Digital Engagement Contractor

About the Role:

As part of a 2020 grant, 1,000 Days is seeking a digital engagement contractor to support online communication strategies leading up to the Nutrition for Growth Summit (www.nutritionforgrowth) in Tokyo in December 2020. Under the umbrella of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, Nutrition for Growth has encompassed a series of events that brought different actors together to set out specific steps to help end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The goal is to secure new financial and political commitments from governments, donors, civil society, UN and business, and re-energize political momentum and global focus on nutrition.

The contractor may work remotely but the ability to join in-person staff meetings at the Washington D.C. office is a plus. Office space with equipment (printer, computer, access to supplies, etc.) can be provided if desired.

Working with the Chief Strategy Officer, the Communications Manager and others on the team, the duties for this function include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute digital communications for 1,000 Days projects, primarily with a global focus, to include email marketing, social media, digital advertising, and website.
  • Collaborate with 1,000 Days’ program teams to develop digital advocacy strategy and keep the organization’s online communications running smoothly.
  • Craft compelling content, including writing social media copy, blog posts, emails, and other creative materials needed to maintain the organization’s online presence.
  • Use a wide array of digital communications tools, including WordPress, AdWords, Google Analytics, Salsa, Facebook and Twitter advertising platforms.
  • Test and analyze digital data to better inform strategy and execution on email, social media and web.
  • Assist in the creation of compelling visuals by communicating guidance to graphic designers and overseeing the internal creation of simple graphics.
  • Oversee a wide portfolio of projects and be able to manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Coordinate with peers at other organizations working on nutrition and maternal and child health.


  • Multiple years of digital communications experience working for a nonprofit, media outlet, political campaign or ad agency.
  • Familiarity engaging on global topics with people from around the world.
  • Experience with the following tools and comfort being in charge of day-to-day management of platforms: WordPress, Google Analytics, Sprout Social and Facebook and Twitter advertising platforms.
  • Past experience managing email marketing and CRM platforms.

The ideal teammate will feel passionate about the health and well-being of moms and babies everywhere and want to use digital communications to make a difference. Comfort steering strategy and rolling up your sleeves to get the work done is important. The candidate must be willing to take ownership of, and initiative in, everything s/he does, while understanding how to work across teams. Problem solving abilities are a must.

How to Apply

  • Email cover letter, resume, and hourly rate to
  • Put “Digital Engagement Contractor” in the subject line
  • No phone calls please
  • Due to the expected volume of interest, only candidates considered will be contacted

About 1,000 Days

The 1,000 Days Partnership was launched in 2010 by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton alongside the Government of Ireland, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and several civil society partners committed to accelerating progress against malnutrition. Our work is grounded in the science that shows that nutrition early in life sets the foundation for a child’s development and lifelong health. It is also guided by the conviction that every child—regardless of where they are born—deserves the best start to life and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through strategic partnerships, communications and advocacy efforts, 1,000 Days seeks to influence policy and practice and build public awareness to improve health for women and children around the world. Since our inception, 1,000 Days has mobilized advocates, thought-leaders, policymakers and our network of partners to improve nutrition for women and children in the U.S. and globally.