Human Rights and Gender Equality, Social inclusion (GESI) Adviser

Description

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division has a vision for just, equitable and resilient Pacific societies. It aims to achieve this by advancing human rights, equality and social inclusion for all Pacific people, grounded in cultural values and principles. The work of this Division includes work previously undertaken by the Regional Rights Resource Team in the area of human rights and good governance, and the Social Development Programme in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion, culture and youth development.

In line with its vision, the work of the Division encompasses the following focal areas:
• Objective 1: Governance for human rights and social development: Strengthen inclusive, transparent and active governance for human rights and social development.
• Objective 2: Gender equality and social inclusion: Mobilise, empower and build conditions for gender equality, equity and social inclusion in society and development.
• Objective 3: Culture: Promote, preserve, and protect positive expressions of culture.
• Objective 4: Social innovation and learning: Enhance knowledge, learning and innovative solutions to accelerate impact on human development priorities.

The Human Rights and GESI Adviser will provide technical advice, assistance and capacity building under the HRSD work programme. As the role requires working across the objectives of the HRSD work programme, the Human Rights and GESI Adviser will have a matrix reporting relationship with other Team Leaders in this regard.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

Provide technical assistance and support to PICTs on human rights, gender equality, social inclusion (GESI), gender mainstreaming and ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG)
• Support Pacific Island Counties and Territories (PICTs) governments and civil societies to implement and deliver on human rights, GESI, EVAWG commitments and priorities
• Conduct research and policy analysis and provide regular written updates for the division on key and emerging human rights, GESI, EVAWG issues, in line with PICTs’ priorities.

Human rights and GESI capacities and skills development
• Identify capacity needs for human rights, GESI and EVAWG integration in PICTs and other stakeholders
• Facilitate develop and/or deliver capacity and skills building on human rights, GESI, EVAWG, and utilizing multiple modalities

Stakeholder engagement, networking, and coordination
• Lead stakeholder engagement, networking, and coordination to advance divisional objectives at national, regional, and institutional levels
• Engage in relevant working groups, task forces and other technical committees including sustainable livelihoods

Project management and people management
• Manage and report on the delivery of human rights, GESI and EVAWG projects, programmes and activities
• Collaborate with in-country staff to develop implement, monitor and report against social inclusion projects, programmes, activities, work plans and budgets

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications
• A postgraduate qualification in economics and development, human rights, law gender, international relations or other relevant social science from a recognized university

Technical expertise
• At least 7 years of development experience working in the field of human rights, gender equality and social inclusion, with at least 5 years of working in the Pacific.
• Experience in mainstreaming human rights-based, gender and social inclusion and EVAWG approaches in development programming
• Proven track record in quality programming, developing, delivering and reporting against work plans
• Experience developing capacity building resources and delivering sessions on applying human rights, GESI and EVAWG principles for diverse government and non-government audiences
• Significant communication skills and experience working in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural team
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals
• Ability to translate text-heavy documents or information into user-friendly materials for a wide range of audiences

Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with strong writing ability at a donor project reporting level

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – Until 30 September 2024 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance

Remuneration – The Human Rights and GESI Adviser is a Band 11 position in SPC’s 2022 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,015‒3,769 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 8,896–11,120 (USD 4,312–5,390; EUR 3,619–4,523). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Application procedure

Closing Date: 12 February 2023 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)
Job Reference: JM000386

Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:
• an updated resume with contact details for three professional referees
• a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
• responses to all screening questions

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage if all the above documents are not provided. Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. SPC may assist on a case-by-case basis with submissions to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their consideration and final approval. SPC cannot and does not make any guarantee whatsoever of approval for such applications to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and where an application is approved, the spouse or partner will subject to such terms and conditions as may be set from time to time by the Ministry.

Screening Questions (maximum of 2,000 characters per question):

1. What do you consider to be the priority human rights issues for the Pacific as a region, particularly taking into account COVID-19? Please provide justifications for your answer.
2. Please provide two ways in which a National Mechanism for Implementation, Reporting and Follow-up (NMIRF) can assist a country with its human rights reporting obligation.
3. Prepare a session plan for a 60-minute session on Domestic Violence and the role of police officers to support survivors, this will be part of the training program for police officers in the Solomon Islands.

Officer, Major Giving

The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) External Relations (ER) department enables the IRC to respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Within ER, the USA Philanthropy team leads on the organization’s work with USA-based high-net-worth individuals. We’re seeking an Officer, Major Giving, Eastern Region to join our team.

Within USA Philanthropy, the Major Giving team has the goal of improving private individual support for the IRC. We engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward six- and seven-figure gifts and multi-year commitments from high-net-worth individual supporters of the IRC.

A dynamic front-line fundraiser, this person will help drive revenue growth through the strategic management of a portfolio of major giving donors and prospects with wealth capacity ratings between $100K and $4.9MM. The core portfolio is in the NYC metro area followed by a focus in the Washington DC metro area and in Florida. The Officer will serve as a relationship manager throughout the donor life cycle to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward six and seven-figure gifts, using donor-centric fundraising practices and deploying program and IRC leaders. They will also build a strong pipeline of major gift donor prospects and increase revenue across the region.

The Officer will be an entrepreneurial professional who excels at front-line relationship building and devising prospecting strategies for portfolios. A collaborative and strategic thinker, the Officer will work closely with the Director, Major Giving Eastern Region to build results-oriented strategies in support of a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals. Working across fundraising teams, the Officer will collaborate closely with colleagues to develop creative and comprehensive cultivation strategies, execute on engagement plans, and manage solicitations of individuals with sensitivity to broader partnership discussions and status.

Major Responsibilities:

· Manage a portfolio of 70-100 high-net-worth individuals, designing creative tactics and long-term engagement strategies to deepen donor dedication and increased six- and seven-figure gifts.

· Create strategic correspondence, including solicitations, cultivation pieces, reports and other stewardship materials, to engage donors and prospects.

· Collaborate with colleagues across the IRC to align donor and organizational priorities to increase revenue and build multifaceted, deep engagement with the organization.

· Choreograph, prepare strategy, briefing, and debriefing materials for face-to-face meetings and solicitations with donors conducted personally and/or with program staff.

· Work collaboratively with a dedicated Account Manager to strategize and actively track and measure progress toward financial goals and movement of prospects and donors across the donor lifecycle.

· Undertake special projects as requested.

Candidate Requirements:

Work Experience:

· Minimum 3 years of progressive frontline fundraising experience with proven expertise in private sector or major gifts fundraising, or sales, including direct solicitation of donors or clients.

· Proven track record of closing multiple 6-figure gifts or contracts from a dynamic portfolio, including qualifying prospects and upgrading donors.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications;

· Adaptable to change in a fast-paced work environment while keeping donor priorities at the center of strategy and relationship building;

· Ability to form creative and nuanced donor strategy often carried out in partnership with program staff or senior leadership;

· Ability to diplomatically collaborate with others and garner support for and complete initiatives effectively;

· Ability to identify, build, and implement processes vital to support effective donor relationships;

· Experience with CRM databases, like Salesforce.

Education:

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Advanced degrees and/or related certifications a plus.

Working Environment: This role is a hybrid remote working model depending on the applicant’s location. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours. Successful candidate must be available to travel domestically as required.

At the IRC, we seek to build a welcoming, inclusive environment not only for our refugee clients, but for all of our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the strength found in the diversity of voices, experiences, and backgrounds who join us in our work. Fostering an inclusive culture with equitable practices is everyone’s responsibility, and we regularly offer trainings and opportunities to learn more and find ways to do better. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or disability status. We are dedicated to ensuring that disabled individuals are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. In your application, please feel free to indicate your preferred pronouns.

We recognize that few applicants may “check all the boxes,” but that each person has their own unique strengths that they would bring to the table. In our commitment to building a diverse and authentic work culture, we invite you to apply anyway. You belong here.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Executive Director

Executive Director
Salary Range: $100-115K
Location: Remote
Job Details
Time: Full-time role
Pay: $100,000 – $115,000 annual salary including benefits
Location: Remote with a strong preference for New York State residency
Travel Commitment: Travel is required for 2-3 days per quarter
About the Organization
• Black Farmers United – New York State (“BFU-NYS”) is a newly established coalition of over 100 Black farmers, educators, and food justice advocates from across New York State. BFU-NYS’ mission is to advocate for, unify, amplify, and create pathways to ownership for NYS Black farmers through education, policy development, networking, and mutual aid. As a collective, BFU-NYS centers Black farmers, builds collective power, cultivates love and liberation, advances equity, and fosters transparency. Black farmers hold the power to radically change how black communities control access to safe, healthy food, and build collective wealth and health in New York State.
• In New York State, the almost $2 billion farming industry is well poised to leverage BFU-NYS’ community of Black rural and urban farmers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and other food and land workers who understand the needs and build power and wealth in Black communities. Together, BFU-NYS’ coalition of Black farmers, educators, and food justice advocates from across the state developed 9 Solutions for Racial Inequity in New York Agriculture.
The Opportunity
• BFU-NYS seeks an experienced, self-starter to serve as its founding Executive Director. In an organization that desires to organize themselves non-hierarchically, the ED facilitates the organization’s success by providing needed guidance to staff and members, facilitating critical conversations, and ensuring egalitarian decision-making whenever possible. The ED will create successful practices to raise the financial support necessary for the operation of BFU-NYS. This position serves as the primary fundraiser responsible for an approximately $750,000 annual budget and works in close collaboration with the BFU-NYS board.
Role Responsibilities
• The Executive Director will be responsible for, but are not limited to the following:
Organizational Development
• Leading the organization’s efforts to create an equitable, optimized structure and set attainable goals
• Collaborating with designated staff members, elicit member input and, when appropriate, put large organizational changes to a vote
• Managing an organizational development consultant and/or strategic planning facilitator
• Leading the development and implementation of strategic plans with support from other staff
• Supporting the Board of Directors, ensuring their recruitment, onboarding, resourcing, and engagement with input from staff and membership
• Writing, with support from other staff, annual public-facing reports on organizational successes
Fundraising
• Working with the board of directors to set and achieve fundraising goals based on an annual increase of 25% of the current organizational budget
• Leading the development and execution of fundraising plans with assistance from the Board of Directors
• Leading fundraising for the organization’s budgets, including recruiting and collaborating with grantwriters and evolving a fundraising strategy and team
• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with funders
• Ensuring financial management and oversight, including managing the filing of tax returns, audits, and compliance
Management & Leadership
• Working closely with board of directors to develop the organizational structure
• Managing the day-to-day organizational operations and staff
• Organizing staff and other organizational development opportunities, including leading staff in collaborating on their collective human resources practices and policies including recruitment, retention, management, professional development, and compliance
Qualifications
• 10+ years of professional experience in a nonprofit or similar organization, including at least 3 – 5 years serving in a leadership capacity
• 5+ years of experience in nonprofit management including demonstrated success and a strategic approach to management and organizational development
• Demonstrated experience in analyzing food justice, labor, capital and Black liberation through the lens of political, racial, class, and gender
• Impeccable judgment and demonstrated alignment with BFU-NYS’s values: centering Black farmers, building collective power, cultivating love and liberation, advancing equity, and fostering transparency
• Proven experience in securing funding from diverse sources including governments, foundations, corporations, major donors, and individuals
• Proficient in financial analysis and management including budgeting, cash flow projections, and reporting
• Strong leadership skills within a non-hierarchical framework, including the capacity to inspire collaboration, build consensus, and boost motivation among coworkers, as well as other stakeholders, such as coworkers, boards, community members, politicians, and funders
• Working understanding of farming and food systems in New York State and/or the surrounding regions
• Strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a small organization with limited resources and evolving infrastructure
• Proven success working with a board of directors
• Robust organizational, problem-solving, delegation, and time-management skills
• Aptitude for learning new applications
• Demonstrated experience facilitating conflict resolution processes
• Outstanding communication skills—both verbal and written—with the ability to make passionate public presentations representing the organization
• Reporting Relationship
• The Steering Committee will apply for 501c3 status in early 2023 and the Executive Director will report to the newly formed Black Farmers United – New York State Board once 501c3 status is approved.

Office Administrator

The Office Administrator performs duties related to:

Monitoring and distributing/responding to incoming communications from the administrative and advertising inboxes
Making arrangements for advertiser fulfillment to include processing advertiser requests, collection of materials, scheduling, placing ads on website and in newsletter
Sourcing advertising opportunities for Lambda and creating/coordinating the materials such as ad graphics for their fulfillment
Attendance and note-taking at weekly staff meetings
Executing the monthly digital newsletter and maintaining the subscriber list
Leading logistics coordination for Lambda staff’s public appearances such as conferences/conventions, speaking engagements
Fulfilling supplies and equipment purchases for the office and maintaining the budget for same.

Recommended Qualifications
Two to three (2-3) years’ experience in office management along with the following qualifications:
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Applications proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google platforms, WordPress, Constant Contact, Submittable, Canva, Airtable, Zoom, among others.

Possesses strong organizational, prioritization, and process management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities effectively and professionally.
Commitment and ability to thrive within a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, including in dealings with colleagues, donors, consultants, and other critical stakeholders.
Cultural responsiveness and alignment with our values; commitment to equity and inclusion, as well as LGBTQ books and supporting our community’s stories, and knowledgeable about the literary world and/or the publishing industry

Advocacy Manager

We are hiring an Advocacy Manager!

About Graça Machel Trust
Founded in 2010 the Graça Machel Trust is a Pan-African not for profit organisation that serves the women and children of Africa. We aim to amplify women’s movements, influence governance and promote women’s contributions and leadership in the economic, social and political development of Africa, and advocate for the protection of children’s rights.
Building on the legacy and passion of our Founder, Mrs. Graça Machel, the Trust tackles structural barriers to change the way public and private institutions address women and children’s rights. Drawing our founding principles and overarching mandate from her legacy as a liberation fighter and global advocate for women and children’s rights, our mandate is to harness the power of collective action through networks to drive inclusive social and economic transformation.
Over the last 10 years, the Trust has built significant influencing power through a three-layered approach: We work with women networks acting as advocacy hubs across the continent, with a footprint in 17 African countries in the business, finance, and media sectors. Secondly, we leverage strong linkages to decision makers and spaces at the regional and national levels. Finally, we participate in global advocacy, elevating the African agenda on a global scale, engaging world leaders towards commitments relevant to our goals, mainly through our Office of our Founder.
Through our work, we have developed an understanding of the levers of change in a system across Africa, and how to effectively engage them. We have led powerful coalitions to achieve policy impact at scale, contributing to national budget allocations to nutrition increasing for 5 countries in East and Southern Africa by 3%. We have achieved impact at scale including by identifying and enrolling 23,000 out-of-school children into accelerated learning programmes; and supporting economic and social progress for 220,000 African women through our advocacy, and capacity strengthening initiatives.

About the Role
You will be joining us at an exciting and pivotal time in our evolution. Having achieved substantive impact over 10 years, we are developing and implementing a bold new strategy that will set us on a path of deeper impact, targeted expansion, and influence.
Against this backdrop, you will provide technical, strategic, and program management leadership to the organization to establish the Trust as a critical player in the regional policy and regulatory environment on women’s economic development and adolescent girls rights.
This role will drive the design of advocacy strategies, tactics, and campaigns; build strategic coalitions; work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to drive the Trust’s advocacy agenda, across its portfolios, within critical policy spaces; spearhead the development of policy recommendations; and build the advocacy capacity and skills of internal and external stakeholders.
This work is implemented through our advocacy program portfolio, currently 3 programs across multiple African countries, working on pivotal issues including financial inclusion of women and gender-inclusive economic recovery. The role will conceptualize new advocacy programs on pivotal issues and lead on managing them.
The Advocacy Manager will report to the Programs Director, and lead a team of 4 program staff. Critically, they will work closely with the Trust’s team, including the Office of the Founder, the Trust’s women networks, donors and allies.

Your Responsibilities include:

Advocacy Leadership and Capacity Building
Strategically contribute to unpacking the Trust’s draft strategic framework, then determine the institution’s advocacy approaches, methodologies, key audiences, theory of change and advocacy competitive advantage. Shape our advocacy agenda in bold ways and recommend key issues we should hone in on, drawing on relevant theories of feminism, economic advancement, collective impact, human rights, and gender development and based on a thorough understanding of the current landscape.
Develop and manage the execution of evidence informed advocacy strategies across the Trust’s portfolio areas.
Shape the organizations’ response to emerging policy trends through an advocacy lens.
Determine how best to leverage the Trust’s advocacy assets – specifically its women network partners (agri-business, finance, business, and media), and Office of the Founder – towards the institution’s vision and work towards integrated and coordinated advocacy activities.
Together with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Lead, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks, indicators and systems are in place to measure the impact of the Trust’s advocacy activities.
Lead on the development and drafting of policy recommendations and other technical advocacy products.
Develop advocacy skills building curricula and deliver training to the Trust’s women network partners, and other priority partners.
Strengthen our in-house advocacy capabilities in line with our advocacy strategies and theory of change by developing advocacy skills building curricula and delivering training to staff.
Drive thought leadership for the Trust in advocacy by ensuring effective representation of the institution on relevant platforms, networks, fora, and coalitions.

Program Management and Partnership Building
Broaden the Trust’s strategic advocacy partnerships with public and private sector leaders and institutions, influencers, media. This includes deepening existing relationships and establishing new relationships with relevant players.
Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of annual work plans and budgeting for all our advocacy programs and initiatives.
Work with the Communications Lead to ensure alignment of advocacy and communications strategies, tactics and plans.
Effectively drive program management activities of our advocacy programs.
Provide advocacy related technical advisory and support to all other programs, ensuring programming aligns to our overall advocacy frameworks and goals.
Carry out research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement to meet program goals.
Ensure the exchange of knowledge and best practice among program stakeholders.
Together with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Lead, promote a culture of evidence building, research and innovation around advocacy.
Ensure timely, quality, and analytical program reporting to donors and other relevant stakeholders. Host donor and stakeholder visits and meetings to keep them updated about the progress of our advocacy programs and efforts.

Development and Fundraising
Expand our advocacy program portfolio through conceptualizing new programs or coalitions in line with our advocacy goals and strategy.
Provide technical leadership for the design and development of advocacy centered funding proposals, and relevant technical inputs for all other proposals.
Identify funding gaps for advocacy priorities and programs, and collaborate with the Director of Programs, and Chief Executive Officer to build a robust, high likelihood pipeline by identifying funding prospects and cultivating relationships with relevant potential funders.

Departmental Management
Ensure the team structure and composition aligns with our big ambitious goals, in line with fundraising.
Manage staff performance and development, including regular supervision, performance appraisal, training, mentoring, and coaching.
Manage consultants, interns, and volunteers.

Who we are looking for:
You believe in our mission and have a vision for what we can achieve in the next 5-10 years.
You are excited to build the advocacy frameworks, strategies and programs to get us there!
You are able to conceive, and develop new and existing strategies, and innovate around roadblocks and hurdles.
You bring at least 8-10 years of proven experience in policy and advocacy strategy development that address poverty eradication and/or socioeconomic advancement. This includes:
A deep understanding of the advocacy cycle, and theories and principles underpinning effective advocacy in our field – including economics, feminism, collective impact, human rights, and gender development.
A track record in designing and executing effective advocacy programs, campaigns, strategies, and tactics. You deeply understand what metrics constitute success in practical advocacy action.
Strong technical capabilities in research, policy analysis and advocacy.
Excellent written and speaking abilities in English with ability to produce clear, precise and focused strategy documents, reports, policy briefings and policy summations, speeches for technical and policy settings.
Proven ability to deliver high impact advocacy capacity strengthening for various audiences. You have a track record designing and implementing skill building curricula for effective advocacy.
Experience working with civil society networks, private sector, and government authorities/bodies.
A good understanding of the multilateral environment, regional policy, and regulatory landscape.
Strong understanding of both the African political and leadership milieu and a proven familiarity on how to navigate African institutions such as the AU, SADC, COMESA, ECOWAS, NEPAD, ministerial level meetings and relevant technical and professional associations.
Exceptional program management skills with experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on donor-funded country and multi-country advocacy programs and initiatives.
You are energized by both, the big picture strategy work and driving the entire program management cycle.
You’re a transformational leader who knows how to influence and bring people along with your ideas and strategies. Experience in effective staff management, and ability to inspire motivation and shape results among team members and drive collaboration on joint goals across the organization.
You have a track record of building effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from senior government representatives to grassroot women movements.
Previous results fundraising for new advocacy programs, with strong donor cultivation skills and excellent proposal development skills.
French language skills are an added advantage, but not necessary.

You are cultural fit to work with us if
You are driven by a strong desire to create high quality results and impact for Africans.
You are passionate and committed to leading African-driven development, and relish the diversity of our continent.
Flexibility and adaptability come to you with ease. You thrive in fast changing work environments, where processes and structures are in definition and movement.
You have consistently demonstrated your ability to create opportunity in resourceful and creative ways.
You have a customer centric approach and always focus on maximizing the experience and value for the stakeholders.
You are bold. You confidently and persuasively communicate your vision and ideas and have a strong ability to hold your own and stand for your ideas.

Why work with us?
Be part of driving Pan-African movements shaping the future and role of women and children on the continent. We are planning to make history in facing key challenges of the coming decades.
Our proximity to inspiring changemakers, including our passionate Founder, Board of Trustees, members of our women’s networks and regional policy platforms gives us a unique opportunity to shape conversation and action.
This is a great opportunity if you are excited to help shape the strategy of an organization that is influential and poised for growth.

Other information
While the Trust is headquartered in Johannesburg, remote candidates ideally from within Sub-Saharan Africa are welcome to apply. Travel is expected primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa (25-30% of the role) and to relevant global conferences as a representative of the Trust. Ideal start date is February 2023, negotiable.

How to apply?
First, please have a look at this guide on how to submit your application and tips on our selection process: http://bit.ly/CandidatesGuide
Fill the application form here: bit.ly/GMTAdvocacyJD
You will be asked to upload a video and your CV as part of the application form. Your video should be uploaded as ‘unlisted’ on YouTube. Please ensure the CV is in PDF format, tailored to this role and no more than 3 pages.
Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis. Applications by 2nd January 2023 are highly encouraged.
You can direct your questions to gmt@edgeperformance.co.ke but note that we will be slow to respond over the holiday period.
Recruitment process in partnership with edge. All emails regarding this role will come from email accounts in the domains @edgeperformance.co.ke and @gracamacheltrust.org

International Program Director

ABOUT US
CorStone is an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that develops and provides personal resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, focusing on adolescent girls as critical change-agents in their communities. CorStone is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, US and currently conducts programs in India, Rwanda and Kenya.

We believe that cultivating emotional resilience is a foundational step in helping youth to thrive—one which is often missing in development programs worldwide. Our evidence-based resilience programs work from the ‘inside out’, employing a strength-based approach to target the internal and social assets that youth need to overcome challenges and flourish. Research shows that CorStone’s Youth First and Girls First resilience programs improve mental, emotional, social, physical wellbeing, and school engagement in a host of diverse, marginalized populations.

Over the past decade, CorStone has provided resilience-based training to nearly 200,000 marginalized youth across India, Rwanda, and Kenya, and is set to reach approximately 5 million youth per year by 2025 via partnerships with governments and other NGOs. We have also conducted some of the first and largest studies of resilience interventions in LMIC populations.

We are launching a network model that will allow local organizations and governments to adapt and conduct Youth First among their students. Organizations and governments in India, Kenya, and Rwanda that are currently implementing the model will form the initial network members, and we anticipate adding 3-5 network members from other countries over the next 2 years to conduct CorStone programs.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The International Program Director will oversee and manage relationships with existing network partners, providing oversight and direction to these existing country programs as an active co-leader with local directors and managers, while liaising and collaborating with CorStone’s US- and India-based leadership teams. In addition, the International Program Director will be charged with finding new partners, setting up partnerships and projects within the network, actively fundraising for CorStone’s component of these projects, and launching new network projects within new countries. The International Program Director will also be responsible for launching and managing a community of practice regarding the intersection of resilience and gender in LMICs. This position represents an important member of our leadership team at CorStone and will also participate as a member of CorStone’s Leadership Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Supervisory responsibility for established network programs. Active co-leader with local management and US- and India-based leadership team on these programs.

– Develop and manage budgets and plans pertaining to program expansion with new partners and countries.

– Develop and manage a selection process for new partners and geographies, determine priority expansion targets, and take an active lead in raising the funds required to launch and sustain each new site prior to government handover.

– Create and oversee processes required for a robust global network of NGO partners implementing CorStone programs.

– Develop strategic advocacy and stakeholder engagement plans towards integrating CorStone’s programs within government systems.

– Ensure high-quality project management, record-keeping, and data-driven decision-making in program conduct.

– Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.

– Identify best practices to improve network and project systems with an eye towards future needs and budget realities.

– Collaborate on writing any new grant proposals and/or grant reports pertaining to established programs.

– Launch and manage a community of practice regarding the intersection of resilience and gender, comprised of practitioners, academics, and funders.

– Play a crucial role in CorStone’s leadership, including collaborating on setting organizational strategic direction, as part of the organization’s Leadership Board.

– Reports to Chief Program Officer.

LOCATION AND HOURS
Full time, flexible hours. Our partners and staff are spread out throughout many different time zones, however, so some flexibility is necessary in finding times during non-standard hours for phone calls across time zones.

Though we will consider candidates in other areas, candidates from the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC area are preferred. Candidates in the US are strongly preferred.

Note: Much of the work can be done remotely according to preference, with periodic meetings in our Baltimore headquarters.

QUALIFICATIONS

– At least 8 years of experience overseeing international projects and programs.

– Experience with new partnership development and program management.

– Experience in international nonprofits required; experience in nonprofits focused on mental health, life skills, education, adolescent health, or girl/women empowerment (or related field) preferred.

– Familiarity with financial information, including ability to create and revise budgets.

– Willingness to travel internationally to ensure program success.

– Superior written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to write and communicate clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals, grant reports, and other communications.

– Entrepreneurial, proactive, and operates under minimal supervision. High tolerance for ambiguity and complexity. Efficient with limited resources.

– Ability to track, prioritize, and drive multiple concurrent projects to success.

– Excellent problem solving skills and the aptitude to think creatively.

– Solid team player who is able to work collaboratively on projects.

– Demonstrated thought leadership, excellent problem solving skills and the aptitude to think creatively.

– Experience in psychology and/or with the concepts of resilience is desirable, but not mandatory. A willingness and excitement for learning about them IS mandatory!

– Understands and values equity, diversity, and inclusion as an organizational operating principle, and is committed to continued learning on issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and a detailed CV or resume to Kate Leventhal, Chief Program Officer, at cs-jobs@corstone.org with the exact words “International Program Director Application” in the subject line.

 

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. CorStone is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

Finally, please note: Although we wish we could get back to everyone, due to the high volume of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Executive Director

Hart Cluett Museum
57 2nd St.
Troy, NY  12180
Hartcluett.org
The Hart Cluett Museum (HCM) in Troy, New York, seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization into its second century.
Established in1927 as the Rensselaer County Historical Society, HCM’s mission is to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region’s past to life, recognizing every face and every story. Recent rebranding, including the name change, reinforces HCM’s role as a thriving not-for-profit educational community organization, and reflects a solid track record of connecting local history and heritage with contemporary life in Rensselaer County.
Rensselaer County (population 160,000), located within New York State’s Capital Region, offers an exceptional quality of life. The county’s many historic villages and rural communities are anchored by the urban center of the city of Troy, the county seat. Troy is located along the Hudson River, with unparalleled 19th century architecture, industrial-age history, and strong on-going creative innovation.
About the Organization:
The Hart Cluett Museum is a sophisticated organization with an operating budget of $350,000.  It is housed in two adjacent 19th century buildings in downtown Troy. The Hart Cluett Mansion, built in 1825, is a late Federal-era urban town house remarkable for the continuity of its occupants and their attention to detailed record keeping. Based upon those records, and the largest collection asset of the organization itself, the Mansion is a furnished, interpreted historic house museum.  Next door and connected to it, the Carr Building serves the multifaceted needs of a history-based, collection-rich institution. It houses administrative offices, an active research library, county and city archives, collection storage areas, permanent and rotating gallery spaces, and a dedicated event/meeting space, along with a commercial kitchen, public restrooms, and an outdoor deck.
In pursuit of our mission, we collect, preserve, study, interpret, and make accessible a broad variety of Rensselaer County-based objects and documents. We conduct educational programs to inspire public enthusiasm for our community’s history and continued growth. HCM is known for its vast collection of genealogical and archival records, and attracts visitors from across the U.S. We recently collaborated with the Smithsonian to produce an exhibition, The Way We Work(ed), one of only eleven museums in the country chosen for this project. At present, the Hart Cluett Mansion is included in the HBO series The Gilded Age. For the production, staff plays an ongoing role in the research and staging of the series throughout the Capital Region.
The staff consists of the City and County historian/museum educator (one position), a curator, bookkeeper/accountant (parttime), and an administrative assistant. The organization relies on a dedicated roster of long-time volunteers and college interns. The team is supported by a highly engaged Board of Trustees, representing a range of professional skills.
Responsibilities:
We seek a FT executive director passionate about history and able to inspire, excite, and energize internal and external constituencies. The ED will be the face of the organization: visible and active in the community, comfortable with fund raising, and articulate in dealing with the press. They will build, maintain, and strengthen community ties as well as regional, and national partnerships and will lead the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity.
We seek an individual who is both strategic and entrepreneurial in planning, and one who will work closely and collaboratively with the board, staff, and volunteers to lead the HCM in the furtherance of its mission. Day-to-day responsibilities include:
• Overseeing, tracking, and providing regular financial and operational reporting for the board
• Participating in and/or overseeing all aspects of fund raising, including major gifts, annual gifts, membership, grant writing, and fund-raising events.
• Supervising staff and participating at the appropriate level in all aspects of museum programming and operations
• Administering and managing capital projects and service contracts
Minimum Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, museum studies, or related field; graduate degree preferred
o An out-going personality, comfortable with speaking in a wide-range of community settings on behalf of the organization
o Proven leadership in non-profit management, business administration, and public relations, particularly in the cultural sector
o Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion, and experience with a wide range of community engagement strategies
• Extra consideration will be given for:
o Strong visionary and advocacy skills on the part of the history profession, with the ability to demonstrate its relevance to community, community leaders and funders
o Knowledge and familiarity with federal and New York state funding sources and application portals
o Familiarity with best practices in museum disciplines and membership in museum-related professional organizations
o An understanding of Historic Preservation
The initial salary range is $65,000-$70,000 along with a modest benefits package.
Please submit a résumé and a one-page narrative addressing your qualifications for the position to EDSearch@hartcluett.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with an ideal starting date of April, 2023.
The Hart Cluett Museum is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  New York State is an “Employment-at-Will” State. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.
Visit hartcluett.org for more information.

Vice President, Campaigns & Advocacy

About RESULTS

RESULTS Educational Fund (RESULTS) is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to bring an end to poverty. Since 1980, RESULTS has identified the highest-impact policy solutions to poverty and cultivated an advocacy movement that secured the political leadership, focus, and resources to get the job done. They have worked to change dozens of government policies, help pass legislation, and unlock tens of billions of dollars in government funding for the fight against poverty. With a shared goal of ending poverty, RESULTS is a non-partisan organization with a nation-wide network of volunteer advocates who utilize the incredible power of their voices to change the world.

The Opportunity
RESULTS seeks an exceptional seasoned leader and decisive strategist to help propel its mission and vision forward. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial systems-thinker who is passionate about the mission of RESULTS to end poverty in the U.S. and around the world.

The Vice President, Campaigns & Advocacy holds overall responsibility and accountability for leading, inspiring, and managing the Campaigns Department to accomplish bold, impactful, policy change through proven and innovative advocacy strategies. They will advance the organization’s goals by skillfully leveraging and building the RESULTS grassroots advocacy network and strategic partnerships and guiding parallel, direct, and staff-led advocacy efforts with the U.S. government and other key global entities. They will lead RESULTS’ advocacy strategies in ways that fully live into the organization’s values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through all aspects of our work.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is a senior leader with solid experience in managing and bringing together high-performing teams and a track record in setting and achieving bold policy targets and driving innovative advocacy campaigns. They are a confident and decisive leader with a minimum of 10-15 years working in advocacy, public policy, and/or movement building.

While hybrid/remote schedules are possible, the Vice President role is located in Washington, DC. and candidates must be based within a commutable distance. The starting salary range for this position is $180,000 – $195,000.

GoodCitizen has been retained by RESULTS to run this search. To learn more and apply for the position, please visit GoodCitizen’s website (https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/results-vice-president-campaigns-advocacy/).