About Pandemic Action Network
Pandemic Action Network was founded with an urgent mission: Drive collective action to bring an end to the COVID-19 crisis and to ensure the world is better prepared for emerging pandemic threats. We believe that every effort we make in the fight against COVID-19 should leave a longer-term legacy that better prepares humanity to deal with outbreaks and help prevent another deadly and costly pandemic from happening again. Since launching in April 2020, Pandemic Action Network has grown to more than 250 global multi-sector partners who take action on pandemic preparedness and response from a policy, advocacy, and communications lens.
Are you a pioneer and innovative thinker, interested in shaping your job in a nascent sector? Can you think strategically to inform/advise a global strategy in an evolving environment, and act tactically to lead work in your region? Are you interested in helping lead a Network that is driving change in global and public health? Are you a partner-sector collaborator with the network and ability to crowd-in a diverse set of partners around pandemic preparedness and response? Do you have a can-do attitude to help establish and build a regional hub, including fundraising, to support pandemic response and preparedness?
Do you thrive when you can flex a variety of strengths and problem-solve in a dynamic environment? Do you identify as a connector who enjoys being an informational and project lead for a high-achieving team? If so, this job will enable you to play a critical role co-leading a team that is moving the needle toward a better future.
Pandemic Action Network is seeking a strong leader, manager, collaborator and master doer who can connect dots and lead work in a fast-paced international environment. A successful candidate for Director of Policy & Advocacy in Africa is highly perceptive, agile, a crisp communicator, a skilled advocate, a strategic thinker, and an effective leader. This role is new and will become part of Pandemic Action Network’s leadership team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing a regional strategy across the African continent. The job is envisioned to help establish a regional hub for pandemic response and preparedness that will operate somewhat independently but in conjunction with the Network’s broader strategy.
The position is a full-time role and eligible for remote work in Sub-Saharan Africa and will work closely with two full-time Co-Founders of the Pandemic Action Network, one of which is based in Brussels and the other in Washington DC, and two full-time Directors who lead communication/partnerships and strategy/operations/finance, based in the U.S..
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Compensation and benefits will depend on the experience, education, and location of the candidate and team equity.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter on our Careers Page portal.
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