Communications and Policy Officer, Gender and Development Network
Deadline: 9am, 12 July, 2021
Interviews: 1st interview round (held virtually, and includes a test to be completed 24 hours before): Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, or Thursday 23 July 2021; 2nd interview: Thursday, 29 July, 2021
Location: London, UK
Term: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £30,000 – £40,000
Other: Must be eligible to work in the UK
GADN is recruiting for a Communications and Policy Officer to work, in part, on our Feminist Reframing of Macro-level Economics (REFRAME) project, an exciting initiative which seeks to change the way in which global economic decisions are taken so that they better promote gender equality and women’s rights.
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) brings together expert NGOs, consultants, academics and individuals committed to working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. Our vision is of a world where social justice and gender equality prevail and where all women and girls are able to realise their rights free from discrimination. Our goal is to ensure that international development policy and practice promotes gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. Our role is to support our members by sharing information and expertise, to undertake and disseminate research, and to provide expert advice and comment on government policies and projects.
Overall role of the Communications and Policy Officer
The Communications and Policy Officer is part of a small team consisting of GADN’s Director, Policy Manager, Coordinator, and volunteers. They will work four days a week on the REFRAME project, and one day per week on GADN’s core advocacy work, providing support on communications, policy and advocacy.
We are looking for someone who is well organised, has at least one year’s administrative experience and excellent knowledge and use of social media, online content creation as well as website maintenance. The post holder must also have excellent communication skills and is highly motivated to work on economic justice, gender equality and women’s rights.
1. Communications: Ensure the work of the network is communicated to our target audience. Key tasks include:
- Keeping the GADN website up to date
- Formatting and publicising all publications
- Contributing to GADN’s social media
- Keeping up to date the database of contacts
2. Policy and Advocacy: Provide support to the policy and advocacy work of the network, primarily on REFRAME. Key tasks include:
- Providing administrative support for example liaising with members, allies and decision-makers to arrange meetings and share information
- Providing research support in the production of publications
- Arranging public meetings or webinars as required
- Collating and publicising the work of Southern feminist organisations on REFRAME issues
- Maintaining the database of feminists working on macroeconomic issues
- Keeping information on GADN’s policy and advocacy work for use in monitoring and reporting on our work
3. Other: Undertake any other reasonable task, as needed.
Person Specification – Essential Skills and Experience
- Understanding of gender and development issues
- Understanding of economic justice issues like debt and trade
- Experience of providing administrative support, ideally within an NGO context
- IT literacy – including Microsoft Office, G Suite, and Squarespace
- Experience of online content creation, including promoting an organisation’s work and profile on social media
- Experience of organising webinars, public meetings, or events
- Experience of general website maintenance
- Ability to write clearly
- Proven ability to organise and prioritise workloads
- Proven ability to work on own initiative
- Demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and gender equality
- Understanding of decolonialisation and a commitment to anti-racism
How to apply for the role
Please download and complete the application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 12th July, 2021. Please include ‘Communications and Policy Officer’ in the email subject line.
There will be two rounds of virtual interviews, the first of which will be held on either Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd or Thursday 23rd July 2021 and will include a test to be completed at least 24 hours prior.
The second interview will be held on Thursday, 29th July 2021. If you’re unable to make any of these dates, please let us know in your cover email. Please also confirm in your cover email when you would be available to start.
To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
GADN is seeking people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our team. As we continue working to decolonise our practice and build an anti-racist organisation, we actively welcome applications from Black women and Women of Colour who we recognise are under-represented in the UK international development sector. If you share our core commitments we would love to hear from you!