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£26,633 - £29,783 per year
Contract, Part-time
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

We are looking for a part-time Communications Officer to develop, manage and implement the What Works 2 Communications Strategy which supports the What Works 2 Policy and Advocacy Influencing Strategy in order to strengthen the capacity and will of DFID, governments, other donors and civil society including Southern-based organisations to use evidence to design, implement and evaluate effective violence prevention strategies.

Job Description  

The Programme

The What Works to Prevent Violence – Impact at Scale Programme will build on the success of its predecessor (‘What Works I’) to prevent and contribute to eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and violence against children (VAC) through:

  • Systematically designing, implementing and rigorously evaluating a range of approaches to scaling up violence prevention efforts, translating proof-of-concept evidence into robust, large-scale programmes;
  • Designing, piloting and testing new theory-driven violence prevention approaches (innovation);
  • Strengthening long-term capability and capacity to deliver cutting-edge violence prevention programmes across the programme’s grantees and the UK Government (notably DFID and FCO); and
  • Using evidence to influence a more effective global response to end VAWG. 

Role purpose  

To develop, manage and implement the What Works 2 Communications Strategy which supports the What Works 2 Policy and Advocacy Influencing Strategy in order to strengthen the capacity and will of DFID, governments, other donors and civil society including Southern-based organisations to use evidence to design, implement and evaluate effective violence prevention strategies.  

The Communications Officer will translate evidence from the What Works 2 programme into accessible knowledge products for target audiences including policy makers and Southern-based women’s rights organisations, produce high quality targeted communications materials and media and maintain the programme’s dynamic website and social media presence. 

This post will be tasked with delivering the key areas of responsibility as detailed below. 


1. Strategic management and planning

  • Develop, deliver and review the What Works 2 Communications Strategy to support the  What Works 2 Policy and Advocacy Influencing Strategy
  • Monitor, analyse and report on communications initiatives and activities quarterly

2. Manage the What Works 2 programme website and social media 

  • Develop and manage the What Works 2 website to ensure it is accurate, impactful and motivates engagement from a broad audience including decision-makers
  • Develop and manage all social media channels and activities to increase the What Works 2 programme’s profile amongst target audiences in the violence prevention field including DFID, governments, other donors and civil society organisations including Southern-based organisations
  • Monitor, analyse and report on use of website and social media
  • Check and ensure functionality, manage renewal and use of domain names 

3. Oversee production high quality materials and media

  • Lead the production of accessible products from the programme including biennial flagship product, evidence syntheses, policy briefs, practice briefs and practical tools and guidance for practitioners working closely with the What Works 2 research supplier.
  • Build and manage relationships with target media contacts and journalists and social media influencers.
  • Plan and implement proactive media work as required.

The post holder will also be required to undertake other reasonable duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature.  

Reporting Structure 

The Communications Officer will report to the External Engagement and Influencing Manager in the What Works 2 consortium and work closely with the Policy and Advocacy Manager, Capacity Development Manager and the separately procured research supplier.

Note: A description of What Works Phase I and its implementation and results can be found on DFID’s DevTracker site and at

Person Specification  


  • Proven expertise of managing and implementing an international Communications strategy for a policy focused project to achieve sensitive social change
  • Strong written communication skills and experience of copy writing
  • Experience of high quality content gathering to support communications
  • Experience of brand management and key message development
  • Experience of using a content management system such as SiteFinity
  • Experience of leading and managing social media development, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Knowledge and expertise of women’s rights and gender and development and specifically experience working on projects on ending VAWG.
  • Experience of managing a range of different projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information
  • Ability to work proactively as part of a team, and co-operatively across teams
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Experience of managing external suppliers
  • Experience of producing publications and communications materials
  • Experience of working within the women’s rights sector


  • Existing relationships with key media actors and/or demonstrable experience of developing and managing media relationships and securing media coverage 

Terms and conditions  




14 hours




fixed term contract for 7 years (for the duration of the programme)

Probationary period

6 months 


25 days per annum plus statutory holidays and Christmas break pro rata


Womankind has a contributory pension scheme in place  

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience via the link below.

Please mention the role (Communications Officer WW) in the subject header. Closing date 9am 23rd March 2020

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this vacancy may close sooner than the closing date so do apply early. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

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Posted on: 27 February 2020
Closing date: 23 March 2020
Tags: Communications, PR,Policy/Research
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