United Nations Foundation

In-Country Girl Up Consultant, Europe

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Temporary Full-Time


Girl Up is “by girls, for girls” – girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.


The In-Country Consultant, Europe will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in Europe towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the region, with an emphasis on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. The In-Country Consultant, Europe will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout the region. The In-Country Consultant, Europe will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in Europe in 2018.


Services to be Provided:

  • Develop and execute a growth strategy for Girl Up across Europe, including engaging in outreach efforts to schools, community-based organizations and other local partners.
  • Cultivate and support a minimum of 45 active Girl Up Clubs in the UK, 15 active Girl Up Clubs in France, 12 active Girl Up Clubs in Germany, 12 Girl Up Clubs in Spain, and 10 Girl Up Clubs in Italy by the end of 2018.
  • Complete regular reporting requirements and work closely with Girl Up program team to ensure cohesive execution of Girl Up Club strategy.
  • Plan and coordinate efforts for Girl Up events in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and/or Italy, with a minimum of 50 participants, focused on recruiting and training new leaders.
  • Develop and update resources, toolkits and other content to inspire and support Girl Up Clubs and leaders throughout Europe, in both English and French.
  • Work closely with the Girl Up communications team to ensure consistent Girl Up branding and messaging in Europe.
  • Launch and maintain Girl Up’s social media presence in Europe, including the development of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter engagement strategies.
  • Develop and maintain press contacts in Europe as they relate to Girl Up’s programming and issue areas.
  • Review digital or other content that has been translated from English to French.
  • Represent Girl Up at external events and speaking engagements in Europe, as requested.

Selection Criteria

  • College degree required.
  • Fluent in both English and French mandatory; conversational in German or Italian a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in related field with strong track record of success.
  • Experience in engaging diverse grassroots constituencies in Europe, such as youth, university students, civil society groups, or faith-based communities.
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to execute a program from start to finish.
  • Experience managing social media platforms and developing communications strategies.
  • Excellent team-player with the ability to build consensus across different stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with strong entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong commitment to gender equality and youth development.
  • Ability to work legally in the European Union.
  • Ability to travel to the United States and throughout Europe.
  • Ability to translate content from English to French.
  • Ability to occasionally be online and available during U.S. business hours.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

Other Information

This is a temporary contract, lasting until December 31, 2018. 


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