The World YWCA offers a family-friendly, diverse and inclusive work environment. Our organization is also always looking for volunteers! If you are passionate about women’s leadership and women’s rights and are interested in volunteering, please send your C.V. and cover letter to  Gwenaelle Bouscary, RH ( We would love to hear from you.


About The World YWCA

The World YWCA has an ambitious goal: to reach 100 million young women and girls and transform power structures to end gender inequality by 2035.

Established in 1855, the World YWCA is the world’s oldest women’s movement. With member associations in 109 countries, it works to fulfil human rights and make gender equality a reality. The World YWCA is a learning organization in which there is recognized mentorship across generations. Sixty percent of the members of the World Board are aged 30 and under.

The World YWCA mobilizes and connects millions of young women around transformational change, provides leadership opportunities in more than 100 countries around the world. It also actively works to influence policies, regulations and social and community norms which prevent the realisation of rights and leadership potential of women.

The World YWCA has three strategic priorities:

  1. Strengthening young women’s and girls’ transformative leadership
  2. Realising human rights, in particular sexual and reproductive health and rights
  3. Growing a social movement for transformational change


Current Open Vacancy


Young Women Engagement and Mobilisation Specialist 


The position is part of the Global Engagement and Strategic Communications team and requires expertise around engagement and mobilisation of target audiences/population, young women and women in and outside the movement, and linking it to the branding and communications. The position function includes project management and coordination, branding and communications, relationship management, budget assistance, and administration. More specific primary responsibilities include:

  • Design, coordination, implementation of methodologies and consultation process targeted at achieving the meaningful engagement of young women and beyond, enabling mobilisation across the movement
  • Serving as the World YWCA Office liaison to the Young Women Global Advisory Council
  • Mapping and expanding entry points for young women and beyond to engage and mobilise through YWCA models and platforms, especially digital tools
  • Coordination and monitoring of young women’s networks and outreach mechanisms
  • Development of engagement campaigns around core areas of the World YWCA targeted at increasing the reach and engagement of women, young women and girls
  • Assist in development and management of documentation around engagement and mobilisation
  • Streamlining and strengthening the administrative processes of the team
  • Work across teams to strengthen the strategic implementation of engagement plans across different departments, under the guidance of the Lead, Global Engagement and Strategic Communications


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Information Technology Skills

  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office tools (Office, Outlook, Power Point, Excel) and experience in using them

Language Skills

  • English proficiency (reading, writing, verbal)
  • Spanish and/or French proficiency (reading, writing, verbal) given these are official languages of the movement

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in areas of communications and project management
  • Research experience (methodologies and M&E) with an ability to manage information and knowledge on key facts and evidence around thematic areas of World YWCA
  • Experience of working with inter-cultural communities is a must
  • Experience in a similar role requiring generalist skills
  • Experience with online-virtual networking platforms
  • Experience with data and/or information management systems
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Experience in management and strategic planning of social media
  • Excellent relationship building skills, creativity, drive and enthusiasm with the ability to build strong, trusting relationships
  • Strong communication skills; very good verbal and written English is essential
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Capable of multitasking and performing general administrative skills
  • High levels of concentration and attention to detail
  • Advanced organizational skills to use in planning own work and involving team members and project implementation
  • Calm and professional disposition
  • Willingness to work with a small team, fulfilling multiple roles for one project
  • Commitment to the human rights of girls and women

The position reports to the Lead, Global Engagement and Strategic Communications.


Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: May 20, 2019

Starting date: As soon as possible

Type of contract: Permanent

Reference: YWCA- YWEMS

Specific requirement: open to candidates who are CH or EU nationals or who have a valid Swiss work permit

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How to Apply

Applications must be addressed to World YWCA via email to Gwenaelle Bouscary, RH ( stating “YWCA- YWEMS + your surname” in the subject line. To apply for this role, attach:

  • CV (in English)
  • Motivation/cover letter
  • Relevant work certificates and/or diplomas