06JAN - Advocacy Associate, PAI - Deadline - 20JAN


Organization Description
PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need. For 50 years, we’ve helped women succeed by upholding their basic rights.


Location - 1300 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-1624 USA


Job Description
PAI is seeking an Advocacy Associate who will lead and expand PAI’s U.S. government relations efforts around intensifying linkages between family planning and reproductive health integration with environmental sustainability, food security, and water conservation.

Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy, and working closely with the U.S. government relations team, the Advocacy Associate builds relationships with congressional and administration staff to engage support of PAI program issues, as well as coalition partners here in the United States, through education and advocacy. A key goal of this job is to build bridges with sustainable development advocates and coalitions concerned with a range of issues, including environmental issues, and food and water security, by demonstrating how sexual and reproductive health and rights are relevant and key to their success.

Salary is commensurate with experience. PAI is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly organization offering a competitive benefit package.


Job Responsibilities

  • Policy Advocacy: On behalf of PAI, attend meetings and submit correspondence to lobby and build relationships with congressional and Administration staff, and key advocates and coalitions, with the purpose of educating and securing support of U.S. and international entities regarding the integration of family planning and reproductive health with sustainability issues in developing countries vis-à-vis development assistance and disaster relief programs.

  • Policy Analysis: Track and monitor relevant legislative developments and policy initiatives, provide analysis and information to PAI staff, partner organizations, and policy makers

  • External Representation: Represent PAI in advocacy and outreach activities with key coalitions, global entities, Congress, and relevant government agencies. Using consistent PAI messaging, build strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues in other organizations and coalitions and where applicable provide subject matter expertise externally at domestic and international conferences, meetings, events, and coalitions.

  • Analytical Writing and Research: Develop and write publications, blogs, grant proposals, written reports, policy and issue briefs, working papers, concept papers, and blogs using consistent PAI messaging. Scope new areas of PAI research; produce written summaries of key findings and recommendations, analyzing new and existing data and research.

  • Subject Expertise: Serve as an internal/external resource on assigned topics; respond to requests for information; lead brown-bag discussions, and provide talking points and analysis to staff.

  • Events: Plan, execute and facilitate events and meetings with external and international partners.

  • Fundraising: Advance innovative ideas and support drafting of requests for proposals, vetting and review of proposals.

  • Editing: Review, edit, and provide feedback on internal and external research and reports including the work of consultants, as applicable.


Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in public health or public policy preferred

  • A minimum of three-years work experience in fields related to PAI’s mission and/or environmental sustainability, food security and water conservation

  • Outstanding writing and oral communication skills; experience in or familiarity with US government, UN and other global processes relating to sustainability and sexual and reproductive health

  • Background in policy analysis and issue advocacy; and demonstrated ability to translate research into compelling and persuasive, issue-oriented information and educational materials

  • Ability to travel infrequently, mostly domestically

  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish helpful

  • Team player with a sense of humor, collaboration and creativity.


How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to recruitment@pai.org.  


Deadline - 20 January 2016