Girl Empowerment and Engagement Lead

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. The World Association of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting (WAGGGS) is the umbrella organization for global Guiding and we represent 10 million girls in 150 countries. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.


Powered by 1 million volunteers, our Members achieve amazing changes for girls in their communities; they educate, challenge stereotypes, change laws and make sure girls’ voices are heard.


A partnership between The UPS Foundation and WAGGGS has brought together three large-scale charitable actors working with young people around the world: UNICEF, Generation Unlimited (GenU) and WAGGGS, with the aim to make a global impact in three identified priorities:


Equity: ensuring underrepresented communities can access support


Engagement: ensuring the voices of young women around the world are counted and heard


Empowerment: supporting young women to make an impact in their communities


About the Role


This is an opportunity to work closely with UN agencies in New York City to influence international decision makers at the global level so that knowledge, research and insight on youth engagement and girl empowerment are used to tackle issues that affect young women and girls around the world.


By collating and disseminating research on young people’s participation across private, public and non-governmental organizations, you will play a vital role in ensuring that the voices of young women around the world are counted and heard and that GenU’s youth engagement strategy is rooted in evidence and that best practices are embedded at a global, regional and country level. As a WAGGGS employee, your work to strengthen girl empowerment will build the presence of Guiding on the international stage and bring value back to the WAGGGS global team and Member organizations.


About You


You’ll be bringing your expertise in international advocacy and policy and your passion for championing girls’ rights to support WAGGGS, GenU and UNICEF to foster a global, leading network on young people’s engagement. Through your ability to engage with girls and young women and your exceptional written and verbal skills, you’ll identify opportunities for girls and young women to shine a spotlight on issues affecting them at key global advocacy events (UNGA, CSW, and Generation Equality Forums) and feed into policy recommendations at national, regional and global levels.


What You Can Expect From Us


- 26 days’ holiday allowance plus public holidays

- Group life assurance

- Childcare vouchers

- Cycle to work scheme

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