Knowledge Management and Communications Associate

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 7 July 2018
Posted on 7 June 2018

Job Description


The Knowledge Management and Communications Associate will provide knowledge management, communications, event planning and administrative support to the Women and Girls at the Center of Development (WGCD) Learning Agenda, an initiative connecting 39 organizations to advance what works in gender equality programming across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The WGCD Learning Agenda is run by ICRW and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This position is a full-time 1.5-year (until November 2019) contract position contingent upon funding.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Under the supervision of the WGCD Learning Agenda Project Director, the Associate will:
  • Collect, curate, synthesize and track partner assets for the WGCD web portal, including regular scans for partner results and mentions in technical literature and professional outlets;
  • Maintain an editorial calendar for the WGCD Learning Agenda, including content planning timed with international events and awareness days for both internal communications (e.g., member-only web portal and e-updates, webinars) and external communications (e.g., blogs on key outlets, relevant hashtags)
  • Write and publish monthly Learning Agenda e-updates
  • Support technical staff with content for webinars, conference presentations and other events
  • Support logistics, travel, and communications for WGCD Learning Agenda events, including presence at the International Conference on Family Planning, SEEP annual conference and Women Deliver 2019
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the Project Director and Senior Communications Specialist
  • 5% international travel


Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Journalism, International Communications, Health Communications or related field. Master’s degree preferred.


Minimum of a master’s degree and one year of experience, or a bachelor’s degree and four years of experience. Work experience should ideally include a mix of project management, strategic communications, multimedia content development, and writing for websites and/or social media. Programmatic knowledge in one of the following areas of development is required: 1) Women and girls’ economic empowerment; 2) sexual and reproductive health and rights; 3) youth development; 4) rural livelihoods and market linkages.


The successful candidate will have strong skills in conveying qualitative and quantitative data and program evaluation results to technical and non-technical audiences. S/he or he should have experience with strategic communications planning such as website development and content creation and/or social media strategy and channel management. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), an email client like Mailchimp or Salesforce, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) required; Adobe Illustrator and InDesign a plus. Must show outstanding attention to detail, flexibility when working with partners across multiple time zones, ability to multitask and create compelling content on deadline, and maturity in dealing with donor contacts. French language skills a plus.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample at

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. ICRW is an E-Verify Employer.

About the Organization

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.

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