Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Together for Girls Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer works to increase awareness of the issue of violence against children, especially sexual violence against girls, and ensures the dissemination of information regarding Together for Girls activities and products to a variety of external local, national and international audiences, including the public, governments, funders, stakeholders and researchers. Working under the supervision of the Together for Girls Communications Director, and collaborating closely with other members of the Together for Girls team, the fellow will focus on expanding Together for Girls’ communications and advocacy work, including content creation, website management, high-level event support, and media engagement, in addition to strengthening outreach particularly with young people and youth organizations.  Additionally, the position will include some administrative support and also provide exposure to program work.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: US19-Nat
Job Function: Communications
Issue Area: HIV / AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Responsibilities

Lead TfG’s youth engagement strategy, including leading the youth engagement toolkit, and developing and maintaining relationships with youth and youth-focused organizations to contribute content to the Safe blog and TfG events
Produce content and manage the Together for Girls website and Safe blog
Ensure the Together for Girls’ website and print materials, such as fact sheets, reports and presentations are up-to-date and assist with the production of new reports and materials as needed
Support production and dissemination of key partnership communications, including the e-newsletter
Represent TfG at appropriate venues and networking events to educate and encourage close working relationships with other agencies, funders, and collaborating organizations
Support planning and execution of meetings and high-level events
Support planning and execution of international storytelling and press fellowship trips
Track and maintain relationship database and manage press contacts
Provide administrative assistance and support the day-to-day work at the Secretariat as needed

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
At least two years of work experience*
Experience planning and executing communications, advocacy, or public awareness campaigns*
Strong writer with experience producing external-facing content, e.g. for blogs, fact sheets, or reports*
Expertise in digital communications, including website or newsletter content management and social media
Experience in media relations, including development of press materials and relationship management
Experience planning events, including coordinating logistics and creating the agenda
Relationship-building and management experience, including with partners, donors, community-based organizations, and/or young people
Understanding of gender, violence prevention, global health, social determinants of health, and/or the United Nations
Willingness to travel to New York and internationally
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Attention to detail
Good public speaker and oral communicator

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/