Policy & Advocacy Research Consultant, Women Deliver

Consultant, Research (Policy & Advocacy) (Maternity Leave Cover)

Location: New York City/Flex
Duration: 4 Months (Oct-Jan) with ramp up/downs for 2-3 weeks before and after leave cover
Format: Part-Time, 3 days per week, min 1 day per week in office (preference for 2 days)

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Summary of the Position:

The Consultant will serve as a maternity leave cover and provide project management for the Women Deliver Research Work stream. The selected candidate will serve as a content specialist and will utilize data from partners and colleagues and best practices from the field. The Consultant will develop Women Deliver’s advocacy materials with a special focus on economic policy, women in leadership and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The Consultant’s focal will be the Managing Director, Policy & Advocacy and mentor the Associate, Policy & Advocacy and Senior Program Assistant, Research, Policy & Advocacy during this leave period.


  • Monitoring and helping to shape the evolving policy narratives and calls to action around special focus policy issues.
  • Leading the development of Women Deliver’s commissioned research with a primary focus on women in leadership and SRHR.
  • Working with partners (including organizations that focus on public performance auditing) to advance the gender data agenda and communicate the evidence.
  • Developing and socializing advocacy material around the investment case for gender equality.
  • Initiating conversations with partners on potential commissioned research in the run-up to Beijing+25, in line with organization and department priorities.
  • Maintaining ongoing relations with Women Deliver research partners, such as Equal Measures 2030.
  • Supporting Women Deliver’s President/CEO and the Managing Director of Policy and Advocacy on the advisory role to key decision makers.
  • Providing guidance to the Women Deliver Research team.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in related field such as public health, international relations, gender studies, political science or human rights; Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • 6-8 years of experience in an NGO, UN agency, or similar organization.
  • Expertise in economic policy and/or international development with an emphasis on girls and women required.
  • Experience with maternal health and SRHR preferred.
  • Data analysis and/or statistical modeling experience preferred.
  • Strong quantitative abilities – including experience executing and leading quantitative/qualitative assessments.
  • Experience translating dense research materials and technical content into material for broader audiences.
  • Experience with peer-reviewed journals and or/commissioned research in the science, health, economic and/or political space.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures on global health or international development advocacy campaigns, programs or initiatives. Developing country experience preferred.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong management and project coordination skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to consistently delivering excellent-quality work.
  • Ability to design and implement creative, analytical approaches to improve programs and projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems.

How to Apply

To be considered, please provide:

  • CV/Resume
  • Fee requirement (hourly or monthly)
  • Preference of format (days per week; location)
  • 2 professional references
  • Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications

Please send the items listed above to careers@womendeliver.org

Selection Timeline

  • Priority review by September 1
  • Interviews between September 2-13 (2 rounds + references)
  • Consultant to begin approx. mid to late September

*Must be eligible to work in the United States without professional sponsorship.


Official Women Deliver posting can be found here.