Senior Associate, Youth Engagement – Women Deliver

Senior Associate, Youth Engagement

Location: Flexible, with the ability to work core EST hours as established by Women Deliver (US work authorization required)
Status: Full-time, Temporary (October 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023)
Posted: August 23, 2022
Salary: $68,000 - $74,000 USD + Full Benefits (exempt)
Priority Deadline: September 8, 2022 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Globally, young people are at the forefront of social change, leading the way toward a more gender-equal world. By speaking up, challenging norms, innovating, collaborating, and influencing decision-makers to take action, young advocates are driving visionary change in their communities, countries, and around the world. And youth deliver – when youth are the decision-makers and are provided the necessary resources and support to lead in global advocacy spaces, the world is more likely to realize gender equality, eliminate poverty, and achieve climate justice. That is why Women Deliver is providing young advocates with direct access to global decision-makers and policy forums and equipping them with the resources, technical assistance, and funding to transform their visions for a more gender equal world into reality.

Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program counts 1,000 passionate Young Leaders and Alumni from 148 countries who are advancing gender equality in their communities, countries, and around the globe.  The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program connects young advocates with the platforms, people, and resources to amplify their influence on a larger scale. With an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Women Deliver elevates the work of young people taking a stand for gender equality.

Summary of the Position:

The Senior Associate, Youth Engagement works closely with Young Leaders to co-create Young Leader Program workshops, events, and special projects, such as WD2023, that enable Young Leaders to build community, share knowledge, and develop new skills. This role partners with Young Leaders and youth advocates, placing them at the center of the Young Leaders Program, WD2023, and other aspects of Women Deliver’s advocacy work. The Youth Senior Associate’s portfolio requires strong program management skills, youth-friendly communications experience, and offers the opportunity to lead and independently manage aspects of the Young Leaders Program. This role will report to the Senior Manager for Youth Engagement.

Accountabilities:

Multi-Country Workshops and Events::

  • Leads the implementation of the Young Leaders Program Multi-Country Workshops by project managing each Workshop and leading communications with Young Leaders.
  • Convenes and guides the Young Leader Planning Committee, who leads on the content, structure, and design for each Multi-Country Workshop.
  • Leads on and assists with other Young Leader Program workshops and events, as needed.

Young Leaders Program Alumni Engagement: 

  • Coordinates the Alumni Committee through organizing meetings, leading communications with the Alumni Committee, and supporting special projects of the Alumni Committee.
  • Supports Alumni leaders of the Young Leader and Alumni Network (an Alumni-led initiative that fosters alumni collaboration and mentorship for Young Leaders) by providing event planning support, liaising with the Alumni planners, and providing other support, as needed.

WD2023 Support:

  • Manages the WD2023 Youth Planning Committee, and other youth co-creation spaces for WD2023 by:
    • organizing and preparing for Committee meetings and workshops
    • liaising with youth advocates to support their meaningful participation
    • working with other Women Deliver staff and partners to ensure the youth advocates are centered in WD2023 planning
  • Assists in the planning, organizing, and implementation of youth-forward programming and youth integration in the Women Deliver Conference, working closing with the Conference focals and other members of the Youth Engagement Team.

Youth Engagement Team Operational Support:

  • Ensures payments to Young Leaders and youth advocates are conducted in a timely and transparent manner
  • Tracks indicators associated with portfolio and supports Youth Engagement Team monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts.
  • Provides support in implementing Women Deliver’s youth engagement strategy to facilitate meaningful and authentic participation among Young Leaders; including ensuring Women Deliver’s transformation commitments are carried through via programing.
  • Participates in and support preparations for the launch of the next class of Young Leaders, which may include application creation, the development of recruitment plans, updating programmatic offering such as Digital University and other new class development needs.
  • Supports other Youth Engagement activities and programs, as needed.

 

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • 4-6 years of work experience in program management in relevant fields, such as gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable development, or youth engagement required.
  • Experience working with and for adolescents and young people globally, including those from diverse backgrounds, on social change-focused campaigns, programs, or initiatives, and utilizes ways of working that center and empower marginalized advocates and youth required.
  • Experience in event, and preferably conference, management and coordination (in-person and virtual) required (in international settings desirable).
  • Robust project management skills, including attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a track record of consistently delivering high-quality work required.
  • Strong communication skills — verbal and written, experience with small group meeting facilitation required.
  • Ability to both work independently without close management and consistently share progress and ask for support as needed with supervisor and team, while also being an active and engaged member of a passionate team.
  • Knowledgeable in adolescent girl issues and rights, women’s economic justice and rights, and climate action desirable.
  • Commitment to fostering an anti-racist and inclusive workplace required.
  • Must have ability to travel internationally.
  • Spanish or French language skills strongly preferred.

 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Note: Members of the Class of 2020 Young Leaders are not eligible to apply for this role, as that would represent a conflict of interest.

How to Apply

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

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