Manager, Policy & Advocacy Career Opportunity

Position Title: Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Location: Flexible, with the ability to work core ET hours as established by Women Deliver (U.S. work authorization required for applicants based in the U.S. / Applicants outside of the U.S. will be considered as consultants)
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000
Status: Full-time
Posted Date: May 2, 2023
Priority Deadline: May 12, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

About Women Deliver:

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities. Our advocacy drives investment — political and financial — in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives in all their intersecting identities. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Summary of the Position:

The Manager, Policy and Advocacy, plays a strategic role in designing and implementing Women Deliver’s global policy and advocacy (P&A) programming, with an emphasis on the growing program area of countering anti-SRHR and anti-rights movements, rhetoric and action at the global level. The responsibilities of this position span across the organization’s three thematic priorities, particularly the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all girls and women.

The Manager plays an important role in contributing to the development, management and implementation of strategic plans for SRHR-related policy and advocacy activities, including, but not limited to, Women Deliver’s engagement in:

  • United Nations (UN) moments and processes, such as: the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Commission on Population and Development (CPD), World Health Assembly (WHA), High-level Political Forum (HLPF), United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Generation Equality
  • Policy and advocacy-related coalitions, task forces, advisory and counsel roles
  • The 2023 Women Deliver Conference



  • Partner with the Director, Policy and Advocacy, to play a leading role in ongoing development and execution of the countering anti-SRHR programming.
  • Build, expand, maintain and help coordinate partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including UN entities, NGOs, private sector partners, and foundations, including representing Women Deliver on various task forces and working groups.
  • Support Women Deliver’s orientation toward collective impact through work with coalitions and partnerships, including coalitions that Women Deliver co-convenes on universal health coverage (UHC) and climate, and the interlinkages to anti-SRHR/anti-rights.
  • Organize general advocacy outreach efforts including the development of policy briefs, presentations, key messages, talking points, briefings and other relevant materials.
  • Represent Women Deliver at various events and conferences related to connected issue areas.
  • Support key deliverables for the Women Deliver 2023 conference, including liaising with partners in developing and planning events, reviewing and providing inputs for content areas, and handling other opportunities as they may arise. Conference-related work will be a significant aspect of the workload through the conference in July 2023.
  • Contribute to team monitoring, evaluation and learning processes (MEL) as well as relevant fundraising and donor reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned, including support to other portfolios as gaps arise.


Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Six or more years of experience in policy, advocacy and/or program management work in an NGO, UN agency, or similar organization, working in a related field such as human rights, SRHR, gender equality, anti-SRHR/anti-rights, or sustainable development
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute new programming based on organizational comparative advantage and intersections with other organizational portfolios
  • Passion for movement building and coalition work and knowledge of and credibility in feminist, SRHR, and related movements and networks
  • Robust project management skills, including attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a track record of consistently delivering high-quality work required
  • Commitment to fostering an anti-racist and inclusive workplace
  • Strong communication skills — verbal and written — including experience translating dense research materials and technical content into material for broader audiences
  • Experience working collaboratively to develop and implement policy, advocacy and communications strategies, deliverables and campaigns, as well as with related monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems
  • Desire to contribute to a supportive team culture
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations; familiarity with Asana or other project management tools
  • Strong French or Spanish language skills (preferred)
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, and to sometimes work outside of regular business hours to accommodate partners in other time zones

How to Apply

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