International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.
The Policy Associate will provide overall contract and budget management of projects in the Policy and Advocacy portfolio and contribute to the implementation of global advocacy projects, with a core focus on our work convening a group of thought leaders on feminist foreign policy. The position also involves some technical support for research and advocacy activities on projects dealing with global women’s rights and gender equality issues. The successful candidate will have a background in gender, foreign policy and/or international development, with considerable administrative, event-planning and project management experience. This is a fixed-term contract position contingent upon funding.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, development studies, or other social science.
Minimum three years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or one years of experience with a master’s degree. Two years of experience in budget and project management, as well as with event-planning highly preferred. A background in foreign policy and assistance, particularly related to gender, a plus.
Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Internet applications including online database applications (e.g., EconLit & JStor). Strong written and oral communications skills, as well as excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills required. Must be detail oriented, flexible, able to take initiative; good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively required. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a rapid-pace work environment. Ability to work both independently and in close coordination with and across teams. Given that the core project involves planning and organizing a convening, event planning and travel management a strong plus. Must demonstrate maturity, resourcefulness, and attention to detail, with the ability to work independently, organize, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Fluency or good reading comprehension in a foreign language also a plus.
Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org