Advocacy & Comms Dir, Investing in Women, Abt Assoc (Philippines)

Advocacy and Communications Director

Are you passionate about advocating for women’s economic empowerment?
Join a leadership team committed to women’s rights and gender equality
Be part of a dynamic and innovative gender equality initiative
Lead, mentor and develop the Advocacy and Communications team

About the role

Reporting to the Investing in Women CEO, you will drive advocacy and communication strategies to influence women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. You will work with champions for women’s economic empowerment and mobilise coalitions and networks (both online and physical) to identify and support strengthening efforts that help to build voice and the space for women in the private sector.

This is an exciting position, leading the implementation of two key elements:
You will plan and implement advocacy and influencing campaigns that catalyse shifts in public attitudes and organisational and institutional norms that affect and define women’s economic opportunities.

You will lead and coordinate communication strategies that disseminate credible and compelling information to help build the business case for investing in women.

About Investing in Women
Funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Aid Program, Investing in Women seeks to empower women economically in South East Asia with the understanding that this will contribute to continued inclusive economic growth in the region. Investing in Women aims to achieve this through supporting:
Workplace gender equity
Investments in women’s small and medium enterprises
Removal of policy and regulatory barriers to women’s economic empowerment
Public attitudes to be more supportive of women’s economic empowerment

Skills Required
You will possess appropriate tertiary qualifications with at least 15 years of experience delivering advocacy and communication strategies that have shifted public attitudes and organisational and institutional norms, ideally in South East Asia. You will have a proven track record of influencing partners, government and other key stakeholders across South East Asia and will feel a connection to Abt’s values and be motivated by our mission to improve the lives of people worldwide.

Further Information and Application Details
The Information for Applicants document, which includes the full selection criteria, can be found via the Position Description link contained within the Job Details on the Careers page of the Abt Associate’s website at:

Applications should be submitted online via the website, and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria detailed within the Information for Applicants, including questions of due diligence.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 August 2016 (midnight AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a specialist international health and social sector consulting company that provides services to public and private sector clients. Our domestic and international clients range from donor agencies, national governments, mining operations and private enterprises, and our services span across a number of specialty areas including project management, policy development, service delivery, consulting and training. We are a company that has a personal commitment to our staff and as such we value the long-term relationships that we build with the people who work with us.

Abt Associates is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender, age or physical ability. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our program’s diversity and long-term outcomes.

Abt Associates is responsive to the needs of working families. Job share and flexible work arrangements can be discussed and considered for the preferred candidate.

For more information about our company and the work that we do, please visit our website at

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August 14, 2016 3:14 Pm
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