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Building Feminist Economies (BFE) Initiative- Lead (Parental Leave Cover)

Application Closing Date: 15 May at 23:00 ET  Extended 29 May at 23:00 ET
Location: Flexible / Remote (candidates in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply)
Term: fixed term - 35 hours a week (12 month position)
Organization: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Annual Salary: $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 Building Feminist Economies (BFE) Initiative Lead is a fixed term position for parental cover under direct supervision of the Manager of the BFE Initiative. The initiative is rooted in the realization that in order to achieve gender justice we need to strengthen feminist efforts to challenge corporate power and to transform the roots of the economy on local and global levels for systemic change. The initiative aims to deepen our understanding of corporate power and the ways women, queer folk, movements and communities in all their diversity are resisting the neoliberal model, as well as to amplify the feminist and just economic visions, models and practices. The team positions its work as an effective contribution to bringing about just economies where people and nature can thrive.

The BFE Initiative Lead leads strategic development and implementation, and/or coordinates specific projects, activities and products, provides direction and support with prioritization of BFE work, and extends consistent support to other staff in the Initiative. Externally, the BFE Initiative Lead builds partnerships and alliances and liaises with movement partners for collective co-creation around feminist and just economic visions, models and practices. In addition, the Lead contributes to the BFE research and communication components as well as contributing to AWID cross-organizational work.
The Building Feminist Economies Initiative is looking for a committed feminist who can lead and shape our work amplifying and mobilising around feminist economic alternatives, in addition to building partnerships and alliances with different movements to strengthen collective organising around feminist economic justice visions, models and practices.

To be successful in this role it would be desirable that you have five years of experience working with non-profit organisations and/or social movements based in the Global South where you are contributing to movement and alliance building on political agendas. You should have strong critical thinking skills and be knowledgeable about economic justice issues within global and regional contexts. In addition, you have demonstrated project management experience and the ability to develop, monitor and evaluate an operational plan with multiple projects, multiple deliverables and deadlines. You are someone who enjoys working in a multicultural team and thrives in a virtual environment engaging with diverse communities and movements across the globe, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions. At AWID we value unconventional experience and believe that skills are transferable and therefore if you fit most, but not all, of the candidate profile, we encourage you to apply. 

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 an international feminist organization and how you would further AWID's goal of building a resilient and impactful feminist organization. Please include “BFE Lead'' in the subject line of the email and submit it to jobs@awid.org by 29 May 2022 at 23:00 ET. If you have already applied for this role you do not need to reapply as your application will be included for consideration. 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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