International Programme Manager – Women’s Rights
1 year Maternity cover (starting 31st March 2016)
Any country where AA as an Office
A career opportunity has arrived with ActionAid International, to play a role in delivering lasting solutions to the problems of global poverty for women and girls in particular. We are seeking a 1 year maternity cover for the role of International Programme Manager for Women’s Rights at a pivotal moment as we take stock of our current strategy and work to design our new women’s rights and feminist-centred bold strategy to provide sustained improvements to the poorest and most excluded people in the world.
As an organisation, we are committed to putting women’s rights at the heart of everything we do. Your role will be pivotal in drawing out learning on women’s rights from our last 5 years of experience and framing inputs from a women’s rights perspective into the federation’s new strategy (to be finalised in December 2016), working closely with the Women’s Rights International Platform. You will be expected to bring extensive experience of using rights-based approaches to advance women’s rights and a strong commitment to collaborating with others to build common positions. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience working in a complex international organisation/NGO in multiple locations, at senior leadership level and who can demonstrate the ability to influence strategic decisions and programs without line management authority.
As International Programme Manager for Women’s Rights, you will:
- Provide strategic leadership for the continuation of high-impact rights-based programming in line with AAI’s current global strategy, encompassing standalone work on VAW, the right to sexual/reproductive health, feminist economics, women’s collectives and unpaid care work – as well as mainstreamed work for example on women’s land rights, political participation, education and leadership in emergencies.
- Play a central role in taking stock of this strategy, drawing out learning about what has worked well and not so well and helping to guide an external review of our women’s right work that is underway and will report in June 2016.
- Provide clear collaboratively-developed inputs into the development of ActionAid’s new strategy.
- Facilitate the Women’s Rights International Platform during this time, working with our co-chairs, Country Directors from ActionAid Liberia, UK and Somaliland, both to complete existing strands of work and input into the strategy;
- Play a role in helping to position AAI as one of the leading NGOs globally on the links between poverty and women’s rights, and help attract significant external funding to further scale up our work in these areas, including by acting as a senior spokesperson for women’s rights.
- Oversee diverse multi-country projects to ensure they are both effectively managed and generating learning to inform the wider federation learning.
A postgraduate in a relevant field you will have extensive experience of working on women’s rights programing, as well as experience providing strategic guidance, advice and monitoring on women’s rights. You must possess strong analytical skills, the ability to communicate persuasively with different internal and external audiences and an eye for detail. Comfortable prioritising many competing responsibilities, you are able to meet deadlines.
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