Director, Youth

Location: New York City
Posted: May 2017
Priority Deadline: July 20

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Summary of the Position:

    The Director will proactively grow, oversee and lead Women Deliver’s youth portfolio as an advocate and spokesperson for meaningful youth engagement. Given the importance of the award-winning women Deliver Young Leaders Program, the Director will be expected to grow and effectively represent the Young Leaders Program. The Director will also support the overall achievement of Women Deliver’s work and mission.

    As a member of the organization’s senior management team, the Director will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong understanding of gender equality and meaningful youth engagement within the global development sector, and a deep sense of respect for the power of young people to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. The Director will display excellent emotional intelligence and will have demonstrated leadership experience, which will be used to skillfully lead the organization’s youth portfolio. The Director will work closely with the Senior Manager, Youth to oversee grant-funded programs, and mentor the youth team. This position reports to the COO, and will work closely with the Directors of Policy and Advocacy, Communications, and External Relations as well as the finance team and CEO to ensure coordination and complementarity across programs and achieve the organization’s mission.

    Accountabilities:

  • Aligned with Women Deliver’s mandate within the senior management team, define and lead Women Deliver’s strategy and vision for advocacy related to youth including the Young Leaders Program, and more normative work around youth engagement and on specific topics such as adolescent health.
  • Oversee implementation of Women Deliver’s youth work.
  • Represent Women Deliver in international fora, together with the Women Deliver Young Leaders. This includes but is not limited to external relations with key stakeholders (including UN entities, NGOs, private sector, nonprofits, foundations, youth-related coalitions, and young people), and representation in media, key events, and strategic partnerships at the global and regional level.
  • Proactively identify new opportunities, key external events, and priority issues in order to enhance Women Deliver’s role as a leading advocate for young people’s engagement and leadership.
  • Enhance Women Deliver’s ability to monitor, evaluate and communicate the impact of our advocacy for meaningful youth engagement, to optimize results.
  • In close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Youth, steer and execute on day-to-day program implementation so that Women Deliver’s youth program addresses current issues in the global youth engagement space, delivers on grant requirements, and is aligned with Women Deliver’s overall work.
  • In collaboration with the Director, External Relations, initiates and fosters relationships with a diverse donor community to secure funding.
  • Oversee, manage and mentor a growing team of professionals currently including 3 FTEs, interns, consultants and vendors.

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Ten or more years of cumulative work experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Strong understanding of and connections in the field of youth engagement, global development and/or gender equality, a must; knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, a plus.
  • Strong understanding of advocacy, particularly at the global level.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and written and presentation skills.
  • Track record of successful fundraising.
  • Experience with results-based program design and grant management, including budget implementation, donor reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to respectfully and diplomatically engage with diverse groups and discuss sensitive topics.
  • Must be an experienced manager capable of providing guidance, coaching, and feedback to staff.
  • Experience working in a developing country context strongly preferred.
  • A truly collaborative personality with the ability to work cross functionally and articulate a point of view with a hands-on, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Comfort in working across time zones using video technology as a communications tool.
  • Passion for Women Deliver’s mission.
  • Intermediate proficiency in French or Spanish, a plus.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 40%)

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN UNITED STATES WITHOUT SPONSORSHIP.


To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

Senior Associate, Youth Engagement

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: July 20

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Summary of the Position:

    The Senior Associate leads knowledge management related to Women Deliver’s global youth efforts and award-winning women Deliver Young Leaders Program. The primary goal of this work is to utilize evidence for advocacy storytelling in order to communicate impact, and elevate youth voices and perspectives on meaningful youth engagement, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender equality. The Senior Associate will hold expertise in translating qualitative and quantitative data into compelling communication and advocacy products focused on the promotion of youth-led advocacy efforts and wins, and meaningful youth engagement.

Accountabilities:

  • Creates products for dissemination of all Women Deliver youth-related content across multiple platforms (including, but not limited to, website content, social media posts, newsletters, collateral materials, external reports and donor reports).
  • Tracks and monitors youth engagement activities, media hits (traditional and digital), and Young Leaders Program advocacy efforts at the global, regional, national, and local level in order to identify and share compelling stories and demonstrate tangible results of the program.
  • Enhance Women Deliver’s ability to manage program information in support of efforts to monitor, evaluate, and communicate the impact of our advocacy for meaningful youth engagement, to optimize results.
  • Aligned with Women Deliver’s broader advocacy and communication efforts, coordinates and promotes youth-specific social media outreach and engagement to engage with Young Leaders, youth networks, partners, and supporters.
  • Develops special projects for visual storytelling through photography or video, including management of project plans, timelines, external consultants and vendors, and budgets.
  • Supports the implementation and monitoring of the Women Deliver workplan to ensure timely completion of deliverables and ensures the coordination of youth communications efforts across teams.
  • Maintains and routinely updates a compendium of the latest youth-related data, reports, publications, initiatives, and campaigns to inform and enhance Women Deliver’s efforts, including the creation and dissemination of the bi-monthly youth newsletter.
  • In collaboration with the Communications team, supports the development and implementation of event communications plans to promote the impact of Women Deliver’s youth efforts and include youth voices and messages at key programmatic and advocacy moments (for example the UN General Assembly and other global or regional commissions, conferences, and consultations).
  • Contributes to the preparation of grant proposals and donor reporting for youth-specific initiatives.
  • Contributes to the development of key messages and talking points for Young Leaders and Women Deliver staff, especially for key advocacy opportunities and events.
  • Organizes and attends meetings, briefings, conferences, and other events, as requested.
  • Supervises interns and consultants, as needed.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in related field such as knowledge management, communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender studies; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience utilizing program data and results for advocacy storytelling purposes in an NGO, UN agency, a communications agency, a media outlet, or corporation.
  • Experience with knowledge management for advocacy efforts, monitoring and evaluation techniques, and knowledge sharing and management platforms (wikis, Facebook, WebEx, etc.).
  • Knowledge of online, open-source data collection tools and approaches and or database environment and/or project management software (Salesforce).
  • Passion for gender equality, global maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, and meaningful youth engagement.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with consultants and vendors on creative outputs across multiple platforms.
  • Strong project coordination skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and conduct work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and a track record of consistently delivering high-quality work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems.
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, if needed.
  • Must be eligible work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

Assistant, Finance

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: August 15

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Summary of the Position:

    Provides support to Senior Manager, Finance and Administration and entire finance team. Ability to work in an open space.

Accountabilities:

    • Provide finance assistance and support to Senior Manager, Finance Administration
    • Properly file and maintain accounting documents and records
    • File and maintain vendor files
    • Generate bank deposits
    • Compile all timesheets in a timely manner
    • Ensure all timesheets are properly filled in, signed and coded by the staff
    • Maintain a record for financial and grants reports due on behalf of Senior Manager, Finance and Administration/Finance
    • Monitor vendors for delayed invoice submission/payment
    • Distribute payroll checks
    • Assist in entering and posting data in QuickBooks
    • Provide administrative assistance to Senior Manager, Finance and Administration in Audit preparation
    • Generate vacation schedule for year-end processes
    • Assist in month end reporting procedures
    • Gather, sort and organize all American Express Receipts
    • Advanced use of excel for finance projects
    • Maintain inventory files updated and organized
    • Maintain a cash receipts log
    • Assist in other administrative and finance tasks
    • Update filing process and any finance administrative task as needed
    • Increase job knowledge whenever possible
  • Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

    • Bachelors in Finance or Accounting required
    • 0 – 3 years of experience as an accounting/finance assistant or bookkeeper
    • Efficiency in MS Office
    • Knowledge in QuickBooks
    • Knowledge of US generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures
    • Highly organized and detailed oriented
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Motivation and commitment to Women Deliver’s mission

    To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

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