International Renaissance Foundation, Open Society Foundations announce the position of Law and Health Initiative Manager. The manager will be a part of two teams, the IRF Public Health Program and the Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) of the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program based in New York, USA.
International Renaissance Foundation
Open Society Foundations
announce the position of Law and Health Initiative Manager
International Renaissance Foundation is a part of a network of foundations created by the financier and philanthropist George Soros and is a charity organization aimed at financial and organizational promotion of establishment of an open, democratic society by supporting the public initiatives.
Qualification requirements to the position Law and Health Initiative Manager:
- Higher education in law; candidates with public health or social work degree are welcome to apply.
- Work experience in human rights and public health (min 5 years); human rights expertise.
- Experience with strategic litigation, human rights documentation and advocacy, law reform, and/or legal services.
- Excellent oral and written Ukrainian and English communications skills. Demonstrated skills in public speaking, presentations, research, writing, and editing for publication.
- Ability to distill program experience into compelling advocacy messages.
- Diplomatic skills and ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures, socially vulnerable communities, as well as government officials.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team, on a wide range of tasks. Ability to work as part of both a local and international team.
- Skills of program and grant management, including strategic planning, program design, M&E.
- Strong organizational and management skills with attention to detail.
- Tolerant, unbiased attitude toward the representatives of vulnerable populations.
- Knowledge of the following issues highly desired: rights of PLWHA, IDU, palliative patients, prisoners, Roma, sex workers, and LGBT.
Law and Health Initiative manager will be a part of two teams, the IRF Public Health Program and the Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) of the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program based in New York, USA.
Among the responsibilities are:
- Development and implementation of the strategy through identification of emerging opportunities for IRF and LAHI to advance human rights in public health in Ukraine; including monitoring developments in the field, proposing grant-making and operational strategies to address these developments, regularly evaluating the existing portfolio, and drafting and defending strategy documents.
- Overseeing budget and work-plan including joint development of budget and work-plan with IRF and LAHI, maintaining regular contact with LAHI’s New York-based staff, convening regular conference calls, identifying opportunities for collaboration with and between IRF and LAHI colleagues, and ensuring all elements of the work-plan are completed.
- Overseeing a portfolio of grants to organizations advancing health and human rights in Ukraine;
- Identifying opportunities to advocate for human rights in public health and devise strategies to address these opportunities.
- Establishment of cooperation with the human rights organizations, patients’ association and health care professionals in various regions of Ukraine to conduct advocacy on reforms in public health and legislative recognition of the patients’ rights at the national level.
- Expert and technical assistance to non-governmental organizations working on patients’ rights regarding development of the strategies, search of partners, presentation of the project activities.
Starting date: February 2011
Salary: competitive, commensurate with experience and results of interview.
To apply, please send your Сurriculum vitae, two recommendations and cover letter in Ukrainian and English no later than January 14, 2011 to Khrystyna Basyliya (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: “Law and Health Initiative Job Announcement”. No telephone consultations will be provided.
Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by January 19, 2011.