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Communications Lead, Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements

Application Closing Date: 24 April 2022 at 23:00 ET
Location: Flexible / Remote (candidates in the Global South or South Africa/French communities are strongly encouraged to apply)
Organization: Organization: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Term: full time - 35 hours a week 
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.

The position and profile

The Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements is an emerging multi-stakeholder initiative focused on exponentially increasing and improving financial and political support for women’s rights and feminist organizations and movements. With secretariat staff currently hosted by AWID, the Global Alliance brings together governments, private philanthropy, women’s / feminist funds and feminist civil society to increase and improve resources for feminist movements, as well as build political support and the visibility of diverse feminist movements, agendas, and policies.   

The Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements, Communications Lead is a full time role focused on building, executing, and assessing communications strategies for the Global Alliance. This is a fixed term (12-month) position with possibility of renewal or extension.

The Global Alliance is looking for a Communications Lead  who is energetic and passionate  to take on critical communications work that will contribute to increasing and improving financial and political support for women’s rights and feminist organizations and movements. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in developing and implementing communication strategies and plans for global organizations, networks or alliances, have developed and managed successful media campaigns and possess in-depth knowledge of strategic communications with a feminist lens. The candidate should have strong grounding in feminist rights, experience navigating multistakeholder needs in communications strategies, and must be able to convey information clearly, concisely and in a compelling way.  

Successful applicants will have at least five years experience in a similar role, including creating communications or campaigns strategies that engage and inform a wide  variety of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, you should have demonstrated the ability to build effective relationships with a diverse range of groups, and relevant connections in media and the communications field.  You are 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, and how you would further the communications goals of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements . Please include “Communications Lead-Global Alliance'' in the subject line of the email and submit to jobs@awid.org by 24 April 2022 at 23:00 ET. Please see the detailed Job Description 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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