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Research & Policy Associate

About Together for Girls

Together for Girls (TfG) is a global partnership working to end violence against children and adolescents, particularly sexual violence against girls. The partnership pays special attention to the gendered dimensions of violence, and its impact on health, education and human rights. We envision a world where every young person is safe, protected and empowered.

Founded in 2009, the TfG partnership includes more than 20 national governments across sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe, as well as civil society organizations, UN entities, development partners and the private sector. Our collective work uses an innovative three-pronged model:

  • Data: Generating quality data and evidence about violence against children in order to inform solutions to prevent violence. This work is grounded by the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), led by national governments with technical assistance and support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners.
  • Advocacy: Raising awareness to drive lasting change through communications and campaigns to build political will, shape policy agendas, and elevate the voices of survivors.
  • Action: Galvanizing a coordinated, multisectoral response to bring evidence-based solutions to scale and create lasting change in the lives of children and adolescents.


Through data, advocacy and action, we work to ensure prevention, healing and justice.

The partnership is currently supported by a small secretariat team of eight U.S.-based team members, and two international team members. To further our work, we are seeking to recruit a Research and Policy Associate that will join a growing team of people deeply committed to the cause of ending violence against children and lifting up survivors’ voices.


Position Overview:

The Research and Policy Associate will work across teams at TfG supporting a wide-range of projects and initiatives. This position reports to the Senior Technical Officer and Senior Advisor.



This position is a full-time (40-hour per week) remote position. The location is flexible; ideally, the team member will be based in one of TfG’ partner countries; however, individuals living in other countries are also encouraged to apply.


All team members are expected to be available during TfG’s core working hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The other four hours that the team member chooses to work are flexible and may be coordinated with their supervisor. Position may require a small amount of travel when it is safe to do so.


Tasks & responsibilities:

General project/grant support

  • Provide project and grant management support for the data, advocacy and country engagement teams.
  • Write project reports and prepare internal documentation as required.
  • Support the planning of virtual meetings, presentations, webinars and conference sessions.
  • Update and manage internal tracking documents and systems.
  • Translate short documents into Spanish and review completed translations.


Data & research

  • Document implementation of the VACS at the country-level.
  • Regularly update data tables and existing presentations with new VACS data
  • Design and develop infographics in Infogram with data from the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS).
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize/synthesize findings for proposals, reports and other TfG materials as needed.
  • Respond to VACS-related inquiries from the public, directing them to team members, partners and colleagues as appropriate.
  • Update data content on the TfG website in coordination with the communications team.
  • Support the development of TfG knowledge products working in collaboration with TfG’s communications team.


Country engagement

  • Document the VACS Data to Action process in partner countries; monitor and report on national actions, development of national action plans, success stories, etc.
  • Update and manage internal tracking documents and systems.



  • Represent TfG on relevant coalitions and networks.
  • Track TfG advocacy engagement (e.g. sign-ons, endorsements, etc.)
  • Conduct due diligence for advocacy and action initiatives.
  • Support the development of TfG knowledge products working in collaboration with TfG’s communications team.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the work of TfG. This includes social justice, child protection, social work, gender-based violence, human rights, economics, public health or public policy. Graduate/master’s degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in a relevant area/sector. Experience working on violence prevention, gender integration and/or sexual and reproductive health is a plus.
  • Must possess strong research skills with the ability to synthesize information.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible, eager to take initiative, able to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines and collaborate well with a dynamic team.


  • Must be fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Language proficiency in Spanish required


Culture and Values:

The TfG team seeks to create a courageous, inclusive, and flexible culture that empowers our staff to have the capacity and ability to deliver change. We strive to build and maintain psychological safety, trust, and accountability among team members in order to foster honesty and openness about our needs and challenges while also prioritizing self-care. We are a small, ambitious team and are proud of our work environment that is based on the values of respect, courage, empathy, agility, and collaboration. This is coupled with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that underpins our work.


Work Permits:

While the TfG secretariat is headquartered in the United States and the majority of the team resides in the U.S. at this time, it does not have the ability to offer work visas or other visas to any non- U.S. citizen team members. The candidate must have the ability to legally work in the country where they reside, either as a consultant or as an employee for TfG.

Candidates located in the U.S. must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



The annual salary range for the position in Washington, D.C. is $50,000-$64,000, which will be adjusted based on the cost of labor for the city/country in which the candidate resides. Examples of adjustments include:

  • Bogotá, Colombia: $23,500-$30,080
  • Dakar, Senegal: $35,000-$44,800
  • Kampala, Uganda: $29,000-$37,120
  • Lagos, Nigeria: $37,500-$48,000
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras: $30,500-$39,040

Final salary within this adjusted range will be determined by the candidate’s years of experience and any academic qualifications or certifications.

TfG also offers excellent benefits and a flexible work environment. Current benefits for full-time employees include:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • 20 paid vacation and 5 paid sick days
  • 1 paid community service day
  • Additional benefits, including health insurance and retirement benefits, will be offered depending on the options available and laws in the country where the team member resides.

Application Information:

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume with subject line “Research and Policy Associate” to Begoña Fernandez at [email protected] by December 10, 2021.

Together for Girls, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment free from discrimination and harassment. Our policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin including ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Together for Girls, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Together for Girls (TfG) is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Founded in 2009, the Together for Girls partnership brings together national governments, UN agencies and private sector organizations to prevent and respond to violence, as a fundamental step to achieving individual rights and well-being, gender equality, and sustainable development. As an intern at TfG, you’ll gain practical knowledge on issues of violence against children, professional experience, valuable workplace skills, and general career audience.



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