Engaging policy audiences

Global Policy & Advocacy Officer x 2: Women for Women International, UK and US – Deadline 22 August

By 09/08/2021

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Global Policy & Advocacy Officer x 2, Women for Women International

Deadline: UK: Sunday 22nd August, 2021; US: rolling, apply asap
Location: UK: Primarily remote working with some expectation of work from the office based in Old Street, London; US: Washington, DC
Contract length: Fixed term until end of 2022, subject to extension
Working Pattern: Full time, 35 hours per week, start as soon as possible
Interviews: UK: Week commencing 30 August
Salary: UK: Grade 2 Officer, £25,000 – £27,000 per annum
Other: UK: Candidates must have permission to work in the UK

The Global Policy & Advocacy Officer role is an important part of a small and dynamic team that supports WfWI’s global, national and community strategies related to policy and advocacy.

Women for Women International (WfWI) has invested 27 years in advancing the social and economic power of marginalised women in some of the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected countries (FCAS). Our comprehensive programmes equip women with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable their self-reliance, voice and participation as well as leadership in driving sustainable change within families and communities.

In addition to equipping marginalised women to make changes in their individual lives, we contribute to improving the environment for women’s voice and participation by skilling grassroots women leaders to be Change Agents and advocate for the changes they want to see in their communities and beyond; using our programme-based evidence to influence national and international decision-makers, processes and agendas that impact women’s lives; and working in partnership with allies, coalitions and networks to influence policy and practice.

We are seeking to appoint 2 x Global Policy & Advocacy Officers (UK & US) to support the Global Policy & Advocacy team in our busy and dynamic organisation. The position will suit someone with experience, talent and/or potential in: policy and advocacy; using their communication and networking skills; and building relationships with civil society, government or a multilateral institutions. Experience and commitment to women’s rights, peacebuilding, development, humanitarian and/or international relations issues will also be of interest.

Reporting to: Head of Global Policy & Advocacy

For UK Position: (see link below for US position)

Personal characteristics, experience and skills required


  • Demonstrable experience of project deliverables, time management, budgeting and working with partners.
  • Experience analysing, developing and drafting policy, advocacy or research documents.
  • Understanding and/or skills of policy analysis.
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to Women for Women International’s mission.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders such as civil society, government or multilateral organisations.
  • Ability to work independently across multiple workloads and with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience representing an organisation within a civil society network/coalition, including working groups (ideally on gender equality, women’s rights, peace and security – but not essential).
  • Ability to demonstrate skills of event organisation and planning, including drafting event Concept Notes, invitations and speaker/chair briefings.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders.
  • Self-starter, highly organised, and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities, and to both set and work to deadlines.
  • A strong team worker who enjoys supporting other members of a team and working together for common objectives.
  • Works independently and take initiative.
  • Shares information with others.
  • Computer literate, including in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.


  • Knowledge/experience of gender equality, women and girls’ rights, development, humanitarian and/or peacebuilding work.
  • Experience of representing an organisation, including to deliver key messaging.
  • Experience of researching funding opportunities.
  • Experience in coordinating cross-organisational working groups or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in developing or contributing to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies, monitoring and evaluation, developing, reporting and working to budget.

Diversity at Women for Women International is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, political opinions, and pregnancy and maternity.  Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all interested parties

For US-based position

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so see detailed job description and person specification and please apply at your earliest convenience through our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers.

For UK-based position

Visit https://womenforwomen.org.uk/careers to download and complete  the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form, then submit to ukrecruitment@womenforwomen.org

We are hosting a Q&A session on Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 1pm BST for those who would like to learn more about this position.  If you would like to attend this session please email ukrecruitment@womenforwomen.org  to register

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