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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.


Current Open Vacancies and Consultancies


Program Manager: RiseUp! Leadership Initiative

The World YWCA is seeking a passionate program manager for World YWCA’s leadership initiative called Riseup! to join the Global Engagement and Impact team. The Program Manager will have overall responsibility for successful delivery of the program, under the supervision of the Director of Global Engagement and Impact. They will drive the strategic direction of the program and maintain oversight over all components including leading the Core Management Team and direct management of key staff. They will hold overall responsibility for risk and financial management, and program results, and will lead annual planning, learning, and program-wide communication. The Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Global Engagement and Impact in ensuring smooth communication with key partners, including the donor. They will represent the RiseUp! program at international and regional forums and with new external partners organisations to deliver the program. The Program Manager will also ensure that new delivery mechanisms, resources and tools maintain the integrity of the World YWCA RiseUp! content, approach, and foundational principles. They will identify emerging good practices by other organisations and lead engagement in research around RiseUp! to build knowledge about young women’s leadership and integrate this learning into the RiseUp!’s program. 

Location: Geneva, Switzerland 

Closing date: Thursday 17 December 2020, 11:59PM CET

Starting date: As soon as possible

Type of contract: Fixed term until March 2025 (linked to the Rise Up! project funding) 

Reference: YWCA-PM/RiseUp

Specific requirement: open to all, candidates from Asia-Pacific regions are strongly encouraged to apply 

Annual gross salary range (12 months basis): CHF 84,000 – CHF 96,000

Read the full job description and application process here


Senior Specialist: Engagement 

The World YWCA is seeking a passionate Senior Specialist for Engagement to join the Global Engagement and Impact team. The ideal candidate must have a thorough understanding of communications around mobilisation and engagement of target audiences (e.g. women, young women, girls, donors, self-identified activists), in individual and organisational partners and allies, and linking campaigns and strategies for advocacy and branding. The ideal candidate should have in-depth understanding of primary and secondary research work and be competent in delivering creative, compelling, and strategic global campaigns on the priority thematic areas of World YWCA in order to achieve viral and high visibility reach. The position requires an individual that is not just detailed oriented, but can see and understand an overall strategy (i.e, the big picture) and plan and accordingly prioritise and manage multiple projects. Candidate must be able to write great copy and deliver content to activate, inspire and engage with audiences and especially connect young people to the organisation.  

The position function includes project management and coordination, branding and communications, relationship management, budget assistance, and administration. The position holder must furthermore be able to prioritize her work, communicate effectively both orally and in writing and discharge her work under pressure and time constraints. 

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: Wednesday 2 December 2020 – 11:59PM CET

Starting date: As soon as possible

Type of contract: Permanent

Reference: YWCA-SSE

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

Annual gross salary range (12 months basis): CHF 84,000 – CHF 96,000

Read the full job description and application process here