Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer

Global Health Corps, Washington DC, United States

Skill RequiredMedia and Communication Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th January, 2017

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Together for Girls Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer will work under the supervision of the Together for Girls Communications Director, and will collaborate closely with the members of the Together for Girls Secretariat team. This position will focus on expanding Together for Girls’ communications and advocacy work, in addition to strengthening outreach particularly with young people and youth organizations. In addition, the position will include some administrative support and also provide exposure to program work.


The fellow works to increase awareness of the issue of violence against children, especially sexual violence against girls, and ensures the dissemination of information regarding Together for Girls activities and products to a variety of external local, national and international audiences, including the public, governments, funders, stakeholders and scholars. Tasks include:

  • Produce content and manage the production and dissemination process for Together for Girls’ digital magazine Safe
  • Develop and maintain relationships with youth and youth-focused organizations to contribute content to Safe and other Together for Girls activities; consider and recommend options to strengthen Together for Girls’ youth engagement strategy
  • Ensure the Together for Girls’ website and print materials, such as fact sheets, reports and presentations are up-to-date and assist with the production of new reports and materials as needed
  • Support production and dissemination of key partnership communications, including the e-newsletter, quarterly updates to the Leadership Council, and quarterly updates to the country partners
  • Represent Together for Girls at appropriate venues and networking events to educate and encourage close working relationships with other agencies, funders, and collaborating organizations
  • Coordinate stakeholder meetings and other public outreach events, including scheduling, marketing, and ensuring all administrative details are attended to (venue, catering, webcasting, video-taping, etc.)
  • Track and maintain relationship database
  • Lead social media content development
  • Assist with public relations campaigns
  • Provide administrative assistance and support the day-to-day work at the Secretariat (carried out through our Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation sub-committees) as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience reporting, writing and/or editing content for reputable media outlets or organizations*
  • Strong project management and organizational skills*
  • Strong oral communications skills*
  • Capacity to interact diplomatically and professionally with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds*
  • Adaptable to change within a partnership environment*
  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize assignments, proven multi-tasking skills, including ability to work effectively under pressure, handle heavy volumes, and meet demanding deadlines*
  • Strong attention to detail*
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel proficiency*
  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public health, public policy, education or other related subject, ideally with some focus on violence prevention/response
  • Three to five years of work experience
  • Experience and interest in media relations
  • Expertise and experience in social media marketing
  • Intermediate understanding of web design and customer relationship management (CRM) technology
  • Community mobilization experience, particularly with young people
  • Advocacy or campaign work experience
  • Understanding of gender, violence prevention and social determinants of health

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