Womankind Policy and Advocacy Manager (WOMEN’S ECONOMIC RIGHTS)

Womankind Worldwide is a global women’s rights organisation working in partnership with women’s rights movements and organisations to transform the lives of women and girls. We strengthen and support women’s movements in our focus countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and Southern Asia, and take collective action at regional and global levels, to ensure women’s voices are heard, their rights are realised, and their lives are free from violence.

Since 2016 Womankind Worldwide has been developing a strategic focus on women’s economic rights. This includes developing our approach to women’s economic rights, establishing new partnerships in our focus countries with women’s rights organisations and movements working on women’s economic rights and collaborating with global alliances and networks to address structural barriers to women’s economic rights. Our Women’s Economic work has focused on women’s land rights, Tax justice and Illicit Financial Flows, Decent work and unpaid domestic and care work, Financing for Development and the Business and Human Rights.

Our current Policy and Advocacy Manager for Women’s Economic Rights is moving on from this position and we are looking for someone to serve as Interim for the period of 6 months starting as soon as possible. We are recruiting an Interim because we are currently in the Organisational Strategy Transition which might affect team structures. The interim staff will lead on ongoing Women’s Economic Rights advocacy initiatives and projects and will work with Policy and Advocacy sub-team to deliver the current advocacy strategy. If you are a passionate feminist, with sound knowledge of economic rights and gender issues, the ability to communicate them clearly and advocate for change, then we would love to hear from you.

This role is part of the Policy, Programmes and Learning team widely and within Policy and Communication sub-team specifically. The role will therefore work closely with colleagues across the organisation as well as partners and other external stakeholders to increase the impact of our policy and advocacy work and strengthen the delivery of projects related to women’s economic rights.

At the heart of our policy and advocacy is interlinkage of national level projects and advocacy done by our partners and regional and global level advocacy jointly carried out with our partners and like-minded Organisations, alliances and networks.

Press Secretary/Communications Manager

CGD Europe, an independent, non-partisan research organization, seeks a proactive, versatile and detail-oriented press secretary/communications manager, based in London.

As press secretary, the person will play a central role in promoting CGD Europe and expanding CGD Europe reach and policy impact through engaging with news media and other public-facing organizations, including by leading communications and press strategies to highlight new research; building relationships with reporters; managing incoming press requests; and coordinating across the team and organization to make press and other outreach (ie, fellow think tanks or nonprofit organizations) a more integrated part of CGD Europe’s communications strategy. While the position will serve as the main point of contact for press reaching out for London-based experts, the press secretary will also serve as a connection between reporters and other CGD communications managers or press secretaries in both the London and Washington, DC office.

Through the position’s communications manager function, the successful candidate will also be the day-to-day CGD communications team lead and point of contact for the Education and UK/EU Development Policy teams, involved in strategic planning and promotion, blog editing, newsletter writing, and other special projects for those programs.

It is a requirement for this role that the successful candidate has, or obtains, the right to live and work in the UK. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or underrepresented groups interested in furthering their communications toolkit, with an interest or expertise in global development are especially encouraged to apply.


Media Relations

Serve as the primary press contact for CGD Europe.
Develop proactive pitch strategies for Education and UK/EU dev policy teams, and reactive strategy for relevant newsworthy events, coordinating with CGD communications and reporters on behalf of researchers.
Write press releases, op-ed pieces, pitches, and other materials to support the programs’ media relations efforts.
Track journalists’ movement between beats and desks, and identify journalists to engage with and maintain contact lists.
Quarterly media trainings, as well as other trainings as-needed, for research or policy staff

Press Strategy

Manage press strategy for the Education and UK/EU Development Policy program teams, and be the main press point-person to create strategic communications plans to amplify the work of these policy teams, including leading the creation of specific press plans for roll outs of new research.
Coordinate with the communications director, the Senior Manager for Digital Strategy, and the Senior Editor and Publications Manager, to ensure that media plans are strategically coordinated with web, publications, and newsletter strategy for all outputs.
Be the primary point-person to represent CGD Europe press strategy goals when working in partnership with other organizations; and be the primary press liaison with special projects consultants


Track and log data for CGD mentions in news media
Track performance of press clips, emails, and web data, and more, for programmatic teams.
Provide quarterly updates to teams on media performance
Send a weekly email to all staff on CGD Europe engagement with the press
Identify and test new ways to boost media impact.

Writing and Editing

Edit blogs and opinion pieces for the Education and UK/EU Development Policy teams.
Occasionally provide edits or layout support to larger research products as necessary
Assign basic media contact or web media clips responsibilities to the communications assistant.

The successful candidate will have some combination of the following qualifications and skills:

An undergraduate degree in a related field (global development, international relations, communications, journalism, etc.).
Demonstrable track record of progressively senior communications or media relations experience – preferably in government, academia, nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations, or multilateral organizations – including pitching and communicating with journalists and setting up interviews, and creating and executing communications strategies.
Translating dense or academic work into more digestible communications content and products.
Knowledge of the UK, EU and/or global development landscape and key players, including media, and/or demonstrated interest in education, international development or foreign policy.
Website content management systems (such as Drupal); familiarity with email marketing tools like Mailchimp, Pardot, or Cvent and Web coding (HTML/CSS) are also strong pluses.
Experience with contact databases and CRMs (such as Salesforce).
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign for publication layout).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as customer-service experience.
Outstanding organization and time-management skills—ability to multi-task and prioritize workload with acute attention to detail.
Experience effectively working within a large team and with international colleagues.

Project Manager

We’re 1 year into a 3 year project creating and disseminating health films in Zambia, and we’re looking for a UK-based Project Manager to help continue pushing this incredible programme forward.

The project aims to significantly increase remote and rural Zambian communities’ access to care by scaling up the dissemination of health education content addressing critical health gaps including SRHR, adolescent mental health, gender and GBV, and male involvement in maternal and child health. A suite of five films is currently in development.

This role is 2 days a week for 1 year (possibility of extension into year 3). You’d be working as part of a friendly and supportive team in the UK and with a Project Manager in Zambia. ASAP start preferable. Applications ongoing.