The Policy Advisor, Global Health will join the UN Foundation’s global health team to lead its engagement with the New York-based UN community and key partners, around a growing portfolio of work on global health security and the nexus of global health and other global priorities, including climate change, the SDGs, and multilateral solutions to enhance collective preparedness and response to future health threats. S/he will be responsible for leading the Foundation’s global health engagement with New York-based diplomatic missions and the UN System as well as building and maintaining related relationships in the research, business, NGO, and wider policy communities. S/he will have a track record in critical thinking, policy entrepreneurship, and practical experience with a demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with diverse diplomats, experts, and other stakeholders. S/he will combine a sophisticated appreciation of the institutional landscape in global health with a proven capacity to navigate both policy substance and key relationships. S/he will bring fresh perspective and ideas to support the UN and its partners in:
Developing fresh thinking, dialogue, and coalitions to tackle critical global health challenges
• Increasing understanding of, and novel approaches to, the linkages between health and the broader 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development,
• Cultivating, diversifying, and supporting coalitions committed to global health leadership and solutions among diplomatic and other partners.
The Policy Advisor, Global Health will be expected to nurture relationships and collaborate with staff of diplomatic missions that are leading health-focused groupings in New York as well as with health leads in the UN System based in New York, and other key partners. S/he will also contribute to generating ideas and opportunities to link action on global health in New York to wider arenas for global health action, including Geneva and regional and other global fora (ex. G7, G20).
Over the coming years, the Policy Advisor will help shepherd a growing body of work for the UN Foundation on health security, including tracking future risks and trends that shape opportunities for collective action to prepare or respond to global health threats.
The Policy Advisor, Global Health will report to the Vice President for Global Health Strategy, with a dotted line to the Senior Vice President / Head of the NY Office. S/he will work closely with staff across the Foundation, especially issue teams (climate change, SDGs, and gender), policy planning, and advocacy.
This role is based in New York, New York.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.
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