Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization
dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people
throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one
of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the
nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve
the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally.
PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit
Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.
Philanthropy Associates Program – a fellowship of the Public Health
Institute (PHI) – is a five-year program implemented and managed by PHI
and supported by funding from Medtronic Foundation. The primary goal of
the program is to build local professional capacity to provide
on-the-ground technical insight, alignment and representation as needed
for Medtronic Philanthropy’s chronic, acute and neglected disease (ie,
Rheumatic Heart Disease) programs in the field of NCDs.
is seeking a full time Medtronic Philanthropy Brazil Associate to
participate in the Medtronic Philanthropy Associates Program of PHI’s
Global Health Leaders center. This position is located in São Paulo,
Brazil at Medtronic’s business offices. Much of the public sector work
will be in and around Brazil so travel will be required. While the
Associate will be receiving technical oversight from and acting as an
advisor for Medtronic Philanthropy, he or she will be an employee of PHI
and will report to the Director of Global Health Leaders at PHI. The
fellow will receive professional development coaching from PHI and
opportunity to network with PHI’s public health programs in the US and
throughout the globe. This position is anticipated to begin
Philanthropy is comprised of the Medtronic Fund, the corporate avenue
through which Medtronic coordinates its company-aligned social
investment and contributions; and The Medtronic Foundation, which is the
non-profit organization that is wholly funded through the charitable
contributions of Medtronic Plc.
position will maintain close connection with the Senior Director of
Global Access at Medtronic Philanthropy, located in Minneapolis, MN. The
Brazil Associate will collaborate with other members of the Global
Access team, and liaise with other key leaders across Medtronic
Philanthropy. Everyday relationships for this position will be
maintained with the Medtronic Corporation team in Brazil, with
opportunities to interface with key local Medtronic Plc leadership in
Brazil Associate’s primary goal is to provide technical insight and
assistance, local program management support, and representation for
Medtronic Philanthropy’s Global Access portfolio in Brazil with local
and global stakeholders functioning in various locations where the
Philanthropy has strategic investments. A second goal is to develop a
pool of local public health and corporate health professionals in each
country with both business and public health acumen so they are able to
improve corporate public health initiatives and public-sector
health-related activities. This public-private competency building
(PPCB) strategy is designed to build the competencies local individuals
need to enable them to work within and across the public, nonprofit, and
private sectors to expand access to care.
Brazil Associate will not directly approve funding or staffing, but
will represent Medtronic Philanthropy to Philanthropy Grantees in Brazil
and offer them technical assistance.
primary responsibilities of the Brazil Associate include contributing
to Medtronic Philanthropy’s portfolio in Brazil through:
assistance and program management support of all Global Access Team
(GAT) programs in Brazil, including local efforts for the chronic care
(HealthRise), acute care (stroke, STEMI), and Rheumatic Heart Disease
portfolios. In doing so, the Associate will engage key local
stakeholders and nongovernmental organizations, including health systems
partners, community-based organizations, academia and private sector
businesses and people living with the diseases of interest, to leverage
front line health workers across the continuum of care.
technical insights, collaboration, and representation, as needed, for
other grants driven by Medtronic Corporation staff in Brazil.
- Providing updates about Medtronic Philanthropy projects to Medtronic Corporation on a regular basis.
gathering local input on product donations and building a local
understanding of the product donation strategy including knowledge of
the strategic medical mission partners operating in Brazil and Latin
- Representing the Philanthropy with local stakeholders, particularly governmental, at state and national levels.
technical expertise to and representing Medtronic Philanthropy at local
advisory councils and in execution of programs led by local partners.
with peer Medtronic Philanthropy Associates in other countries (India
& South Africa) and the GAT to ensure global best practices are
adapted for use in Brazil and to transfer knowledge and lessons across
technical assistance and advice, including on program design,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Medtronic Philanthropy
Brazil Projects, as requested by Medtronic Philanthropy GAT Portfolio
a Brazil Philanthropy strategy and recommend future Philanthropy
programs or initiatives in Brazil in alignment with current GAT
- Support business as points of contact with Medtronic Philanthropy and connections to public health in the region.
closely with PHI and Medtronic Philanthropy on the design and execution
of a country-specific Public Private Competency Building strategy to
create a pool of public, non-profit and corporate professionals in
Brazil who can work within and across each other’s sectors to advance
global best practice in the prevention, care and treatment of NCDs,
with special emphasis on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including
hypertension and Rheumatic Heart Disease.
- Treatment for NCDs globally and within Brazil, including by the Government of Brazil, the private sector, and nonprofits.
a working knowledge of (1) Medtronic’s corporate structure, products,
and services and (2) Medtronic Philanthropy’s goals and processes, both
globally and within Brazil.
- Learn about corporate philanthropy and how businesses are contributing to global heath.
about and contribute to the knowledge and skills needed for
health-related public private partnerships and other collaborations.
opportunities to leverage existing health platforms for integrating
NCDs and other health care areas such as, addressing social determinant
of health, and creating health equity.
in global forums and disseminate best practices to public and private
health professionals through PHI’s Dialogue4Health platform and other
- Participate in domestic and international conferences and forums, professional continuing education, and skills training.
- This position is open to Brazilian nationals and others legally authorized to work in Brazil.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy or related fields required.
written (including business writing) and spoken skills in English and
Portuguese with some working knowledge of Spanish is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public
speaking and group facilitation.
years of working experience in public or global health, three of which
are with a large nonprofit or for profit health organization and/or with
a small organization engaged with global partners.
and willingness to travel domestically within Brazil, in Latin America,
and internationally up to 40 percent of the time.
- Experience working with the private sector and with public private partnerships (preferred).
- One year work experience with a donor organization (preferred).
- Some familiarity with Medtronic products and therapies (preferred).
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required
to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact
with a computer for extended period and to communicate with peers and
physical demands described above are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Aptitude for or strong desire to work in a corporate environment.
of social determinants of health, community health, patient
empowerment, frontline health workers, and policy/advocacy.
sense of and experience with program planning and project management,
especially in complex technical programs across multiple stakeholders.
- Thorough understanding of community interventions in a variety of health areas and local health policies.
- Experience in developing and maintaining cross-cultural relationships at all levels.
- Ability to work in a team environment, especially global and/or virtual.
interfacing with policy makers at local and national levels, high level
of diplomacy skills, political astuteness and relevant contacts.
with local representatives in Brazil of UN agencies, other policy
organizations, businesses and international nonprofit organizations
engaged in global health.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment, work independently and think creatively.
- Technical and managerial expertise managing government affairs and grantees.
- Interest in and experience (preferred) providing input to Requests for Proposals and grant making.
managing and engaging diverse external partners, including community
organizations as well as local and national governments.
- Interest in and experience (preferred) acting as an advisor to health projects.
- Interest in NCD prevention treatment and care, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease.