Senior Communications Associate (Humanitarian & Fragile Settings)

Location: New York City
Posted: August 2017
Priority Deadline: September 13 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

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 Communications Associate plays a significant role in designing and implementing Women Deliver’s strategic communications for programming related to humanitarian and fragile settings, in alignment with the overall communications strategy of Women Deliver. In this new role, the Senior Communications Associate reports to the Director of Communications with a dotted line to the Director of External Relations. The Senior Communications Associate will lead in developing new communications assets, talking points, messaging, infographics and speak-outs on policy positions that improve RMNCAH in fragile and humanitarian settings.

Accountabilities:

  • Serves as the daily focal point and communications lead for our humanitarian and fragile settings programming.
  • Working in close coordination with the advocacy, youth, external relations and humanitarian teams and develops and implements communications plans for key programmatic and advocacy moments (including commissions, conferences, and consultations) to advance the humanitarian and fragile settings campaign strategy and workplan.
  • Integrates the humanitarian and fragile settings campaign work into the overall Women Deliver editorial calendar, and manages external communications.
  • Oversees Women Deliver press and media outreach related to the humanitarian and fragile settings including pitching, external contracts, and relationship cultivating with journalists and others in the media.
  • Conducts and oversees writing, editing, production, dissemination, and tracking related to humanitarian and fragile setting campaigns, including coordination of content within all promotional materials (across multiple platforms – including, but not limited to, presentations, digital content, video, photography, website content, blogs, social media posts, e-blasts, collateral materials and external reports), aligned with Women Deliver’s broader communication efforts.
  • Working in close coordination with the advocacy, youth, humanitarian and external relations teams, maintains and routinely updates a compendium of the latest data related to humanitarian issue areas, including reports, publications, initiatives, and campaigns to inform and enhance communications efforts.
  • Seeks out and/or supports communications and media activities with multi-sector partners as well as supports partner communication efforts through international and global south traditional and social media outlets.
  • Supports the management of relationships and projects plans, timelines, and budgets with work that may require external consultants or vendors (e.g., designers, printers, editors, videographers, photographers, digital and communications consultants, etc.).
  • Coordinates humanitarian and fragile settings specific social media outreach and engagement, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, to engage with cross-sector and cross-issue partners, allies, supporters, and their networks.
  • Supports the implementation and monitoring of the workplan to ensure timely completion of deliverables, particularly as it related to communications efforts for humanitarian and fragile settings programming.
  • Organizes and attends meetings, briefings, conferences, and other events, as requested.
  • Supervises interns and consultants, as needed.
  • Contributes to Women Deliver’s organization-wide communications planning efforts.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in related field such as communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender studies; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of media/communications experience in an NGO, UN agency, a communications agency, a media outlet, or corporation.
  • Must possess humanitarian expertise with a focus on women and girls.
  • Expertise in international maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, with an emphasis on girls and women.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with developing and executing advocacy and communications campaigns using research, public events, and media–particularly in an international and developing country context.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with communications consultants and vendors on creative outputs across multiple platforms.
  • Experience developing highly-effective digital media content.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project coordination skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and work.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to consistently delivering excellent-quality work.
  • Experience working with partners and coalitions on the development and execution of communications strategies and deliverables.
  • Experience with advocacy and communications campaigns, monitoring and evaluation techniques a plus, but not required.
  • Experience work on communications and advocacy campaigns in a developing country context, a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems.
  • Intermediate proficiency in French, a plus.
  • 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

Senior Manager, Humanitarian Advocacy

Location: New York City
Posted: August 2017
Priority Deadline: September 13 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

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 Manager, Humanitarian Advocacy plays a leading role in the project management and implementation of Women Deliver’s humanitarian and fragile settings strategic advocacy work and campaigns as well as overseeing the grant management function related to this work. This new role will support our key program ambassador, HRH Princess Sarah Zeid in her advocacy work directly related to women and girls in humanitarian and fragile settings and report directly to the Director, External Relations (based in Canada) and work in close partnership with the incoming Senior Manager, Capacity Building and the Youth Engagement, Policy & Advocacy and Communications teams.

Women Deliver’s expanded efforts to include humanitarian advocacy is ambitious and will focus on strengthening and building the capacity of advocates, influencing decision makers, and creating a better environment for policy changes, ensuring that the needs of the poorest and most at risk, girls and women in humanitarian and fragile settings are addressed.

Accountabilities:

  • Works with the Director of External Relations & HRH Princess Sarah Zeid to evolve, adapt, and lead the implementation of innovative advocacy efforts focused on girls and women in humanitarian and fragile settings.
  • Project manages as well as integrates and facilitates the internal and external teams supporting the implementation of the work related to humanitarian and fragile settings strategy and workplan.
  • Plays a leading role in the preparation of budgets, proposals, and donor reports related to the humanitarian and fragile settings grant funded work.
  • Develops and implements monitoring and evaluation efforts associated with the execution of the humanitarian and fragile settings strategy and workplan with emphasis in integrating results based management into advocacy efforts to improve accountabilities in close partnership with the Senior Manager, Capacity Building.
  • Develops in partnership with the Director of External Relations and HRH Princess Sarah Zeid advocacy and communications strategies to improve RMNCAH in humanitarian settings including building a roadmap, seeking out speaking opportunities, hosting international gatherings, side events, partnering with the Young Leaders Program, developing online modules, hosting advisory committees, developing tracking systems etc.
  • Leads in research to find appropriate advisory roles for key commissions and initiatives related to humanitarian and fragile settings including key forums such as AD4, AD5, UNGA 2018-2019, WD Conference 2019.
  • Supports the Director of External Relations and HRH Princess Sarah Zeid to build, expand, and maintain external relationships and partnerships with stakeholders and advocates.
  • Develops webinars and other online trainings with partners to raise the awareness of RMNCAH in fragile and humanitarian settings – from development of concepts, to finding co-hosts, partners, locating speakers and supporting the pre/post communications.
  • Assists in the convening of high level meetings in support of this work – including creating the meeting objectives, outcomes, recruiting members, promoting coverage and developing materials and recommendations.
  • Develops report findings and recommendations including contributing directly to report writing, publishing and outreach.
  • Oversees the research and keeps appraised of new evidence and case studies related humanitarian and fragile settings; with emphasis on intersectional opportunities like climate change and urbanization.
  • Contributes technical guidance and quality assurance on advocacy, communications, and policy work related to humanitarian and fragile settings.
  • Represents and speaks at meetings, events, conferences, and other relevant fora, as appropriate.
  • Oversee contracts and manages vendor relationships with contractors related to the execution of the humanitarian and fragile states strategy and workplan.
  • Contributes to Women Deliver’s organization-wide strategic planning efforts.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in a related field such as Public Health, International Relations; Gender Studies; Women, Peace and Security, or Human Rights; Master’s highly preferred.
  • 8-10 years of work experience, working with diverse cultures on global health, human rights or gender equality campaigns, programs, or initiatives.
  • Subject matter or technical experience in humanitarian and fragile settings with a focus on girl and women required.
  • Grant management experience with an emphasis on results based management and reporting required; experience managing Government of Canada funded grants highly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience leading teams on the design, execution, and monitoring of international advocacy campaigns, particularly in developing country contexts.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading advocacy and communications campaigns using research, public events, media, and coalition-building.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated, proactive, energetic, and detail-oriented.
  • Superb writing and editing skills; professional communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences, cultures, and organizations to ensure productive partnerships.
  • Ability to design and implement creative, analytical approaches to improve advocacy programs and projects.
  • Experience discerning sound research and translating dense research materials and technical content into material that is relevant and accessible for broader audiences.
  • Experience work on advocacy campaigns in a developing country context, a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
  • Must be able eligible to work in the United States, without sponsorship.

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

Consultant Position: Senior Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Preferred Location: Ottawa, Canada (home office based)
Posted: August 2017
Priority Deadline: September 5 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

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 Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in this new full-time equivalent, consulting role, reporting to the Director, External Relations (based in Ottawa) will oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts and increase staff capacity to use evidence, data and proven solutions to advance gender equality and girls’ women’s health, rights and wellbeing, including SRH. The Senior Manager will play an important role in project management, helping to build capacity in performance and impact measurement for key grant funded programs. The Senior Manager will also design performance frameworks, ensure new approaches are properly socialized and help build a culture of results based management and reporting.

Accountabilities:

  • Developing the framework for strong M&E systems – providing guidance and expertise to staff and key consultants around project design, theories of change, indicators, , monitoring systems and data analysis.
  • Developing systematic reporting systems, disseminating findings and project results internally, to donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Supporting Directors (Communications, Humanitarian, Youth Engagement and Policy & Advocacy) with the design, coordination, facilitation, and effective implementation of M&E strategies and initiatives.
  • Conceptualizing, developing and building capacity for gender-based monitoring and evaluation within Women Deliver including all aspects of program planning and implementation, including financial management and administrative oversight.
  • Overseeing and monitoring successful implementation of the work plan, and recommending changes to the plan as needed.
  • Establishing and overseeing the learning agenda within Women Deliver, sharing best practices, strategies and identifying synergies to share internally and externally.
  • Driving knowledge management philosophy and approach for the organization including contributing to institutional learning processes, convening communities of practice and tracking best practices in the communities where we work.
  • Partnering with senior staff in finding opportunities to promote gender-based research and methods and the need for better evidence to drive decision making practices; and more broadly increase awareness of the gaps in gender- based research and provide thought leadership in this area.
  • Supporting the Director of External Relations in program design, tracking and reporting including RBM approaches.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the impact of training support and recommending improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of capacity-building initiatives.
  • Recruiting, mentoring and managing consultants to support M&E efforts.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in a related field such as, international development, gender studies, or public health; Master’s level qualification in monitoring, evaluation and learning or a related field is strongly desired.
  • 8-10 years of work experience, combined with a track record of program management and leadership across geographies in gender, SRH, RMNCAH or other intersectional issues and approaches required.
  • Subject matter or technical experience with women and girls required; experience in development, humanitarian and fragile settings preferred.
  • Results based management and reporting experience required.
  • Proficiency with programming, theories, and methods in M&E and learning.
  • Strong experience in the leading of reporting and analysis for large scale grants, funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs (as well as other granting agencies).
  • Proven experience in developing and operationalizing strategies that have taken a program or organization to the next stage of growth and performance.
  • M&E project management experience – including planning, analysis, reporting, knowledge management and special studies.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated, proactive, energetic, and detail-oriented.
  • Superb writing and editing skills; professional communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences, cultures, and organizations to ensure productive partnerships.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations.
  • Be able to work closely with the Government of Canada and the US team; must be able to travel occasionally to NY and aptitude with remote working environments preferred.

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

Special Assistant to the CEO & COO

Location: New York City
Posted: August 2017
Priority Deadline: September 15 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

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 Special Assistant, in this new role, ensures smooth and effective operations for the CEO & COO and is primarily responsible for running the CEO & COO’s daily operations, ensuring the CEO’s time is managed effectively, and that the CEO & COO are prepared for all internal and external meetings.  The Special Assistant works closely with members of the senior team including communications and policy & advocacy, serving as a liaison for internal and external programmatic and operational projects.  The Special Assistant works closely with and dual reports to both the CEO & COO.

Accountabilities:

Scheduling, Travel & Logistics:

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the CEO & COO, including the delivery of quality, high-level administrative support, specifically in regard to calendar management, travel arrangements, and meeting preparation/follow up.
  • Manage the CEO & COO’s calendar to reflect strategic priorities and help in effective management of their time toward achieving operational goals.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all internal/external scheduling requests.
  • Assume responsibility for the overall execution, planning, and related advance and logistics for the CEO’s travel schedule, across the U.S. and globally: organize trip planning calls with internal/external stakeholders, develop written, detailed schedules, confirm travel plans and appointments, manage all related transportation and lodging, and accompany as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain processes, templates, and formats related to scheduling, including request templates, event memos, and agendas.

Meeting Preparation & Support:

  • Ensure the CEO & COO are prepared for all internal and external meetings through oversight and organization of all briefing memos, remarks, and additional collateral, coordinating across departments, and anticipating needs and strategizing solutions.
  • Serve as liaison between the CEO and other departments, managing projects regarding the CEO’s external presence: attend meetings, develop agendas, record minutes, maintain records, monitor action items and follow-up.
  • Conduct subject matter research and compile background information on meeting participants.
  • Draft and file meeting notes, follow up correspondence, and key actions and ensure communication thereof with all relevant parties as appropriate.
  • Attend and provide appropriate support to the CEO as needed for meetings/conferences/events (travel may be required).

Communications:

  • Manage the CEO’s incoming email—prioritizing for attention and drafting responses as appropriate.
  • Manage information flow, ensuring follow up with and engagement of appropriate staff.
  • Consult with senior team on the CEO’s outreach (internal and external)—drafting correspondence and managing action steps as appropriate.
  • Assist the CEO & COO in the development of research, reports, presentations and publications as needed.
  • Draft informal talking points and liaison with the communications and policy & advocacy teams as appropriate related to talking points, speeches and other presentation needs.

Special Projects:

  • Board meeting preparation: edit and coordinate reports, assist with logistics, and other duties as needed.
  • Complete special projects as required.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Commitment to Women Deliver’s mission, purpose and values.
  • BA/BS required.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related, progressively responsible work experience, including scheduling and travel management experience.
  • Experience in support of executive/senior managers faced with the challenge of prioritizing their time in a complex, faced-paced environment.
  • Must be highly organized, with a strong work ethic and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent presentation, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Experienced in project management and ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with frequently shifting priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Solutions-oriented approach with strong analytical/reasoning skills.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor and strong customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work proactively and independently, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Dependability, diplomacy, and a sense of humor are necessary.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when needed.
  • Ability to see and understand the big picture and translate into a strategic schedule.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations.
  • Must be able eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

2017-2018 Internship Program

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: Rolling (see below for details)

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.

Internship Program Summary:

  • The Internship Program aligns with the academic calendar year beginning September, January or June for a period of 3-5 months; with the ability to extend as appropriate
  • Interns are expected to work 2 days a week in the Women Deliver office between 10-20 hours per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour
  • Women Deliver typically hosts a total of 3-6 interns per period across all program and functional teams and each are managed and mentored by an Associate or Senior Associate
  • Internship opportunities are available for all or some of the following departments each period:

Policy & Advocacy Intern:

  • Collects and synthesizes research for advocacy briefings and other materials.
  • Drafts and proofreads materials.
  • Assists with research and logistical tasks associated with the Deliver for Good Campaign, United Nations Events, and other events.
  • Supports the advocacy team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s networks, working groups, and speaking events.
  • Supports the advocacy and communication teams’ overall efforts, specifically contributing to writing, editing, and posting blogs, as well as developing and disseminating social media messages.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in policy, human rights, international relations or public health; and/or candidate of Master’s degree in these areas, 2) knowledge of advocacy and communications campaigns with emphasis in social media expertise.

Youth Engagement Intern:

  • Helps track and manage Young Leader’s advocacy efforts and requests for support.
  • Drafts and proofreads external (social media) and internal youth-related advocacy and communications materials.
  • Collects and synthesizes research on youth-specific topics pertinent to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and meaningful youth engagement in order to develop internal memos, policy briefs, and talking points.
  • Assists with research and organizing participation associated with national, regional, and international events for Women Deliver youth team staff and youth representatives.
  • Supports the youth team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s youth networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
  • Special requirements: 1) Experience working with diverse cultures and/or youth -led or youth-serving projects preferred, 2) General knowledge of or specific interest in advocacy and communication campaigns

Communications (Digital or Design) Intern:

  • Draft, edit, and post content to the Women Deliver website.
  • Proofread editorial content, newsletters, press releases, reports, educational resources, and other publications.
  • Monitor news coverage and flag relevant stories in the gender equality, reproductive rights, and other related fields to share or comment on.
  • Assist in media list building, story development, and pitching.
  • Assist in upkeep of Women Deliver’s social media platforms, including drafting tweets, developing content calendars, and scheduling posts.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in communications, digital design or marketing, 2) experience with HMTL, email marketing and CMS systems – WordPress & Drupal a plus, 3) experience with social media & media management systems – Cision & Meltwater a plus, 4) proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator a plus

Internship Program Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • Application Materials:
    • Please include your cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample and 3 references (contact information only)
    • Please indicate clearly in the subject line and in your cover letter:
      • Application Period: September 2017, January 2018 or June 2018
      • Internship Position: 1st choice & 2nd choice (if applicable): Policy & Advocacy, Youth Engagement or Communications
    • Interview Process:
      • 15 min phone screen with Talent Advisor
      • 45 min panel interview via Skype with Intern Hiring Committee
      • 30 min in-person or Skype interview with Department Director
      • Reference Check
Internship Period
(dates may vary upon mutual agreement)
Applications Review & Interview Period Decisions Made & Communicated By
Fall: mid Sept – mid Dec 2017 August 2017 August 31, 2017
Winter/Spring: early Jan – late May 2018 November 2017 November 30, 2017
Summer: early June – mid Aug 2018 April 2018 April 30, 2018

Note: Internship applications are welcome anytime throughout the year however will only be evaluated and reviewed in August, November and April.  Due to the volume of applications Women Deliver will only contact qualified candidates.

General Qualifications for the Internship Program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • An understanding and/or demonstrated interest in gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing – with a particular emphasis on the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Open mind and good sense of humor, a collaborative team player, and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
  • Ability to work in the Women Deliver office 2 days per week (and develop a consistent and agreed upon schedule with Women Deliver).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

2017-2018 Internship Program

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: Rolling (see below for details)

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.

Internship Program Summary:

  • The Internship Program aligns with the academic calendar year beginning September, January or June for a period of 3-5 months; with the ability to extend as appropriate
  • Interns are expected to work 2 days a week in the Women Deliver office between 10-20 hours per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour
  • Women Deliver typically hosts a total of 3-6 interns per period across all program and functional teams and each are managed and mentored by an Associate or Senior Associate
  • Internship opportunities are available for all or some of the following departments each period:

Policy & Advocacy Intern:

  • Collects and synthesizes research for advocacy briefings and other materials.
  • Drafts and proofreads materials.
  • Assists with research and logistical tasks associated with the Deliver for Good Campaign, United Nations Events, and other events.
  • Supports the advocacy team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s networks, working groups, and speaking events.
  • Supports the advocacy and communication teams’ overall efforts, specifically contributing to writing, editing, and posting blogs, as well as developing and disseminating social media messages.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in policy, human rights, international relations or public health; and/or candidate of Master’s degree in these areas, 2) knowledge of advocacy and communications campaigns with emphasis in social media expertise.

Youth Engagement Intern:

  • Helps track and manage Young Leader’s advocacy efforts and requests for support.
  • Drafts and proofreads external (social media) and internal youth-related advocacy and communications materials.
  • Collects and synthesizes research on youth-specific topics pertinent to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and meaningful youth engagement in order to develop internal memos, policy briefs, and talking points.
  • Assists with research and organizing participation associated with national, regional, and international events for Women Deliver youth team staff and youth representatives.
  • Supports the youth team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s youth networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
  • Special requirements: 1) Experience working with diverse cultures and/or youth -led or youth-serving projects preferred, 2) General knowledge of or specific interest in advocacy and communication campaigns

Communications (Digital or Design) Intern:

  • Draft, edit, and post content to the Women Deliver website.
  • Proofread editorial content, newsletters, press releases, reports, educational resources, and other publications.
  • Monitor news coverage and flag relevant stories in the gender equality, reproductive rights, and other related fields to share or comment on.
  • Assist in media list building, story development, and pitching.
  • Assist in upkeep of Women Deliver’s social media platforms, including drafting tweets, developing content calendars, and scheduling posts.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in communications, digital design or marketing, 2) experience with HMTL, email marketing and CMS systems – WordPress & Drupal a plus, 3) experience with social media & media management systems – Cision & Meltwater a plus, 4) proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator a plus

Internship Program Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • Application Materials:
    • Please include your cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample and 3 references (contact information only)
    • Please indicate clearly in the subject line and in your cover letter:
      • Application Period: September 2017, January 2018 or June 2018
      • Internship Position: 1st choice & 2nd choice (if applicable): Policy & Advocacy, Youth Engagement or Communications
    • Interview Process:
      • 15 min phone screen with Talent Advisor
      • 45 min panel interview via Skype with Intern Hiring Committee
      • 30 min in-person or Skype interview with Department Director
      • Reference Check
Internship Period
(dates may vary upon mutual agreement)
Applications Review & Interview Period Decisions Made & Communicated By
Fall: mid Sept – mid Dec 2017 August 2017 August 31, 2017
Winter/Spring: early Jan – late May 2018 November 2017 November 30, 2017
Summer: early June – mid Aug 2018 April 2018 April 30, 2018

Note: Internship applications are welcome anytime throughout the year however will only be evaluated and reviewed in August, November and April.  Due to the volume of applications Women Deliver will only contact qualified candidates.

General Qualifications for the Internship Program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • An understanding and/or demonstrated interest in gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing – with a particular emphasis on the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Open mind and good sense of humor, a collaborative team player, and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
  • Ability to work in the Women Deliver office 2 days per week (and develop a consistent and agreed upon schedule with Women Deliver).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

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