Senior Policy Advisor
Ipas - Chapel Hill, NC

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Responsibilities:
  • Develop strategic vision and related activities for defined areas of the organization’s policy and advocacy work
  • Provide policy and advocacy technical support to country programs as assigned
  • Build partnerships with government and other private sector organizations and advocates for policies and programs that maximize impact and resources to further women’s reproductive health and the mission of Ipas.
  • Represent Ipas and advocates for women’s reproductive health and rights at national, regional and international conferences and events.
  • Build networks and partnerships with other organizations and groups in support of the mission of Ipas.
  • Serve on management and technical support teams for country and Africa regional programs
  • Provide technical support for the design and implementation of policy and advocacy work, including development of proposals for funding
  • Contribute to Ipas’s global policy change efforts
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations and disseminate in country, regional and global for a
  • Carry out other tasks as needed to support Ipas's policy efforts

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in relevant discipline preferred;
  • 8 + years relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and technical skills in areas of responsibility;
  • Excellent communications and writing skills;
  • Overseas experience preferred; in most cases, geographical expertise required;
  • Ability to represent Ipas externally, including negotiations with partners;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated computer experience;
  • Demonstrated crosscultural/language skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% time both domestically and internationally

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