Jobs and Internships
Senior Associate, Global Early Childhood Development
ACTION Communications Manager
U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Intern
Reporting to the Senior Advisor, Global Policy and Advocacy, the Senior Associate, Global Early Childhood Development is responsible for executing key policy analysis and advocacy objectives that will contribute to the success of RESULTS' global early childhood development strategy. This is a new position focusing on a new issue area and campaign for RESULTS and is an exciting opportunity to play a signifcant role translating the strategy into action. Together with the Senior Advisor, the Senior Associate further identifies advocacy and research opportunities and potential partnerships on early childhood development globally.
The Senior Associate, Global Early Childhood Development is accountable for policy research and analysis, with a particular focus on multilateral organizations; strategy development and advocacy; partner coordination and support; and event planning and execution to further early childhood development campaign objectives. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ending poverty, strong policy analysis and advocacy skills, a good understanding of global development, and the ability to translate big picture thinking into action.
Policy analysis and research:
- Create a mechanism to hold the World Bank accountable for commitments and spending on early childhood development.
- Develop a strategy for engaging and tracking relevant spending and commitments from UNICEF and partners.
- Support RESULTS' engagement with the World Bank's Global Financing Facility to advance investments in early childhood development.
- Identify opportunities and advance tactics for REF to engage the Global Partnership for Education on early childhood development and early learning.
- Manage interns to conduct policy analysis or materials development as needed.
Strategy development and advocacy:
- Contribute to the strategic direction of RESULTS' early childhood development advocacy strategy across all objectives along with the Senior Advisor, Global Policy and Advocacy.
- Coordinate RESULTS' World Bank advocacy on early childhood development at our annual International Conference.
- Develop advocacy products (reports, briefs, fact sheets, etc.) based off of research and analysis.
Partner coordination and support:
- Cultivate strong partnerships with early childhood development advocates in the Global South, including identifying new partnerships and fostering regular communications.
- Assist in conducting advocacy trainings for partners in the Global South.
Event planning and execution:
- Lead the execution of events in support of RESULTS' early childhood development campaign, including with U.S. government decision makers and the World Bank.
- Experience working in international development policy, advocacy, and/or research, particularly in education, health, and/or nutrition, including working with policy makers, researchers, coalitions, advocates, and other stakeholders.
- Working knowledge of global development finance architecture i.e. World Bank, Global Partnership for Education, etc.
- Prefer good understanding of global early childhood development landscape.
- Previous experience working internationally, particularly in a developing country or within an international network a plus.
- A commitment to ending poverty.
- Ability to think strategic and translate "big picture" ideas to specific policy objectives and actions.
- Strong project management skills, a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail.
- Experience planning briefings, meetings, or other events.
- Undergraduate degree (Master's degree preferred) in a relevant field such as early childhood development, education, political science, public policy, economics, etc., and 3-5 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and/or research.
- Ability to travel internationally and/or domestically periodically 2-4 weeks of the year.
How to apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com. "Senior Associate, Global Early Childhood Development" *must* appear in the Subject line of your email.
RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. For more information about RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.
The ACTION Secretariat— collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund— is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee and coordinate ACTION's communication strategies and to manage the ACTION brand.
About RESULTS and ACTION:
RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.
ACTION is a global partnership of locally-rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.
Reporting to the ACTION Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating ACTION’s communication strategies and managing ACTION’s brand. By creating and supervising the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION partners and supporting partners’ individual communications strategies, the Communications Manager contributes to the partnership’s overall advocacy impact. The role includes both managing overall media engagement and messaging strategies, supporting ongoing/routine communication activities, and coalition engagement within the health sector and across sectors. The Communications Manager supervises elements of ACTION Associates’, fellows’, and interns’ communications work, and may directly supervise staff as the ACTION Secretariat team grows or adapts to a new strategic framework. Together, the Communications Manager and his/her staff ensure that the partnership uses traditional and social media, messaging, branding, and marketing effectively and efficiently to further partners’ and joint advocacy goals on TB, child health, nutrition, and cross-cutting global health priorities. The Communications Manager works closely with the Communications and Relationship Manager, who is responsible for project management of partnership-wide communication activities and content management.
The Communications Manager is accountable for the successful development of effective media and communication strategies across the partnership and coordination and support of partners’ activities and strategies; acting as a resource to ACTION’s media champions program; and the creation and dissemination of high-quality, consistent and compelling communications content to support ACTION’s shared advocacy goals. The Communications Manager is a key member of the ACTION Secretariat team, a critical support and mentor to ACTION partner communications and advocacy staff, and a key link between ACTION’s work and the RESULTS communications team.
1. Communications Strategy and Brand Leadership (60%)
- Manages the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION to support shared global health advocacy goals, with the support of an ACTION Associate, fellow(s), intern(s), and partner communication leads
- Supports partner-specific media and communications success by advising on country media strategies, developing communications trainings and resources, and facilitating a working group of partnership communications professionals
- Works closely with the ACTION Director on budget decisions within the communications portfolio
- Manages an ongoing process to strengthen ACTION’s brand and profile among key audiences, and ensure brand consistency across the partnership
- Oversees the development of ACTION-branded publications and outreach materials, press releases, blogs, op-eds, talking points and other communications as well as content creation for ACTION's website, social media channels, and external listserv, and manages the relevant activities and objectives of the ACTION Associate to meet these goals
2. Support to Joint Communication Activities (10%)
- Supports ACTION’s media champion training program as a training facilitator, mentor, and by connecting participants to relevant opportunities to work with partners
- Supports joint international journalist delegations and partner-specific journalist delegations by advising on content, messaging, and journalist relationship management
3. Coalition Engagement (30%)
- Represents ACTION on external communications working groups, and builds and maintains relationships with external designers, communications consultants, and key communications allies
- Keeps abreast of communication and media trends in global health and development or other relevant sectors and identifies challenges and opportunities for ACTION communications
- Represents the ACTION Secretariat or partnership in coalition groups, at conferences, and in joint media engagement in the global health and development sectors
This list is not exhaustive, and may be revised/revisited periodically.
Desired skills and qualifications:
- Undergraduate degree required (graduate degree preferred) in relevant field preferably in communications, public relations, journalism, political science/public policy, international development, public health.
- 5-8 years of experience designing, coordinating, and implementing communications strategies, preferably on international health issues and for non-profit organizations.
- Sophisticated knowledge of media markets outside of the U.S. necessary
- Exceptional writing and editing skills and ability to communicate effectively in English. Additional languages used in ACTION partner countries, particularly French, preferred.
- Demonstrated computer skills, including solid knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Capwiz, MailChimp, HootSuite, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Familiarity with international health issues and bilateral and multilateral official development assistance mechanisms preferred.
- Superior project management skills, organization and dedication to detail, with experience in managing multiple deadlines and complex assignments from start to finish.
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as to work independently and as part of a larger team.
- Willingness to work effectively and efficiently with interoffice and offsite team members and management.
- Sensitivity to other cultures and working styles; work experience in other countries or in an international setting desired.
- Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; experience conducting training sessions preferred.
- Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year.
How to apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "ACTION Communications Manager" in the subject line of your email.
RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status.
Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.
#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.
- Participate in weekly Domestic team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
- Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the domestic team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
- Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.
#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:
- Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly Updates, Domestic Outreach Actions and Monthly Actions, U.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alerts, blogposts, and other written communications.
- Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
- Assist in planning and producing monthly conference calls (second Saturday of every month).
- Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
- Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.
How to apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to email@example.com.
Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.