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Engagement and Media Manager
The World YWCA is seeking an Engagement and Media Manager, passionate about storytelling, public relations, using information technology, evidence-based communications, and women’s rights to join the Global Engagement and Impact team.
The ideal candidate must have a thorough understanding of: communications around mobilisation and engagement of diverse target audiences (e.g. women, young women, girls, donors, self-identified activists); linking campaigns and strategies of advocacy and branding; and bringing to life the brand of an organisation through storytelling and people-driven communication. The ideal candidate should be competent in delivering creative, compelling, and strategic global campaigns; have a passion for content creation rooted in communities; and be able to optimally use technology and social media to achieve viral and high visibility reach and engagement.
The position function includes project management and coordination, branding, public relations and communications, copywriting, relationship management, and administrative support to the efforts of the Global Engagement and Impact Team, a team that supports the entire World YWCA operation. The position holder must furthermore be able to prioritize work, communicate effectively both orally and in writing and deliver work under pressure and time constraints.
World YWCA is excited to find a good fit for this position and is confident that there are many individuals that can do this job, even though the role is very precise in need and scope.
Location: Remote – possible to work from any country of residence/operation provided the specific requirement mentioned below is fulfilled
Duration of contract: 12 months, with the possibility of extension depending on the need of the organization, performance of the mandate, and budget
Closing date for applications: March 15, 2023
Starting date: As soon as possible
Type of contract: Contractor mandate
Specific requirement: Applicants must be able to work as independent/self-employed contractor in their country of residence/operation and provide evidence of ability to be working in compliance with local taxation and social benefits coverage – the evidence will be requested and assessed against Swiss legal framework for contracts, considering the specific country of residence/operation of the candidate.
Indicative base annual compensation: max. within the range of CHF 48’000 to CHF 96’000, depending on location and relevant experience.
Technical Programme Manager for Eastern Africa Region
The World YWCA is seeking an experienced Technical Programme Manager for the Eastern Africa (EA) region
to complete a contract mandate for the World YWCA-led Young Women for Awareness, Advocacy and
Accountability (YW4A) programme, implemented in partnership with the Netherlands Government under the
Power of Women (PoW) Fund.
The programme strengthens the leadership and advocacy capacities of young women and women’s rights
organisations (WROs) in Egypt, Palestine, South Sudan and Kenya. Together with progressive faith allies and
policy and legal experts, these young women and WROs raise awareness, advocate and hold governments to
account on young women’s human rights, with a focus on young women’s leadership, participation and sexual
and gender-based violence (SGBV). The programme is implemented by a consortium of regional and
international technical partners and local WROs in Egypt, Kenya, Palestine and South Sudan.
The EA Technical Programme Manager is responsible for successful delivery of the programme at country
level in Kenya and South Sudan, under the supervision of the YW4A Partnership and Initiative Lead (P&I Lead).
The manager is responsible for the programme cycle management, primarily focusing on the engagement of
and co-creation with young women under Pathway 2 of the programme, and linking this to the
implementation of the three other pathways towards capacity building (Pathway 1), norms change (Pathway
3) and advocacy for legal and policy change (Pathway 4) in the two countries.
Location: Kenya or South Sudan
Closing date: Friday 31 March 2023, 11:59PM CET. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis therefore early
applications are advised.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of contract: Contractor with a prescribed mandate, and duration linked to satisfactory completion of
monthly deliverables and the YW4A Programme funding
Reference: YWCA-TPM EA /YW4A
Specific requirement: open to candidates with a right to work in and resides in one of the two programme
countries. This requirement applies to all applicants regardless of nationality.