Policy Fellow, Gender Programme

Center for Global Development Policy fellow
Location Washington, D.C.
Application deadline 10 June 2023
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary $146,000
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The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research and drive better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. We strive for excellence and intellectual rigor and believe global prosperity starts with smart policy based on evidence. Our work is nonpartisan, and our recommendations are not influenced by our funders. We are willing to challenge powerful institutions and the status quo for better development practices. We are committed to transparency, diversity, and professional and personal integrity. We value mutual respect, a collegial workplace, and a healthy sense of humor.

Brief description of role

The Center is seeking a Policy Fellow to join the Gender Equality and Inclusion program to lead one or more areas of research on women’s economic empowerment and other gender and development policy issues. The Policy Fellow will define and undertake an agenda of policy analysis and outreach focused on issues of high importance to the global gender equality community. CGD’s gender equality work seeks to identify evidence-based interventions and policies to promote women’s economic empowerment, as well as provide guidance on how best to measure progress. We work with colleagues across CGD to integrate an intersectional gender lens into our other programs, such as those focused on global health, education, and migration, as well as into CGD’s own institutional policies. We aim to leverage CGD’s influence on donor institutions and other high-level decision-makers, positioning ourselves both as a go-to resource for learning and a level of accountability, guiding global leaders towards evidence-based policies and investments that promote gender equality.

Key roles and responsibilities

Conducting research and policy analysis in areas of expertise, including but not limited to women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, social protection, care, gender data, and development effectiveness.

Ensuring that research and policy analysis are translated into concrete actions and impact by establishing collaborative relationships with policymakers, development agencies, donors, and international financial institutions.

Engaging in related policy outreach activities, including speaking engagements, representing the organization at a prominent level in meetings, conferences, presentations, expert group consultations, working groups, technical communities, and other forums; and publishing blogs, papers, policy briefs, and/or short commentaries geared towards policymakers, academics, and CGD’s public audience.

Organising and facilitating private meetings and public events in areas of expertise.

Mobilizing financial resources and support for the program and its staff in close coordination and cooperation with fundraising staff and CGD leadership.

Supervising mid-level and junior staff and being accountable for their performance management and development.

Supporting the program director by providing input into the strategic direction and coordination of the gender program.

Overseeing planning, budgeting, execution, methods, and staff to achieve the program’s goals.

Engaging with and contributing to the institution’s wider initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as a playing a key part in creating a culture which aligns with our mission and values.

Integrating activities within the program and across the organisation.

Developing and supporting solutions to complex problems requiring a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, engagement, and innovation