Expert on security for women’s rights organisation in the MENA region

About medica mondiale

medica mondiale e.V. is a non-governmental organisation based in Cologne, Germany. As a feminist women’s rights organisation medica mondiale supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world. Through own programmes and in cooperation with local women’s organisations we offer holistic support to women and girl survivors of sexualised and gender-based violence. On the political level, we pro-actively promote women’s rights, call for a rigorous punishment of crimes as well as effective protection, justice and political participation for survivors of violence. Currently medica mondiale is working in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in West Africa, in South-eastern Europe as well as the African Great Lakes Region.

Call for Expressions of Interest
Expert on security for women’s rights organisation in the MENA region (female)
Preliminary terms of reference (Date: 24/02/2021)

Since 2015 medica mondiale works in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan – Iraq. The pojects are usually implemented by partner organisations based in the region. medica mondiale and her partners do not only work to provide direct services to women survivors of (S)GBV, but also to achieve political and institutional change. This can bare risks in rather restrictive and patriarchal environments.

Feminist women’s organisations in the MENA region face numerous security risks due to their engagement to provide services and support to women survivors of (S)GBV. Especially, advocacy activities that aim at societal, political and institutional change may expose women’s activists to risks and in the worst-case physical harm. The risk is especially high for local activists as they do not benefit from specific security frameworks and mechanisms installed for INGOs and expats. Further, women survivors and their children who access services and take part in programs delivered by such organisations may be exposed to security risks as well.

As such, women’s rights organisations need a comprehensive security concept and policy to ensure the safety of their staff and the women benefitting from their services, without compromising their agency.
Purpose and Objectives of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to establish a comprehensive security concept and policy for a feminist women’s rights organisation. The consultant should understand security from a feminist perspective and take into account the risks for grass-root civil society organisations.

Result and Deliverables
Result: comprehensive, feminist security concept and policy for a partner organisation
• Risk assessment for the partner organisation
• Participatorily develop a holistic security concept and policy incl. safe place regulation, crisis management plan, evacuation plan, crisis communication, back-to-business plan, staff security, social media and digital security
• workshop for validation of the security concept and policy
• Demonstrated knowledge of designing comprehensive security plans for women’s rights
Preliminary Timetable
Tentative Timetable for the consultancy. Deadlines to be revised during inception phase. The highlighted deadlines should be met, as other processes in the implementation of the programme depend on them.
Date Activity Participants
Inception phase
May 2021 Briefing meetings Local partner organisation
Relevant staff from medica mondiale
Inception report is approved.
Field visits and interviews
June 2021 Sight assessment and field visits Local partner organisation
Interviews and data collectionRelevant members of the partner organisation
Relevant security actors on the ground
July 2021 Drafting and feedback loops Local partner organisation
Relevant staff from medica mondiale
Validation and Finalisation
July 31st, 2021 Security concept and policy are approved. Local partner organisation
 Relevant staff from medica  mondiale

Paid Internship (full-time)

BB Partners: Advisory for Changemakers, is opening an internship position for candidates with particular interest in media relations, social impact and international development.
We work with individuals and organisations to tackle urgent challenges and seize opportunities through communications, campaigns and partnerships.
If you are interested in world-changing causes, want to learn how to devise and develop successful campaigns and to hone your practical experience in communications sector then BB Partners is a company for you!
We are in the ‘start-up’ phase of our business and enjoy the freedom and flexibility that it brings, while having to muck in on all aspects of running a business, new business and client work.
Start date:  ASAP (3 months with a possibility to extend)
Salary:  in accordance with London living wage
Location: the role will be work-from-home until further notice. Following restrictions lifting, all BB Partners employees will enjoy a mixture of office and home working.
• A degree in politics, communications, or related humanistic studies
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Solid understanding of social media
• Proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
• Contributing to the culture of a small team
• Being a part of creative and content brainstorms
• Gaining practical experience in communications sector working directly with clients
• Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with skilled professionals
Tasks will include:
• Drafting content including press releases, social media posts, news stories, articles, case studies and product pieces
• Monitoring media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients
• Drafting analytics reports on social media, reporting on traffic, engagement and follower figures
• Handling clients’ social media accounts such as their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page
• Assisting with mailings and print production
• Creating interview preparation materials
• Compiling contact lists
• Creating or updating databases
You’ll enjoy the job if you’re:
• A team player
• Interested in international affairs and state of the world
• Happy communicating regularly and being in touch with various stakeholders at any one time
• A self-starter
• Happy to muck in and get things done
• Interested in every day being different
• Flexible and happy to adapt
• Happy and exciting by the prospect of being part of a start-up
• A stickler for the detail

Program Officer, International Programs

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
Program Officer, International Programs (Remote USA or Ghana)
The Program Officer works closely with international partners to implement international social and economic development programs that have an impact on women, children, and climate resilience. You will manage an assigned portfolio of partnerships and work closely with the Director of Gender Initiatives in identifying new opportunities to achieve Episcopal Relief & Development’s strategic plan while supporting the organization’s core values.
As Program Officer, you will:
• Manage a portfolio of key program relationships through office and site visits, regional meetings, phone calls and emails, including guiding the grant management and risk management of these programs
• Ensure transparency and data integrity while managing and maintaining all partner proposal development, budgeting and reporting requirements in close collaboration with partners
• Support partners in establishing rational and participatory monitoring and evaluation framework for their programs including, but not limited to, establishing baseline studies, effective benchmarks, outcomes and measurement tools
• Create materials and train staff and partners in best practices with a particular focus on thematic areas of women, children and climate resilience
• Facilitate administrative and logistical management of training workshops, partner learning peer-exchange trips and training programs
• Support the Director of Gender Initiatives in strategy planning and writing and assist as a lead on integration of gender strategies within specific projects
• Liaise across the organization to cross-pollinate ideas, provide technical insights related to gender mainstreaming and analysis and develop effective integration of gender into program activities that maximize impact in all core strategic areas of the organization
• Support resource mobilization by assisting proposal writing teams with technical input, reviewing drafts, ensuring information accuracy and reporting to donors as needed
• Collaborate inter-departmentally on a wide array of communications for internal and external audiences such as technical papers, media releases, narrative compositions, articles, stories and videos
You Are:
• A confident communicator with exceptional facilitation, critical analysis and conflict resolution skills, including in a remote work environment with digital communications methods
• A detail-oriented multi-tasker who is adept at managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• An enthusiastic team member who is excited to work across technical sectors and with a diverse array of community and faith-based actors with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural diversity
• Visionary, energetic and entrepreneurial
• Able and willing to travel up to 30-40% of the time and work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends in a remote context
You Have:
• A shared commitment to Episcopal Relief & Development’s values, principles and philosophy
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• An Advanced Degree (MA) in International Development, Public Health, Gender Studies or equivalent degree preferred
• A minimum of six (6) years of experience in program management and monitoring, evaluation and learning in a regional or international context, preferably with partner-based field implementation work in a developing county in a faith-based context
• A minimum of one (1) year of government and foundation grant planning and management
• A demonstrated track record in designing and managing community-based programs in the Global South, preferably West Africa, Central and Southern Africa, or East Africa
• Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, and experience conducting field-based gender analyses and human rights based approaches to development

RightsCon Communications Manager (Global Location Options)

About us

Access Now ( is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, working on issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Team members are distributed across six continents, working locally, regionally, and globally to achieve our mission.


About the role

The RightsCon Communications Manager is an important role within the RightsCon team, responsible for leveraging a range of online tools to engage and expand the diverse RightsCon community toward a shared agenda for human rights in the digital age. Functions encompass communications strategy, marketing, social media, website management, and outreach management.

This position is housed within the RightsCon team and reports through the RightsCon Director, and liaises closely with members of advocacy and communications teams.


What you will do


Communications strategy and marketing management

Design and manage communications, marketing, and outreach strategies to support year-round engagement, including for our 10th anniversary in 2021, with existing and new community members
Use current and historic data sources to further audience segmentation and develop clear indicators of growth/impact/success
Develop and lead a communications schedule for the five-day event, including creating a schedule for content and executing all engagement opportunities
Leverage RightsCon platforms, including the website, newsletter, blog, and social media to strategically support RightsCon mission and goals
Draft communications materials, including blog posts, content for the website, internal and outreach templates, to support programmatic and operational success
Draft content across all RightsCon platforms, including the summit event platform, website, proposal portal, and more, to facilitate a clear participant journey

Social media, website, and design management

Coordinate with design team to create multimedia content adapted to various platforms
Run RightsCon social media accounts in coordination with the Access Now advocacy team (including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
Create a social media calendar and maintaining a regular publishing schedule that reflects and leverages the work of RightsCon and the global human rights community
Offer constructive, community-building, and tactful interactions with audiences across channels
Actively monitor website to maximize opportunities for engagement, featuring priority content, and maintaining best practices for UX and accessibility
Liaise with design team and external design consultants to produce RightsCon materials, and publications

Press outreach and management

Develop and manage a press outreach strategy for RightsCon
Assist in liaising with press in lead up to RightsCon, including coordinating press pass processes, preparing press materials, identifying areas for media coverage, and recording press hits

About you

You will have a passion for, and track record of success in, connecting with online communities and developing high-impact digital content. You are a creative and empathetic communicator, as well as a thoughtful, goal-oriented planner who doesn’t mind crunching a few numbers to track outcomes. Most importantly, you have a finely-tuned attention to detail, a commitment to excellence, a strong sense of humor and team spirit, the ability to own and independently manage multiple projects at once, and an appetite to continuously learn new tools and tactics. You are ready to be a thought partner to your teammates in identifying opportunities for impact, and to keep RightsCon’s mission at the forefront of day-to-day work.


Passion for the mission, with understanding of the unique challenges at-risk and marginalized communities are confronting, as well as familiarity with (or a demonstrated willingness to learn about) developments in technology and its impact on human rights
Four to six years of experience using communications tools to expand engagement in a network, community, or event
Experience managing a community contact database and leveraging newsletter content to drive sign-ups and build retention
Knowledge of platform-native analytics tools, and the ability to translate analytics to meaningful learnings to adapt strategies and deepen impact
Native-level fluency in English, with meticulous attention to grammar and style, and the ability to edit your own work
Strong persuasive writing skills and the ability to distill complex issues into simple, compelling messages
Strong internal and external communication skills, paired with cultural sensitivity and passion for human rights issues
Excitement about continuous learning, trying new things, and being a member of a team
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, respond quickly to breaking news items, and effectively balance competing priorities

It’s very helpful if you have

Past experience with WordPress or a similar content management system (CMS)
Past experience with Matomo or other website analytics tools
Basic knowledge of building data visualizations with web tools, such as Google Data Studio or Infogram
Basic knowledge of HTML
High-level proficiency and ability to write persuasive, compelling content in a second language

Time Commitment and Location

This is a full-time position. We are accepting applications from qualified individuals in Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Tunisia, and the United States. Preference is for someone able to work from one of our office locations — when they reopen — in Berlin, Brussels, New York, San José (Costa Rica), Tunis, or Washington, DC. The successful candidate must have work authorization in the location on which they will be based. We will be unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.



Access Now offers competitive compensation and benefits packages that align with our office localities. Team members from all regions also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

Professional development and growth opportunities
Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program
Extensive workplace flexibility
Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
Organizational resilience and support for all team members
Opportunities to recharge (including paid refresher leave after 4 years)

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents through the APPLY FOR THIS JOB link:

Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, and your salary expectations

Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our job openings page (BambooHR); email submissions are not accepted. In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please be sure to add to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us.


We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

Fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship

The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
Over 1,400 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
Master’s degree
▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development
▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional development certificate
▪ Yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma or certificate in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
Qualified candidates must:
▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke program)
• Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
Applications for the 2022-23 academic term need to be submitted by 15 May 2021. Please write to with questions.