Senior Global Advocacy Adviser

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Using the power of law to advance reproductive rights.

The Role: Reporting to the Senior Director for Global Advocacy, the Senior Global Advocacy Adviser in Washington DC, will play an important role in engaging the US government in support of our global advocacy agenda, including building political will to advance SRHR in multilateral spaces. The Senior Global Advocacy Adviser will also work to support the Center’s US foreign policy engagement, build strong relationships and position the Center as a technical expert across relevant USG agencies, Congress and the Administration, and create bridges across policy-making discussions and processes in Washington D.C., at the UN and with governments around the world in support of human rights protections for SRHR.

This position is based in the Center’s Washington, D.C. office. The position is term-limited for two years with a possibility of extension.

Primary Responsibilities:

Advocacy and Technical Support

Create responsive strategies to US legislative and other policy developments that could impact the Center’s priorities around the world or at the UN;
Providing legal expertise to federal agencies, Hill and coalition members in coordination with the US Federal team regarding key policy priorities including recommending policy positions;
Collaborating cross-departmentally to craft and execute foreign policy positions;
Represent the Center in USG agency preparatory meetings for UN processes;
In collaboration with GA team, build relationships at USUN in both Geneva and New York to influence US positioning and negotiations in UN processes;
Provide expertise on the human rights impacts of the GGR, Helms and other US foreign policies with external audiences;

Relationship and Coalition-building

Position the Center as global technical expert on SRHR and human rights with the DC policy-making community;
Build relationships with State dept and other relevant agencies to influence US positioning and negotiations in UN processes and position the Center as a key source of technical support;
Coordinate and collaborate with progressive allies and pro bono partners;
Build effective partnerships to advance the Center’s strategic plan;

Institutional Alignment

Work closely with the Global Advocacy team and across the institution to ensure strong US support for SRHR and human rights in multilateral processes;
Prepare internal and external updates and other written analyses of legislation/policy, key moments or processes;
Participate in strategy development across the Government and External Relations Department, with the Center’s regional programs, and lead internal and external efforts to implement those strategies;

External Relations

Translate complex policies and practices into accessible communications for diverse audiences including lawmakers, advocates, and coalition partners;
Present at professional conferences and meetings to lead public discourse on US foreign policy and sexual and reproductive health and rights;
Develop public messages and media responses as appropriate on key policy issues; and
Oversee organization of events profiling our global work in DC.


Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values;
J.D. or LLM preferred; admittance to DC or other relevant jurisdiction a plus;
Minimum 12 years relevant experience;
Expertise in US foreign policy and international human rights law required;
Experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies to influence US foreign policy required;
Knowledge and experience engaging with USAID, State Department, and foreign policy processes required;
Knowledge of UN and other multilateral processes, strongly preferred;
Effective public speaking skills and writing skills;
Outstanding legal/policy analysis skills;
Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills;
Experience in working or building coalitions; leadership within coalitions of social justice and/or human rights movements, strongly preferred;
Experience working outside the US in a Global South context, preferred;
Track record of effective people management, preferred; and
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
May be required to register as a federal lobbyist

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