Senior Manager

Website FARFeminists Feminist Alliance for Rights

Position Summary
FAR Executive Committee along with its global coordinator Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is conducting a search for the Senior Manager of FAR. This will be a full-time consultancy that can be based anywhere in the global south with a start date of January 17, 2022. The position requires that a portion of each workday overlap with the East Coast (GMT – 4) time zone. The Senior Manager will be reporting to the Executive Director of CWGL.

The Senior Manager (SM) will coordinate and lead the global alliance with the engagement of the Executive Committee, the Thematic and Regional Coordinators, and the membership to ensure that FAR’s vision and purpose are achieved. The SM will be responsible for the following:

Program (30%)
▪      Develop and implement program strategy including researching, and submission of reports, briefs, and policy papers in partnership with members
▪      Create advocacy initiatives and actions pertaining to FAR’s priorities and member engagement
▪      Organize and participate in training, workshops, convening, briefings, hearings, and webinars at global, regional and/or national levels with members
▪      Provide technical assistance to & support activities of members
▪      Engage members in global campaigns and UN process including Commission on the Status of Women, Women Human Rights Mechanisms & Human Rights Council, International Labor Organization & Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Communications (30%)
▪      Implement FAR’s communications strategy including position FAR via traditional and social media drafting copy for social media, blog posts, event descriptions,
▪      Manage the website including updating, and ensuring its user-friendly and accessible to diverse communities
▪      Set up system and coordinate communications with members in a consistent manner including the development of the FAR Friday Digest
▪      Dissemination of policy documents and reports relevant to membership in a user-friendly manner in English and facilitate translation.
▪      Position FAR in relevant spaces including the United Nations
▪      Represent FAR by securing collaborations, speaking on panels, and attending events

Management (40%)
▪      Interface with CWGL team to operationalize FAR including development of annual operational plan & budgets, recruitment of consultants, travel, and submission of foundation proposals and reports
▪      Develop and implement strategy to engage and increase FAR membership
▪      Recruitment of regional and thematic coordinators and interns
▪      Coordinate with Executive Committee and thematic and regional coordinators to implement recommendations of the assessment and develop a long-term strategy for FAR
▪      Administrative functions:  Supporting Executive Committee including setting up virtual and in-person meetings, maintaining minutes and implementing actions; processing of stipends and regranting (with CWGL’s finance team), and supervision of interns
▪      Work closely with the executive director of CWGL to secure grant funding including meeting with funders, supporting grant writing and reporting

The ideal candidate has knowledge and practical application of human rights and feminist principles, is a communications expert, and is experienced in developing and implementing programs, working across regions, coordinating communication between multiple bodies, leading networks and/or coalitions, supervising interns and volunteers, and capable of administrative functions. The person will work closely with Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the current Coordinating Institution, and receive support from CWGL team, consultants, and interns.

Background and Experience
Advanced degree in humanities and social sciences with emphasis in international relations, human rights, gender and development, communications, or other relevant area of study with minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position, or 10 years of work experience leading a similar position.

Experience in the following:
▪      Trans-national/international settings in feminist, women’s movements and/or organizations
▪      Initiating and/or coordinating networks, unions, coalitions, and/or membership organizations
▪      Maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders
▪      Organizing and managing campaigns, advocacy initiatives and actions at global, regional and/or grassroots levels
▪      Developing & implementing program, campaigns, and advocacy initiatives
▪      Writing policy and position papers

Skills and Competencies
▪      Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
▪      Proven ability to cooperate with diverse, multicultural communities and networks
▪      Ability to present information concisely and clearly
▪      Ability to work independently and as a part of a dynamic team
▪      Ability to take initiative, effectively prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
▪      Proficiency in Google Suite, Constant Contact, Zoom, Canva
▪      Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
▪      Ability to work with diverse international teams, networks, policy makers and advocates
▪      Ability to work some nights /weekends to accommodate people in different time zones

Deadline November 28, 5 p.m. EST. Please provide a resume, cover letter with salary requirements, social media links, two writing samples (minimum of 5 pages), and three references in one email to Feministallianceforrights@gmail.com

To apply for this job email your details to feministallianceforrights@gmail.com