Communications Coordinator, Afghanistan


The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is seeking a talented Communications Coordinator to join its Communications Team. The role will primarily support a new Afghanistan initiative launched in response to the current crisis and focused on elevating and supporting Afghan women leaders. The Communications Coordinator will develop compelling content across multiple platforms, including a new website, blog, social media, and email. They will also support media engagement and government relations. The Communications Coordinator should have a passion for international affairs, gender equality and human rights and be comfortable working on a fast-paced team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Website Management

  • Enhance and maintain the Onward for Afghan Women website
  • Lead development of profiles of Afghan women leaders-in-exile for website
  • Draft, edit and upload content on upcoming events, policy recommendations and GIWPS research
  • Review and copy-edit all external Afghanistan content for clarity and accuracy


  • Develop new blog to amplify voices and perspectives of Afghan women
  • Request pitches, edit posts, and promote blog

Social Media

  • Generate Afghanistan-related content for GIWPS social media accounts across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Develop text, graphics, and video content

Media Engagement

  • Research reporters in local markets
  • Draft press materials
  • Coordinate press requests and liaise with Afghan women on press opportunities

Mass Mailings

  • Draft Afghanistan-related email blasts for GIWPS listserv using Mailchimp


  • Support efforts to promote legislation aligned with our initiative, including tracking developments in the U.S. Congress
  • Map external stakeholders and audiences for distribution of advocacy content 
  • Participate in targeted advocacy outreach
  • Attend and take notes at external Afghanistan events

Event Communications

  • Support and amplify GIWPS-sponsored events on Afghanistan


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area. Graduate degree preferred
  • 1-3 years work experience in communications, advocacy, or international affairs. Preference for regional expertise or experience with gender and human rights based work
  • Excellent writing, editing  and organizational skills 
  • Web development experience; possesses proficiency in HTML
  • Experience managing social media accounts
  • Preferred experience with:
    • MailChimp and WordPress 
    • Media relations 
    • Graphic design 
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks with tight deadlines, and multitask
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to GIWPS’ mission

Applicants should be able to join the team in February 2022 and expect to work 40 hours/week for a 6-month contract. This is remote or hybrid position. Please send a resume, cover letter, and one page writing sample in a single PDF file to Sarah Rutherford at with the subject line “Communications Coordinator, Afghanistan.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.