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Senior Manager, Strategy and Public Policy

Humane Society International

Humane Society International


Government, policy, politics, lobbying, or legal







Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:


None listed

About the Role

This position will be responsible for:

• Developing and implementing strategies to advance India’s legislative, regulatory, research funding, and other policy measures aimed at replacing or reducing animal use in testing and research, and defeating problematic measures;
• Working with relevant government departments and regulators, expert committees, country and program staff and partners to draft or amend legislation and other policy measures in line with program priorities. Analyzes proposed and pending legislation to determine whether it is favorable to program objectives;
• Building relationships with regulators, seeking their acceptance of animal-free approaches, and reforming to priority regulations.
• Building relationships with Indian corporate and other relevant stakeholders, negotiating policy alignment on regulatory, and other policy measures, and coordinating joint advocacy;
• Organizing briefings, high-level meetings, trainings, workshops, webinars and other forums for engagement, education, dialogue, and policy alignment with policy makers, regulators, and scientific community;
• Coordinating with HSI/India communications department to draft and review press releases, social media content, and other outreach materials and respond to comments. Serving as a program spokesperson with the media and at public events;
• Managing the Research & Toxicology staff and providing them with guidance and advice, training, performance management, and career development;
• Developing hiring strategy for the department in India, drafting job descriptions, interviewing candidates for positions including but not limited to employees, consultants, intern and/or volunteers, and training them as necessary;
• Developing the team, building capacity for internal and external communication while promoting discussion and exchange of ideas and concerns;
• Providing guidance to team and motivating them to meet or exceed goals;
• Working in collaboration with operations department to facilitate smooth operations of financial, administrative, and travel processes;
• Performing other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

About the Organisation

The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.

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