Job Opportunities

October 28, 2014


Women's Learning Partnership WLP
Position Opening

Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications

October 28, 2014
Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2014


Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership curricula and trainings on democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building for organizations in the global South to help them empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in the life of their communities and societies. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.


Job Description: The Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications is based at the WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland (in the Washington DC metro area). Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with WLP’s partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of grassroots training workshops and training of trainer institutes.
  • Develop and support advocacy campaigns based on ongoing communications and information from partner organizations.
  • Spearhead WLP’s online presence through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter; outreach to web-based publications; promote WLP on key gender and development websites and assist with the execution of innovative web-based campaigns for WLP’s human rights advocacy program.
  • Update and maintain WLP website content; liaise with content contributors, authors, and editors; and, assist with coordinating the development of WLP’s multi-lingual websites.
  • Assist the development of e-newsletters, listservs, webcasts, and video-conferencing with WLP partners and with maintaining mailing list database.
  • Assist with planning and implementing international conferences and meetings.
  • Produce web articles and blogs based on program results from the field, and conduct interviews with partners.
  • Write reports to funders, board and partners.

Qualifications: Commitment and dedication to women’s empowerment. Graduate degree. Excellent writing and editing skills. Minimum 3 years experience working in the non-profit sector. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy.  Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Excited about and comfortable with utilizing emerging technologies and proficiency with computers/word processing. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferred Skills: Interest in communications and technology (basic html experience, proficiency with web services, customer relations tools, online outreach and content management systems). Foreign language skills (Arabic and/or French strongly preferred). Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa or Asia or the Middle East. Creativity and flexibility. International experience is desirable.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant does not require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B) now nor in the future.Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: with the subject line Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications.

No calls please.

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