Director, Youth Engagement

Location: New York City
Posted: May 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:

    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: 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:

    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

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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