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Monday, March 7, 2016

Communications Assistant, Promundo US, Washington DC, USA

Communications Assistant

Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: Promundo-US
Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization working to promote gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a full-time Communications Assistant to work in its Washington, DC office. This is a new position.

About Promundo

Founded in Brazil in 1997, Promundo works internationally to engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing violence. Promundo's independently registered NGOs in the United States, Brazil, Portugal, and Democratic Republic of the Congo collaborate to conduct high-quality formative, population-based research; develop and conduct impact evaluations; scale-up gender-transformative interventions; and carry out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and prevent violence. Promundo-US, a separate legal entity, with its office in Washington, DC, coordinates technical assistance outside of Brazil, carries out advocacy globally, supports Promundo's activities and fundraising across offices, and co-coordinates the global MenCare campaign. For more information,

About the Position

The Communications Assistant will report to the Communications Associate, and will work closely with Promundo-US's dynamic team of approximately 15 staff plus consultants and interns. The position is full-time and includes health insurance, paid leave, and retirement benefits. Salary range is $33,000-38,000 per annum based on salary history and previous experience. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree with an interest in international development, public health, or gender. An excellent candidate will also have extensive experience and knowledge of English language editing and proofreading, web content management systems, social media implementation and strategy, and publication design. Proposed start date is April 25, 2016 (negotiable).


  • Edit/proofread communications materials, publications, and other documents
  • Update institutional and campaign websites
  • Implement and track social media and online visibility strategies
  • Author content for institutional and campaign materials, including blogs and newsletters
  • Research/monitor/brief on relevant news outlets
  • Research and select communications contractors, as needed
  • Lay out/design various publications using Adobe Creative Suite, as needed
  • When necessary, assist with office information technology (IT) needs

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in communications, international development, gender, public health, or related field preferred)
  • Office experience (communications/public relations/journalism experience preferred)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, proofreading, and speaking skills
  • Ability to write for multiple audiences and platforms
  • Experience with CMS platforms (WordPress preferred) and with website content management
  • Proficiency/fluency in Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Experience with web-based communications and social media implementation and strategies
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and multi-tasker; honest, reliable and flexible; quick learner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications

  • Second language skills (Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Arabic preferred)
  • Experience managing multiple media outlets and campaign communications
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Knowledge of various computer operating systems, shared file storage systems, IT troubleshooting skills, etc.
  • International exposure
  • Knowledge of gender issues
How to apply:
To apply, please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter addressed to Nina Ford, and (3) a writing sample no later than March 17 to: Please write "Communications Assistant Application" as the subject heading. 
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