Program Consultant, Humanitarian Advocacy
Location: New York City
Posted: January 2018
Priority Deadline: February 23, 2018
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 Program Consultant, Humanitarian Advocacy is a temporary post starting in early March 2018 that will scale up from 20% time in the initial weeks of onboarding to 80% time, starting in mid-April and culminating in early September, for 6 months total.
The Program Consultant will support the project management and implementation of Women Deliver’s new humanitarian advocacy initiative, as well as overseeing the grant management function related to this work. This role will support our key program ambassador, HRH Princess Sarah Zeid in her advocacy for women and girls in humanitarian settings and report directly to the Director, External Relations (based in Canada).
Women Deliver’s new humanitarian initiative is ambitious and focuses on integrating humanitarian advocacy into the organization’s core work to leverage the combined power of Women Deliver and HRH Princess Sarah Zeid’s advocacy to lead a two-pronged effort that will contribute to a world where every girl and woman, everywhere, can reach their full potential. First, we will empower and elevate women-led CSOs to drive humanitarian action that puts the needs of girls and women in humanitarian settings at the forefront. Second, we will call on leading humanitarian and development organizations to enhance policies, programming, and investments for girls and women in emergencies.
- Reports to the Director of External Relations & HRH Princess Sarah Zeid to support the implementation of innovative advocacy efforts focused on girls and women in humanitarian settings.
- Project manages as well as integrates and facilitates the internal teams supporting the implementation of the work related to humanitarian settings strategy and workplan.
- Supports ongoing tracking, monitoring, and reporting on program activities and deliverables against 2018 workplan and key donor targets.
- Supports conception of, planning for, and execution of key advocacy events on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in humanitarian settings.
- 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 and implements webinars and communications materials with partners to raise the awareness of RMNCAH in humanitarian settings – from development of concepts, to finding co-hosts, partners, locating speakers and supporting the pre/post communications.
- Oversees the research and keeps appraised of new evidence and case studies related humanitarian 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 settings.
- Represents and speaks at meetings, events, conferences, and other relevant fora, as appropriate.
- Carries out other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:
- Master’s degree required in a related field such as public health, international relations, gender studies, political science, or human rights.
- 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 settings with a focus on girls 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 humanitarian contexts.
- 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 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 humanitarian crisis setting context, a plus.
- 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.