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Government and Government Relations Attorney / Health Care Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Open Society Foundations

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations
Health Care

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Feb 14,2018

Posted on

Oct 26,2017

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Program Officer, Public Health Program Responsibilities: Construct, and regularly review, a portfolio of work that combines multiple tools, which will include chiefly grant making, but also advocacy, convening, communications, and others, to advance access to justice as a health intervention. Responsible for all grant-making activities related to the portfolio, including reviewing grant proposals, conducting grantee site visits, and providing feedback on health and capacity of grantees. Develop, plan and organize program-related workshops, trainings and events; Stay abreast of developments in the field through research and attendance at conferences and/or meetings; Write strategy/position papers that provide direction on policy and capacity-building issues impacting the field and/or offer suggestions about strategic Project development; Perform special assignments, including participation in other OSF program and Foundation task forces and working groups; Build and establish strategic relationships with other philanthropic partners and NGOs. Manage financial and budget reports to track spending and assist in planning and development of annual budgets.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Law degree and 7-10 years of experience using legal strategies to advance human and civil rights; Project management experience required, with grantmaking experience preferred; Demonstrated commitment to using law progressively to advance public health and human rights objectives, preferably in community-based organizations; Experience working in at least one of the following regions: Eastern Africa, the former Soviet Union (fSU), Asia and/or Latin America; Excellent written and oral English skills required, with fluency in one additional language strongly preferred. Fluency in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese or Swahili a plus. Experience working with marginalized populations, such people who use drugs, LGBTQI persons and people living with HIV; Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the fields of legal empowerment and human rights; Experience working with or in non-governmental organizations; High level of emotional intelligence including the ability to grasp and work within a complex organizational environment, to show sensitivity and respect for people working in different programs and departments, and to empathize with different points of view; Exceptional collaboration skills including the ability to identify opportunities from working with others and to innovate and increase impact based on synthesis of different topics and portfolios; Excellent strategic and analytical skills including the ability to combine external and internal inputs into a compelling strategy and theory of change; Superior adaptability with the ability to work in conditions of change and ambiguity, and to stretch oneself to adopt new skills for changing circumstances and challenges; Willingness to undertake extensive travel.

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Hiring Coordinator
Open Society Foundations
224 West 57th Street
New York City, NY 10019