Global Black Gay Men Connect: Job Description

Title: Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Remote

Posted Date: 2/21/24

About Global Black Gay Men Connect (GBGMC):
Global Black Gay Men Connect (GBGMC) is a not-for-profit corporation registered and headquartered in New York State. GBGMC aims to build a global movement that engages Black gay men and Key Populations around the world, actively intervening in the multiple health-related, social, and economic challenges they face. These challenges include, but are not limited to, the disproportionate impact of the global HIV pandemic; a global backlash against LGBTIQ civil and human rights advocacy; and other political, social, and economic challenges faced by Black gay men (BGM).

 

GBGMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.

 

Role Summary:

GBGMC is seeking a Program Manager experienced in community engagement and HIV prevention, product introduction & demand creation, and KP program/funding sustainability frameworks. The Program Manager will coordinate and work across the organization and in partnership with networks and partners globally, to define and implement GBGMC advocacy priorities. They will be responsible for coordinating and managing GBGMC leadership in advocating for new HIV prevention tools, including engagement in the KP sustainability framework. This person will manage the development and implementation of strategy and work plans, ensure compliance with budgets, work plans, and reporting requirements, and contribute their expertise to the successful implementation of this body of work. The ideal candidate will bring both global public health and private sector experience, as well as a strategic orientation to this role. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

 

Essential Functions:

Leadership and Strategic Planning:

  • Serve as GBGMC’s strategic lead and organizational representative, and act as the spokesperson for the organization’s policy advocacy efforts and initiatives around HIV prevention, CSO capacity building, and KP Program and Funding sustainability framework.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, GBGMC partners, and board, craft a global strategy for uniting policy priorities for implementation advocacy, new product introductions, KP Program sustainability, safety and security, and structural interventions.
  • Represent and coordinate engagements with PEPFAR and the Global Fund.

 

Policy and Data Analysis:

  • Generate and leverage political and community support for policies conducive to expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and research, and advancing the human rights of Black Gay Men and other Key Populations.
  • Provide technical assistance as needed for sourcing, analyzing, and utilizing data for advancing policy advocacy regionally and at the country level, including engagement with PEPFAR Country Operational Plans (COPs) and Global Fund Funding Requests, Community-Led Monitoring, GBMSM and other Key Population advocacy engagements, and other national policy development processes.
  • Monitor the legislative and regulatory landscape in priority countries related to GBMSM health resource allocation and human rights.

 

Campaign Organizing and Support:

  • In collaboration with AVAC, lead and coordinate the Global Key Populations HIV Prevention Advisory Group (GKPAG) and the KP Program Sustainability Caucus to implement advocacy.
  • Collaborate with GBGMC Partners, KP Advisory Groups, and programmatic, policy advocacy, and communications colleagues to implement a comprehensive advocacy campaign and policy agenda aimed at increasing awareness and demand for Injectable PrEP for Black Gay Men and other Key Populations.
  • Coordinate with EpiC to design sustainable finance workshops and develop written sustainable finance strategies for KP-led organizations.
  • Oversee data consolidation and analysis from KP community consultations, develop comprehensive reports and actionable recommendations, and manage activities around education efforts for new and incumbent members of Congress on HIV/AIDS and global health issues.
  • Coordinate outreach and timing of appropriations letters and other milestones within annual federal appropriations, and facilitate the development and coordination of materials for injectable PrEP, KP CSO capacity building, and sustainability framework implementation.
  • Create and lead a KP Expert Group on Sustainability, collaborating with the GBGMC Communications team to support advocacy campaign communications such as blogs, briefs, social media, etc.

 

Policy Analysis and Advocacy Materials Development:

  • Distill complex information and translate technical language from multiple sources into concise summaries, policy briefs, and visual presentations.
  • Track, synthesize, and package information, results, lessons learned, and data to support GBGMC’s advocacy efforts.
  • Develop and disseminate presentations and publications, providing research, writing, and editing support as needed.

 

 

Knowledge Management:

  • Develop advocacy materials, fact sheets, and blogs on new HIV prevention products, KP program sustainability, and maintain key materials on PEPFAR and other bilateral/multilateral programs, as well as global and country HIV data.

 

Meeting Planning:

  • Organize and conduct a series of webinars in collaboration with EpiC and other GBGMC partners.
  • Lead the planning of the KP Advisory group meetings in Malawi and Thailand, and coordinate the planning of the KP HIV Prevention Pre-conference at IAS 2024.
  • Develop agendas, pre-reads, and other materials, and take meeting notes with clear action items to support organized and effective meetings and calls.

Education:

  • Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Development, or a related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in program management, particularly in the field of HIV prevention, community engagement, and capacity building.
  • Proven experience in the introduction and demand creation for health products, ideally in the context of HIV prevention.
  • Demonstrated experience working with global health frameworks, including the Key Populations (KP) sustainability framework.
  • Prior experience working in or with countries in Asia and Africa in the context of health programming and advocacy.
  • Experience in leading strategic planning, policy analysis, and campaign organizing.
  • Experience in working with PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and other international health initiatives.

 

Position Location: The preference is for the candidate to be located within the U.S. Candidates must be able to work remotely and attend in-person meetings; this position requires 25% international travel.

Salary and Benefits: This full-time position is funded through a one-year grant, with the possibility of renewal, at $75,000-$80,000.

 

To Apply: Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to info@gbgmc.org.

 

How to Apply: Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including Black Gay Men, Black Women, Transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

 

GBGMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.

LGBTQI Uganda Emergency Fund

Global Black Gay Men Connect, in collaboration with Uganda Key Populations Consortium and Sexual Minorities Uganda, to launch an Emergency Response Fund to support LGBTQI Ugandans.

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