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Friday, October 30, 2015

Intern, Just Associates Feminist Movement Building, Washington DC USA

ASS Intern

Deadline: Until filled
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: Just Associates
JASS (Just Associates), a fast-growing, global, activist-oriented organization dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility and collective organizing power of women is looking for an intern with at least 1 year of relevant experience.
This is a great opportunity for an energetic, creative, motivated and detail-oriented individual who is interested in applying their skills in an exciting role within a growing and innovative organization. This is a position with enormous capacity for growth and learning. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in interesting and challenging work, as well as expand their skills and build a foundation for a career in the nonprofit field.
Main Responsibilities:
Specific tasks will include:
  • Maximizing the use and impact of listservs, yahoo groups, blog, regional websites, Facebook, etc. and developing and proposing ideas for enhanced impact of these tools;
  • Working with program staff to update content and design for our CMS website and database;
  • Developing creative ways to share women’s stories and experiences;
  • Some writing and editing of content for website, brochures, blogs, etc;
  • Administrative support;
  • Other program support as assigned.
  • An undergraduate degree (or be working towards one) related to Communications, Social Media or other relevant field;
  • An Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications;
  • Interest in and some knowledge of social justice issues;
  • High level of comfort using blogging software and sites including Twitter, Facebook, Hootsuite etc.
  • Excellent networking and diplomacy skills;
  • Ability to think critically and reflectively and to work with minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency in Spanish desired but not required;
  • Ability to multi-task, self-starter, with high comfort level working in a fast-paced environment.
The JASS intern must be:
  • Extremely proactive, productive, creative and design-savvy
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience working cross-culturally
  • Flexible and able to respond to changing deadlines and priorities
Salary: Stipend provided
Hours: Minimum of 20 hours commitment 
JASS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and members of the queer/transgender community are strongly encouraged to apply. 
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to:                                            
Adelaide Mazwarira
Crossregional Program Associate
JASS (Just Associates)
2040 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009
No phone calls please. 
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Communications and Research Officer, ILGA, Geneva, Switzerland

Communications and Research Officer

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Organization: ILGA
ILGA is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, an umbrella organisation of more than 1200 member organisations in all continents and articulated in six regions, i.e. Ilga-Oceania (Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia and Pacific Islands), Ilga-Asia, Ilga-Europe, Ilga-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean), Ilga North-America and PanAfrica Ilga. Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN, publishes an annual world report and a map on legislation criminalising or protecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or recognising their relationships.
ILGA’s vision is of a world where the human rights of all are respected and where everyone can live in equality and freedom; a world where global justice and equity are assured and established regardless of the people’s sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and bodily diversities. 
ILGA’s mission is:
  • To act as a leading organisation and a global voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual      orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression and intersex.
  • To work towards achieving equality, freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people through advocacy, collaborative actions, and by educating and informing relevant international and regional institutions as well as governments, media and civil society.
  • To empower our members and other human rights organisations in promoting and protecting human rights, irrespective of people’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression and intersex and to facilitate cooperation and solidarity among ILGA regions and members.
  • To promote the diversity and strengths of LGBTI people around the world.
The Job
This is an exciting full-time position within the team of ILGA. In consultation with the UN Programme and Advocacy Manager, the post holder will be responsible for ILGA’s work on the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Main tasks
  1. Support ILGA member organisations in submissions to and advocacy related to the UPR, both electronically and in person in Geneva.
  2. Work collaboratively with those other organisations working on LGBTI human rights within the UPR.
  3. Assist in advocacy and coordination at the UN Human Rights Council, including facilitating the drafting of statements, arranging awareness-raising side events, and supporting engagement in interactive dialogues and general debate.
Main Job requirements 
  1. Excellent knowledge of the UN System, especially in relation to the Universal Periodic Review and Human Rights Council, ideally accompanied by direct experience in working for a relevant government department, NGO or UN Agency.
  2. Knowledge of the international LGBTI movement and related human rights issues. First-hand experience in an LGBTI organization is highly desirable.
  3. Fluent English, both written and oral. Fluency in Spanish and French are also highly desirable. Other UN languages an asset.
  4. Availability for international travels related to the implementation of the programme.
Gross salary: The salary scale for the post is in the region CHF 60,000 - 66,000 (gross annual salary including holiday pay) depending on experience. The organisation offers 25 days annual leave, a contribution to lunch expenses, and covers local transport. Some relocation support to Geneva is also possible.
Starting Date: 1 December 2015, depending on availability. 
For job description, click here
Interviews to be held at the end of November in Geneva; the exact date will be confirmed to the shortlisted candidates.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that we are unable to offer individual feedback.
How to apply:
For application pack, Download DOC
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Gender and International Development Intern, Banyan Global, Washington DC, USA

Gender and International Development Intern

Deadline: Until filled
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: Banyan Global
Banyan Global is recruiting an intern to support its international development programs. The intern will be exposed broadly to the work of an international development consulting firm, providing support to operations, Banyan Global’s gender practice, and other company development. The intern may also be responsible for managing a special project in Banyan Global’s Gender practice.
Banyan Global internships are a minimum of 3 months, 20-25 hours per week and are unpaid. A transportation stipend is offered at $100 per month.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interns will gain a deeper understanding of the gender dimensions and constraints in numerous sectors. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct research on the gender dimensions and constraints in areas such as, access to finance, health, education, agriculture and food security, property rights and land access, and democracy and governance.
  • Interns will gain program management skills and will have the opportunity to independently manage a special project in Banyan Global’s Gender practice; will be responsible for maintaining gender project files in hard and soft copy; and assisting with the implementation of project management systems.
  • Interns will be mentored and receive training to expand their knowledge of international development and gain skills and experience in USAID proposal development, program management, and project compliance and regulations.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the development of proposals for new business. This may include conducting background research and summaries of the relevant literature; assist and manage the recruitment of technical specialists and international consultants; identify local resource firms for partnerships on specific USAID proposals; and editing and formatting proposals.
  • Interns should have strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to detail;
  • Must have a strong interest and relevant coursework/extracurricular experience in international development and gender;
  • Strong writing and copyediting skills;
  • Previous administrative experience, international experience, and/or language skills are preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (preferred)
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to
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Country Director, CARE Australia, Vanuatu

Country Director

Location: Vanuatu
Organization: CARE Australia
This key role will be responsible for leading our Project Office which has undergone significant change since Tropical Cyclone Pam hit in March 2015. The Country Director is responsible for the overall planning and management of CARE’s development and humanitarian program and Country Office activities in Vanuatu. The role will provide strategic direction and management to ensure effective programming in a complex and changing environment.
We are seeking an experienced operational manager with a proven ability to lead through significant change, manage budgets, staff and programs. Your relevant experience in overseas aid, strategic and critical thinking skills as well as strong decision making skills will allow you to perform successfully in this position. Your excellent management and leadership skills, sound judgement, intellect and capacity to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships will set you apart from others.
How to apply:
Download application package here. Apply online, here
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Gender Research Officer, CIAT, Colombia

Job Description

CIAT has a strong record on social science gender analysis related research. Among other activities the Center initiated and led the CGIAR Participatory Research and Gender Analysis network for almost two decades. Currently, CIAT gender experts conduct research related to CGIAR global programs. The Research Scientist will join a small team of social scientists committed to producing high-quality research, based at the Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area of CIAT.
Building on prior and ongoing research, s/he will lead the development of research projects, identifying critical areas of work within the framework of the Center strategy as well as research strategies of CGIAR Global Research Programs. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in conceptualizing, developing and implementing research projects/ programs, with field research experience in developing countries. S/he will have a record of high-quality research outputs and experience in communicating research to diverse audiences.
  • Act as the focal point for CIAT in gender research with external actors and partners in close liaison with the three research areas -Soils, Agro-biodiversity and Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA)
  • Provide intellectual leadership to guide research on gender and agriculture across thematic areas of CIAT –and its close relationship with CGIAR global programs- to improve the outcomes of CIAT’s work on improving livelihoods.
  • Assist in building a foundation for expanding the Center’s capacity to conduct social and gender analysis and collaborate in grant proposal writing with other scientists
  • Assist in building partnerships with academic institutions, international, regional and national organizations to increase capacity and partnerships to conduct gender research
  • Produce quality publications, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, policy briefs and other outputs for a range of audiences in coordination with other gender/ social science research experts at CIAT
  • Represent CIAT in international meetings and conferences.
  • PhD in agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology or related social science field with application to agriculture or rural development and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • A proven professional record on agriculture related gender research extending to study design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and peer-reviewed output
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships, and to develop successful funding proposals
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different target audiences regarding substantive issues.
  • The ability to network with scientists and research institutions on a global scale
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary and multicultural environments
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills in English/ Spanish is a plus but not necessary
Terms of employment
The position is internationally recruited and based at CIAT Headquarters in Cali, Colombia. The initial contract in the Scientist category will be for two (2) years, subject to a probation period of six (6) months, and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All correspondence should be addressed to the CIAT Human Resources Office to Andrea Linares ( and should clearly indicate “Gender Research Officer”.

About the Organization

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture ( works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (, a global research partnership working many partners for a food secure future. The Center’s research focuses on increasing productivity of key crops (cassava, common bean, rice, and tropical forages); reversing soil and land degradation; and using information to foster better decisions about issues such as climate change and environmental management. Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, CIAT has regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hanoi, Vietnam, with staff posted in other developing countries as well.

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Gender and Youth Specialist, Bayan Global, Washington DC, USA

Job Description

Gender and Youth Specialist
Banyan Global is seeking a full-time mid-level Gender and Youth Specialist to be based in our Washington, DC office. The Gender and Youth Specialist will advise on gender and youth research approaches and methodologies, ensure that research instruments are designed to adequately collect gender and youth information and that research teams collect information without gender-biases. Ideal candidates have 4-6 years of experience in both gender/youth integration and livelihoods or economic growth programing. Duties and responsibilities for upcoming position include:
  • Provides technical leadership on gender and youth research, approaches and methodologies, including program, activity and evaluation design.
  • Ensure that gender and youth is mainstreamed across programs, including training materials, monitoring, operations, policies and procedures and design activities that target women and girls within the scope of the project;
  • Responsible for providing input for the development of relevant gender and youth activities, including but not limited to, developing regional and country specific indices, technical advisory and training guides, and approaches to integrate gender into their portfolios
  • Provides gender and youth capacity building support to local and national governments and local organizations
  • Facilitate gender and youth trainings with program staff and program stakeholders;
  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to gender and youth dimensions of technical activities and operations, and discuss gender and youth issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists;
  • Liaise with technical component leaders to ensure that gender and youth considerations are assessed and accounted for;
  • Write project reports and prepare internal documentation as required;
  • Maintain active relationships with local gender and youth specialists and others in related organizations and programs;
  • Master’s Degree in international development, gender studies, development economics, international affairs, or some related field, with a focus on gender and/or youth;
  • Must have demonstrated at least five years’ experience working in gender integration, gender equity or youth integration and/or related topics.
  • At least three years’ experience working in gender and/or youth research.
  • Experience effectively integrating gender and youth considerations into programming that is not explicitly focused on gender or youth;
  • Strong negotiations and communications skills and effective report-writing skills.
  • Prior experience working on USAID programs preferred.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to difficult environments to complete program assignments.
  • Experience working with complex multi-disciplinary teams;
Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website,, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Please no phone calls. Deadline for submissions is October 16th 2015.

About the Organization

Banyan Global is a development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches to international development. The firm has offices in Washington, DC and New York City and staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: inclusive finance, health, gender, enterprise development, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

Consultant, Scoping Study, ARROW, Global

Consultant: Scoping Study

Location: Global
Organization: ARROW
The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)– on behalf of the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now – is looking for a consultant to conduct a scoping on national platforms and relevant key organizations to promote young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and their meaningful participation in Pakistan and Indonesia. 
(1 January 2016 – 30 March 2016)
Deadline for submission: 10 November 2015
Generic Terms of Reference
The Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now (RHRN) – Scoping Studies – Phase I
Introduction and Background
The Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now between Rutgers, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality (CHOICE), dance4life, Hivos, The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR), Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs addresses the limited protection and respect and the hindered fulfilment of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in 1 sub region, the Caribbean.
Based on an analysis of the underlying causes of this problem, the partnership strives for the protection, respect and fulfilment of young people’s SRHR, including girls, young women and young lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT). Specific attention is given to: freedom from stigma, discrimination and violence; access to comprehensive youth-friendly services; access to comprehensive information; and space for young people’s voices.
Advocacy is at the basis of how we expect desired change to happen in a particular context. We believe that a more inclusive collaboration of CSOs in national SRHR advocacy platforms will strengthen our advocacy for SRHR. This in combination with strengthened capacity of civil society, and in particular young people, to advocate for the development and implementation of progressive SRHR policies and hold its government accountable.
Young people’s SRHR including girls, young women and young lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) remains an issue to be addressed in both Pakistan and Indonesia.
Pakistan is home to over 184 million people in 2013, making it the 6th most populous country in the world (UNDP Pakistan, 2013). Of this, approximately one-third are adolescents and young people (Population Reference Bureau, 2013). These young people of Pakistan continue to face many hurdles in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including limited access to SRH information and services. This often results in the lack of knowledge over matters that could improve their physical and emotional well-being, a right that is inherently theirs. Low levels of knowledge of sexual and reproductive matters have led to the low uptake of contraception, high adolescent pregnancy rates, and the spread of STIs such as HIV, among young people. The situation is further aggravated for marginalized young people who are victims of the ‘deteriorating socio-economic factors’, such as casualties of economic crises, war or conflict, poverty, and domestic violence (WPF Pakistan, 2013). Young Pakistani women, in particular, are at a grave disadvantage; their lack of education and awareness of SRHR, coupled with the dominant patriarchal ideology in the country, has resulted in various violations of their sexual and reproductive rights and poor health status.
Indonesia an archipelago, of approximately 17 000 islands, has a population of 239 million people (2010 Census). Indonesia is the fourth biggest population, comprises at around 240 million people (IDHS 2012), 49.79 % of whom live in urban area, and 50.21 live in rural area (Center of Bureau Statistic website, 2014). Key issues pertaining to young people’s SRHR include teenage pregnancies, lack of reproductive health information and services to young people.
This document presents the Terms of Reference for a scoping study in Pakistan and Indonesia which will inform the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now on existing and potential collaboration among organisations working in the field of advocacy and young people’s SRHR. It will further capture important lessons learned to inform the further development of dynamic national platforms promoting young people’s SRHR.
Scope of Consultancy
The Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now aims to strengthen cooperation between different complementary types of CSOs, including youth-led, youth-serving, advocacy oriented and CSOs involved in programme implementation that advocate for complementary issues such as SRHR HIV, LGBT, human rights, children’s rights, health, education, safe abortion, women’s empowerment and men’s engagement. How and to what extent the cooperation can be strengthened depends on the specific challenges in a country. The goal of this scoping study is to guide the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now in the start-up process in Pakistan and Indonesia and help to identify CSOs, including youth-led and youth serving organisations and existing networks as potential members of the national platforms and to be informed on important lessons learned around strengthen cooperation within civil society on advocacy for young people’s SRHR.
The scoping will have to provide concrete entry-points for developing a national advocacy platform on young people’s SRHR, as it will give insights in the challenges, success and the local dynamics in the cooperation between organizations and networks.
While we already know many networks and organizations, this scoping is expected to provide the Partnership with a baseline of interested and eligible CSOs and will inform both the strategy of strengthening capacity for advocacy and the strategy on advocacy for SRHR and young people
Objectives: In Pakistan and Indonesia the scoping will:
  • Briefly map laws, policies and programmes relating to young people, adolescents, LGBT in the respective country and the current ongoing work in the area of young people SRHR.
  • Map relevant, existing and new forms of cooperation within civil society (such as networks, working groups) based on pre-defined criteria (Annex 1) that can promote an inclusive, progressive SRHR youth agenda;
  • Identify the existing main challenges and lessons learned concerning cooperation in that particular country.
  • Provide strategic recommendations on what could be opportunities for increasing cooperation on young people’s SRHR including abortion and LGBT, as well as advocacy issues and opportunities which would benefit from more concerted advocacy.
In the scoping, the minimum requirements for potential partners and the guiding principles of national platforms (Annex 1) should be considered as crucial elements for the final recommendations.
Guiding questions to be considered
  • What are the pressing policy issues and advocacy opportunities in the field of SRHR and young people for organizations to work?
  • What are existing relevant advocacy organizations in the field of SRHR, including youth-led and youth-serving organizations, what are their strengths and weaknesses?;
  • What are the existing forms of cooperation between SRHR movements and broader civil society movements and organizations? For example human rights, children rights, health, HIV/AIDS, SOGI and LGBT, education, youth? Are there any opportunities for strengthening cooperation for youth SRHR advocacy and meaningfully involve young people?
  • What are the underlying causes of fragmentation in civil society to work on SRHR?; What are supporting factors?
Qualifications of Consultant
The consultant needs to possess the following qualifications:
  • Be able to draw on their extensive experience in the country / countries, in order to survey and review current literature and undertake extensive consultations with key stakeholders.
  • Progressive stance on sexual and reproductive health and rights, specifically young people’s sexual rights and diversity
  • In-depth understanding of and experience in advocacy and the sensitive issues of SRHR
  • In-depth knowledge/ experience with networks and platforms (functionality, dynamics, etc) and social movement building
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through research and analysis.
  • Understanding of and work experience in meaningful youth participation
  • Understanding of the role and contribution of (generating) public support in the field of advocacy
  • Experience in scoping exercises on sensitive topics
  • Strong writing skills with ability to present findings in a style that is accessible to readers
Output and deliverables 
  • Prepare and submit a work plan with a clear description of a youth-inclusive methodological framework to be applied for the scoping study.
  • After approval conduct the assessment.
  • Conduct analysis and prepare report: The report should:
  • Be submitted in English / Spanish
  • Not be longer  than 25 pages maximum – excluding Annex
  • Follow the outline as indicated in Annex 2
  • Include an executive summary
  • A draft report will be shared with ARROW and RHRN Programme Team for feedback.
  • After feedback a final report is to be prepared provide concrete recommendations to the RHRN Partnership and its members.
The consultant will be provided with a briefing package of documents (or links to documents and databases) that contains additional resources. Next to this a list of potential advocacy partners with contact details will be provided by members of the Partnership.
Remuneration: The contract offers competitive market rates used in the non-profit sector. 
Time frame / potential timeline
  • TOR approved and distributed: 15 October 2015
  • Proposals received by 12 November 2015
  • Proposal selected by 22 November 2015
  • Steering Committee of the Partnership informed before end of November 2015
  • Selected proposal detailed work plan and budget received by: 10 December 2015
  • Contract signed by end of December 2015
  • Final report no later than end of March 2016
Logistics: You will be working on a day to day base with the ARROW and will be held accountable to the Steering Committee of the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now.
Annex 1                  Minimum requirements for potential partners and platforms
In the scoping study, the following minimum requirements for potential partners and the guiding principles of national platforms should be considered as crucial elements for the final recommendations. A checklist or benchmarking tool for the potential partners to be filled in is recommended.
Minimum requirements / standards for potential partners
There are a number of minimum requirements for recommending potential partners that are linked to our core values. Recommended partners should:
  • Have a human-rights based approach
  • Promote inclusivity, for example in relation to meaningful youth participation, LGBT and gender
  • Have a level of legitimacy of their advocacy; organizations have a constituency for feedback and accountability with their communities
  • Have a track-record on national (and possible regional and international) advocacy
  • Have a progressive stand on SRHR with specific attention for abortion and LGBTQ
  • Be willing to share experiences at national and international levels (for example negotiations at regional and international level)
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with others and willingness to actively participate to the values and aims of the RHRN platform, actions .
Guiding Principles for recommendations of national platforms
In addition, the RHRN partnership has identified a number of principles that will guide the strengthening and/ or development of national platforms. These are the minimum criteria that platforms should be willing to commit to:
  • Be progressive and inclusive, both in terms of membership and willingness to work on sensitive issues
  • Inclusion of youth-led organizations and promotion of youth leadership
  • Young people are meaningfully involved in the governance: youth-led and youth-serving organizations are equal partners in the highest decision-making bodies of the platform
  • Inclusivity of (young) LGBT organizations in national platforms. If not possible, platforms should be willing to participate in value clarification and capacity strengthening in relation to LGBT inclusivity.
  • Be able to generate public support for SRHR issues of young people.
  • Be able to also reach out to the grass root level to learn about and take along youth SRHR issues from the grass roots and feedback to the grass root level.
  • Stimulate youth organizations to reflect the diversity of youth, including gender diversity, young LGBT, youth with disabilities, youth living in remote areas and out-of-school youth.
  • Key characteristics of platforms include flexible; inclusive; legitimate; mutual trust and joint understanding; ownership; focus on advocacy; result-oriented.
  • National platforms will build as much as possible on existing forms of cooperation. We will not strive for institutionalization of these platforms, as we do not want to create new structures, unless the national platform wishes it.
  • A platform should be owned by the organizations and networks in that particular country and it is up to them to decide who can join (provided they adhere to the minimum standards) and how it seeks funding for its activities.
  • A platform could in principle decide to include government and multilateral agencies, when these are considered as key allies in the advocacy or play an important role in coordinating work on a particular theme on the condition that the civil society identity (critical/independent) can be maintained and the advocacy aims can be pursued.
  • Platform need to have demonstrated effectiveness and impact of their work.
Annex 2. Example Overview Report
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acronyms
  • Terms
  • Executive summary
Chapter I                Context
1.1            SRHR situation of young people in Country X
  • Laws, policies and programmes related to young people, adolescents and LGBT
  • Current ongoing work in the area of young people SRHR
1.2            Objectives scoping study
Chapter II               Methodology
2.1            Youth-sensitive and youth- inclusive methodologies
2.2            Limitations and challenges
2.3            Lessons learned (for other scoping studies)
Chapter III             Organizations and networks within the SRHR community
Include graph on overview of mapping of stakeholders with strengths and weaknesses
Chapter IV             Looking beyond the usual suspects: relevant organizations and networks outside the SRHR community
Chapter V               Existing forms of cooperation and major gaps
Chapter VI             Major challenges to engagement and cooperation
Chapter VII            Conclusions
Chapter VIII          Recommendations
8.1`          Strategic recommendations for advocacy issues needing more concerted efforts
8.2            Opportunities for increasing cooperation for young people’s SRHR
8.2.1        Strategic recommendations for sustainability and viability
8.2.2        Operational recommendations on implementing partners (pro/con)
8.2.2        Operational recommendations on platforms to work with
How to apply:
ARROW – as member of the RHRN Partnership – will solicit proposals.
You can express your interest before 12 November 2015 to with a cc to and Interested candidates are required to submit a technical proposal explaining how this assignment will be approached. Proposals should include:
  • an explanation of the methodology to be used for collecting the required information;
  • a work plan for the suggested activities;
  • a preliminary budget with number of days required, daily fees and total budget.
Please include in the Annexes:
  • Cover letter, CV, including relevant experience(s) and personal profile(s)
  • Provide a sample list of relevant of research and analyses in the area of civil society and advocacy
  • Availability in the period January – March 2016
Proposals should indicate how the scoping including the methodology framework will ensure that young people are involved in a meaningful way in the whole process, ie. being consulted, involved in the identification of eligible organizations and that cooperation with young people is sought actively approach .
ARROW will select the best proposal in consultation with the members of the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now. The selection of consultants is aimed for 22 November 2015. The selected candidate will be requested to submit a detailed budget and timeline.
Scoping should be for a maximum of 25 consultant days for each of the countries in the three regions (Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean). Scoping includes desk literature review on policies and the CSO movements, scoping visits to the country and district where necessary. The study would also include interviews (by phone, Skype) with experts.
External consultant or an (affiliative) member of the Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now can submit proposals.
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Gender Advocacy Specialist, Cowater International, Indonesia

Job Description

Founded in 1985, Cowater International Inc. has built a global reputation for excellence in the world of management consulting in international development. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and with experience in more than 65 countries, Cowater has established itself as Canada’s leading management consulting firm in international development.
Cowater is currently recruiting a Gender Advocacy Specialist who will will lead advocacy work that supports broad-based transformation of gendered norms and institutions that (consciously or unconsciously) undermine women’s empowerment. The Specialist will also support stakeholder efforts and relationships that promote women’s economic empowerment. Key responsibilities could include:
  • Support development of advocacy strategy; engagement with networks, research institutes, advocacy groups, women’s rights organisations.
  • Convene groups of influential people and institutions in ways that encourage them to create and/or promote change within their spheres and influence.
  • Develop and seek financial support for public campaigns that aim to open up the dialogue regarding women’s economic empowerment issues, particularly the gendered division of labour, wage equality, and the double-burden of waged and domestic duties.
  • Look to examples of successful advocacy and campaign strategies from around the world (including those that have emerged in the region), with a view to supporting such efforts to grow, forming linkages, disseminating good practice approaches to like-minded groups.
  • Manage the research program, contribute to knowledge building across the program.
  • Utilise evidence to support advocacy and campaigning strategies.
  • Support the implementation of gender equity work place strategies and design and implement national level campaigns.
Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in social science, economics, finance, or related field
  • At least 15 years’ experience working in women’s economic empowerment
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in gender and sectors of trade, finance, economics, SME development
  • Experience in gender-focused and data- or evidence-driven advocacy, campaigning or policy development, and
  • Well-developed networks across civil society, private sector and governments across the region
  • Strong relationship-building, networking, and representational experience.
All applications are to be submitted here through our job board. This recruitment is open until November 30, 2015, however, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We thank all applicants, however only those making the shortlist will be contacted.

About the Organization

Cowater International Inc. is a private Canadian consulting company established in 1985, specializing in international development. Cowater possesses a broad multidisciplinary capacity with a staff that includes engineers, institutional and financial experts, social scientists, and project managers. Cowater works primarily on projects financed by international funding agencies – the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, United Nations Agencies, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency (CIDA) – but it also works directly with the governments of developing countries, the private sector and civil society. In Asia specifically, Cowater has completed more than thirty development projects – including two very successful assignments in the Philippines.
Cowater is a dynamic company which, during its 28-year history, has grown from three original partners to 41 headquarters employees and more than 400 project staff overseas. The company has permanent subsidiary operations in South Africa (Cowater-CRG (Pty) Ltd.) and the United States (Cowater Alaska).
Cowater offers services at the policy, program and project levels, developing and managing major projects as well as undertaking studies, sector reviews, evaluations, and training and communications activities. We emphasize human, community and institutional capacity building using a structured approach to change, which links our technical expertise to the needs of our clients. We strongly believe in participatory approaches to development, which encourages stakeholder “buy-in” and ensures sustainability.
The company specializes in five main sectors:
  • water supply, sanitation and environment;
  • social development;
  • accounting, auditing and financial management;
  • financial institutions; and
  • municipal services and enterprise development.
Water, Sanitation and Environment Group
Cowater’s Water, Sanitation and Environment Group focuses on the planning and provision of accessible potable water, good hygiene, sustainable sanitation, and a liveable environment as essential requirements of health, productivity and a good quality of life. Our focus is on project implementation and the capacity building of institutions, community organizations and people, as well as appropriate affordable technology. We incorporate government, non-government and private sector institutions into our project designs, and put great emphasis on involving the beneficiary community in project and program planning and decision-making. The community is assisted to operate and maintain the facilities through training and the establishment of community-based management structures.
Cowater also works closely with governments to assist in institutional strengthening and reform, planning for both the rural and urban sectors, setting of tariffs, cost recovery and water resources management. We also work with private businesses to provide them with opportunities to supply sustainable and competitively-priced goods and services in these sectors. Cowater emphasizes the important linkages between water, sanitation, health and the environment. Environmental sanitation and hygiene education are essential elements to the integrated package of services, without which only partial benefits are accrued.
Social Development Group
Specialists with Cowater’s Social Development Group help strengthen institutions and programs which empower poor people. They advise on approaches to community and rural development and offer specialized services in such areas as institutional strengthening, gender equality, social communication, communication for development, participatory approaches, income generation, community mobilization, and designing multi-sectoral development programs for disadvantaged groups.
Public Financial Management and Accountability (PFMA) Group
Cowater’s PFMA Group is a team of experienced financial management experts and debt management specialists, recognized for their achievements in enhancing accountability and institutional strengthening within the public (national and municipal) sector. Cowater’s specialists have assisted numerous governments at all levels in improving their accounting, budgeting and auditing performance.
Financial Institutions Group
Cowater Financial Institutions Group promotes effective operation, management and governance of financial institutions worldwide. This includes working directly with state and commercial banks, regulatory agencies/institutions, and savings and credit institutions to support enhanced systems and operations in line with international best practices.
Municipal Services and Enterprise Group
Cowater’s Municipal Services and Enterprise Group manages multidisciplinary projects that combine and build upon the expertise of the company’s core groups. This group covers a variety of sectors, but areas of special concentration are public sector governance, decentralization, municipal services and management, and social/infrastructure fund management.

Gender Expert, EnCompass LLC, Global

Job Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking to expand its pool of qualified consultants available for long-term and short-term assignments under the USAID Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) IDIQ. We are seeking specialists with gender related expertise in the following areas: gender mainstreaming, gender integration training, gender monitoring and evaluation, gender analysis, and gender based violence. We are looking for specialists who have worked with USAID and in the scope of sectors with which USAID works.
Potential consultants should demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in gender related international development programs
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a specialized field in the social sciences, humanities, public policy or related fields
  • Technical expertise in gender mainstreaming, gender integration, gender based violence, and other gender related topics
  • Deep experience working with USAID required; additional experience with other international development donors preferred
  • Successful experience in conducting gender research, gender analysis and/or gender assessments
  • Experience in writing reports, analyses, proposals or other technical communications
  • Experience providing gender integration training, workshops, toolkits, resource guides
  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in other languages is preferred

About the Organization

EnCompass LLC is a women owned small business that offers innovative solutions for organizational excellence. We seek to enhance the impact and capacity of government and multilateral agencies, corporations, and nonprofits around the world through customized services in organizational and leadership development, training, technical assistance, and evaluation. EnCompass has a global and multicultural team of staff and consultants with deep expertise in a range of issues including health, HIV/AIDS, gender, democracy and governance, education and human rights.

Senior Policy & Outreach Advisor, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Senior Policy & Outreach Advisor

Deadline: Until filled
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: George Washington University
The Global Women’s Institute at The George Washington University is committed to carrying out rigorous research on women and girls and ensuring that the research is made accessible to different constituencies to improve policy and programs. The Senior Policy and Outreach Advisor will help develop a vision for GWI’s policy and outreach activities based on research priorities and findings and implement a robust portfolio of projects. The position works in close collaboration with the Director of Research to manage policy engagement, outreach programs, communications and civic engagement/student outreach of GWI with support from the Policy Associate and Program Assistant. 
  • Lead research uptake by monitoring public and private sector developments and relevant legislative activity affecting the well being of women and girls. Translate research findings into a variety of different communication products, including reports, policy briefs, etc. to provide information analysis of the various program/policy issues. Facilitate dialogue and foster understanding among policymakers. Utilize social media, increasing the impact of the weekly e-newsletter, refining the website and keeping it up-to-date, and drafting brochures and other materials.
  • Maximize GWI’s presence within the GW community to building and maintaining partnerships within the university (administration, faculty and students) by educating them on research findings. Identify and maintain external partnerships for the purpose of building coalitions and networks to amplify the mission of GWI (including management of any outreach and uptake related to I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators developed by GWI). Provide oversight and support to technical staff. Identify new networks and coalitions on key policy areas related to the mission of GWI and maintain existing partnerships.
  • Promote civic engagement and student outreach on the GW campus on global women’s issues, partnering with student organizations for on-campus events and campaigns, developing campus-wide campaigns, and exploring ways to be more active in the national conversation on sexual assault on college campuses. 
  • Cultivate GWI presence within the university by extending network of affiliated faculty and creating opportunities for them to be more involved in the work of GWI through research or programs, including monthly faculty research and networking events.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications
A Master’s degree or PhD and 8-10 years of experience in the field or related area. Experience must include 2-5 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed; experience must include planning, conducting and reporting as primary responsibility. 
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in international human rights/gender equality work, strong verbal and written communications skills, and be an excellent team player.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • A graduate degree in relevant field of study. 
Posting Number: Staff - 004737 
For full job description, click here
How to apply:
Please apply online here.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae 
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Référent violences liées au genre (H/F) - RCA, Médecin du monde France,Central African Republic

Référent violences liées au genre (H/F) - RCA


Organisation: Médecin du monde France
Personne de Contact: 0
Date limite de candidature: 21/01/2016
Type d'offre: Volontariat
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Santé
Lieu de l'emploi: Bangui
Pays: Central African Republic


Médecins du Monde, association médicale militante de solidarité internationale, s'engage depuis plus de 30 ans à soigner les populations les plus vulnérables ici et là-bas, à témoigner des entraves constatées quant à l’accès aux soins, à obtenir des améliorations durables des politiques de santé pour tous. Association indépendante nous agissons au-delà du soin en dénonçant les atteintes à la dignité et aux droits humains et en nous battant pour améliorer la situation des populations précaires. En France, les actions de Médecins du Monde ont pour but de faciliter l’accès au système de santé pour les plus précaires (SDF, migrants, usagers de drogue, personnes se prostituant, etc.). A l’international, MdM travaille dans 40 pays sur tous les continents et sur 4 thématiques prioritaires (soins aux migrants et aux déplacés, promotion de la santé sexuelle et reproductive, lutte contre le VIH et réduction des risques liés à l’usage de drogue, crises et conflits).


En tant que référent VLG, vous supervisez les activités mises en œuvre en réponse aux VLG selon la stratégie définie avec l’équipe de coordination RCA (notamment le coordinateur médical) et les référents siège (notamment la Desk VLG et la référente médicale).

Plus particulièrement:
Organisation, supervision des activités en réponse aux VLG
-Suivez les activités de prise en charge des victimes de VLG au niveau des formations sanitaires soutenues
-Ccoordonnez les activités avec les différents partenaires locaux (juridique, communautaire, psychosociaux, médicaux) et le Ministère de la Santé
-Appuyez les partenaires pour la mise en œuvre des activités planifiées
-Assurez dela qualité des activités et de la collecte des données
-Participez à la définition de la stratégie et la mise en oeuvre de la communication autour des activités en réponses aux VLG en tenant compte des lignes directrices de MdM et de la culture locale
Renforcement des capacités / formation
-Identifiez les besoins en formation et facilitez le renforcement des capacités et la formation du personnel des formations sanitaires soutenues, des ONG partenaires, des autorités locales et des leaders communautaires en faveur de la prise en charge psychosociale intégrale des victimes de VLG 
-Collaborez avec l’équipe SSR médicale de MdM pour la mise en place de formations et la supervision des activités de prise en charge médicale des victimes de VLG 
-Collaborez avec le/la coordinateur/trice santé mentale afin de définir et mettre en place la prise en charge psychosociale des personnes ayant subi des VLG
-Veillez à la qualité des formations dispensées
-Assurez le suivi des protocoles d’accord signés avec chacun des partenaires
-Assurez le renforcement de capacités de l’agent psychosocial sous votre responsabilité dans une perspective d’autonomisation professionnelle
Sensibilisation / Plaidoyer
-Identifiez et développez les messages à livrer aux communautés en collaboration avec les ONG partenaires et le ministère de la santé
-Participez le cas échéant avec l’équipe MdM, les partenaires ou d’autres acteurs impliqués dans la thématique à des activités de plaidoyer
Reporting / partage d’informations
-Participez aux différentes réunions internes MdM et communiquez régulièrement avec l'équipe de coordination
-Participez à différentes réunions externes (cluster VLG, Ministère de la santé, autorités sanitaires locales...)
-Participez à la collecte / centralisation / analyse et partage des données
-Participez à la rédaction de différents rapports


Statut :  Volontaire - VSI 
Contrat : Volontaire de la solidarité internationale (VSI)  
Durée : 6 mois 
915 euros / mois + perdiem 

Départ seul   

Profil recherché

Vous avez un diplôme dans les domaines de la protection, des sciences sociales, de la psychologie, du psychosocial 

Vous avez une expérience dans les domaines du psychosocial, de la protection, l'approche genre et/ou dans la mise en œuvre d’activités en réponse aux VLG
Vous avez une expérience en renforcement des capacités/formation, collaboration avec des institutions locales
Une expérience dans le milieu humanitaire est fortement souhaitée
Vous avez une bonne connaissance des outils informatiques (Excel/Word)
Vous êtes patient, à l'écoute
Vous avez des aptitudes relationnelles pour générer, entretenir et développer des réseaux
Vous êtes réactif et prenez des initiatives
Vous êtes organisé et savez gérer les priorités
Vous avez un bon esprit d’équipe
Vous avez une capacité à travailler dans un contexte sécuritaire dégradé et dans l’urgence
Langues : français
Engagé, vous adhérez aux valeurs de MdM et êtes motivé par son modèle associatif.

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