Public Health Institute Vacancy: Medtronic Philanthropy Brazil Associate – Sao Paulo, Brazil


Posting Job


May 4, 2016

Expired Job


August 11, 2020



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
August/September 2016.

Medtronic Plc and Medtronic Philanthropy: 

  • Medtronic
    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. 
  • The
    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


  • The
    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.
  • The
    Brazil Associate will not directly approve funding or staffing, but
    will represent Medtronic Philanthropy to Philanthropy Grantees in Brazil
    and offer them technical assistance.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

primary responsibilities of the Brazil Associate include contributing
to Medtronic Philanthropy’s portfolio in Brazil through:

  • Technical
    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.
  • Providing
    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.
  • Support
    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
    America markets.
  • Representing the Philanthropy with local stakeholders, particularly governmental, at state and national levels.
  • Contributing
    technical expertise to and representing Medtronic Philanthropy at local
    advisory councils and in execution of programs led by local partners.
  • Collaborating
    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
  • Providing
    technical assistance and advice, including on program design,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Medtronic Philanthropy
    Brazil  Projects, as requested by Medtronic Philanthropy GAT Portfolio
  • Support
    a Brazil Philanthropy strategy and recommend future Philanthropy
    programs or initiatives in Brazil in alignment with current GAT
    programmatic direction.
  • Support business as points of contact with Medtronic Philanthropy and connections to public health in the region.
  • Work
    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
    health access.

Training and Professional Development: 

As an Associate, the candidate will receive the following growth opportunities: 

Remain/become informed about: 

  • Evolving
    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.
  • Develop
    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.
  • Learn
    about and contribute to the knowledge and skills needed for
    health-related public private partnerships and other collaborations.
  • Create
    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.
  • Participate
    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. 

Required and Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience: 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 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.
  • Fluent
    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.
  • Seven
    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.
  • Ability
    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).
  • While
    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
  • The
    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.

Business Acumen/Competencies: 

  • Aptitude for or strong desire to work in a corporate environment.
  • Appreciation
    of social determinants of health, community health, patient
    empowerment, frontline health workers, and policy/advocacy.
  • Keen
    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.
  •  Experience
    interfacing with policy makers at local and national levels, high level
    of diplomacy skills, political astuteness and relevant contacts.
  • Familiarity
    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. 

Program Management Qualifications: 

  • Technical and managerial expertise managing government affairs and grantees.
  • Interest in and experience (preferred) providing input to Requests for Proposals and grant making.
  • Experience
    managing and engaging diverse external partners, including community
    organizations as well as local and national governments.

Technical Advisory Qualifications: 

  • Interest in and experience (preferred) acting as an advisor to health projects.
  • Interest in NCD prevention treatment and care, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

How to apply: 

To apply for this position visit our Career Site at APPLY ONLINE HERE.

Closing Date: 02 Jun 2016

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