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Friday, August 22, 2014

Intern, CODEPINK, Los Angeles, CA

Intern

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Posted by: CODEPINK

CODEPINK's Los Angeles office is looking for interns! CODEPINK is a women-initiated social justice movement fighting to end global militarism and wage global peace. Our grassroots nonprofit group is committed to ending war (especially drone warfare), demanding accountability for the Iraq war, preventing war (on countries like Syria and Iran), and working for human rights for all (especially in Occupied Palestine and for prisoners in Guantanamo prison). We are also active supporters of other social justice issues--from environmental campaigns to money out of politics to supporting whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and women's rights. As an intern, you will participate in local and national campaigns in collaboration with the fabulous CODEPINK staff. Both in and outside of the office, you will find yourself actively engaged in creative grassroots organizing and social outreach. Specific tasks may include: conducting research on critical sociopolitical issues; writing PINK TANK blog posts; creating posters, fliers, and gigantic banners; attending meetings, rallies, and demonstrations; participating in staff conference calls; as well as phone banking and data entry. Video editing skills are a huge plus. Anyone dedicated to peace is encouraged to apply! POC, LGBTQ persons and people with disabilites particularly encouraged.

HOW TO APPLY

The downloadable application can be found here.
Please send the application with your resume to:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

International Advocacy Officer, Planned Parenthood, New York, NY

International Advocacy Officer

Posted on: August 7, 2014
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted by: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region

The advocacy team is seeking a professional with a high level knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly in the context of the international policy arena. The principal responsibilities of this position are to coordinate IPPF/WHR's international advocacy work and to contribute with IPPF's overall advocacy efforts as part of the IPPF UN Liaison Office in New York.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinating IPPF efforts to influence UN Member States at the NY Headquarters
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with UN Permanent Missions staff of key countries
  • Supporting the development of advocacy strategies to maximise IPPF's impact on priority SRHR-related UN processes taking place in New York
  • Monitoring UN processes, UN declarations and resolutions and the work of strategic UN bodies example the UN Commission on Population and Development, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the General Assembly's Third Committee, the High Level Political Forum, and other bodies that are relevant for to IPPF's advocacy work.
  • Supporting the organization of meetings, conferences and workshops related to IPPF's advocacy work with UN Member States.
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with relevant CSO groups and coalitions
  • Networking and maintaining strategic communications with relevant stakeholders, including organizations from the sexual and reproductive health and rights, the women's/feminist, the youth and the HIV movements.
  • Reporting and sharing information in a timely and strategic way with IPPF colleagues
  • Identifying advocacy opportunities to advance the SRHR agenda at the UN NY Headquarters
  • Supporting the provision of technical assistance to IPPF Member Associations on UN advocacy work
  • Facilitating the strategic participation of IPPF colleagues at key meetings in New York
  • Managing/overseeing the implementation of IPPF WHR international advocacy projects
  • Compiling/developing international advocacy materials related to IPPF's advocacy priorities.
  • Representing IPPF at international meetings, as appropriate
  • Collaborating closely with IPPF's Advocacy Advisory Group, and key advocacy staff at IPPF CO
  • Performing other related tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the IIPPF WHR Director of Advocacy
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's Degree or equivalent in International Affairs or similar.
  • Seven years or more policy-related experience
  • Substantive knowledge of international Human Rights mechanisms, international conferences, and their implementation.
  • Proven ability in International Advocacy at the United Nations
  • Strong commitment to and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights, women's rights, and gender equality.
  • Experience working in and with non-governmental organizations and as part of coalitions; familiarity with international reproductive rights or women's rights NGOs
  • Excellent analysis, writing and communications skills in English, fluency in Spanish and other UN languages desirable
  • Knowledge of Latin American and the Caribbean political reality on sexual and reproductive health and rights, women's rights, and gender equality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and inter-cultural skills.
  • Experience supervising other employees and/or interns
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to report back information to others in a helpful, concise and clear manner
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues both in their own office and remotely
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and administrative skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and internet literacy.
The International Advocacy Officer must be based in New York, must be willing to work late nights at the UN, if needed, during important negotiation process and should be willing to travel up to 35% of time, particularly throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants that meet the qualifications should send their resume along with a cover letter with an indication of salary requirements to:bgoldklang@ippfwhr.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Development Officer, Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer, Mexico City, Mexico

Development Officer

Posted on: August 8, 2014
Application deadline: August 27, 2014
Posted by: Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer

Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer (Semillas) was the first women's fund established in the global South and remains the only fund of its kind in Mexico. Semillas trusts that local women's organizations in Mexico are able to identify their own needs and propose viable solutions. The role of Semillas is therefore to provide its grantees with the resources and support required to push forward these solutions and achieve social change. Semillas contributes to strengthening the women's movement in Mexico through three main social investment strategies: 1) Providing seed funding to grassroots organizations and leaders; 2) Facilitating training on issues such as human rights, leadership, institutional strengthening, and communications strategies; and 3) Linking partners working in different regions of the country in order to build alliances and enhance their impact.
By mobilizing resources for social change, the Development team plays a central part in achieving Semillas' mission. The Development Officer will work as part of the Development team alongside the Communications Officer and the Administrator of the individual donors' network, under the supervision of the Head of Development. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for developing grant reports and proposals for a diverse group of national and international institutional donors such as foundations and development agencies, in addition to contributing to the development and strategic implementation of Semillas' fundraising plan.
This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain fundraising experience in support of a wide range of women's rights issues, such as sexual and reproductive rights, labor rights, economic empowerment, and land rights. To learn more about the organization, we invite applicants to visit our website: www.semillas.org.mx
RESPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising
  • Collaborate in the development of Semillas' fundraising plan
  • Research and identify new funding opportunities with national and international donors
  • Prepare letters of inquiry, concept notes and proposals for institutional donors, both in English and Spanish, with guidance from the Head of Development and the Executive Director
Monitoring of projects
  • Create and implement mechanisms for monitoring progress on a diverse portfolio of projects
  • Provide timely updates regarding Semillas' work to existing donors
  • Request and review inputs needed for reporting
  • Prepare reports for donors in both English and Spanish
Other Development tasks
  • Supervise interns and/or volunteers
  • Assist in the creation of the annual work plan as well as quarterly plans
  • Assist in the planning of fundraisers and other related events
  • Translate documents from Spanish to English and vice versa
  • Carry out various administrative tasks relevant to the position
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences
  • At least four years of experience in the NGO sector, preferably in Mexico
  • At least two years of fundraising experience
Candidates with a master's degree in a relevant field and at least one year of fundraising experience with an NGO may also be considered.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, with excellent writing skills in both languages
  • Strong analytical skills as well as attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work against deadlines and under pressure
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues, particularly in relation to the current political and social context of Mexico
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and the context of philanthropy in Mexico
  • Commitment to feminist values and to the mission of Semillas
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and independently
  • Proactive in proposing new ideas and seeking solutions to problems
This is a full-time position based in Mexico City. Willingness to occasionally travel within Mexico and internationally is required.
Semillas is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate for any reason, including age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status or socioeconomic situation.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted through August 27th, 2014. Applicants should submit a CV in Spanish or English as well as a cover letter in English to Goizalde de Eguskiza via e-mail: goizalde.deeguskiza@semillas.org.mx
The successful candidate will ideally start in October 2014.

Feminist Resource Mobilization Program Coordinator, Association for Women's Rights in Development

Feminist Resource Mobilization Program Coordinator

Posted on: August 12, 2014
Application deadline: August 28, 2014
Posted by: The Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID's Feminist Resource Mobilization program undertakes research, advocacy and capacity building to revolutionize approaches to funding, fundraising, resource mobilization for women's rights organizing. The program aims to ultimately strengthen women's rights organizations and their work, shift discourse between funders and activists, and increase the quality and quantity of resources available. The FRM program also seeks to give visibility to the tremendous impact of women's rights organizations and their transformative power through cutting-edge analysis and communications strategies.
The program focuses on political nuancing of resources through:
• research filling in the gaps in knowledge around resources, funding trends, and monitoring and evaluation and learning systems and frameworks;
• convening of funders and activists to change the way discussions on resources and impact take place and advance collective movement agendas;
• capacity building for donors and activists to increase and improve the funding for women's rights and gender equality as well as sharpen impact analysis and communication.
Overview of Position 
The FRM Program Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for the following:
• Contributes to the programmatic and research outputs of the initiative,
• Coordinates several specific projects within FRM work plan,
• Provides content, and logistical support for initiative activities, events and meetings,
• Actively participates in team- and organization- learning and development processes.
The Program Coordinator reports to the FRM Manager.
Work location of the position is open.
Responsibilities
Research Design and Implementation
• Works with the FRM Manager to identify and design research priorities for the program
• Coordinates preparations for each of the regional or population specific convening's including compiling research findings and content
• Develops and implements research plan related to FRM research priorities, including but not limited to:
• Survey development, dissemination and analysis
• Conducting literature reviews, identifying and analyzing key documents
• Identifying relevant stakeholders for interviews, designing, conducting and analyzing interviews
• Coordinates research team, including AWID staff and external consultants, and external stakeholder input (women's organizations and donor representatives), as appropriate
• Researches and creates briefing material to keep FRM team up to date on current issues and trends
Information and Communications
• In collaboration with Production and Events team, helps to prepare detailed production schedules—including timing of consultant contracts, draft reviews and comments, final editing and proofreading, translation, design, printing, and dissemination—for the initiative's information products
• Coordinates tracking monitoring and evaluation of projects within the program
• Receives messages sent to program e-mail and responds to queries or forwards to relevant staff for response, as appropriate
• Updates and maintains the program's database of contacts, compiles publication and information distribution lists
• Coordinates Feminist Resource Mobilization Hub on awid.org by:
o Sourcing and posting relevant information in relevant languages in accordance with established criteria and timeframes
o Preparing and/or editing FRM in-depth interviews, case studies or materials for web publication on RMH page
o Cross-posts website updates on social media for FRM program and AWID
Advocacy and Alliance-Building
• Liaises with research stakeholders (interviewees, case study authors, partner organizations, contractors/consultants, etc.)to provide feedback on research products, or follow-up on deadlines
• Liaises with key partners like INWF, FIMI, and regional women's funds and networks around ongoing and coming up collaborations
• Represents AWID in key international venues as needed
• Participates and inputs into AWID's analysis for the UN processes, such as Post 2015 etc requiring FRM analysis
Capacity-Building and Strategic Convening's
• Coordinates the logistics communications to internal and external stakeholders for meetings and other activities related to FRM
• Participates in regular coordination meetings with other teams within AWID and externally
• Participates in organizing FRM sessions at external convening's to showcase research and analysis produced by the program and/or strategize or confer/consult with key partners and allies
• Coordinates online and in person capacity building projects for movement building and feminist resource mobilization
• Contributes to project design and implementation for FRM program
Organizational Processes
• Follows program's monitoring & evaluation plan to track and record relevant evaluation data
• Participates and contributes to FRM team coordination and planning meetings
• Participates actively in organizational meeting venues (office and staff meetings) and committees
• Develops and monitors individual work plan that will document the timeline, requirements and deadlines to follow
• Maintains collaborative relationships with staff across AWID to facilitate contact and communication
• Ensures the timely and effective implementation of deliverables linked to individual work plans, including all activities, reports and evaluations
Qualifications
Experience:
• 4-6 years experience:
• working for a non-profit organization in a related role
• working with non-profit organizations based in the Global South and/or Central and Eastern Europe
• working in a multi-cultural team
• Conducting research, including collecting, analyzing, and presenting data and report-writing
• Preparing, writing and editing research for publication
• Advocacy initiatives or influence strategies
• Resource mobilization
Academic Qualifications:
• University degree in Social Sciences
Expertise & Skills:
• Familiarity with basic characteristics of different funding sectors (bilateral or multilateral aid agencies, private foundations, international NGOs, and/or women's funds)
• Familiarity with elements of feminist theory and women's rights frameworks
• Excellent interpersonal understanding, relationship building and interpersonal skills to build strong alliances with diverse constituencies and manage complex politics, positioning and relationships
• Strong written communication skills including editing and analysis in English
• Strong verbal communication in English able to convey information clearly, concisely and in a compelling way and
o Strong public speaking abilities
• Innovative and flexible; manages change
• Results oriented and takes initiative
• Demonstrated capacity to coordinate projects and establish focus (develop, communicate, monitor & evaluate) operational plans with multiple deliverables and deadlines and ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes
• Demonstrated capacity to think strategically & analytically; expertise in complex problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
• Strong time management, detail orientation and thoroughness of work
• Stress Management; ability to manage role demands
• Highly computer literate, including:
o Database maintenance and usage (FileMaker, Access etc..)
o Statistical package proficiency (e.g. SPSS) and online survey software (e.g. Survey Monkey)
o MS Office Suite, presentation packages, Internet, and email
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work remotely as part of a virtual team
Knowledge and Other Requirements:
• Able to travel internationally (approx. 5 weeks per year)
• Committed to the principles and values of feminism and anti-racism
Assets:
• Specialized research experience in related areas such as funding trends, women's rights organizing, social movements
• Courses or certificates in Women's/Feminist Studies, Political Economy or Human Rights considered an asset
• Training or facilitation experience
• Preference for bilingual/trilingual applicants (English and Spanish and/or French)
• Knowledge of Arabic or Russian
Compensation:
AWID offers a competitive salary and group and RRSP benefits package, with generous annual leave provisions.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit, in English- a cover letter and résumé in Word or PDF format, addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlining why you want to work for AWID, to jobs@awid.org by August 28, 2014. Please include "Feminist Resource Mobilization-Program Coordinator" as the subject line of your email.
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. AWID encourages, promotes and support diversity in all aspects of its work. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Legal Trainer, Partners for Law in Development, Delhi, India

Legal Trainer

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted by: Partners for Law in Development

We are looking for a law graduate with at least 2-3 years relevant experience with organizing and conducting trainings in rural contexts. Familiarity with debates relating to sexuality and violence against women is necessary, as is fluency in Hindi and English. The candidate must be a self-starter, with leadership, capacity to plan, keep timelines, implement with a team and willingness to commit 2 years.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Partners for Law in Development (PLD) - is a legal resource group working in the fields of social justice and women's rights in India. Founded in 1998, the organization locates women's rights as integral component of social justice, engaging with it in contexts of sexuality, culture, caste, conflict and development. We promote implementation of rights through - capacity development, advocacy and production of knowledge. We work in partnerships with community and state level organisations, national and regional organisations, donors and UN agencies as well as the government. Our work involves engagement with grassroots constituencies, the women's movement debates and human rights standards. For more information on the organization, visit www.pldindia.org and www.cedawsouthasia.org
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must have demonstrated capacities in planning and conducting training workshops. Key qualifications include:
  1. A law degree is essential. Advanced qualification in law or relevant social sciences is desirable but not necessary.
  2. Knowledge of the laws on sexual violence is essential for this job. Familiarity with feminist and human rights debates in India is desirable.
  3. Fluency in written and spoken Hindi and English essential. Fluency in Hindi is essential for conducting trainings as well as for communicating with field partners.
  4. Demonstrated experience with creating training modules and conducting trainings.
  5. A self-starter with leadership and initiative, with capacity plan ahead, keep to time lines, ensure outputs and prepare reports.
  6. A team player with good inter-personal skills capable of consultative processes.
JOB PROFILE/ RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will plan, organize and conduct trainings on the laws relating to sexual violence (Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013), sexual harassment at the workplace and the protection of children from sexual offences. Knowledge of the substantive and procedural aspects of the three laws on sexual violence is essential. She will contribute to the organizational work, prepare reports, make presentations, co-ordinate with stakeholders, including government and donor agencies as well as field partners.
SALARY
Salary and benefits are comparable to the non-profit sector; and commensurate with experience and internal equity.
HOW TO APPLY
The applicant should send a CV, a statement of interest [no more than two pages] stating why the applicant is interested in the position and what the applicant brings to this role. The application must be accompanied by one sample of written work on women's rights, and two references, one of whom is from the last 3 years of work.
Only applications with the required attachments will be considered complete. It can be sent by e-mail or post to:
The Administrative Officer
Partners for Law in Development
F-18 Jangpura Extension, First Floor,
New Delhi 110014
Tel: 011 – 24316832, 24316833

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Law Research and Advocacy Officer, Partners for Law in Development, Delhi, India

Law Research and Advocacy Officer

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted by: Partners for Law in Development

The position of research and advocacy officer requires a candidate with at least 3-4 years of experience in the area of women's rights and law to undertake research and to translate the research into advocacy agenda for policy reform. Thematic familiarity with debates relating to sexuality and violence against women is necessary. Familiarity with relevant developments in human rights law, particularly the CEDAW, will be desirable.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Partners for Law in Development (PLD) - is a legal resource group working in the fields of social justice and women's rights in India. Founded in 1998, the organization locates women's rights as integral component of social justice, engaging with it in contexts of sexuality, culture, caste, conflict and development. We promote implementation of rights through - capacity development, advocacy and production of knowledge. We work in partnerships with community and state level organisations, national and regional organisations, donors and UN agencies as well as the government. Our work involves engagement with grassroots constituencies, the women's movement debates and human rights standards. For more information on the organization, visit www.pldindia.org and www.cedawsouthasia.org
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must have a demonstrated experience of research and writing in the area of women's rights. Key qualifications include:
  1. A law degree with at least 3 years of work experience in India in relation to women's rights.
  2. An advanced qualification in law or relevant social sciences is desirable.
  3. Knowledge of human rights issues, feminist debates and contemporary campaigns in India.
  4. Excellent research and writing skills. A record of undertaking research and writing of papers, reports, presentations.
  5. Good written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi.
  6. Ability to write simply as part of outreach and advocacy, while also skilled at serious research based writing.
  7. Capacity to work in and to initiate consultative work processes.
  8. A willingness to make a two year commitment to the organization.
JOB PROFILE/ RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will undertake research, status papers, submissions for monitoring and advocacy purposes. The job requires commenting on judgments and law reform proposals, presenting opinions/ critiques of legal developments from a feminist and human rights standpoints on behalf of PLD. It will require simple and complex writing styles to communicate with diverse stakeholders. The candidate will have to support organizational and programme work as necessary, prepare reports, and engage with other dimensions of PLDs work.
SALARY
Salary and benefits are comparable to the non-profit sector; and commensurate with experience and internal equity.
HOW TO APPLY
The applicant should send a CV, a statement of interest [no more than two pages] stating what the applicant brings to the position. The application must be accompanied by one sample of written work on the areas of human rights or women's rights, and two references, one of whom is from the last 3 years of work.
Only applications with the required attachments will be considered complete. It can be sent by e-mail or post to:
The Administrative Officer
Partners for Law in Development
F-18 Jangpura Extension, First Floor,
New Delhi 110014
Tel: 011 – 24316832, 24316833
Email: opportunities@pldindia.org

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Operations Manager, Girls Who Code, New York, NY

Operations Manager

Posted on: August 15, 2014
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted by: Girls Who Code
Job location: New York, NY
Position type: Full-time with benefits (medical, dental, and vision) upon completing probationary period
Compensation: $47K - $55K base salary

Who is Girls Who Code? 

Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Intel, Adobe, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and AT&T, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip girls with the skills and resources to pursue computing careers.

Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry's top female developers and entrepreneurs. In 2013, Girls Who Code launched 8 Summer Immersion Programs, and 42 Girls Who Code Clubs nationwide. In 2014, we have expanded our proven Summer Immersion Program to 19 programs nationwide, and dramatically scaled the Girls Who Code Clubs program across the country. We are committed to further scaling our programs and impact in 2015.

We are a small, dynamic group of individuals passionate about changing the world. We thrive on working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. We represent a diversity of backgrounds, a wealth of experience, and a ton of fun.

Brief Job Summary

Girls Who Code is searching for a detail and results-oriented Operations Manager to support Girls Who Code's growth.The Operations Manager reports directly to Senior Management and is responsible for administrative tasks, including human resources, finance and IT support.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing various data entry and data analysis projects
  • Creating and maintaining accurate electronic and paper files and documents
  • Providing support to Senior Management, Program Managers, and Lead Teachers on assigned special projects including:
  1. Track and analyze student enrollment, retention, and achievement data
  2. Creating and producing value-added detailed reports (using various database management systems and MS Excel) from raw data to identify program performance
  3. Assure data standardization, integrity of data and operational accuracy of reporting systems
  4. Finance and Administration (A/P, A/R, and budgeting)Human Resources (recruiting, payroll, orientation and training)
  5. Facilitating distribution and collection of required documents and reports for both office projects and program sites
  6. Timely and accurate completion of official forms required for invoicing and payroll
  7. Providing remote and on-site support or management to GWC programs
  8. Data entry and Salesforce support

Minimum Requirements 

Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years of professional work experience, must be proficient with Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel and Word); must be able to work independently with minimal supervision within the context of a larger team; and must be able to pass a criminal background check.

An excellent candidate fits the following description: experience using database management software and Salesforce tools; customer service orientation; genuine interest in GWC's mission; process optimization focus; adaptable to change and ad hoc requests; superior time management and multi-tasking skills; keen attention to detail; effective communicator with diverse audiences; and willing to travel.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@girlswhocode.com with the title of the email "Operartions Manager". Applications due August 31. Salary commensurate with experience. Girls Who Code is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Male and female candidates encouraged to apply.