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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Programme Associate- Resource Mobilization Unit, Seva Mandir, Udaipur, India

Programme Associate- Resource Mobilization Unit

Job posted by: Seva Mandir
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Job description

Seva Mandir, Udaipur (www.sevamandir.org) is looking for someone to join its fund raising team, also called the resource mobilization team.
Seva Mandir, with its head office in Udaipur is a 45 year old organization, with work in over 700 villages of Udaipur and Rajsamand district. Seva Mandir strives to help communities re-discover their ability to improve their lives. Seva Mandir has programmes of natural resource development, health, education, women's empowerment, early child development & sanitation.
Key Responsibilities
1. Work closely with the Incharge to execute and evolve Seva Mandir's fundraising strategy.
2. Represent Seva Mandir to individuals, corporations, foundations. This requires the highest level of professionalism and persuasiveness.
3. You will be needed to write proposals to foreign funders and be involved in report writing.
4. You will also facilitate the visits of important visitors to Seva Mandir and lead them on trips to see the work in the villages.
5. Direct steps of funding process which would include grant writing, reporting and being in regular contact with donors, and improving upon the current communication.
Desired Qualifications and Abilities
1. Candidates preferably from a Journalism background or BA/MA in English Literature.
2. Fluent written and spoken English.
3. Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills .
4. Strong editing skills, including the ability to convert reports into engaging and highly persuasive communications material.
5. Experience with the grant cycle and grant application process.
1. As per the Organisation rules /Negotiableaccording to experience.
2. Excellent benefitsincluding subsidized accommodation, generous vacation, health and accident insurance, travel allowance, provident fund.
3. Exceptionally high job satisfaction. While Seva Mandir cannot compete with the salary schedules of the corporate sector, the work culture and sense of purpose compensate for that. Our employees'average length of service is 13 years, a remarkable testament to our team's dedication and job satisfaction.

How to apply

Send your CV and a detailed cover letter explaining how your skills and experience make you a good match for the position to hrd@sevamandir.org with subject (Application for P.A.-RMU). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 10thFebruary, and an earlier application will be to your advantage.


Seva Mandir, Old Fatehpura, Udaipur, State of Rājasthān, 313001, India


Communications Officer, Women and Health Alliance International, Paris France

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer will provide editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across our charity’s work and in ensuring our communications for the full range of our stakeholders.
Deadline:         January 31, 2015
Location:         Paris, France
Organization:  Women and Health Alliance International
Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Paris, France with the over-arching goal of addressing women’s and children’s health in disadvantaged communities. We have conducted programs in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia.
We are recruiting a Communications Officer
Main Purpose
The Communications Officer will provide editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across our charity’s work and in ensuring our communications for the full range of our stakeholders.
  • Participate in the implementation of the communications strategy and short-term communications goals
  • Participate in writing institutional communications material such as annual reports, leaflets and posters
  • Participate in the development and implementation of WAHA’s web communications strategy, including writing content for the website, ensuring all content is up to date and writing the monthly e-newsletter
  • Participate in the development and implementation of WAHA’s social media strategy
  • Monitor traffic on website and social media
  • Support the writing and production of articles for publication on external websites and blogs
  • Support the establishment of press contacts
  • Participate in the writing of press releases and ensure their targeted distribution
  • Participate in representing WAHA at conferences and events, taking photos and conducting interviews
  • Participate in collecting communications material from the project sites such as photographs, footage, patient testimonies and interviews
  • Three to five years of experience in communications or media
  • A background in humanitarian settings is a plus
Spoken languages
Fluent oral English and French & excellent English and French writing skills are mandatory.
Ability to work under pressure, work long hours when necessary, and deal with a high workload.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
Contract duration:
  • Full time position based in Paris, France
  • Contract (CDD) for 12 months
Documents to send:
Please send your resume and cover letter stating the post you apply for in the subject line tojobs.waha@gmail.com
Contact person:   jobs.waha@gmail.com
Deadline to apply:   31/01/2015

Documents to download

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Organisation: Girl Hub
Closing date: 4 February 2015
Job type: Paid
Salary notes: Competitive salary.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Monitoring, Learning and Results, Ethiopia
Reporting Lines: Reports to Ethiopia Country Director and Senior Director of Monitoring, Learning and Results
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (the position requires regular travel within Ethiopia and internationally)
Contract: One year, with the option to extend
Girl Hub's mission is to empower the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty to reach their full potential. Girls are a proven force for change and are a catalyst to end global poverty.
When you improve girls' lives through education, health, safety and economic opportunity, these changes have a positive ripple effect on their families, communities and nations. Our work aims to shift the social norms that hold girls back, and drive better investments that directly benefit girls.
Girl Hub is a strategic collaboration between the Department for International Development and the Nike Foundation, designed to bring together the expertise of both organisations to transform the lives of adolescent girls. We currently operate in Rwanda, Nigeria and Ethiopia. We also support work for girls in other countries, such as Kenya and DRC, from our global team in London.
About Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s growth and expansion in recent years have been among the most impressive on the African continent and its capital Addis Ababa is a vibrant and exciting city to live in. The Government of Ethiopia is capable and committed to economic growth and development, and is a proven partner in making progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but its approach to political governance, including gender advocacy and promoting rights, presents challenges.
In Ethiopia, adolescent girls aged 10-19 make up 13% of the population. Among these girls, nearly 7 million live on less than US$2 a day and 41% of females marry by the age of 18. One in three girls doesn’t go to school and one in three girls can’t read. While there is a strong commitment from government to do more for women and youth, there is not currently an explicit commitment to reach adolescent girls, and development programming focused on gender typically reaches older women, while youth-focused work tends to reach mostly boys. Adolescent girls are left behind.
About Girl Hub’s work in Ethiopia
The starting point for everything Girl Hub Ethiopia does is to understand what it means to be a girl in Ethiopia. Our research uses engaging and participatory approaches to better understand girls’ lives, aspirations and challenges. We work with policy makers, donors, implementing agencies and partners in the private sector, who can deliver large-scale programmes and ensure girls are at the heart of the development agenda in Ethiopia.
To shift perceptions of and behaviours and toward girls in Ethiopia, Girl Hub has created an innovative youth media brand called Yegna. It consists of a radio drama, talk show and music platform that champion girls and create a national conversation about their potential. The radio drama and talk show address issues such as friendship, violence against girls, child marriage, teenage pregnancy and school attendance. Yegna uses fictional female and male characters to role model positive behaviours for a diverse audience of listeners. Yegna music drives listeners to the radio drama and talk show and reinforces the messaging in the radio programming.
Context of the role
The Senior MLR Manager will be responsible for driving a robust framework for monitoring, learning and results for Girl Hub Ethiopia, and will work across the organization to ensure engagement in rigorous use of evidence-based learning. A strong focus of the role will be to document and disseminate Girl Hub’s learning so far. A global evaluation of Girl Hub’s work is currently planned to take place between February-May 2015. The Sr. MLR Manager will manage specific pieces of work feeding into this review.
The post-holder will report to the GHE Country Director and will line manage the MLR Coordinator in Ethiopia. He or she will work closely with Girl Hub’s Senior MLR Director in London as his/her technical line manager, as well as with external M&E advisers and other Girl Hub/Nike Foundation staff, including Insights Managers and Girl Specialists.
This role offers an exciting combination of strategic leadership, research design, fieldwork and collaboration with diverse research partners. There is a significant opportunity to contribute to the global evidence base on girls’ empowerment and on the transformative potential of using branded social communications for positive social norm change. The ideal candidate will be able to identify learning and evidence generation priorities, design robust research to meet data needs and communicate findings effectively and persuasively to diverse audiences.
Salary:  A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate, along with 22 days' annual leave plus two travel days.
Other: This is an international appointment. Relocation and immigration support will therefore be offered to the successful candidate, which includes: Provision of the first month's accommodation; a return business flight at the start and end of the contract; one additional R&R flight midway through the contract; comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

How to apply

For a full description of this role please click Apply Now.
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.

Further details

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact phone: 0207 578 0700

WoMin Coordinator - Research, Documentation And Project Leadership, WoMin, South Africa

WoMin Coordinator - Research, Documentation And Project Leadership

The WoMin Coordinator will assist WoMin and its allies document experiences and construct knowledge which supports social struggles and the pursuit of alternatives to destructive extractivism.
Deadline:          January 21, 2015
Location:          Johannesburg, South Africa
Organization:    WoMin
Purpose of Role 
To assist WoMin and its allies document experiences and construct knowledge which supports social struggles and the pursuit of alternatives to destructive extractivism. The incumbent will also be expected to lead specific thematic cross-country WoMin projects.
Key Responsibility Areas:
Key Responsibility Area
Accountable to
Coordinate the WoMin Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, which involves the following elements to be taken forward in 2015: support to and finalisation of existing projects, coordinate a writing workshop in March 2015, manage the finalisation of case studies with inputs from identified mentors by end-June 2015, strategise how best to launch and publicise case studies, work with allied organisations to publicise and use the case studies in support of advocacy efforts, campaigns, and investigations.
WoMin regional coordinator
WoMin allies implementing PAR and writing case studies
Writing mentors
Allied organisations we are collaborating with to publicise and use PAR case studies
Lead a 2015/2016 effort to document women’s resistance using participatory methods which will support WoMin’s wider commitment to feminist organising and movement building
WoMin regional coordinator
Organisations working with grassroots women’s structures and movements to document and support the deepening of resistance
Work with allies in countries to prepare case studies/ inputs in support of people’s tribunal processes, advocacy to regional and global institutions, and campaigns targeting corporates
WoMin regional coordinator
WoMin allies developing case studies/inputs
Regional and international allies WoMin is cooperating with
Give leadership to at least one of WoMin’s thematic cross-country projects: Free Prior and Informed Consent for Women’s Voice and Interest; Mega-Infrastructure Investments and their Gendered Impacts; Alternative Pathways to the Formalisation and Transformation of Artisanal Mining; and Militarisation, State Repression, Extractivism and Gendered Effects
WoMin regional coordinator
WoMin allies participating in cross-country projects
Provide input to WoMin’s strategy, annual and project plans, and support the alliance read and respond to opportunities at the regional and international level as appropriate
WoMin regional coordinator
WoMin regional leadership
Represent WoMin to national, regional and global platforms as mandated by WoMin’s coordinator and regional leadership
WoMin regional coordinator
WoMin’s regional leadership
Undertake organisational tasks as negotiated with the WoMin coordinator
WoMin regional coordinator
Skills and Qualifications:
  • A feminist activist with a strong commitment to and a proven practice of supporting feminist organising and movement building
  • Five to ten years’ experience of research (and ideally participatory research), documentation and writing on development subjects, including from a feminist perspective
  • Strong grounding in gender concepts, an ability to undertake deep gender analysis and work alongside others to cultivate the same ability
  • Proven track record of designing and managing complex projects, ensuring the full involvement of allies, and meeting the requirements of funding partners
  • An ability to work across diverse contexts, navigate complex relations at different levels, mobilise commitment and build broad alliance
  • Must have worked in the development/civil society/movements context and must have knowledge in at least one content area of relevance to WoMin’s work.
  • Experience working sub-regionally/regionally
  • A French or Portuguese speaker
 We are very committed to recruiting someone with origins in East, West or Central Africa, and would prioritise this as a criterion in our recruitment process.
To read more, please click on the below:

Communications And Youth Advocacy Officer, Together for Girls, Washington DC

Communications And Youth Advocacy Officer

The Advocacy Officer will focus on expanding Together for Girls’ communications and advocacy work in addition to strengthening outreach particularly with young people and youth organizations.
Deadline:         February 3, 2015
Location:         Washington,DC
Organization:   Together for Girls
About: Together for Girls (TfG) is a global public-private partnership formed to end violence against children, with a particular focus on eliminating sexual violence against girls.  Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, Together for Girls includes partners from the private sector (Grupo ABC , BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Nduna Foundation, UN Foundation and CDC Foundation), five UN agencies (UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNFPA and WHO) and the U.S. Government (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Violence Prevention Division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). These partners draw on the highest level of policy leadership and technical expertise across sectors including child protection, gender-based violence prevention, public health, and HIV to ensure a comprehensive response.
Together for Girls has three pillars of work: (1) conducting and supporting national surveys on the magnitude and impact of violence against children; (2) supporting coordinated program actions in response to the data; and (3) leading global advocacy and public awareness efforts to draw attention to the problem and promote evidence-based solutions. In addition, developing and strengthening the capacity of individuals and institutions is an important crosscutting element of the partnership.  Working with governments and civil society, the Together for Girls model builds on existing programs and platforms wherever possible to integrate the issue of sexual violence into social welfare, health, education, and justice programs.
Position Overview: The Together for Girls Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer will work under the supervision of the Together for Girls Communications and Operations Director, and will collaborate closely with the two other members of the Together for Girls Secretariat team, the Director and Senior Program Advisor. This position will focus on expanding Together for Girls’ communications and advocacy work in addition to strengthening outreach particularly with young people and youth organizations.  In addition this position will include some administrative support and also provide exposure to programmatic work.
  • The fellow will work to ensure the dissemination of information regarding Together for Girls activities and products to a variety of external audiences, including the public, governments, funders, and scholars– locally, nationally, and internationally.  S/he will do this through coordinating and maintaining outputs such as websites, e-newsletters, presentations and print materials, assisting with public relations and attending appropriate networking functions.  Communication Tasks Include:
  • Overseeing Together for Girls’ social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +) and blog, including writing and/or soliciting about 2-4 posts per month
  • Coordinating stakeholder meetings and other public outreach events, including scheduling, marketing, and ensuring all administrative details are attended to (venue, catering, webcasting, video-taping, etc.)
  • Assisting in the production and promotion of Safe, the Together for Girls’ digital magazine published annually
  • Ensuring the Together for Girls’ website and materials are up-to-date and assisting with the production of new reports and materials as needed
Youth Advocacy:
  • Establishing productive relationships with relevant youth-focused partners and stakeholders; tracks and maintains relationship database. Youth Advocacy tasks include:
  • Considering and recommending options to strengthen the engagement of youth in the work of TfG, to inform a strategy for youth
  • Representing TfG at appropriate venues to educate and encourage close working relationships with other agencies, funders, and collaborating organizations
  • Maintaining communication with key contacts in peer and partner organizations
  • Supporting day-to-day work at the Secretariat carried out through our Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation sub-committees, including secondary research, writing and developing materials such as fact sheets, prospecting and cultivating funding opportunities, writing grants and reports, and supporting and coordinating Together for Girls’ events
  • Other tasks as assigned
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel proficiency
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Capacity to interact diplomatically and professionally with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize assignments
  • Proven multi-tasking skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure, handle heavy volumes, and meet demanding deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in communications, public health, public policy, education or other related subject, ideally with some focus on violence prevention/response.
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Expertise and experience in social media marketing
  • Community mobilization experience, particularly with young people
  • Advocacy or campaign work experience
  • Intermediate understanding of web-design and customer relationship management (CRM) technology
  • Understanding of gender, violence prevention and social determinants of health
Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $1100 (net/take home amount)*. Fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, plus $600 in professional development funds.
*Note: Both international and national fellows will receive a monthly living stipend of $1100, take home amount, but because of each fellow’s individual visa or tax status, fellows may owe different amounts of tax
Eligible Citizenship: American
To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/application/