IWHC is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)
The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC advances this agenda by supporting and strengthening local leaders and organizations working within their communities and at the national and regional levels; by advocating for international policies, programs, and funding; and by seeking to influence U.S. policy on these matters.
IWHC builds bridges between local realities and global policy-making by connecting women and youth leaders in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.
PRIMARY PURPOSE & FUNCTION
The Program Officer, International Policy works as part of the Advocacy and Policy Program team to influence global health policies and programs to prioritize sexual and reproductive rights and health and women’s rights, with a focus on UN processes and UN agencies, such as the UN Population Fund and the World Health Organization. S/he follows major global policy initiatives and agencies, provides substantive input to them, and mobilizes alliances to support IWHC’s positions. S/he cultivates relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders, maintains substantive knowledge of issues, policies and networks, writes and presents on a variety of topics, collaborates closely with other IWHC program staffon policy work at the national and regional levels and in Washington DC.
With the Director of Advocacy and Policy and the President, s/he contributes to overall design, implementation and monitoring of IWHC’s international policy activities. IWHC values teamwork and engages staff across functions. Therefore, the Program Officer, International Policy will contribute expertise, perspective and input to IWHC’s overall programs and organizational development.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute to the design and implementation of overall International Policy activities:
Contribute to IWHC’s mission to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, and the overall development and strengthening of the organization:
COMPENSATION: Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits, including generous vacation time, and no contribution for employee-only medical and dental coverage, among others.
DESIRED START DATE: As soon as possible.
We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. Regrettably we will not accept phone calls.
IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, HIV status or disability. This policy applies to all IWHC activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. We are committed to seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the working environment.