|Title:||Policy & Advocacy Assistant|
|Job Location:||Washington, DC|
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on global gender equality for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to global gender equality challenges. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and East Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls.
Our Policy & Advocacy team advances evidence-based policy recommendations at the UN/global and national levels in those countries in which we are registered, as well as engages in global and national coalition-building and feminist organizing. We seek an assistant to provide administrative support to the team and Director, enabling greater impact for our advocacy with governments and international organizations.
Reporting to the Director of Policy and Advocacy, the Policy Assistant will provide administrative support for the Policy and Advocacy portfolio. This includes keeping the Advocacy team calendar; facilitating the scheduling of meetings and travel; taking minutes and circulating action items for coalition and internal meetings; supporting travel and expense processing; supporting event planning; and copy-editing documents, including advocacy team blogs and op-eds, policy briefs, coalition letters and grant reports and proposals. The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills and a background in gender and/or foreign policy, with strong administrative and event-planning experience. This is a fixed-term contract position contingent upon funding.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, economics, international affairs/development studies, or other social science.
Desire 1-2 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or 0-1 years of experience with a master’s degree.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
Interested candidates are expected to submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample.
Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.About
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.