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Communications Associate, Public Affairs


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Organization: The END Fund
Closing date: 17 Mar 2022


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

  • Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.


The Public Affairs department builds on the END Fund’s fundraising and grantmaking by using the influence of our brand, reputation, and relationships to: (1) identify and cultivate new opportunities for financing the END Fund and the NTD sector, and (2) encourage greater local ownership and sustainability of efforts to tackle NTDs. The Public Affairs team’s work is bolstered by a network of extraordinary champions for the END Fund and the NTD sector.


The END Fund is looking for a well-organized and process-oriented individual to help the Public Affairs team drive its communications and advocacy goals. The Associate will join a nimble in-house Public Affairs team to support communications and storytelling execution, including drafting blogs, media releases, social media copy, event talking points and other material as relevant. The Associate will be required to edit and proofread communication materials and texts, as well as organize images and video content for the END Fund story bank. The Associate will primarily support the team in externally amplifying the END Fund story through a multifaceted editorial strategy, engaging new and existing audiences with visual and compelling storytelling assets. In addition, this Associate will help coordinate critical timelines, calendars and preparation for END Fund and NTD community events, as well as coordination with our communications agency.

A natural and collegial team player, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively to drive successful projects and cross-team collaborations, and thrive on bringing order and prioritization to workstreams.


  • Responsible for writing and drafting of engaging and innovative content such as presentations, scripts, blogs and social media content, marketing collateral and assets, newsletters and more.

  • Conduct research based on business needs in line with the END Fund’s communications strategy. Research may require coordinating with internal and external business partners and stakeholders. Prepare presentations and written content using the END Fund’s established brand, design, and editorial guidelines, and enforce the same for any written communications issued by the END Fund.

  • Support the shape of the END Fund’s internal voice by sourcing and drafting editorial content for internal communications.

  • Partner with content creators to bring a distinctive, engaging, compelling and authentic voice for external audience engagement.

  • Copy edit content written by END Fund staff contributors, champions, Board members and thought leaders for consistency, clarity, accuracy, perspective, grammar, tone, voice and audience relevance.

  • Plan and implement strategies for dissemination and amplification of content through END Fund channels and partner channels.

  • Contribute to the creation, implementation, and monitoring of strategic and tactical communications plans. Engage directly with stakeholders including the external communications agency regarding strategy, approach and priorities.

  • Track and assess analytics; prepare reports and identify options for ongoing improvement.

  • Organize videos, stories and transcripts for the END Fund’s story bank.

  • Regularly update collateral such as key messages document, website content, one pagers and informative material.

  • Track communications risks and opportunities and provide regular updates in team meetings.

  • General support to and representation of the Senior Director, Public Affairs as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of two years of work experience in marketing or communications, copywriting, graphic design, event planning, or executive assistance

  • Exceptional ability to coordinate people to align around a goal

  • Ability to convey programmatic information in a clear and actionable style

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional ability to multitask and balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Interest to learn about global health issues, and NTDs specifically

  • Previous experience working with Zoom and other conferencing platforms, with the ability to administer and host webinars

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills

  • A self-starter who enjoys working in a small team environment

  • Ability to work independently and remotely using current internet-based communication tools, as well as collaboratively alongside a geographically distributed team in various locations and time zones

  • Ability and willingness to travel


The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

If the successful candidate for this position is based in the United States, the anticipated starting base salary range for this position is $61,000-$66,000 annually. If the successful candidate for this position is based outside of the United States, their offer will be informed by country-specific market data that we will commission late in the recruitment process.

To ensure all compensation and benefits package offers are fair, defensible and competitive, the END Fund relies on external benchmarking data that is both role and country-specific. In the United States, we have a comprehensive salary structure that covers all roles, departments and functions; in other countries, benchmarking data is secured on an as-needed basis to inform offer packages. This position's location is flexible so an offer will be informed by country-specific market data that we will commission late in the recruitment process.

Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency. **

How to apply:

Visit https://jobs.lever.co/end and complete the online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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