Communications Associate

Background

 

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 Together for Girls partnership includes more than 20 national governments across sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, 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 and adolescents to inform solutions to prevent it. 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 Together for Girls secretariat team is a small, nimble, highly collaborative group of people deeply committed to the cause of ending violence against children and lifting survivors’ voices.

Job description

 

Position OverviewThe Communications Associate will be an integral part of the Together for Girls secretariat. They will be the fourth member of the communications team, reporting to the Director of Communications and in collaboration with the Communications Officer and Digital Advisor. The Communications Associate will focus on expanding Together for Girls’ communications by growing our social channels, uplifting the voices of survivors, and telling the story of the partnership’s work to end violence against children and adolescents.The Communications Associate should be a creative, curious, critical thinker. They need to have the ability to multitask, manage time effectively, and demonstrate strong teamwork, communications, and project management skills.Responsibilities and duties

  • Manages TfG’s social media channels, including creating relevant and on-trend social media content; engaging with followers and stakeholders; scheduling and posting on all platforms within expected timeframes and as needed to support overall and project-based digital strategies.
  • Manages TfG’s newsletter content development, design, and distribution.
  • Supports the production of ongoing content for TfG’s website by sourcing and writing stories and contributing to the editing/revision process.
  • Develops TfG’s bi-weekly media monitoring report (researching, tracking, gathering, and organizing relevant news pieces).
  • Provides event planning and execution support at annual conferences, launch events, symposiums, observances, etc.
  • Manages ongoing updates and creation of TfG materials working in collaboration with TfG’s design firm; tracks materials inventory; and coordinates the distribution of materials.
  • Assists with design for communications deliverables, including social media graphics, event signage and web pages as needed.
  • Develops written and visual content for grant reports to donors and quarterly/annual reports for TfG leadership and partners.
  • Performs administrative tasks for the communications team as needed.
  • Assists with the planning, development, and testing of TfG’s new website.
  • Conducts research and synthesizes information to inform TfG’s communications strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidate requirements

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in marketing, media, or communications
  • Excellent writing, communication, and critical thinking skills
  • Experience or ability to work independently in a remote environment
  • Experience managing social media, familiarity with social media management tools such as Sprout or Hootsuite is preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a highly collaborative virtual environment
  • Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with global health, violence prevention, or gender issues is preferred
  • communications team.

Required Languages:

  • Must be fluent in both verbal and written English.
  • Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred.
  • Language proficiency in French and/or Swahili is a plus but not required

 

Additional comments

 

Culture and Values

The Together for Girls 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.

Location

This is a remote, 40-hour per week position. Applicants both inside and outside of the U.S. are encouraged to apply, especially individuals living in countries where the TfG partnership works.

Together for Girls offers a flexible work environment. All team members are expected to be available during Together for Girls’ core working hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time. 

The Communications Associate must be willing to work independently and collaborate with the team in a virtual environment. If requested, TfG will consider covering the cost of a co-working space (e.g., WeWork in the United States).

The position may require travel when it is safe to do so.

Work Permits

The candidate must have the ability to legally work in the country where they reside, either as a consultant or as an employee for Together for Girls.

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

Compensation

The annual salary range will be based on the cost of labour for the city/country in which the candidate resides.  Some examples of salary ranges are:

·        Washington, D.C.:       USD 52,100-60,800

·        Bogotá, Colombia:      USD $23,500-$30,080

·        Lagos, Nigeria:             USD $37,500-$48,000

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

Any benefits offered depend on the options available and laws in the country where the team member resides. Current benefits for full-time U.S.-based employees include:

 

  • 11 paid holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation and 12 paid sick days.
  • 1 paid community service day.
  • 3% employer match on employee contributions to Simple IRA retirement plan,100% vested
  • 100% of the cost of a Carefirst BlueChoice Advantage Gold 500 plan for the full-time employee only (for 2022 plan year)
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance.
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment – $50,000 coverage.

 

Employment Information

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, colour, 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. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Together for Girls, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English, to Zoe Oldham at . Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” and state Together for Girls – Communications Associate” in the email subject line. An applicant’s pack is available at the same email address.
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply quickly!!
The deadline for applications is 13 March 2022
Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability, or sexual orientation.