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Global Policy Advocate
Title:Global Policy Advocate
Job Location:Washington, DC
Department:Policy and Advocacy

Overview:The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) seeks a Global Policy Advocate for Women’s Economic Empowerment to coordinate a new, global policy and advocacy coalition on women’s economic empowerment. Reporting to the Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy, the Advocate will be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of the coalition, with primary responsibility for logistical support and coordination including planning, supervising, and managing coalition activities, member outreach and engagement and project management.

The ideal candidate has thematic familiarity with women’s economic empowerment issues, strong experience in coalition management and advocacy, and analytical skills and experience in global and national level policy forums. Under the direction of the Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy, and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders including the economist and various coalition/partner organizations, the Advocate will be responsible for scoping and building the coalition; recruiting and coordinating members; facilitating collaborative coalition development of its advocacy and communications strategies; serving as main POC and manager of the Coalition’s Communication’s firm; synthesizing and adapting relevant evidence; and developing policy recommendations for target advocacy audiences in line with that evidence.

This is a one-year contract with possibility for renewal.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Coalition Coordination and Management: Help scope and build global coalition on women’s economic empowerment, including: research/analysis/scoping of prospective members/targets/opportunities; member recruitment/cultivation/retention; quarterly meeting planning, coordination and convening; design and facilitation of processes for coalition members to develop global and national advocacy and communications strategies; maintain Hub data-base and listserv for information and tool sharing; coordinate and facilitate working groups
  • Coalition-Building, Strategy Development and Support: Provide daily coordination between the ICRW team, coalition members, communications firm, donors and other stakeholders, ensuring that effective and productive collaboration is maintained. Provide strategic advice, creation, incubation, structure and governance support, and Hub launch. Collaboratively develop the Coalition’s identity, positioning, and programmatic theory; build trust between Hub members and ensure a shared vision. Build the network of local NGOs (both CBOs and national-level), international NGOs, researchers/universities and other stakeholders interested in collective advocacy to advance WEE work for maximum interconnection and information sharing.
  • Communications Firm Management/Liaison: Manage and track deliverables of Communication’s firm, approve invoices, liaise between firm and Coalition members to transmit needs and opportunities, ensure quality control of deliverables and contractual obligations.
  • Project Management: Manage all aspects of financial and operational support for day-to-day operations of the project. This includes budget management, soliciting and managing vendors, and personnel management for the project, working cross-functionally with ICRW research, regional, communications and finance teams to ensure timely and quality execution of project deliverables. Preparing a budget and tracking and overseeing expenditures for all activities and expenses related the coalition, keeping activities on budget, initiating changes to the budget where needed, and figuring out ways to manage costs, as well as project reporting, and measurement (including monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Policy Analysis and Research-to-Policy Translation: Together with relevant partners, the Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy; Global Policy Advocate and Feminist Economist, review and synthesize evidence on women’s economic empowerment and develop recommendations and advocacy messages for target audiences, supervise the design and publication of Coalition publications and communications and advocacy products, and disseminate publications and messages in line with advocacy and communications strategies.

Position Requirements:

Education: BA or Masters in Economics, international relations, public policy or related field, with additional background in/knowledge of women’s studies, gender equality and related issues.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Master’s degree or Four years of experience with Bachelors degree.
  • Solid understanding of/familiarity with global evidence on women’s economic empowerment.
  • 3+ years of experience in global/national advocacy efforts, coalition management and policy analysis.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and experience writing and speaking for advocacy, media and donor audiences. Experience crafting messages and placing content in social and traditional media outlets.
  • 3+ years of experience managing personnel, budgets and vendors.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline.
  • Attention to detail and excellent proofing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of U.N. and other global (World Bank, G7/G20) policy forums.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations, donors, CEOs and board members.
Hiring Range is between $58,700 and $73,300. All offers are determined by an assessment of the candidate's years of experience, qualifications and internal and external equity review.

Additional Information:
This position does not offer sponsorship of employment visa .Interested applicants should be willing to relocate to the DC area.


ICRW is committed to promoting a culture of equity through our recruitment processes, staff training, policies & procedures, Board membership, and research programming. We believe that all people deserve an equal opportunity for employment, advancement, and fulfillment - regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to expanding our definition for what diversity means, moving beyond the binaries, and setting new standards for ourselves and across sectors.

ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. ICRW is an E-Verify Employer.



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