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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Indian Feminist || UN Women - India is looking for a Consultant – Gender Responsive Implementation of MGNREGA

Date of Issue:     26 June 2015
Closing Date: 03 July 2015       
 
SSA Announcement No. UNWOMEN/MCO/2015/020
 
I.  POSITION INFORMATION
 
TitleConsultant – Gender Responsive Implementation of MGNREGA*
Duty StationHome based with Travel to Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh
Type of ContractSSA 
Contract DurationThree Months (15 working days)
No of PositionsOne
Contract SupervisionProgramme Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment Unit, UN WOMEN MCO
*Open to Indian Nationals Only
 
II.  CONTEXT OF THE PROJECT
 
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a flagship programme of the Government of India which provides workers with employment guarantee along with opportunities to be part of governance structures - in implementation and monitoring, and in ensuring administrative transparency and accountability, through the provision of social audits and the practice of appointing worksite supervisors. The law is particularly significant for women workers belonging to marginalised communities, who otherwise have no access to just employment opportunities.
 
However, research studies and figures show that there are states where the participation of women is below the mandated 33%. With a view to understand the reasons for low participation of women and propose recommendations which specifically target an increase in female participation, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and UN Women decided to jointly undertake a four state action research study in June 2014. The year- long research has resulted in the completion of an extensive baseline survey in Shergarh Block in District Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and Beldanga I Block in District Murshidabad, West Bengal. The baseline data was collected in collaboration with the two state governments through focused group discussions and field surveys administered on rural women workers previous employed under the Act. State specific Gender Action Plans have been prepared and presented to the two state governments. These plans are based on a comprehensive mapping of gender outcomes, entitlements assured under the programme and delivery mechanisms that are in place and primarily focus on strengthening gender responsiveness of NREGA vis-à-vis the nature of work, worksite facilities and implementation modalities.
 
Following the submission of the Gender Action Plans to the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, a need to build capacities of grassroots functionaries for implementation of the recommendations has emerged. A Consultant is therefore to be recruited to lead the training of government functionaries under MGNREGA to ensure successful implementation of the Gender Action Plans with an overall goal of empowering rural women through provision of just employment opportunities.

III.  ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead the process of planning for and conducting the capacity building of government functionaries on gender responsive implementation of MGNREGA in the two states of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • Provide accompaniment to relevant state government and district level officials in the detailing of the strategies and the activities under the Gender Action Plans
  • Develop a template for monitoring and documentation of the Gender Action Plans
  • Undertake meetings with relevant officials at the district, state and national level, with regard to the above-mentioned activities. 
IV.  EXPECTED OUTPUTS
 
The Consultant will ensure that:
i.  Relevant government functionaries and implementing agencies have better capacities for the rollout and implementation of the Gender Action Plans under MGNREGA in select project sites in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
ii.  The proposed Gender Action Plan, relevant indicators and a monitoring/documentation template is adopted by the government functionaries
 
Specifically, the Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Building capacities of government functionaries on implementation of Gender Action Plans under NREGA through training workshops and handholding and supervision of implementing agencies.
  • Report on training workshops conducted and accompaniment provided in 2 states and documentation of the finalized implementation strategies.
  • Submission of progress report as per payment schedule.  
V.  TIME FRAME
 
Time Frame: 15 days over a period between 15 July 2015 and 30 September 2015
 
VI.  DELIVERY & PAYMENT SCHEDULE
 
Deliverable
Time-frame and Person daysPercentage payment
1.   Training of government functionaries of 1 state
1 August 2015
(6 person days)
40%
2.   Training of government functionaries in 1 state
 
1 September 2015
(6 person days)
40%
3.   Finalisation of training report on capacity building of government functionaries for implementation of Gender Action Plans in 2 states
30 September
(3 person days)
20%
 
Travel and DSA will be booked and settled as per SSA norms directly by UN Women on submission of F-10 form with original ticket stubs, vouchers, etc. as per actuals.
 
VII. RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

i.  Advanced (Masters/Ph.D) Degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences or other Development-related field
ii. Minimum 15 years’ of relevant experience on gender and development
iii.Sustained experience on engendering policies and programmes related to rural livelihoods, employment and social protection
iv. Analytical ability to articulate field level research findings with concrete recommendations
v. Understanding of gender in the context of MGNREGA is preferred
vi. Proven ability to dialogue with senior government functionaries and experience of working closely with the Government stakeholders
vii. Strong written skills in English and good command over Hindi
viii. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
 
Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History Form-P 11” and latest CV.
 
Application to this vacancy should be sent to jobs.india@unwomen.org
 
Please insert SSA Announcement Number in the Subject line of the E-mail. Applications without the SSA Number or with the incorrect SSA Number will not be accepted. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.
 
NOTE: Only short- listed candidates will be contacted.
Job Email id:jobs.india@unwomen.org

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Communications and Outreach Associate-New Delhi || India|| Feminist Approach to Technology

URGENT VACANCY

FEMINIST APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY (FAT)

LOCATION: NEW DELHI


Position: Communications & Outreach Associate

About FAT: Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) is a pioneering nonprofit organization committed to empowering women through technology. We believe that women can move at par with men in making and using technology and that women can truly feel empowered only when the perceived technological divide has been bridged!

Our Mission
The mission of FAT is to empower women by enhancing women’s awareness, interest and participation in technology. We work towards this by breaking societal stereotypes and attitudes, encouraging and enabling women to feel capable and comfortable in working with technology, and collaborating with other women’s organizations to enhance their work by using technology.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Communications & Outreach Associate is responsible for:
1.    Maintaining all communications with our partners, stakeholders, board, beneficiaries and general public.
2.    Identifying and recommending tactics to create visibility for the organization and its core programs.
3.    Working in collaboration with program and advocacy staff to raise funds for different projects.
4.    Planning and executing innovative fundraising and outreach ideas. 
5.    Developing and ensuring a high level of visibility for print and electronic materials, including writing and editing for a wide range of audiences, conducting media outreach and organizing events, to further the program and advocacy goals.
6.    Managing social media campaigns for the organization.
7.    Helping the rest of the team in executing and documenting all programmatic work.

REQUIREMENTS:

1.    Good understanding of gender and women’s issues.
2.    Good technical aptitude, interest in learning about new technologies.
3.    Active in social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.
4.    Basic photo-editing skills and video editing skills.
5.    Well-developed organizational, writing, creative and technical communication skills.
6.    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, proficiency in Hindi an asset.
7.    Experience in managing website, online social networking and new media.
8.    Demonstrated public relations, management skills. Experience in developing marketing plans an asset.
9.    Ability to multi-task, produce to daily deadlines, manage independent projects, plus work in a team.
10. Minimum of 1 year work experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Reports to: Program Manager and Executive Director

Location: New Delhi
Salary: Will depend upon experience and competence.

Candidates are requested to:
·         Attach a full Curriculum Vitae and a letter of intent;
·         Include at least two examples of your professional writing, and links to or samples of any related work you wish to share;
·         Provide the names and contact details for three references.

Please send your applications to: jobs@fat-net.org mentioning the position you are applying for in the subject line. For more information on our organization, please visit www.fat-net.org.


Joining: ASAP

Friday, May 29, 2015

Indian Feminist || Multiple positions in Delhi India with TARSHI(Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues)

JOB OPENING AT TARSHI
POSITION: PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE – COMMUNICATIONS

ABOUT US

TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a non-profit organisation
established in 1996 and based in New Delhi. Guided by the vision that all people have the
right to sexual well-being and to an enjoyable and self-affirming sexuality, it works towards
expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people’s lives. TARSHI’s programmes address
all people, of all ages, communities, classes and sexual preferences, with a focus on women
and young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
TARSHI's work includes strengthening capacity of practitioners in the field through trainings
on the inter-linkages between rights, sexuality and reproductive health; providing muchneeded
and valued sexuality information to people of all ages through publications and public
education; sensitising service providers as well as the general public to sexual and
reproductive rights. More information on our work can be found at www.tarshi.net.

CORE REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

�� Planning, conceptualising and co-ordinating with contributors for our eMagazine,
InPlainspeak and other online and offline communications
�� Basic knowledge of blogging platforms, particularly Wordpress
�� Updating the Wordpress platform (plugins, themes) as and when required
�� Working knowledge of how to upload articles, media etc, and how to create pages/posts
to schedule and share
�� Basic knowledge of HTML coding and SEO content, is an added advantage and should
be willing to learn basic coding from team members if required
�� Knowlwdge of photoshop/coreldraw, video making and editing or any such programme
�� Content development and designing for social media platforms such as Facebook and
Twitter
�� Thinking and communicating strategically about new content needed in order to tell
TARSHI’s story, its impact and vision for the future.
�� Working knowledge of Google and Social Media analytics, and must provide the team
with an analytical report at the end of every month
�� Working knowledge of Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor or such platforms and a
willingness to learn on the job if required
�� Develop a system to Monitor and Evaluate the responses to TARSHI’s various
communication modalities
�� Ensuring effective reporting of programmes
�� Participating in networks on issues of sexuality, sexual rights and women’s rights
�� Representing the organisation at diverse fora
�� Furthering the development of programmes in keeping with TARSHI’s vision

THE PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO
�� Work independently as well as in a team
�� Multi-task, organise, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
�� Pay attention to detail
�� Display keen intellectual and analytical abilities
�� Show initiative, creativity and responsibility
�� Be willing to travel domestically and internationally
�� Be open to learning and find time to improve on knowledge and skills
�� Display an ability to keep and maintain boundaries and confidentiality
�� Approach their work with professionalism
�� Respect diversities of staff and people they meet in the course of their work

OTHER CRITIERIA
�� Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in working on issues of sexuality and
reproductive health
�� A postgraduate degree in social sciences and/or Media and Communications
�� Experience in the non-profit sector is an added advantage
�� Excellent communication and writing skills
�� A conceptual grasp on gender, sexuality, feminism and human rights issues
�� A team spirit to work with the Editorial and other members of the TARSHI team
�� Excellent written and communication skills in English and a working knowledge of Hindi
THIS FULL TIME POSITION WILL BE BASED IN NEW DELHI, INDIA
TARSHI is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment
free of discriminatory practices. TARSHI’s policy is to provide equal employment
opportunities to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of her or
his actual or perceived age, gender, caste, class, disability, HIV status, marital status, religion
or sexual preference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.
TO APPLY
Email us at jobs@tarshi.net with your CV, a cover letter and any other written and/or
audio-visual samples of your work that are relevant to the profile.
Please mention the job title in your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted further.
CLOSING DATE: June 15, 2015 or until the position is filled.

JOB OPENING AT TARSHI
POSITION: PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE – PUBLIC EDUCATION
AND ONLINE LEARNING
ABOUT US

TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a non-profit organisation
established in 1996 and based in New Delhi. Guided by the vision that all people have the
right to sexual well-being and to an enjoyable and self-affirming sexuality, it works towards
expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people’s lives. TARSHI’s programmes address
all people, of all ages, communities, classes and sexual preferences, with a focus on women
and young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
TARSHI's work includes strengthening capacity of practitioners in the field through trainings
on the inter-linkages between rights, sexuality and reproductive health; providing muchneeded
and valued sexuality information to people of all ages through publications and public
education; sensitising service providers as well as the general public to sexual and
reproductive rights. More information on our work can be found at www.tarshi.net.

CORE REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
�� Contributing to TARSHI’s eLearning Programme, which includes:
o Analysis of responses of the eLearners
o Monitoring status of eLearners and coordinating with the technical support team
to troubleshoot if required
o Managing the interactive online and/or offline components of the course such as
closed FB groups, webinars, film screenings, contact classes, etc
o Updating the course content as and when required
�� Working knowledge of analytics, to provide the team with a regular reports
�� Working knowledge of Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor or such platforms and a
willingness to learn on the job if required
�� Assisting in offline Training, which includes assisting in:
o Planning and logistics
o Conducting sessions if required
o Documenting
o Follow up for monitoring and evaluation purposes
�� Ensuring effective reporting of programmes
�� Participating in networks on issues of sexuality, sexual rights and women’s rights
�� Representing the organisation at various fora
�� Furthering the development of programmes in keeping with TARSHI’s vision
THE PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO
�� Work independently as well as in a team
�� Multi-task, organise, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
�� Pay attention to detail
�� Display keen intellectual and analytical abilities
�� Show initiative, creativity and responsibility
�� Be willing to travel domestically and internationally
�� Be open to learning and find time to improve on knowledge and skills
�� Display an ability to keep and maintain boundaries and confidentiality
�� Approach their work with professionalism
�� Respect diversities of staff and people they meet in the course of their work

OTHER CRITIERIA

�� Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in working on issues of sexuality and
reproductive health
�� A postgraduate degree in social sciences
�� Experience in the non-profit sector is an added advantage
�� Excellent communication and writing skills
�� A conceptual grasp on gender, sexuality, feminism and human rights issues
�� A team spirit to work with other members of the TARSHI team
�� Excellent written and communication skills in English and a working knowledge of Hindi
THIS FULL TIME POSITION WILL BE BASED IN NEW DELHI, INDIA
TARSHI is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment
free of discriminatory practices. TARSHI’s policy is to provide equal employment
opportunities to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of her or
his actual or perceived age, gender, caste, class, disability, HIVstatus, marital status, religion
or sexual preference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.
TO APPLY
Email us at jobs@tarshi.net with your CV, a cover letter and any other written and/or
audio-visual samples of your work that are relevant to the profile.
Please mention the job title in your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted further.
CLOSING DATE: June 15, 2015 or until the position is filled.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Assistant Programme Master en Genre et Consolidation de la Paix, Femme Africa Solidarite, Dakar, Senegal

Assistant Programme Master en Genre et Consolidation de la Paix

Date limite: 21 mai 2015
Organisation: Femmes Africa Solidarité 
Le Centre PanAfricain pour le Genre, la Paix et le Développement PAC, est un Centre d’excellence de formation supérieure à vocation panafricaine proposant des formations hautement qualifiantes sur les questions de paix, de développement et la consolidation de la paix avec un accent particulier sur la perspective genre. Il a été créé en 2006 par Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), une organisation internationale des femmes ayant le statut consultatif de l’ECOSOCC à l’ONU et qui travaille sur l’autonomisation des femmes africaines à assumer un rôle primordial dans la consolidation de la paix et la résolution des conflits dans le but de capitaliser les acquis en matière de formation et pallier les insuffisances en terme de renforcement des capacités à l’échelle continentale sur le genre et la consolidation de la paix. En partenariat avec l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar UCAD et l’Université pour la Paix mandatée des Nations Unies, basée au Costa Rica UPEACE, le Centre a crée un Master PanAfricain bilingue à orientation professionnelle. Ce Master est abrité par la Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de l’UCAD où se déroulent toutes les activités académiques sous le leadership du Directeur Scientifique du Master. Certains cours pourraient être délocalisés au siège du Centre Pan Africain. Il est également prévu des stages dans les ONG et autres structures socio-professionnelles.
L’administration du programme est assurée par Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) sous la supervision de l’Administratrice du Centre, secondée par le Chargé de Programme du Master qui sert de relai entre le programme et les bailleurs. Le Programme du Master cherche une personne dynamique capable de remplir la mission assignée pour un bon déroulement des activités académiques et administratives du Programme du Master.
RESPONSABILITE
L’Assistant Programme est placé sous la supervision du Directeur Scientifique du Master. Il/elle sert d’agent de liaison entre les services de scolarité de la Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques, la cohorte des auditeurs du Master et l’administration du programme. A ce titre, il est appelé à exécuter les tâches suivantes:
  • Appuyer le Directeur Scientifique sur les aspects pédagogiques du Programme ;
  • Procéder à l’inscription pédagogique des étudiants;
  • Contacter les enseignants programmés pour les cours;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Scientifique dans la programmation des cours, séminaires et conférences;
  • Assurer le bon déroulement des activités pédagogiques;
  • Etablir et suivre les créneaux de cours;
  • Assurer la présence des auditeurs aux cours;
  • Veiller à l’assiduité des auditeurs;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Scientifique dans l’organisation des examens et soutenances
  • Reproduire les supports pédagogiques destines aux auditeurs;
  • Appuyer l’organisation des réunions pédagogiques et faire les Procès-verbaux des réunions;
  • Assurer la liaison avec le Centre Pan Africain pour tout ce qui est lié à la logistique des cours, des réunions et séminaires. Il sera appelé à gérer les aspects sociaux comme l’hébergement et les activités extra-muros des auditeurs sous la supervision directe du Chargé de programme;
  • Gérer le cycle des évaluations et des notes sous l’autorité du directeur Scientifique.
- See more at: http://www.awid.org/get-involved/assistant-programme-master-en-genre-et-consolidation-de-la-paix#sthash.OAFSExhy.dpuf

Program Officer, Open Society Foundation, New York, USA

Program Officer

Deadline: 26 May 2015 
Location: New York, USA 
Organization: Open Society Foundation
The Open Society Public Health Program (PHP) advances a human rights approach to health, with an emphasis on social inclusion, transparency, accountability, and participation. We work to make justice systems more responsive to health, to challenge the health establishment to advance human rights, to shift power dynamics in health-related decision making, and to influence the funding environment for health and rights.

Job Profile

The program officer for grant-making operations will oversee a portfolio of operational and grant-making work dedicated to the use of grant making to advance health and human rights. This will include both: (i) guide the implementation of PHP’s grant-making policies and procedures as a member of PHP’s Central Division; as well as (ii) developing and managing a portfolio of PHP key grantee organizations and individuals advancing the field of health and human rights as a member of the PHP’s Global Financing and Support to the Field Division. The program officer will also act as PHP’s main point of contact with Open Society’s legal department. He/She will report to the director of learning and grant making. Work is carried out independently/under general supervision. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
  • act as PHP’s liaison with the Office of Grants Management and represent the program in relevant grant-related fora and discussions
  • alongside the director of learning and grant making, act as one of the two Public Health Program liaisons to the Grant Making Support Group, working with him/her to cultivate a culture of grant making at Open Society based on shared values and principles; building an environment that encourages, supports, and sustains good grant-making practice; and strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our grant makers
  • train new PHP staff on grant processes and workflow, and provide related ongoing support and refreshers (both individually and centrally)
  • supplement the Foundation Connect (grant-making software) training that new employees receive from Open Society, as needed, to ensure they are able to use the system well, and assist with trouble shooting for all employees
  • stay abreast of relevant grant-making policies and guidelines, and assist the Public Health Program team to understand, operationalize, and comply with grant-making related policies and processes
  • keep PHP grant-making guidelines and templates updated and in line with guidance provided by Grant Making Support Group and Grants Management
  • maintain the quality and consistency of PHP’s organizational eligibility recommendation processes (does not include providing substantive review of others’ organizational assessments)
  • together with the director of learning and grant making, act as a knowledge hub on questions and good practices pertaining to organizational eligibility and grants exceeding the threshold of one-third of an organization’s annual budget coming from Open Society
  • coordinate annual grant-making schedule and deadlines; organize monthly peer review meetings of grants exceeding designated funding threshold; work with PHP staff and Grants Management to ensure timely grant compliance review; as needed, work with the PHP director and deputy to monitor the review pipeline for grants and eligibility assessments; monitor and suggest improvements to the PHP grants pipeline
  • oversee the tracking of the program’s grant-making activity, including administrative follow up, management of data entry, and grantee reporting
  • maintain accurate records of all the program’s grant-making activities, as well as data on the program’s grant-making; produce and review reports of grant-making trends as needed
  • when needed, process grants on behalf of national and regional foundations (e.g., when requested by the Conflict of Interest committee)
  • develop and manage a portfolio of key grantee organizations and individuals advancing the field of health and human rights, including soliciting and evaluating proposals, preparing documentation, corresponding with grantees, conducting project site visits, and monitoring grants to ensure progress
  • identify and experiment with new ways of working with key grantees advancing the field, including ways in which PHP can support them more meaningfully ways, as well as further benefit from their intellectual capital
  • crystallize and build on good practices derived from these efforts for the benefits of other key PHP grantees advancing PHP fields; shape related learning session for the benefit of PHP’s staff
  • continuously scan the field of health and rights for potential new partnerships to advance the field as a whole, consistent with PHP strategy
  • analyze the architecture and governance of the health and rights field and make recommendations about Open Society’s role in helping to shape and positively influence the field as a whole
  • act as PHP’s main point of contact with the Legal Department to streamline exchanges and represent PHP in relevant legal-related fora and discussions
  • stay abreast of relevant network legal policies (e.g., consultant policy, lobbying, contracts versus grants, conflict of interest, U.S. sourcing) and assist the PHP team to understand, operationalize, and comply with policies and processes (including legal guidance pertaining to contracts & expense agreements, including templates)
  • keep abreast of legal training offered which would be beneficial to staff, attend and track PHP staff participation, and provide training suggestions when/if relevant
  • maintain PHP-specific resources pertaining to consultants’ contracts including TOR templates, standard agreements, standard rates, etc.
  • provide support to staff for questions pertaining to consultancy agreements, including Contract Online (contracts software), questions pertaining to the distinction between consultancy and grants, and conflicts of interest in relations to contracts

Qualifications

This exciting opportunity is for an experienced practitioner with substantial knowledge, expertise, and experience in grant making, either as a grant maker or grant manager, in the field of health and human rights.The successful candidate will have the following:
  • advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area such as public health, economics, social work, or law
  • at least seven years of relevant experience, including at least five years of direct professional experience as a reflective grant maker or grant manager, ideally in a field related to health and human rights
  • experience in working collaboratively with CSOs/NGOs, including an understanding of civil society approaches to advocacy, campaigning, and organizing; understanding and appreciation of the grantee perspective
  • superior organizational and process management skills; ability to train and motivate others to follow complex processes; experience with translating internal policy into practice, simplifying processes for others and creating efficiencies; ability to discern which rules work well and which require improvement; ability to use institutional policies to programmatic advantage; patience and a sense of humor
  • superior internal communication and collaborative skills; ability to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues outside line of formal authority
  • passion for grant making as a tool for social change; understanding of the need for administrative rigor as part of good grant making; perspective on the appropriate balance between substance and process operation in a large institution
  • knowledge of key actors in the fields of global health, health, and human rights, and in private philanthropy; grasp of the major trends in the health and rights field
  • track record of and disposition for representing complex issues in a compelling fashion to senior colleagues
  • understanding of cultural and contextual differences and ability to work effectively with a multicultural staff and colleagues/partners
  • demonstrated flexibility, ability, and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects
  • ability to exercise strategic judgement on multiple assignments at once; high level of organization, sensitivity to deadlines, and ability to work quickly; high level of self-motivation, action-orientation, and ability to work independently while managing up effectively
  • experience with knowledge management and data visualization preferable
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in another language of relevance to Open Society’s work a plus
  • willingness to travel
How to apply: Visit the Open Society Foundation's website to apply
- See more at: http://www.awid.org/get-involved/program-officer#sthash.1JvcQrRA.dpuf

Global Gender Network Manager, CARE USA, Atlanta Georgia USA

Global Gender Network Manager

Deadline: Not specified
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Organization: CARE USA
Are you a social entrepreneur with a passion for advancing gender equality globally?
CARE USA invites applicants for a new position of Global Gender Network Manager that harnesses the strengths and capacities of people with gender expertise from across the globe to better apply best practices from one location to another and to boost the impact and scale of gender-transformative programming. We seek creative, driven, and innovative candidates who have a commitment to gender justice.
CARE USA’s Global Gender Network Manager will launch, grow and manage a new internal consulting model and exchange practice by coordinating gender expertise to clients within and beyond CARE. S/he promotes a new model that builds a cadre of experts from across CARE, through networking, communicating and coordinating to deliver gender-specific consultation services on request and to foster and promote knowledge management of gender-related tools, resources and data. His/Her responsibilities are to:
  • Design and manage internal consulting business that builds on expertise within the organization, using entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen;
  • Develop and disseminate marketing materials and proactively reach out to prospective clients;
  • Establish roster of technical experts and ensure effective coordination;
  • Build systems for professional growth among cadre of CARE staff in roster;
  • Match demand for gender technical  services with technical expertise;
  • Monitor quality of exchange and technical services, track client satisfaction;
  • Oversee the creation and management of communications and knowledge management systems for both organizational learning as well as external communications;
  • Establish externally facing web site to showcase the business model and its offerings;
  • Develop relationships with donors, conduct fundraising efforts, write proposals, secure investments.                                    

Required experience:

  • 7-10 years of experience in international development
  • 5-7 years of experience in management
  • 5-7  years experience in fundraising, and/ or external relationship-building
  • Entrepreneurship experience, and knowledge of what it takes to build a new business.
  • Effective communications skills and ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners and agencies;
  • Technical skills in gender integration, M&E, and/or skills as a facilitative adult-centered trainer
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams;
  • Excellent supervision and feedback skills
  • Excellent marketing and communication skills including in oral presentation; web and written documents; particularly for a lay audience
This position is located in CARE USA’s Gender and Empowerment Unit.  Travel time is estimated at 20-30%.
How to apply: Please submit your application with CV at this website: http://www.care.org/careers
- See more at: http://www.awid.org/get-involved/global-gender-network-manager#sthash.xQFZrVdw.dpuf

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Project Coordinator Specialist, UN Women, Rabat Morocco

Project Coordinator Specialist

Deadline: 17 May 2015
Location: Rabat Morocco
Organization: UN Women
In partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation, UN Women has launched a regional programme; “Women for Women and Men for Women.” This three year regional programme,aims to respond to new challenges and opportunities in the region regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment. It seeks to understand the root causes of gender inequalities and to address them through an innovative bottom-up approach.
With the overall goal to enhance gender equality in the region, the programme intends more specifically to contribute to the following:
  • Understand the root causes of gender inequality in order to develop evidence-based advocacy and awareness-raising tools; including on masculinities and working with men and boys
  • Strengthen the capacities and networks of GEWE civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the sustainability of new and emerging movements;                                                                                          
  • Develop community-based solutions to promote gender equality based on innovative approaches and South-South exchanges
The regional project will be implemented in a number of countries, including Morocco, and a Project Coordinator in each programme country will be recruited to manage and oversee the respective project activities in the country. The Project Coordinator (PC) for the Morocco project will be based in Rabat. S/he will be responsible for implementation and achievement of results under the SIDA funded project. In particular, s/he is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the “women for women” portfolio, work-plans and budget, for preparing reports as required by donor and the Programme manager. The project coordinator will be required to support the in-country coordination of both the research and programmatic components, including review of research materials, guide partners, and coordinate the civil society capacity building and sub-granting component of the programme.
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