while, at the same time, mobilizing individual companies or small groups to replicate and scale effective programs and/or to develop and support new initiatives or elements within them. Together we will capitalize on the breadth of resources and capacities the private sector brings to the table.

The Position

To deliver on this work GBCHealth is recruiting a Project Manager on a contract-to-hire basis, starting on full-time retainer for Phase I with potential to transition to full-time employment for Phase II and beyond. The Project Manager will collaborate with a small support team, which will include communications and finance staff as well as senior leadership.

Objectives of Position

Key objectives for this post include:

  • Raise visibility and educate companies on health issues critical to realizing the demographic dividend;
  • Provide direct avenues for companies to partner to improve SRHR outcomes; and
  • Stimulate advocacy and policy dialogue across sectors, for true multi-sector and cross-border solutions.

Key Responsibilities

The project manager will lead engagement with the private sector on UNFPA WCARO’s agenda.  Key responsibilities, amongst others will include:

  • Partnership/project champion: identify partnership opportunities with national and regional offices, seeding ideas across organizations and sectors
  • Partner identification: research and assess prospective partners, develop engagement strategies for target companies, organizations and associations
  • Coordination and facilitation: lead partnership dialogues, meetings, communications etc.
  • Relationship management: manage key partnerships and relationships with senior executives; and UNFPA country, HQ staff and leadership
  • Awareness raising: coordinate marketing and outreach strategies to engage and recruit prospective partners
  • Project coordination: liaise with GBCHealth and UNFPA country and regional offices to support partner recruitment and coordinate processes
  • Monitoring: create framework for monitoring private sector engagement and commitments, measure progress, and report results
  • Communications: contribute to messaging, drafting original content and identifying strategic outlets for placing content in collaboration with communications staff
  • Advocacy and representation: represent and present partnership activities at forums, conferences, meetings
  • Reporting: adhere to UNFPA reporting requirements and ensure on-time reporting and submission of quarterly reports

Essential characteristics

The Project Manager must be committed to health as a human right, particularly as it relates to sexual and reproductive health rights, and must demonstrate a positive, open attitude and willingness to work hard in fast-paced environments where teamwork and partnership are essential. In addition, you must be:

  • Passionate about your work, persuasive, enthusiastic, energized, team player
  • Entrepreneurial with hands on approach towards business; disciplined, proactive, self-starter
  • Flexible, adaptable, problem-solving attitude
  • Strong relationship and project manager
  • Comfortable working with diverse staff with different backgrounds

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H), relevant Master’s Degree in areas of international development, health or political science or Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years of progressive experience in relevant field
  • Knowledge and capacity for thoughtful analysis of international development and public health issues with a preferred focus in family planning, sexual and reproductive health rights, maternal, child and adolescent health
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write knowledgably on complex policy issues with support of communications team
  • Strong partnership and relationship management and facilitation skills, including experience establishing and maintaining relationships with corporate leaders, a client-focused attitude and dedication to meet and exceed expectations of external partners
  • Experience working with the private sector on global health and development issues; experience and knowledge of public-private partnerships required
  • Self-starter with the ability to be self-directed, to manage an independent work load and to identify priorities and new opportunities with minimal supervision
  • Strong project management skills, including capacity to establish and implement a structured work plan with clear objectives, timelines and deliverables, and to build and manage an annual project budget
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities, including ability to manage and deliver against multiple, overlapping short-, medium-, and long-term priorities
  • Ability to represent program and GBCHealth internally and externally at appropriate level
  • Willingness to travel internationally (estimated at 2-4 times per year), including long hours during and in the lead up to specific priority meetings or events

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email resumes to Ian Matthews, Director of Strategy and Communications, imatthews@gbchealth.org.

Rather than send a cover letter, please respond to the following questions in the body of your email:

  1. What makes you especially qualified for this position?
  2. What is most important to you about the office environment you work in?

Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to UNFPA guidelines. No phone calls please.

 


Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) Internship

This position is based in New York, NY.

The Global Fund represents one of the most efficient avenues for business investment in the three pandemics, while also providing opportunities for co-financing and collaboration on the ground. To date, the Global Fund has committed US$ 23.7 billion in funding to more than 1,000 programs in more than 140 countries – an unprecedented investment. GBCHealth serves the role of Focal Point for the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) – a group of companies committed to supporting the Global Fund’s mission to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Internship Description

The Global Fund PSD internship offers a hands-on learning opportunity for graduate and senior undergraduate students seeking exposure to corporate social responsibility and public health issues. The PSD Intern will be involved in researching companies’ engagement with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria; tracking Global Fund programs, policies and announcements; assisting with preparation for Global Fund Board Meetings; drafting news items for website, newsletters and print publications; developing presentations and communication materials; summarizing reports; note-taking at meetings and teleconferences; copy-editing print publications produced by the department and conducting ad-hoc research on Global Fund issues as needed. Also, the intern will at times perform administrative duties, including organizing correspondence, managing event logistics, coordinating e-mail and print mailings, arranging travel, and providing database support/maintenance.

This internship will span four months from February through May with the *possibility for an earlier start in January*. All interested candidates should be available part-time (minimum 20 hours per week). The intern will report to the PSD Focal Point, Cassie Dormond.

Communications:

  • Monthly PSD e-reader: monitor the Global Fund website, PSD mailbox and other sources for new and relevant communication to share with Advisory Group, draft the monthly summary email.
  • PSD newsletter: assist with drafting articles.
  • PSD web page: assist in drafting GF/PSD specific articles for the GBCHealth website.
  • PSD marketing materials: update the PSD PowerPoint presentation, contact lists and one-pager, as needed.

Events (virtual and in-person):

  • Quarterly calls: track participants and take notes for calls.
  • Other teleconferences: track participants and take notes for Strategy/Finance/Procurement/Health Systems Strengthening task force calls and other calls, as needed.
  • Global Fund Board Meetings: track participants, draft report summaries and assist with PowerPoint presentation.
  • Event takeaways: draft summary reports for PSD events (for Focal Point review) to share with Advisory Group and on GBCHealth’s website.

Information management:

  • Prepare meeting and conference call notes for review.
  • Assist in tracking PSD member information – participation in meetings and teleconferences, communications received, invoice payment, value delivered and other activities.
  • Ensure PSD and GF folders on the GBCHealth shared drive are organized and up-to-date.
  • Update Salesforce with PSD activities and engagement with companies.

Research and briefing:

  • Summarize Global Fund documents and Audit reports for dissemination to Advisory Group, as needed.
  • Prepare company briefs and conduct research to identify potential new PSD members and/or private sector donors to the Global Fund.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in project management and managing competing priorities
  • Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multi-task and adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Strong writing, editing and research experience and skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in an international organization a plus
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com a plus

Appropriate for:

  • MPH graduate students
  • Recently graduated undergraduates with experience or interest in business and public health

Compensation:

  • GBCHealth’s Internship program provides students and professionals with a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization.
  • The program is not salaried; however a modest stipend will be provided.

Application Details

Send your resume and cover letter to cdormond@gbchealth.org. In the subject line, enter “PSD Spring 2017” along with your first and last name. For example: PSD Spring 2017, Jane Doe.

No phone calls please.

We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the internship description. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis; we suggest submitting applications as early as possible.


Communications Internship

This position is based in New York, NY.

The Communications team works to bring visibility to the organization’s commitment to improved health, serve as a platform to share best practices and knowledge on business engagement in global health, and promote collaborate partnerships with our stakeholders (corporate, NGOs, multilaterals and governments). The team directs GBCHealth’s marketing, communications, media outreach and organizational events. GBCHealth leverages the private sector’s unique skills and expertise – including workplace and community programs, core competencies, leadership and advocacy, and public-private partnerships – to increase the range and quality of action on global health. We are turning business assets into disease-fighting assets and are looking for someone to help us tell our story, both on our website and in our outreach to the media.

GBCHealth is committed to the professional development of its highly-qualified intern cohorts, and GBCHealth staffs provide networking opportunities and recommendations for successful interns.

Internship Description

GBCHealth interns are highly skilled and greatly relied upon by staff. Managers work with interns to establish goals and interests, and meet throughout the internship to discuss development opportunities. Interns often work across teams and on a wide variety of projects, giving them an excellent opportunity to participate in the inner-workings of an international NGO.

This intern will support Communications staff in developing content for website and publications: drafting and fact-checking articles for the GBCHealth newsletter and website; support writing and editing of GBCHealth reports and helping to develop press releases. The intern will also support media relations outreach, including researching journalists and developing target lists. This position also requires project management of all website content requests (i.e. edits to a page on www.gbchealth.org or need for a news article to be posted to the site), which involves making edits to the website and routing other writing/editing tasks to the appropriate team member.

Each internship term will span four months with the possibility for an extension through to the next term. All interested candidates should be available full-time (minimum 40 hours per week).

Key Skills Required: 

  • Strong writing, editing and research skills (non-academic style)
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects with multiple and often competing deadlines
  • Meticulous, strong attention to detail
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision and in a team-based and goal-oriented environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience using Vocus or similar media relations tools, or a willingness to learn
  • Experience using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube for an organization/corporation

Qualifications:

  • Background in communications, business marketing, media relations or public health preferred
  • Excellent writing, communication and research skills suitable for varied audiences (corporate, NGO and academia);
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational skills, close attention to detail, ability to multi-task and be proactive;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including a strong working knowledge of database management;
  • Experience working in an international organization a plus.
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com and social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
  • Experience using InDesign, Dreamweaver and/or Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Working/Advanced knowledge of HTML preferred.

Appropriate for:

This internship is appropriate for an undergraduate or graduate school student with a strong desire to expand previous writing and editing experience, as well as further develop media relations and public relations work essential to nonprofit communications work. Ideal candidate has journalism experience.

Compensation:

  • GBCHealth’s Internship program provides students and professionals with a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization.
  • The program is not salaried; however a modest stipend will be provided.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to imatthews@gbchealth.org.  In the subject line, please enter “GBCHealth, Communications Intern” along with your first and last name. For example: GBCHealth, Communications Intern, Jane Doe.

Please include three writing samples produced within the last two years. Also, clearly indicate your skill level in HTML, Dreamweaver, InDesign and/or Photoshop, in your CV or cover letter.

No phone calls please. We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the internship description. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis; we suggest applying as early as possible.



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