Program Officer, Gender, Equality and Inclusion Programme

Parliamentarians for Global Action
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 29

Position description

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) is a network of more than 1,100 legislators from 136 elected parliaments around the world, who join in their individual capacity, to mobilize and inform colleagues about human rights and the rule of law, human security, democracy, inclusion, and gender equality. The network undertakes specific actions and international initiatives supported by a Secretariat, with its headquarters in New York City, and an additional office in The Hague, Netherlands.

PGA’s vision to contribute to a rules-based international order for a more equitable, safe and democratic world can only be achieved through the full protection and active promotion of the human rights of those most vulnerable, including girls and women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) persons.

To this aim, and framed by the pledge of “leaving no one behind,” affirmed by the international community in United Nation’s Development Agenda 2030, PGA’s Gender, Equality and Inclusion Programme (GEI) seeks to:

  • Connect parliamentarians around the world, with each other and with civil society representatives and human rights experts, to share and exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices. 

  • Empower parliamentarians to become human rights champions with accurate and current information about the needs and challenges of girls and women and LGBTI+ persons in their countries, backed by an international network of support. 

  • Inspire parliamentarians to take legislative measures and other actions to uphold, promote and realize the rights of girls and women and LGBTI+ persons in their countries. 

  • Summary Description
  • PGA seeks an energetic full-time Program Officer to join the GEI Programme and help design and implement actions and initiatives to promote the human rights of girls, women and LGBTI+ persons among parliamentarians around the world. Through its Global Parliamentary Campaigns against Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI Campaign) and on Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM Campaign), the Program Officer will maintain relationships with local, regional and international partners to advance common goals and identify new opportunities and stakeholders to approach. The Program Officer should have experience working in international human rights law, gender issues and the Sustainable Development Goals and should demonstrate strategic thinking to sensitize decision-makers. Knowledge of parliamentary procedures and experience working with parliamentarians is a plus. The Program Officer should have experience in grant writing and reporting as well as in monitoring and evaluation frameworks. The ideal Program Officer should also feel comfortable using social media as a regular means of communication.
  • This position reports to the Director of the Gender, Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Programme and it is based in New York (possibility of temporarily working from home for health and safety reasons during the pandemic).
  • Responsibilities

• Assist the Director in the design and implementation of actions and initiatives of the SOGI and CEFM Campaigns under the Program.

  • Maintain close communications with members of Parliament, local partners, government officials and other relevant stakeholders in both Campaigns. Identify and engage with stakeholders in target countries and globally to advance the Campaigns’ goals.
  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan as part of the program strategy.
  • Prepare speeches, statements, blogs, social media posts, and other materials as needed.
  • Upon request for technical legal assistance from a Parliament and/or Parliamentary Committee, draft
  • relevant legal texts and/or “model” legislation, as well as legal language appropriate to promote equality.
  • Conduct ongoing research and monitor news and developments on issues relevant to the Program.
  • Prepare grant reports, fill out Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) frameworks, draft surveys and interview
  • questions for parliamentarians and other participants, and regularly update the Program’s contact
  • database.
  • Liaise with other team members to advance the goals of the GEI Program, namely equality and inclusion,
  • and explore synergies for close collaboration to promote the organization.
  • Liaise with the Director of Administration, in collaboration with the Director, on logistical and
  • administrative matters.
  • Organize event logistics (virtual and/or physical) as needed, including liaising with speakers, drafting
  • speaking points, agendas and outcome reports, posting on social media, etc. In case of physical events,
  • scheduling flights, hotel accommodation, local transportation, among others.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, webinars, etc. on topics related to the Program on behalf of PGA’s
  • Secretariat.
  • Perform other tasks as required upon direction of PGA’s Secretary-General and/or Deputy Secretary-
  • General, including translation of documents and interpretation for PGA member-parliamentarians.


  • A degree in law, human rights, international relations/political science, gender studies or related field.
  • Experience in implementing and/or managing projects, from design to execution and reporting, and in
  • building social movements for change, is essential.
  • Experience working on international human rights law, particularly on gender issues is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English and Spanish is required, knowledge of French or
  • other languages is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with parliamentarians, government officials, local
  • partners, and with team colleagues.
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, capacity to make sound decisions and to think strategically, to multi-
  • task effectively, and to work under tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility to pivot amid challenges and remain open to learning.
  • Excellent understanding of social media and outreach strategies to target relevant audiences.
  • Ability to travel once it is safe to resume travel.
  • Salary commensurate with experience and appropriate to a non-profit organization; benefits include health and dental insurance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is required.


  1. Salary commensurate with experience and appropriate to a non-profit organization; benefits include health and dental insurance.
  2. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required.

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