Public Policy Associate

04 Dec, 2018


Public Policy Associate

Center For Health and Gender Equity
Washington, DC

The mission of CHANGE is to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to achieve
gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls by shaping public discourse, elevating
women’s voices, and influencing the United States Government.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Public Policy Associate contributes in a critical way to the intellectual
capital of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). This role requires an independent and
strategic thinker who can move quickly and thoughtfully between long-term projects and rapid response.
The position involves ongoing in-depth analysis of new legislation, the substantive details of international
policies and programs supported by the U.S. government within and across the areas of HIV and AIDS,
reproductive health, maternal health, sexual rights, trafficking of persons, sex work, and gender-based
violence, and the regular tracking of the funding flows within and across each area at the international
level and at the country level. CHANGE does not accept funding from the U.S. government; we track
policies and funding streams for the purposes of analysis, monitoring, and accountability.
 Conduct ongoing analysis of key legislative and policy documents related to U.S. global HIV and
AIDS initiatives, family planning and reproductive health, sex work and anti-trafficking initiatives,
abortion, LGBT health and rights, gender-based violence, and multilateral institutions.
 Regularly monitor and track, and develop a high level of expertise with respect to:
o government documents associated with existing and new projects within and across the key
areas outlined above;
o Requests for Proposal and Application (RFPs, RFAs, APSs), Notice of Funding
Opportunities (NOFOs) grants and funding streams tendered by the Office of the Global
AIDS Coordinator and other relevant Offices of the Department of State, USAID, CDC, and
o policy guidance of implementing agencies related to key aspects of U.S. global AIDS and
family planning programs;
o federal grants database.
 Create and maintain mapping of Members of Congress; manage correspondence, and conduct
education meetings with Congressional offices.
 Create, edit, and bluebook fact sheets, background memos, blogs, and policy briefs based on research
as needed.
 Work with other staff to conduct information gathering and to interview key contacts.
 Track relevant congressional appropriations and authorization hearings.
 Track U.S. procurement and distribution of contraceptive supplies, including male and female
condoms and funding level for the Commodities Fund and U.S. mission requests for male and female
condoms in focus countries.
 Track U.S. funding level for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and, when
necessary, provide internal and external analysis.
 Keep CHANGE staff informed about developments in U.S. funding, policies, and programs related to
reproductive health and family planning, HIV and AIDS, maternal health, and gender-based violence
and make recommendations for research, outreach, and advocacy.
 Serve as CHANGE representative on the Youth, Health, & Rights Coalition (YHRC), Global
Respectful Maternity Care Council, InterAction GBV working group, and the MNCH Roundtable.
Keep CHANGE staff informed about key developments from these coalitions.
 Coordinate Intern Summer Series with CHANGE’s Advocacy and Partnerships Associate and partner
 Miscellaneous policy work.
Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years work experience in related area OR law degree and
previous experience in related area. Background in reproductive and sexual health and rights
issues, human rights and/or public health a plus. JD preferred.
 Ability to prioritize and process large amounts of data and information efficiently, to check facts,
to answer and address critical questions, and prioritize relay of information to others.
 Demonstrated ability to track both substantive policy and program information, research data, and
budget data and to analyze and deconstruct budget figures.
 Demonstrated ability to comprehend and analyze grants and program statements.
 Demonstrated and strong skills in research, investigation, and independent thinking.
 Experience with population-based statistics, budgets, and grants, particularly the federal funding
 Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines and goals for projects.
 Enthusiastic ability to work independently, and to work on projects and events with coalition
 Familiarity with all Microsoft application software and database programs.
 Excellent written and communications skills; good judgment and discretion are critical.
 A demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and public health and a strong commitment to the
organization’s mission are essential.
Salary and benefits:
Salary range $55,000 – $60,000, with an exceptional benefits package.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter including a summary of relevant experience and qualifications
for and interest in this position, current résumé, two writing samples and three references by no later than
December 10, 2018. No phone calls please!

Send application materials to (please put “Public Policy Associate” in
subject line), or mail to:
Human Resources
Center for Health and Gender Equity
1317 F Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004

The Center for Health and Gender Equity is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
To learn more about CHANGE, please visit

Job posted: 2018-12-04