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Resourcing Feminist Movements Engagement Lead

Application Closing Date: 26 June 2022 at 23:00 ET
Location: Flexible / Remote (candidates in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply)
Term: full time - 35 hours a week 
Organization: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Salary: The annual salary for this tier role is $61,250.00 USD
Benefits: Group medical and life insurances. Paid time off (20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days and up to 12 paid holidays). Contribution to retirement savings. Remote work and flexible work arrangements.

Overview of the organization:

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organisation. Our mission is to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities. AWID envisions a world where feminist realities flourish, where resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone, and future generations, to thrive and realize their full potential with dignity, love and respect, and where Earth nurtures life in all its diversity.

The position and profile:

The Resourcing Feminist Movements (RFM) Initiative within AWID focuses on resourcing feminist, gender justice, and women’s rights movements. The RFM Initiative is the evolution of AWID’s focus on resourcing feminist and women’s rights movements, and continues the legacy of the “Where is the Money for Women’s Rights?” initiative established by AWID in 2005. Under the current Strategic Plan (2018-2022), the RFM Initiative has maintained a focus on shaping a funding ecosystem that is inter-connected and movements-responsive, within a broader context of unjust economic policies that shape our economies and access to resources. 

AWID is looking to hire an RFM Movement Engagement Lead who is an energetic and a passionate individual to take on this strategic position that will help AWID’s RFM work advance further beyond “more and better resources” towards centering movements and priority constituencies in defining and driving feminist resourcing agendas. On the one hand, there is a strong need and appetite from feminists and movements to influence resourcing; on the other, it can be challenging to reach and engage a range of priority constituencies and to center their perspectives and agendas while navigating complexities and multiple priorities across movements. Hence, a high level of strategic thinking, understanding of and proximity to feminist organizing and movementsglobally and/or regionally and locally is required.

The Movement Engagement Lead will contribute to specific programmatic outputs of the RFM initiative through strategic leadership on all aspects of movement engagement and support, convene, and liaise with movement partners for research, knowledge building and collective advocacy on resourcing, and support RFM communication and content production.

As the right candidate, you will be understanding of AWID’s values, and be sensitive to upholding them in the way you take up the responsibilities of the role. 

Successful applicants will have at least five years experience in a similar role, in a non-profit feminist, gender, or human rights organization, and/or funding organization. You should have demonstrated capacity with advocacy and good relationships with key donors for women’s rights, gender equality and justice. Crucially, you should have in depth understanding of the realities behind intersectional feminist organizing and be well connected to international and/or regional or local feminist and women’s rights organizations and networks. You are also someone who can thrive in a virtual environment working with diverse communities and movements across the globe, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions.  

How to apply:

Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for AWID and how you would further AWID's goal towards centering movements in defining and driving feminist resourcing agendas and collective advocacy for more and better funding. Please include "RFM Lead" in the subject line of the email and submit to jobs@awid.org by 26 June 2022 at 23:00 ET. Please see the detailed Job Description by clicking here.
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls/emails please. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.

People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.  All information received in relation to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence.

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