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Women Deliver is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in employment with us, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@womendeliver.org

Open Positions:

 

Director of Strategic Communications

Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization focused on improving the health and well-being of girls and women, has an immediate opening for a top-notch, mission-oriented, Director of Strategic Communications to join our team of experienced, specialized professionals on communications and outreach efforts. The Director of Strategic Communications will be developing, implementing and leading Women Deliver’s strategic communication planning, media work, public relations, and digital outreach as well as building new communication programs to advance its mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Developing, implementing and leading a high-quality integrated communication strategy that conveys, promotes and positions the issues and Women Deliver’s mission, programmatic areas, advocacy goals and core messages
  • Enhancing Women Deliver's digital presence and advocacy to advance the issues and mission of the organization
  • Ensuring consistent messaging and branding across communication platforms, including promoting WD’s brand, partnering with other senior managers, coordinating media outreach, managing and producing media and communication materials, presentations, and digital outreach efforts
  • Leading new communication initiatives including a new program and news aggregator/information clearing house related to the health and opportunities of girls and women, the redesign and update of the organization’s website and social media platforms
  • Proactively identifying opportunities, key external events, and priority issues for the organization’s overall communications and advocacy positioning for the organization, including fundraising for new initiatives, coordinating campaigns
  • Advising the leadership on communication related issues
  • Representing WD in partnerships and at external meetings and events, including giving speeches and presentations at key conferences
  • Overseeing and managing a team of communication professionals
  • Managing vendor relationships, including writers, designers, researchers, printers, photographers, producers, videographers, illustrators, PR and media relations

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in communications or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years in the fields of communications and digital media/technology
  • Proven success in developing and executing communication strategies and campaigns
  • Strong understanding of communications, marketing & dissemination systems/technologies, social media platforms, and tracking technologies
  • Solid understanding of how to analyze campaign effectiveness and adapt campaigns to achieve goals
  • You have a truly collaborative personality - someone with the ability to work cross-functionally and can articulate a point of view
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, presentation, and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong understanding of the field of global health a must; issue knowledge of sexual and reproductive health a plus
  • Strong understanding of advocacy, particularly at the global level
  • You are hands-on and have a positive can-do attitude
  • You have a passion for Women Deliver’s mission
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%
  • Design, video production and editing skills a plus

Job location: New York, NY

Conditions of Service:

  • Full-time
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

Application: Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@womendeliver.org. The title of the position should be in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Start date: Immediately

Women Deliver is an equal opportunity employer.

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Communications – Paid Internship

Women Deliver promotes and advances the health of girls, women and mothers as a core element of the global development agenda. We serve as a global source of information for advocacy and action, developing and disseminating messages, tools, solutions, and advocacy resources to support a broad community of stakeholders through meetings and conferences – globally, regionally, and nationally – and through a dynamic and interactive web presence.

Recognized as a powerful convener in global development, Women Deliver’s Communications department is tasked with creating unique initiative and strategies that convey, promote and position the organization’s mission, issues, programmatic areas, advocacy goals, and core messages. We create powerful tools, such as infographics, publications, and resources that advocate for girls and women, and promote a better understanding of the magnitude and nature of the problems girls and women face, as well as on-the-ground reality, that enables us to work more strategically and swiftly toward solutions.

Through the use of traditional and new media, Women Deliver is working to enhance Women Deliver's digital presence and advocacy to advance the issues and mission of the organization and is seeking an intern to contribute to our communications department, with a heavy focus on scaling up our online and social media presence, as well as supporting the communications efforts of our 2016 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Position: Women Deliver seeks a communications intern in our New York office right now! The intern will:

  • Contribute to online communications with content on Women Deliver’s website and social media
  • Research and proofread materials, including infographics, blogs, and op-eds
  • Perform online outreach and promotion using Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and more
  • Website and social media optimization
  • Assist in other tasks as needed

This position reports to: Communications Manager

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s student in a related field preferred, such as public health, international relations, human rights, or related
  • An understanding of the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • General knowledge and experience using content management platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.
  • Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams

Job location: New York, NY

Conditions of Service:

  • Part-time (two days for a total of 12-15 hours a week)
  • Starting in November 2014 and continuing through March 2015
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Applications: Interested candidates can submit their CV and cover letter to Lauren Himiak at lhimiak@womendeliver.org.

Start date: Immediately

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Advocacy, Young Leaders Program – Paid Internship

Women Deliver seeks to harness the untapped potential and passion of hundreds of young leaders. We work to develop the skills of young advocates in developing countries through workshops, online learning communities, scholarships to key events, and high-level networking and speaking opportunities.

From 2010 to 2014, Women Deliver has built the capacity of 200 Young Leaders from developing countries, connected them to high-level media and networking opportunities, and provided seed funding to youth advocates to implement projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights in their communities. The Young Leaders Program is a reinforcing process, and is filling a niche in the global health community. By strengthening the next generation’s knowledge and leadership skills, more opportunities are created for youth advocates to share their stories, ideas, and expertise. This raises awareness of young people’s perspectives and needs so that more youth leaders can gain information and skills, and policies, programs, and funding priorities shift to better meet their needs.

Young people’s needs, opportunities and choices will define the future of the world as we know it. Women Deliver believes that the health and rights of young people should be a global priority, and that young people have the potential to be powerful spokespeople for their own needs and agents of change to transform policies, programs, and communities for the better.

Position: Women Deliver seeks an advocacy intern in our New York office right now! The intern will:

  • Contribute to online communications with content on the Young Leaders Program, including updating the Women Deliver website and social media
  • Maintain and update consistently database of Young Leaders, alumni, youth scholarship recipients and youth participants for Women Deliver 2016 Conference
  • Research and proofread materials, including infographics, blogs, and op-eds
  • Research national, regional, and international youth events as possible opportunities for the Young Leaders to get involved and for Women Deliver to provide technical assistance
  • Assist in reviewing candidates applications for the youth scholarship process
  • Help track Young Leaders’ speaking engagements, media hits, award nominations, etc.
  • Assist with coordinating bi-monthly Youth Newsletter
  • Assist in other tasks as needed

This position reports to: The Advocacy & Communications Manager, Young Leaders Program

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master’s student in a related field preferred, such as public health, international relations, human rights, or related
  • An understanding of the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape
  • Background working with diverse cultures and youth-led or youth-serving projects, campaigns, programs, or initiatives
  • Enthusiasm for working with young people in a capacity-building/educational role
  • General knowledge in advocacy and communications campaigns, and using new media
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills

Conditions of Service: 

  • This is a part-time position (two days for a total of 12-15 hours a week)
  • It will start in November 2014 and continue through March 2015. 
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applications: Interested candidates can submit their CV and cover letter to Sara Pellegrom at spellegrom@womendeliver.org.

Start date: Immediately

More background on Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program:

Young Leaders Program 2013-2014

Prior to the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Women Deliver selected 100 Young Leaders from 6,000 applicants in 68 countries.

Alongside being awarded a full scholarship to attend the global conference, they were also provided the opportunity to:

  • Participate in an e-course prior to the conference.
  • Attend a one-day youth pre-conference workshop focused on advocacy around maternal health, with a specific highlight on communication and new technologies.
  • Serve as a source of information to other attendees seeking the youth perspective by staffing a “Youth Desk” at the conference.
  • Connect with a “Professional Ally” who served as a mentor before and during the conference.
  • Maintain a network with their fellow Young Leaders to increase advocacy around sexual and reproductive health and rights in their home countries.

Seed Grants

In honor of 2014 International Women’s Day, Women Deliver celebrated the tremendous progress made towards advancing the health and rights of girls and women by awarding the first ever seed grants of $5,000 each to 10 Young Leaders.

The seed grants helped Young Leaders launch their projects aim at addressing a wide variety of gaps in girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health, education, gender equality, rights and more.  Projects included empowering young and adolescent mothers in Mexico, using mobile phones to disseminate sexual and reproductive health information to girls in Tanzania, to ending child marriage in Bangladesh. The seed grants were funded by Johnson & Johnson and WomanCare Global.

The Program’s Success

So far, the Young Leaders have had countless spaces to showcase their work at national, regional, and international events as well as through media attention. Young Leaders were invited to participate in the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, the 2014 Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, and the 2014 United Nations General Assembly.

Along with several media hits in local papers, the Young Leaders’ work has been highlighted on CNN, Devex, Al Jazeera, and across social media platforms. 

 

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