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The primary role of the Women's Refugee Commission's Advocacy Officer in New York is to advance the WRC's priorities with the UN system, diplomatic missions and non-governmental organizations working on human rights and humanitarian issues.
As a member of the WRC's advocacy team, the Advocacy Officer will contribute to the design and implementation of the organization's advocacy strategy and work plan. The Officer will coordinate closely with the WRC's program staff and with advocacy team colleagues in Geneva and Washington, D.C. The Advocacy Officer is expected to be very well-informed on issues of concern to displaced women, children and youth in order to advocate effectively for the organization. This position reports to the Senior Director of Advocacy and External Relations.
The intern will be an integrated member of the Development team, gaining experience and expertise on many areas of non-profit development, including opportunities to gain skills for the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database. The intern will also conduct prospect research and support special events. This is a great opportunity for an energetic individual to learn about fundraising on a global scale for an advocacy organization.
The Development Manager will provide essential support for our institutional fundraising portfolio (foundations, governments and some corporate) including development of proposals prospect research; management of the reporting process; coordinating and tracking grants and reports; and assisting with donor cultivation and events.
Building on the guidance provided in the IASC Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action, Women, Girls, Boys and Men, Different Needs – Equal Opportunities, 2006, which describes by sector what can be done to implement gender equality, the purpose of this partnership is to take stock of the good work that has been done across sectors to promote gender equality in humanitarian action. This will then be distilled into a set of exemplary actions, by sector, illustrating how to implement gender equality.
The Disability Program Officer, under the coordination of the Senior Disability Program Officer, will be responsible for ensuring that the organization's disability projects are fully implemented. These projects include four key areas of work:
Among other activities, the communications intern will contribute directly to the WRC's social media, reports, major events, and email appeals. She or he will also provide overall support to the Women's Refugee Commission’s communications department. The internship is an opportunity to work closely with professional communications staff, develop strategic communications skills, learn large-scale event planning, and learn about the humanitarian field.