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Senior Associate, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation & Learning (maternity leave contract)


Location: Flexible

Organization: AWID

We strongly encourage people from historically oppressed groups to apply for this position. AWID is committed to ensuring an equitable and accommodating interview and working environment.

Overview of Position

The Senior Associate for Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) provides expertise for AWID’s PMEL systems and practices to ensure maximum effectiveness in achieving our mission to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to cocreate feminist realities, norms and narratives.

The Senior Associate for PMEL is a strategic guidance, capacity building, analytical and implementation role supporting program teams to effectively fulfill planning, monitoring, evaluating, learning and reporting requirements and supporting alignment across the organization.

This recruitment is for a one year maternity leave contract.

About Us

AWID is a global, feminist, membership, movement support organization. Established in 1982, AWID’s 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 sees feminist movements as driving forces in confronting oppressions, generating alternatives and creating transformative changes. Our feminism aims to center the experiences, knowledge and visions of women, girls, trans, intersex and gender nonconforming people and movements most affected by the oppressions they seek to change. Our members play an important role in our governance, input into our strategies and are an essential part of our diverse constituencies.

To achieve its goals, AWID uses a number of tactics including advocacy, knowledge building, arts and culture, strategic information production and dissemination, online mobilization and media engagement. AWID works globally with a staff of over 40 who are based in 17 countries around the world.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage all planning, monitoring, evaluating and learning (PMEL) functional aspects of the organisation by providing direction, support with prioritization, and technical expertise in PMEL with a specific focus on developing organizational capacity in PMEL functions and responsibilities.
  • Provide detailed and accurate PMEL reports to the Directors Team as required to enable strategic decision making.
  • Facilitate the programme teams to implement effective, user-friendly and streamlined PMEL systems within programme work to meet both internal and external demands.
  • Facilitate effective implementation of on-going refinements of AWID’s PMEL systems to enhance internal learning cycles and for external reporting purposes.
  • Continue to develop and strengthen existing PMEL systems and practices.

Key Functional Areas

  • Manage the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning function
  • Team and organizational leadership, and capacity development
  • Reporting to Donors and the Board
  • Team and organizational leadership, and capacity development

Essential Values and Competencies

  • Value a feminist intersectional framework and its implications for organizational practices and committed to the principles of feminism, anti-oppression
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Build strong interpersonal relations from the role - across the organization (up, down and across)
  • Influencing & Resolving Differences Across Boundaries
  • Self-awareness and insight

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • More than 7 years of experience in a similar role with at least 4 years within a non-profit development, gender, human rights and/or funding organization.
  • Ability to work with people in different contexts, with multiple identities and cultures, to build mutually respectful and trusting relationships and advance feminist agendas.
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing systems for planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning in fast-paced complex, largely virtual organizational environments; ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes; project and program management.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively develop and implement organizational systems for participatory planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity building and technical assistance/support skills in in planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning within an organization and in virtual contexts.
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and analytically, with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills, displays good judgment.
  • Strong financial management acumen; knowledge of accounting procedures and protocols, budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Ability to work with a diverse and virtual team and engage team members, and build consensus.
  • Experience working with diverse communities from multiple identities across the globe, in a virtual environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
  • University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, not-for-profit administration, international development, or other related field.
  • Strong donor and funder management experience (including both public and private funders); familiarity with the current funding landscape for women’s rights, gender justice, and its diversity, including characteristics of different funding sectors.
  • Training or facilitation experience.
  • Multilingual – English, Spanish and French.
  • Experience of shared leadership models of work

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel internationally (approx. 3-4 weeks per year)

How to apply:

Please submit a current CV, along with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for an international women’s organization, to jobs[at] on or before 30 March 2018. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email.

Women and candidates from historically oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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.

To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

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