CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, April 11, 2019

The CFR biweekly newsletter is taking a break for the summer. See you in Fall 2019!


CFR

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Congratulations to the Joint Winners of the 2017-18 Mary McEwan Memorial Award, Dr. Nael Bhanji and Dr. Anna Rodrigues!
  2. IAFFE Announces the Winner of the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize: CFR Research Associate Caroline Shenaz Hossein

EVENTS:

  1. CFR Presents: Book launch for "Beyond Repair?: Mayan Women's Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm" (Rutgers University Press) by Dr. Alison Crosby and Dr. M. Brinton Lykes (May 10, 2019)

OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Call for Applications: Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020 (May 1, 2019)

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. Art History and Visual Culture Summer Institute “Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium”
  2. Solidarity Signature in Solidarity with Jailed Turkish Academics

EVENTS:

  1. Indigenous Waves: Listening Party! (Every Monday)
  2. MIRCI: International conference on Maternal Health at York University (April 11-14, 2019)
  3. Students for Barrier-free Access: Winter/Spring ASL (American Sign Language Classes) (April 12, 2019)
  4. Betinho Project Seminars:  "Contradictions in Rio de Janeiro favelas: the effects of capitalist dynamics on urban land in “the shadow of the state” and "Advances and Setbacks on Women’s participation in Water Security in Brazil" (April 12, 2019)
  5. YCAR: Emerging Asian Urbanisms: Reading Discussion Session and Year-End Social (April 12, 2019)
  6. YorkU ORS Information Session: Developing a Successful SSHRC Insight Grant Application (April 15, 2019)
  7. UTGSU Race and Ethnicity Caucus: Safe Space For Race Workshop Series (April 23+May 21, 2019)
  8. Tools for Change: Resisting Arrest: Protecting Yourself at Protests and Actions (April 25, 2019)
  9. 12th Annual Social Work Symposium: Securing Our Political Futures: Critical Social Work and Social Science Conversations on Xenophobic Nationalisms (April 26, 2019)
  10. Tools for Change: Conflict and Liberation: Understanding and Resolving Conflict in our Activism (April 27, 2019)
  11. Tools for Change: Beyond Petitions: a principled and personalized approach to digital campaigns (April 27, 2019)
  12. Shab-e She'r Poetry Month Celebration (April 30, 2019)
  13. OPIRG Toronto and Tools for Change: Protecting Our Homes and Communities: A Tenants Workshop on the Law, Tactics & Community Organizing (May 2, 2019)
  14. YorkU: Women & Girls Leadership and Sport Conference 2019 (May3&4, 2019)
  15. Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Next Self-Advocacy Steps Workshop (May 9, 2019)
  16. Worldviews 2019: An unconventional convention (June 12-14, 2019)
  17. 2019 Oxford Women's Leadership Symposia (July 31- August 3, 2019)

CALLS: 

  1. Call for Submissions and Editors: Action Speaks Louder Mag
  2. Call For Papers: Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies - Issue # 5 Theme: Disability and Desire (April 15, 2019)
  3. Call for Submissions: Canadian Disability Studies Association - Student Paper Competition (April 15, 2019)
  4. Call for Participants for the 2019 Feminist No Borders Short Course: Inhabiting the Borderlands (April 24, 2019)
  5. Call for Nominations: Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award (April 26, 2019)
  6. Call for Papers: Women in East Asian Cinem aA Chinese Film Forum UK Conference (April 29, 2019)
  7. Call for Applications: Toronto Queer Film Festival: Tipi Confessions (May 10, 2019

OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Job Opportunity: VP of Programs at Girls Inc. of NYC (Open Until Filled)
  2. Job Opportunity: Child Care Fee Phone Surveyor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  3. Job Opportunity: Grant Writer at Association for Progressive Communications (APC) (Open Until Filled)
  4. Job Opportunity: Learning and Evaluation Consultant at Global Fund for Women (Open Until Filled)
  5. Job Opportunity: Program Assistant / Associate for International Programs at Promundo-US (April 12, 2019)
  6. Job Opportunity: Office Coordinator at Canadian Roots (April 12, 2019)
  7. Job Opportunity: Human Resources Coordinator at Canadian Roots (April 12, 2019)
  8. Job Opportunity: Project Finance Lead at ActionAid International (April 12, 2019)
  9. Job Opportunity: Finance and Operations Coordinator at Triangle Project (April 12, 2019)
  10. Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 15, 2019)
  11. Job Opportunity: Gathering Program Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)
  12. Job Opportunity: National Training Program Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)
  13. Job Opportunity: Donation & Sponsorship Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)
  14. Job Opportunity: Gender and Gender-Based Violence Adviser at Saferworld (April 17, 2019)
  15. Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (April 17, 2019)
  16. Job Opportunity: Senior Advisor - Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, and Social Inclusion at Women's Refugee Commission (April 19, 2019)
  17. Job Opportunity: Safeguarding Specialist at Oxfam Novib (April 22, 2019)
  18. Job Opportunity: Program Manager at The Teresa Group (April 22, 2019)
  19. Job Opportunity: Events Manager at Canadian Roots (April 22, 2019)
  20. Job Opportunity: Country Director, Myanmar at CARE Australia (April 23, 2019)
  21. Job Opportunity: Research Associates – Modern Slavery and Related Serious, Exploitative and Organised Criminal Activity at The Alan Turing Institute (April 23, 2019)
  22. Job Opportunity: Part-Time Peer Research Assistant Position at University of Toronto Scarborough (April 26, 2019)
  23. Job Opportunity: Senior Gender Advisor at Women's Refugee Commission (April 30, 2019)
  24. Job Opportunity: Programme Officer, Field Building on Psychological Violence at Oak Foundation (May 2, 2019)
  25. Funding Opportunity: GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Trust – Bursaries for Students With Spinal Cord Injuries Studying in British Columbia (May 3, 2019)
  26. Scholarship Opportunity: NEADS National Student Awards/Holly Bartlett Memorial Award/AMI Scholarships/Christine Nieder Memorial Award (May 10, 2019)
  27. Job Opportunity: Finance and Operations Manager at Women's Learning Partnership (June 2, 2019)

CFR

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Congratulations to the Joint Winners of the 2017-18 Mary McEwan Memorial Award, Dr. Nael Bhanji and Dr. Anna Rodrigues!

The Centre for Feminist Research is proud to announce the joint winners of the 2017-18 Mary McEwan Memorial Award competition, Dr. Nael Bhanji and Dr. Anna Rodrigues!

Dr. Nael Bhanji is the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University and a lecturer at Carleton University. Drawing upon critical race theory, trans studies, psychoanalysis, and affect theory, his research explores articulations of necropolitics, racialization, surveillance, and counter-terrorism within an increasingly globalized trans movement. Nael's work appears in Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition, The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Trans Studies Quarterly 4.1, Canadian Ethnic Studies, and The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities. He is presently working on his monograph entitled “Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Trans Memorialization.”

Dr. Bhanji's dissertation, Trans Necrointimacies: Affect, Race, and the Chalky Geopolitics of Trans Memorialization, explores the centrality of the memorialization of racialized trans death in structuring whiteness as emblematic of contemporary trans(normative) life. Taking his point of departure from the chalk outlines of dead bodies that frequently appear during rituals of trans memorialization, he analyzes how the affective circulation of racial decay and necropolitical violence—a phenomenon he has termed transnecrointimacies— is central to the securitization of both whiteness and trans-homonationalism within the nation-state. In tracing the affective worldings that occur through the spectacularization and consumption of ‘ordinary’ racialized trans death, this dissertation animates the seemingly disparate narratives of counter-terrorism and trans politics, the trans body and the terrorist body, and vigilant reactions and the vigil that re-acts ordinary violences.

Dr. Anna Augusto Rodrigues has a PhD in Education and a specialized graduate diploma in Language and Literacy Education, both from York University. As an interdisciplinary educator, her research interests include exploring issues of equity, diversity and inclusivity in education, researching alternative and digital literacies, and incorporating artistic practices into curriculum. Underpinning the above research is an intense commitment to social justice issues and interest in community-driven scholarship. She is also a visual artist who uses photography, digital media and collage to engage with issues of social equity. Dr. Rodrigues is currently a contract instructor at Trent University.

Pop-Up Pedagogy: Exploring Connections between Street Art, Feminist Literacy Practices and Communities investigated the potential of feminist street art to create informal spaces of learning on the streetscape while considering its pedagogical significance as a feminist literacy practice that could assist women, and those who identify as women, to participate in the shaping of community and global conversations. For this research, Dr. Rodrigues analyzed data from various sources which included interviews with feminist street artists, social media feeds, online articles and her own personal journal entries. In addition, she analyzed over 1400 images of street art she photographed over a period of five years while conducting fieldwork in Montreal and Toronto. In her dissertation, Dr. Rodrigues argues that feminist street art, as artifacts, and the actions associated with its production, can be considered a form of feminist public pedagogy that facilitates informal learning outside of traditional educational systems and also encourages women to contribute to the conversations happening in their communities, both online and in real life.

About the Mary McEwan Memorial Award:

Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, the Mary McEwan Memorial Award is awarded annually to one PhD dissertation produced per year at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre for Feminist Research selects the winners.

The 2017-18 Award was issued to joint winners.

For more information about the Mary McEwan Memorial Award, and to see past winners, click here: http://cfr.info.yorku.ca/awards/

  1. IAFFE Announces the Winner of the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize: CFR Research Associate Caroline Shenaz Hossein

The International Association for Feminist Economics announces that the winner of the inaugural Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize is Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas by Caroline Shenaz Hossein. (Publisher: University of Toronto Press.)

This innovative book is a pioneering analysis of how microfinance is shaped by deeply racialized and gendered structures of class power.  It adopts a historical and comparative perspective and draws on extensive fieldwork in five countries – Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Guyana, where the author has interviewed informal street vendors, and staff of microfinance institutions.   She found prejudices, political power and violence shaped the operation of microfinance, though in different ways in different countries. This is a stimulating book that raises important issues for the microfinance industry not only in the Caribbean but also globally. It is one of the few books on gender and development that explores the role of intersecting inequalities, deploying an approach that should be more widely adopted.

The prize, to be awarded at the 28th IAFFE Annual Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University June 27-29, was established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education, and chart out a path of intellectual excellence. It recognizes books that demonstrate new pathways in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, or policy, on any aspect of gender and the economy, and relating to any part of the world.

The winner receives an honorarium of $1000, a citation, and up to $1500 to cover her expenses to attend the award ceremony at the IAFFE annual conference. The prizewinner will make a presentation or participate in a conference event on the book’s subject.

Congratulations, Caroline!

EVENTS:

  1. CFR Presents: Book launch for "Beyond Repair?: Mayan Women's Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm" (Rutgers University Press) by Dr. Alison Crosby and Dr. M. Brinton Lykes (May 10, 2019)

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:

Book launch for

Beyond Repair?: Mayan Women's Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm

Rutgers University Press (publication date: April 5, 2019)

By Dr. Alison Crosby (York University) and Dr. M. Brinton Lykes (Boston College)

Discussant: Dr. Carlota McAllister (York University)

Chair: Dr. Viviana Patroni (York University)

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Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 1.15-2.45pm

Location: 305 Founders College, York University

Accessibility: Open to all. Accessible space. Founders College is wheelchair-accessible. Gender-neutral bathroom on 1st floor. Single-stall, accessible bathroom on 3rd floor. Wayfinding signs will be posted. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Click here for directions to York University: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

Copies of the book available for purchase!

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In Beyond repair? Alison Crosby and M. Brinton Lykes explore a group of Mayan women’s collective struggle for justice in the aftermath of harm suffered during the height of Guatemala’s genocidal violence in the early 1980s, a harm these protagonists contend is irreparable yet must be redressed. Drawing on eight years of feminist participatory action research (PAR), the book examines how Mayan women’s protagonism has been shaped through dialogic interactions with intermediaries, including Mayan, ladina, mestiza and transnational activists, feminists, lawyers, psychologists, interpreters, and the authors as researchers.

Crosby and Lykes trace how intermediaries accompanied Mayan protagonists in the performance of a “community of women” outside of their local geographic communities, as a space from which to enact actions for redress and engage in knowledge co-construction. In analyzing protagonists’ engagement with a Tribunal of Conscience, a paradigmatic legal case of sexual violence as a crime against humanity and a state-sponsored National Reparations Program—actions framed as “transitional justice”—as well as the authors’ PAR process, the book addresses a central tension between indigenous struggles to redress social suffering rooted in structural colonial violence and dispossession, and the tendency of Western rights-based regimes to individuate acts of harm and generate racialized gendered spectacles of pain and suffering, accentuated in cases of sexual harm. Crosby and Lykes consider the challenges and possibilities of decolonial feminist research praxis within such terrain.

Co-Sponsors: CERLAC, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School and Founders College.

Organized in conjunction with the 2019 Canadian Association of Latin American and the Caribbean Studies (CALACS) annual conference.

OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Call for Applications: Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

York University

E-mail: sxtcoord@yorku.ca

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. Art History and Visual Culture Summer Institute “Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium”

“Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium”

Art History and Visual Culture Summer Institute – May 2019

GS ARTH/VISA 6020; GS/VISA 6030

Dan Adler and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

The Summer Institute “Crossing the Line” will critically interpret drawing practices as extensions of the medium. From culture to culture and era to era, the support of drawing has varied: paper, ground, wall, pottery, fabric, film, computer screen, and so on. Paying particular attention to artists’ own conceptions of their drawing processes and their varied relationships to histories of the medium, this course is focused on contemporary practices that subvert or stretch conventional definitions of drawing. Much has been made of the purported purging of authorial intentionality and subjectivity in advanced art of the 1960s and 70s, which placed a heightened emphasis on analytic rigor, systematic planning, and serial methodologies. This move is often characterized as a “cool” reaction to the “hot” psychologically transparent practices and rhetoric of heroic individualism associated with modernist abstraction in the post-World War II era. The supposed shift from hot to cool—from gestural disclosure to rational, anti-authorial approaches—was, however, never definitive or clear-cut. We will explore how and why drawing—a medium long associated with both the activity of ideation and the manual act of creation—continues to play a central role for process-based and conceptually rigorous practices, allowing for an opening up or expansion of established understandings of aesthetic production. We will consider how drawing can operate as a generative site for the ongoing negotiation of relationships between subjective and objective approaches, between touch and measured distance. In particular, the devices of the grid, the diagram, and serial ordering (all methods associated with the notion of “de-skilling” have been regularly employed as foils to subjective decision making. We will investigate a range of historical and recent strategies that embrace drawing’s salient attributes—its mobility and elasticity, its economy and anti-monumental character, its exploratory nature, and its facility for acting as a mediator, translating abstract concepts into form—to produce works that are notational, diagrammatic, or reductive. Drawing will be approached as a powerful if under- recognized lens through which to explore the productive tensions between rational calculation and subjective expression, concept and material form, precision and disorder. Art history and curation have had long commitments to exploring how drawing relates to certain forms of immediate perception and political awareness—and to direct and activist forms of address that are somehow set apart from the relative permanency of oil painting or stone sculpture. We will consider drawing as a critical medium, a means to intensify our temporal and spatial experiences as they relate to the notion of difference. We will investigate how drawing relates to diverse modes of narrative and storytelling and distinctive temporalities; digital media strategies of drawing that propose glitch and failure as antidotes to the hyper-acceleration and information overload of the internet; and institutional strategies developed by The Drawing Center, New York, and The Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection, Houston, among others. The Summer Institute will develop aesthetic models through which drawing may be interpreted in contemporary art, offering close readings of works that manage to critically carve out spaces—or strive to stake a claim—within hegemonic environments that prioritize spectacle and easy entertainment. Increasingly, we live in a world engaged in the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of Adler – Sunstrum 2 contemporary technological culture. Against this backdrop, drawing may be envisioned as a restorative withdrawal that is, in a partial sense, incompatible with the capitalist marketplace, which now operates through every hour of the day and night—pushing us into constant activity, eroding forms of community and political expression, and damaging the fabric of everyday life.

  1. Solidarity Signature in Solidarity with Jailed Turkish Academics

Open Letter in Support of Prof. Füsun Üstel and All Other Academics in Turkey Facing Imprisonment for Advocating Peace

March 12, 2019

As members of academic communities around the world, we strongly condemn the sentencing of Professor Füsun Üstel of Galatasaray University in İstanbul to 15 months in prison. Prof. Füsun Üstel was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (Article No. 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law No. 3713), because she, together with over two thousand other academics in Turkey, signed the Academics for Peace statement “We will not be a party to this crime,” which criticized military actions in the Kurdish regions of the country.[1] Prof. Füsun Üstel was sentenced last year, but rather than accept the decision and have her sentence suspended, she appealed and the sentence was upheld by the İstanbul Regional Appeals Court on March 1, 2019.

Of the 1387 hearings for signatories to the Academics for Peace statement to date, the cases of 141 academics have been decided. 102 of these academics were sentenced to 15 months; 15 academics to 27 months; 14 academics to 22 months; 5 academics to 18 months; and 5 academics to 25 months or more in prison.[2,3] Of these decisions, 37 were appealed and Prof. Füsun Üstel’s is the first among them to be decided, thus serving as a dangerous precedent. 124 other signatories are currently awaiting their first hearings.[4]

We call upon the Turkish government to immediately suspend the trials of all signatories to the Academics for Peace statement “We will not be a party to this crime.”

We call upon the authorities to immediately exonerate Professor Füsun Üstel and the other 140 academics sentenced to prison for petitioning their government.

We express our solidarity with the academics and students who are targeted by the regime in Turkey for exercising their freedom of speech and academic freedom and we call upon academics around the world to use all available means to support them[5], including freezing academic collaborations with complicit higher education institutions and universities that deliberately target academic freedom.[6,7]

*Intended recipients include the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations and Turkish Consulate General in New York, as well as Turkey’s Minister of Justice, Higher Education Council President, Minister of National Education, Prime Minister, and President.

Institution and Group Endorsements:

Research Institute on Turkey

Academic Solidarity Network

Forum Transregionale Studien

Article 19

Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University

Academics for Peace – North America

Academics for Peace – United Kingdom

California Scholars for Academic Freedom

PEN International

National Writers Union – UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO

English PEN

PEN America

Dansk PEN

SUP-DDHT (Solidarité avec les Universitaires pour la Paix et Défense de Droits Humaines en Turquie)

Add your signature here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIfHePqXwyk7LVj6NN728iM_QxexD6n0Ke80OSR_3eJqFUFw/viewform?fbzx=8368481574013953780

EVENTS:

  1. Indigenous Waves: Listening Party! (Every Monday)

Date: Ongoing every Monday

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Hart House Map Room

Facebook Event Page: TBA

Every Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, come to the Map Room at Hart House and listen to the live broadcast of Indigenous Waves!

We appreciate your continuing support!

Special thanks to those who have been in the map room on a weekly basis to hold space. Hart House will have their button maker there, so come make buttons

Feel free to bring crafts/beading/your homework/art work.

This event is free, everyone is welcome to attend.

Hart House

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

(416) 978-2452

https://g.co/kgs/WpY4Gp

Listen to 89.5 FM CIUT or Listen online: http://www.ciut.fm/shows-2/spoken-word/indigenous-waves/

#JusticeForColten #JusticeForTina #IndigenousWaves

#BringBackJams #BringBackVibeCollective #CIUTruth

  1. MIRCI: International conference on Maternal Health at York University (April 11-14, 2019)

Maternal Health and Well Being Conference

April 11-14 2019

Join in on a herstoric four day MIRCI conference at York University with over 100+ presenters.

Cost: Options, $50-$300

Location: York University, Toronto, Canada

Register

We are thrilled to announce that attendee registration is now open for MIRCU’s conference on Maternal Health and Well-Being.

Full four day and one day attendee options at both regular and students’ rates are available.

We hope to see you at the conference!

  1. Students for Barrier-free Access: Winter/Spring ASL (American Sign Language Classes) (April 12, 2019)

Date: April 12th

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Location: TBA

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/562019424283012/

With the support of ASSU and APUS, Students for Barrier-Free Access will be hosting introductory ASL (American Sign Language) classes for Winter/Spring 2019, taught by Tamyka Bullen! (Teacher Bio to come)

Are you excited to learn a new language?

Do you want to increase your ability to communicate with members of your community, family, school program or friend groups who use ASL?

Do you want to learn about Deaf culture and Deaf History?

Access information:

Class will be held in a classroom and building on campus that are wheelchair accessible, with gender neutral, single stall accessible washrooms on the same floor as the classroom. Light snacks (including vegan and gluten free) will be provided.

Once you are registered for the class, you will receive detailed information about the location.

Classes will run weekly every Friday (except during reading week), starting on February 15 and ending on April 12, 2019 from 7pm-8pm. If you know that you would have to miss 3 or more classes, please consider being added to the priority list for the next round of classes instead, allowing the limited spaces to be filled efficiently and the opportunity to get the most out of your introductory ASL class.

Classes are FREE and open to all students, staff, and faculty and UofT community members! Priority will be given to folks who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or People of Colour, Disabled, Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Mad folks – Please feel free to self identify when you email to register.

Space is limited to 12 students – if you are interested, email uoftsba@gmail.com to put yourself on the list! Commenting on this event is NOT registration, please email us directly.

Interested in volunteering to help with set up and cleanup for the class? SBA staff needs one volunteer who can arrive to class each week at 6:30 to help set up, and stay to help clean up until 8:30 at the latest. This volunteer will be provided with TTC tokens to and from class as compensation.

  1. Betinho Project Seminars: "Contradictions in Rio de Janeiro favelas: the effects of capitalist dynamics on urban land in “the shadow of the state” and "Advances and Setbacks on Women’s participation in Water Security in Brazil"  (April 12, 2019)

The Betinho Project* invites you to a series of seminars to be held at Ryerson University, Toronto. We will have two presentations on Friday, April 12, 2019: from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Place: Kerr Hall West room 362 (KHW-362) @ Ryerson University (see map)

Contradictions in Rio de Janeiro favelas: the effects of capitalist dynamics on urban land in “the shadow of the state”.

By Tatiana Terry, Professor at the DAU PUC Rio; PhD Candidate UFRJ

Visiting scholar at the School off Urban Planning, Ryerson University

Advances and Setbacks on Women’s participation in Water Security in Brazil

By Andrea Moraes, PhD

Contract Lecturer, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University

(*) Named after a Brazilian human rights and food activist, the Betinho Project aims to promote food security and participatory, democratic processes.

  1. YCAR: Emerging Asian Urbanisms: Reading Discussion Session and Year-End Social (April 12, 2019)

Reading Discussion Session and Year-End Social

Friday, 12 April 2019 | 1 to 3pm | Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower | York University

Join Emerging Asian Urbanisms on the final reading discussion session for the academic year. We will be discussing Anna Tsing’s Friction, followed by some inter-mingling over food.

Reading: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (2004), Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection.

New members and readers are welcome!  Snacks and refreshments served.

Please RSVP here so we can plan for food: https://goo.gl/forms/HnF8IhO6wSJavgyC2

The Emerging Asian Urbanisms series at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) explores the diverse processes and practices of urbanism and urbanization in Asia. It draws upon calls made by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, among others, to investigate “new geographies of theory” as fertile sources of uncovering new ways of understanding urbanism everywhere. In 2018-2018, we started a reading group, hosted guest speaker events and organized graduate writingworkshops. For questions, please email

Amardeep Kaur (Doctoral Candidate in Geography) amarkaur@yorku.ca.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/258696925071661/

  1. YorkU ORS Information Session: Developing a Successful SSHRC Insight Grant Application (April 15, 2019)

Information Session:

DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL SSHRC INSIGHT GRANT APPLICATION

Monday, April 15, 2019

1:30 – 3:30pm

280N York Lanes

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating a SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) Information Session for those faculty members who are considering preparing an application to the upcoming fall SSHRC Insight Grant competition. All eligible researchers across campus who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend this session.  This session is intended to provide researchers with a general overview of the IG funding opportunity, its peer review process, and tips and techniques on how to write a successful application.

This session includes the following speakers:

Maggie Toplak

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Successful recipient of SSHRC Insight Grant (2018-2022)

AND

Steven Tufts

Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS

Successful recipient of SSHRC Insight Grant (2016-2021)

Member, SSHRC Insight Grant Selection Committee 09A – Geography, urban planning and related fields (2018-19)

Dr. Maggie Toplak will discuss tips and strategies for preparing a winning proposal (objectives, methodology, budget etc.,) by using her application as a sample.  Dr. Steven Tufts will talk about his general experience as a Selection Committee Member, including how the adjudication and scoring systems work.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting ORS at ext. 55055 (research@yorku.ca).

  1. UTGSU Race and Ethnicity Caucus: Safe Space For Race Workshop Series (April 23+May 21, 2019)

UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus Presents a monthly workshop and social gathering space with the aim of building community and empowering racialized students and allies to advance anti-racism work and to address mental health on campus.

This space will provide racialized students and allies an opportunity to share experiences and engage in facilitated dialogue that is geared toward enhancing community-building, empowerment, and mental health.

Save the date for sessions on April 23 and May 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre.

More details about these workshops can be found on the REC facebook group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/rec.utgsu/

TTC tokens will be provided to UofT students from UTM and UTSc to accommodate travel expenses.

ASL interpretation will be provided upon request. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

  1. Tools for Change: Resisting Arrest: Protecting Yourself at Protests and Actions (April 25, 2019)

Date: Thursday April 25 6pm – 9pm

Location: University of Toronto – OISE, University of Toronto – 252 Bloor Street West, Room 2211

Accessibility: This is a wheelchair accessible location. Subway tokens available to attendees by request.

Register for this workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/resisting-arrest-protecting-yourself-at-protests-and-actions-tickets-59798758697?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR362FtcTxmHBwdnOeDtZtgXoYff5X7U_EuXGcW926tJMaOzA_AIC88NbM8

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/354295738519822/

Occupy, Ferguson, Standing Rock, Charlottesville, Elsipogtog, and most recently the targeted harassment and arrests of The Wet’suwet’en and their allies in BC. More and more we see land protectors, antifacists and those working and collaborating in opposition to the state being targeted for arrest and repression. Police rely heavily on the fear induced by [potential] arrest to force compliance, civil obedience and passivity.

This in-case-of-arrest workshop will help folks learn to resist the fear of arrest by increasing awareness and knowledge of how it is to be arrested and face charges in the context of political work. For those who haven’t attended a standard legal workshop we’ll briefly cover our [theoretical] legal rights and common charges, but the focus will center on the experience of being arrested, navigating jail and the court system, preparing for sentencing and going to jail. We’ll also look at how we can individually and collectively prepare for arrest, what the support process can look like, and why it’s so important. The hope is that by sharing information and demystifying the process individuals will be more prepared and empowered to take action themselves – even when it may involve risk.

Trainer: Trish Mills is an anarchist living in the occupied territories of the Neutral [Chonnonton], Haudensaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, known as Hamilton, ON. She has been organizing in so-called southern Ontario for a number of years and is committed to helping build resilient communities that are capable of taking risks in the struggle for collective liberation.

  1. 12th Annual Social Work Symposium – Securing Our Political Futures: Critical Social Work and Social Science Conversations on Xenophobic Nationalisms (April 26, 2019)

Key note speech from 9am – 10:10 am

Full- Spectrum White Supremacy: From Liberalism to Fascism

Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM in Islamic law)

Director of programming, Noor Cultural Centre

Research panels from 10am- 12:10pm

Lunch and poster exhibit from 12:20- 1:10 pm

Research panels from 1:15-5:00 pm

Dinner 5:00-5:30pm

Book launch from 5:30-7:00pm- A Violent History of Benevolence: Interlocking Oppression and the Moral Economies of Social Working by Chris Chapman and A.J. Withers

Registration required: www.12swrs.eventbrite.com

Location: York University Ross building, 8th floor, room S802

  1. Tools for Change: Conflict and Liberation: Understanding and Resolving Conflict in our Activism (April 27, 2019)

Date: Saturday April 27 1-4 pm

Location: OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West

Accessibility: WE will gather in a barrier free space. TTC token available to attendees by request.

Register for this workshop https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conflict-and-liberation-understanding-and-resolving-conflict-in-our-activism-tickets-60095229449?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1GK6qraIhXyYbWghawaaoSFl4nPYxm4aNSadj2OpGu1Fbu2LttCJZnzlg

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2079414745513074/

Conflict is a natural part of any interpersonal dynamic, including in workplaces or organizing groups. Conflict has the potential to deepen our relationships and can transform our organizing spaces into sites where there is room for creativity to flourish, especially when there is a collective commitment to listening and growing together. When there is a supportive and accountable container for conflict, where differing perspectives can be fully heard and witnessed, it is possible to use conflict as an opportunity to help us identify and transform unspoken power dynamics, or to highlight particular needs that might not be otherwise addressed in our collective endeavours. In this workshop, participants will be guided through a range of activities intended to increase their ability to sit with the discomfort of conflict. We will also learn to assess our organizations or groups’ ability to tolerate conflict. We will explore how intersectionality and power dynamics influence conflict in the context of settler colonialism, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, and other forms of oppression.

Trainers: Tracey Jastinder Mann is a social worker who is committed to collective liberation through supporting individual and group healing. Tracey’s work is guided by trauma informed practices rooted in intersectional feminism. As a community organizer she has organized around a wide variety of issues including migrant justice, indigenous sovereignty, LGBTTQIA safety, prison abolition, environmental justice, and bring transformative justice practices to organizing spaces.

  1. Tools for Change: Beyond Petitions: a principled and personalized approach to digital campaigns (April 27, 2019)

Date: Saturday April 27 1-4pm

Location: TBC (downtown Toronto in a barrier free location)

Accessibility: We will gather in a barrier free space. TTC tokens available to attendees by request

Register for this workshop https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beyond-petitions-a-principled-and-personalized-approach-to-digital-campaigns-tickets-53967647687?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0BiIvDyGmAuD9BdYqq6aa9pFb8_omNmPNvwLo8L6k-ZzCfhaZpUVzC5pw

Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/2309279812635475/

We know winning big change in today’s complex world requires tapping into new sources of people power, reaching people on their doorstep and on their smartphones. Digital tools have given us the ability to reach more people than ever before, but are we being principled and personalized in our approach?

Please join Vanessa Butterworth-Tsimoyianis and Amara Possian as we venture into the world of digital organizing strategy. Together, we’ll break down best practices in principled and personalized digital engagement, share examples of what has worked well and what hasn’t, and send you home with practical tools. We’ll adapt the workshop based on who is in the room, so please bring questions from your current online engagement strategy.

We need to consistently experiment and dream up new strategies to win multi-level, community-based system change. Digital isn’t a magical unicorn, but when aligned with your overall strategy, it can enable deep supporter engagement.

A lot of people are counting on us to build strategic campaign communications and inclusive movements that succeed. We hope you can join us as we explore different online engagement strategies!

Trainers:

VANESSA BUTTERWORTH-TSIMOYIANIS

I currently work as the Senior Digital Project Coordinator at Greenpeace USA and sit on the Rising Tide North America organizing team. I also consult for grassroots groups and NGOs. Outside of paid work, I organize with frontline groups against police brutality, gentrification, and environmental justice. Over the past ten years, I’ve worked on campaign, mobilization, direct action and movement strategy across the US and Canada. I’m originally from Mississauga of the New Credit Territory as known as Caledon, Ontario, but now live in Oakland, California on Ohlone Territory.

AMARA POSSIAN

I’m a campaigner, facilitator, and engagement specialist who has organized with movements for environmental and economic justice and worked with progressive organizations for a decade. I’ve trained and coached thousands of community organizers, and managed Vote Together, Leadnow’s groundbreaking 2015 election campaign. Since 2017, I’ve focused full time on my consulting practice. With some clients, I design advocacy campaigns and digital engagement strategies. With others, I strengthen organizational culture and infrastructure so everyone can do their best work. All of my work is about helping groups set and achieve ambitious goals. I’m on the board of the Centre of Story-based Strategy. I also facilitate digital campaigning trainings with Organize BC and teach digital campaigning as a part-time professor in Seneca College’s Government Relations graduate program.

  1. Shab-e She’r Poetry Month Celebration (April 30, 2019)

Shab-e She’r Poetry Month Celebration

Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series

Featured poets: Michelle Hillyard & Fan Wu

Hosts: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre

Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Place: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7

Main Hall

Doors open               6:15 p.m.

Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.

Show                         7-10 p.m.

Admission: $51

Michelle Hillyard spoken word poet, Burlington Slam team member, board member of Spoken Word Canada, editor of Alt Minds Literary Magazine

Fan Wu poet and poetry translator, author of two chapbooks, Hoarfrost & Solace and Thom Gill’s Now & Neverending

Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from wearing perfume.

Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO

Instagram: @banoo.zan

https://www.facebook.com/events/2328838867395314/

  1. OPIRG Toronto and Tools for Change: Protecting Our Homes and Communities: A Tenants Workshop on the Law, Tactics & Community Organizing (May 2, 2019)

Date: May 2nd, 2019

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: TBA

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/320512911996820/

Accessibility:

- Please ensure you come scent free

- There will be TTC tokens provided upon request

- There will be light snacks

- If you require ASL or childminding please contact Rachele at opirg.toronto(at)gmail.com no later than April 14th

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/protecting-our-homes-and-communities-housing-workshop-on-what-tenants-need-to-know-about-the-law-tickets-60082077110

With ever rising rents and low vacancy rates, most tenants in Toronto are facing increased pressure from their landlords- whether to accept illegal or unfair rent increases, unsafe living environments or eviction. This is not to mention the pressure of even finding an affordable place to begin with. However, all of this certainly doesn’t mean that things are hopeless or that tenants can’t fight back. With this workshop, we will go beyond a simple “know your rights” framework to examine the power relationship between tenants and landlords and strategize on ways to assert our rights and protect our housing. Students and first time renters often find themselves especially vulnerable, and we will be touching on what to look for to ensure that your home is safe and your rights are protected. Special attention will also be paid to tenant organizing strategies and what we can do to organize fightbacks against exploitation and displacement in our communities.

Facilitator Bio: Randy McLin is a recent graduate of the Paralegal Studies program at Centennial College in Scarborough and is currently a paralegal licensing candidate with the Law Society of Ontario. He has over a decade of experience as a community worker and activist supporting low income and working class communities around issues such as tenants’ rights, policing of public space, income security, health equity and harm reduction access.

  1. YorkU: Women & Girls Leadership and Sport Conference 2019 (May3&4, 2019)

York University, Keele Campus, Toronto, ON

New Student Centre

The Women and Girls in Leadership and Sport Conference is set on three thematic pillars of resilience, leadership, and breaking barriers. The objective of the conference is to educate, support, and empower women, girls, and allies to advance females in sport and leadership roles.

The conference features speakers and workshop clinicians that will share their lived experiences and critical life skills needed to develop female leaders of tomorrow. We hope you join us for the #WGLSC2019 and commit to developing our next generation of leadhers!

Themes of the Conference:

Resilience

Leadership

Breaking Barriers

Conference Keynotes to focus on these 3 topics, from there specified breakout sessions focused in and around these areas following/preceding keynote

Keynote Speakers

Kaillie Humphries

Session: Driven

There is no success without failure. In my career I have learned one does not come without the other. While navigating the twists and turns of life in sport, I have faced many challenges and obstacles. Sometimes I am able to overcome and achieve greatness, and other times I have pick myself back up or risk losing it all.

Bio: Kaillie Humphries is simply one of the most dominant athletes in Canada’s history. With three World Cup Overall titles, two World Championship wins, back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2010 and in 2014, and a Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete, she’s solidified her reputation as the best female pilot in the world. Then, in September 2014, came a new, unexpected challenge. Bobsleigh’s international governing body announced that they would allow mixed-gender teams to enter the 4-person event giving Kaillie the opportunity to compete against men. Seizing the opportunity to break a long-standing barrier, Kaillie piloted a mixed-gender team in two North America Cup events, finishing sixth and second, before becoming the first woman to pilot an all-female 4-person team in a men’s World Cup. Emboldened by the possibility of change within the sport, Kaillie has become a champion for gender equality and is actively leading an international movement for the inclusion of 4-woman bobsleigh in the Olympic programme. She’s also an ambassador for Fuelling Women Champions, a national program that supports community sport initiatives that help change the game for young women across Canada and encourage a lifetime of health benefits. Challenged with body image issues for most of her life, Kaillie has never conformed to a standard definition of feminine beauty. With a physique crafted in the gym through countless hours of training and body art that defies convention, she’s learned to love both her form and its function.

Kristine Drakich

Session: Creating opportunities – cultivating courage, building support & believing you belong

Challenging the current situation and re-norming is no easy task: 30 years of learning about change, breaking barriers and keeping my face to the sun.

Bio: Kristine has been the head coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball program for 30 years. She has coached teams to national championships and multiple provincial championships. Kristine has also coached internationally indoor and on the beach, and has coached Team Ontario’s provincial indoor and beach teams at the Canada Games. She has been named the Ontario University Coach-of-the Year 11 times, in 2015 was named Canadian University coach-of-the-year, was inducted into the City of Toronto Sport Hall of Honour as the Coach-of-the Year in 2017 and in 2018 was inducted to the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Hall of Fame. In addition to coaching Kristine has volunteered at almost every level of the sport in multiple capacities as an administrator & technical expert. She has been involved provincially, as former Director and President of the Ontario Volleyball Association, nationally as a past Director of Volleyball Canada and internationally as a member of the World Council of Beach Volleyball with the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), a former Technical Supervisor for the International University Sports Federation (FISU) as well as the Sport Organizing Chair for indoor volleyball at the TO2015 Pan American Games. Kristine has also served on many committees and task forces, including U of T Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s Gender Equity Task force, Child Care Task Force and Sexual Diversity Task Force. Kristine is a tireless advocate for women’s and girls sport and was honoured with the CAAWS “Breakthrough Award – Individual Category” and the CAAWS Marion Lay ”Herstorical” Breakthrough Award for her positive contributions to equity. Kristine was also a member of Canada’s national volleyball and beach volleyball teams and has been inducted as an athlete into the University of Toronto’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Sandra Levy

Session: Spinning on a Dime the art of Female Leadership

Why strong female role models and leaders are required now more than ever. How female leaders have morphed over time to impact change and achieve greatness

Bio: Sandra Levy is a two-time Olympic (1988 and 1992) and Pan American Games ( 1987 and 1991) athlete in Field Hockey. In her professional life, she is Vice President, Human Resources with RioCan. RioCan is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust. Ms. Levy was previously a senior executive with First Capital Realty and Magna International. She has over 18 years of experience in legal and human resources roles. She holds an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. Levy has sat on a number of corporate and volunteer boards including Create TO, York University and the Scarborough Hospital Foundation.

  1. Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Next Self-Advocacy Steps Workshop (May 9, 2019)

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Presents a Free Workshop on

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Next Self-Advocacy Steps Workshop

Want to know more about recent changes to ODSP/Ontario Works (OW) and what it means?

Want to know more about what advocacy steps you can do as an individual on ODSP/OW?

Date:

Thursday May 9, 2019

Registration:

1:00pm-1:30pm

Workshop:

1:30pm-4:00pm

Place:

CILT Board Room, Suite 902, 365 Bloor St East (At Sherbourne St)

Access information:

This FREE event is wheelchair accessible and promotes a scent-free environment.

Attendant services and light refreshments provided.

TTC tokens, other accessibility accommodations and/or dietary needs will be made available upon reasonable advance request.

Guest Speakers:

Andrea Hatala, Co-Chair – ODSP Action Coalition

Guest Speaker TBA – Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

RSVP by Thursday May 2, 2019. Seating is limited to 20.

Register by Eventbrite: https://odspnextsteps.eventbrite.ca

Or contact Robin at inquiry@cilt.ca or 416-599-2458 ext. 293

Funding support provided by United Way Greater Toronto, City of Toronto, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Independent Living Canada

  1. Worldviews 2019: An unconventional convention (June 12-14, 2019)

This June, join participants from around the globe for the 2019 Worldviews on Media and Higher Education Conference at the University of Toronto.

Register for Worldviews 2019: Democracy at risk? Reflecting on the future of higher education and media in a ‘post-truth’ world.

Taking place June 12-14, the three-day conference will focus on democracy and the changing power relations of higher education and the media in the global north and south – specifically examining the concept of expertise in a “post-truth” world and the types of voices amplified by emerging technologies.

The conference will bring together a diverse group of academics, students, higher education leaders, communications professionals, and journalists with a wide range of experiences, insights, and opinions.

Through a series of keynote talks, panel discussions, interviews, and interactive exhibits, conference participants will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the democratization of higher education and the media, engage in an ongoing and lively exchange of ideas, and explore innovative possibilities for partnerships.

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of Central European University, Budapest

Janice Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, author of Anti-Social Media

Amira Hass, award winning author and Ramallah-based Haaretz Newspaper correspondent

Nermeen Shaikh, broadcast news producer, weekly co-host at Democracy Now!

Greg Kelly, Executive Producer, CBC Ideas

Craig Silverman, Media Editor, BuzzFeed

Ivan Semeniuk, Science Correspondent, Globe and Mail

Patti Sonntag, Director, Institute for Investigative Journalism, Concordia University

Robert Cribb, Investigative and Foreign Affairs reporter, Toronto Star

Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; author of Truth and Democracy

Maija Saari, Associate Dean, Film, Television & Journalism, Sheridan College

Mathew Ingram, Chief Digital Writer, Columbia Journalism Review

Nicole Cohen, Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto, author of Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Professor of journalism, Sheridan College

Kathleen Cummins, Film, Television & Journalism, Sheridan College

Ellen Ruppel Shell, Co-Director, Science Journalism Program, Boston University, author of The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change

And many more ….

Register today to qualify for a special early discount rate.

Learn more about the conference sessions and speakers by visiting https://worldviewsconference.com/ or downloading the conference application for your phone and using the code wv2019.

  1. 2019 Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposia (July 31- August 3, 2019)

2019 OXFORD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIA

We are pleased to invite you, your institution and your colleagues to attend the 19th International Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium. Attendees may participate as observers, panel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of Women’s, Gender and Justice issues. Poster presentations are welcome too.

SUMMER Session, 31 July – 2 August 2019, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Abstract submission  – 12 July

Early registration  – 15 April

Regular registration  – 16 July

AUTUMN Session 4–6 December 2019, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Abstract submission  – 16 November

Early registration  – 2 September

Regular registration  – 20 November

Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.

See our website for suggestions on topics, accommodation suggestions, and other information. https://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com/

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com

We hope to see you in Oxford!

CALLS:

  1. Call for Submissions and Editors: Action Speaks Louder Mag

Action Speaks Louder Mag is a semi-autonomous collective funded and operated by OPIRG Toronto and a team of dedicated volunteers.

We publish articles on a regular basis through our website and print off a limited number of physical copies of the best articles from each year. We are now soliciting submissions for the Spring and Summer, and are searching for new volunteers to sit on our Editorial Collective!

Are you interested in getting involved with

alternative media

learning web design

layout

editing

taking a piece from pitch to publication?

Join Action Speaks Louder! Collective members do not need prior editorial experience We also want you to write for us! Please send us a pitch about your experiences, analysis, and ideas around social and environmental justice issues and movements!

We offer authors an honoraria of between $25 - $50 per published article depending on length.

Action Speaks Louder is the long running magazine of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group at the University of Toronto.

We work to create space for students and community organizers to reflect on pressing issues within current struggles for social and environmental justice. If you would like to join our editorial collective, please write to us at actionspeaksloudertoronto@gmail.com.

If you would rather just write for us, submit a pitch! Submit your articles, interviews, poetry, short stories and art to actionspeaksloudertoronto@gmail.com

https://actionspeakslouder.ca/

  1. Call For Papers: Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies - Issue # 5 Theme: Disability and Desire (April 15, 2019)

Submissions due April 15th

Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies

Call for Papers – Issue #5

Theme: Disability and Desire

The Knots Editorial Collective is pleased to announce that they are accepting submissions for the fifth issue of Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. The submission deadline is April 15th 2019.

About Knots:

Knots is a peer-reviewed journal that highlights high-calibre work by undergraduate students and undergraduate alumni*, work that moves beyond normative biomedical conceptions of disability and contributes to the development and growth of disability studies as a field. The editors are open to the widest array of topics that contribute to disability studies and to the continued examination and deconstruction of ableism. Submissions in the forms of essays, creative writing, book and film reviews, as well as art pieces are welcome. Submissions are not limited to students from the University of Toronto.

Thinking with Disability and Desire:

For the fifth issue, we are especially interested in work that explores the complex relationship between disability and desire. Disabled, mad and sick bodies and minds are often treated as inherently undesirable. The presumed association between disability and undesirability can be seen with the pathologization of disabled sexualities, where disabled people are routinely cast either as hypersexual or else devoid of sexuality (Shakespeare, 1996; Siebers, 2008; Erickson, 2015). Disability is also commonly framed as socially undesirable, an assumption that is enshrined in a variety of institutional practices and state policies (e.g., segregated educational environments, sheltered workshops, forced institutionalization, immigration restrictions, etc.). Disability studies has long contested the presumed undesirability of disability, inviting us instead to recognize disability as an essential and valuable way of being in the world.

The work produced by disability justice scholars, activists and artists shows us how the association between disability and desire is profoundly complicated by intersecting and hierarchical relations of power (Berne, 2016; Mingus, 2011; Bailey and Mobley, 2018; Erickson, 2015; Minich, 2016; Erevelles, 2008). Disability, Nirmala Erevelles (2008) reminds us, is often “acquired under oppressive conditions,” conditions that often target Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities in particular (i.e, disability as an effect of poverty, occupation, economic exploitation, state and police violence, lack of access to nutritious foods, clean air and water, healthcare and education, etc.) (119). Thinking with disability and desire alongside and in tandem with critical race theory, queer and feminist epistemologies and indigenous studies means desiring to dismantle ableist structures of racism, colonialism, sexism and transmisogyny that continue to leverage disability as harm. To borrow the words of Knots #4 contributor Vania González Tanamachi, we ask: how might “desiring disability represent an opportunity to build an intersectional coalitional disability studies that fights for liberatory futures that meet the needs and desires of all bodies”? (52).

We invite written and creative submissions that engage broadly with the theme of disability and desire.

Submission might address the following questions and themes:

What is the relationship between disability and (mental) health to Western standards of beauty and desirability?

How do disabled, sick and/or mad bodies express and embody desire/desirability?

How does disability desire act as a form resistance and rejection of ableist norms?

What radical possibilities are released through mad, sick and disabled sexual desire?

How can we understand disability justice, radical access and anti-oppression work as a kind of desire?

How might disability desire change or impact activism and community organizing?

How does disability/crip art disrupt normative understandings of beauty and desire?

How can disability desire help us to imagine and build more accessible futures?  What might these futures look/feel/be like?

How do we make room for different or conflicting desires for (our) bodies, minds and futures?

Submission Procedure & Information

The submission process is electronic:

all manuscript submissions can be made online to knots.contact@gmail.com by no later than April 15, 2019.

The author’s name and the title of the work should both appear in the subject line of the email; the full manuscript should be attached as a PDF file to the editors. Please check the full guide for details. Any questions regarding content, submission or accessibility requests should be directed to knots.contact@gmail.com

The Editorial Collective looks forward to receiving your submissions and to together producing Knots issue #5!

Knots is also seeking peer reviewers for the editorial board! If you are interested, send the journal an email.

*All submissions must be work produced in the context of an undergraduate degree. We recognize that the contributor may no longer be an undergraduate at the time of submission.

References:

Bailey, Moya and Izetta Autumn Mobley (2018). “Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Studies Framework." Gender and Society.

Erevelles, Nirmala (2011). “Color of Violence: Reflecting on Gender, Race and Disability in Wartime”. In Kim Q. Hall (ed.), Feminist Disability Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 117—135.

Erickson, Loree (2015). (Un)Breaking our Hearts: Cultures of Un/Desirability and the Transformative Potential of Queercrip Porn. PhD Dissertation. York University.

Fritsch, Kelly (2015). “Desiring Disability Differently: Neoliberalism, Heterotopic Imagination and Intra-corporeal Reconfigurations”. Foucault Studies, no. 19: 43-66.

González Tanamachi (2019). “Confronting the Neocolonial Production of Disability: An Examination of Mexican Migrant Farm Workers’ Experiences and Understandings of Disability.” Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. Issue 4.

Mingus (2010). “Changing the Framework: Disability Justice”. Leaving Evidence.

Minich, Julie (2016).”Enabling Whom? Critical Disability Studies Now”. Lateral

Shakespeare, Tom (1996). Sexual Politics of Disability: Untold Desires. New York: Continuum

Siebers, Tobin (2008). Disability Theory. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Sins Invalid (2016) “Disability Justice: A Working Draft” Skin, Tooth, and Bone

  1. Call for Participants for the 2019 Feminist No Borders Short Course: Inhabiting the Borderlands (April 24, 2019)

Feminist No Borders Short Course: “Inhabiting the Borderlands”

June 19-21 2019

To survive the Borderlands

you must live sin fronteras

be a crossroads

- Gloria Anzaldúa, To live in the Borderlands means you

presented by Feminist Researchers Against Borders* and the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research**

The Short Course is co-organised by members of Feminist Researchers Against Borders, a network of academics and activists, and will be held at the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research in Athens. Following the 2-day taster workshop held in July 2018 at the National Technical University of Athens, the short course will continue to lay the groundwork for the launch of the full, ten-day summer school in June 2020. Designed in a participatory, experimental manner across 3 years, the Feminist No Borders summer school is imagined as a space of emergent politics and creative socialities. Participants will develop their familiarity with intersectional feminist methodologies, no borders framework, decolonial theory, and queer arts and performance practice, by working collaboratively with community experts, organisers, artists, scholars, from all over the world, and those experiencing and struggling against injustice in their daily lives.

The theme for this year’s Short Course is “Inhabiting the Borderlands.” Inspired by the visionary words of Gloria Anzaldúa, her commitment to interconnectedness, and her own praxis of dismantling borders to survive borderlands, tarrying with ambiguity to heal open wounds. Anzaldúa defined writing as “gestures of the body.” We will experiment with this idea, considering what it might mean for our political practices, our writing and other creative practices, and our relationships with each other to be shaped by a deeper interconnection with our embodiment.

How? 3 days of workshops, discussions, performances, and meetings. There are no participation fees. Most of the meals--since food, and nourishing ourselves and each other is so essential to our embodiment--will be created and shared together by all participants. We will also do our best to find solidarity housing and child-care for participants as needed. The Feminist No Borders Short Course is made possible through the generous support of the Critical Social Policy Solidarity Fund. The Short Course is a labour of love of the organisers, who are volunteering their time, in the hope and anticipation of meeting, getting to know, and working with... you.

Who? 20 participants, who may be researchers at any academic level, or working outside academic institutions, activists, artists, documentarians, journalists, etc. The short course will be of particular interest to those whose work reflects the intersections of no borders, queer, antiracist, anticapitalist, antifascist, and feminist commitments, or who would like to develop their practice in this direction. The Short Course is an LGBTQI+ affirmative space, and the participation of trans, intersex, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people is encouraged. Participants will share a work in progress (in any medium) relevant to the theme of the short course. Each presentation will be no longer than 10 minutes, to allow time for discussion and synthesis amongst participants. The Short Course will culminate in a “collaborative expression,” which participants will co-produce, and a closing assembly, where future interventions may be planned amongst participants.

When? June 19-21 2019 (arrive 18 June and depart 22 June)

Where? FAC Research (Ag. Panteleimonos 7, Athens 10446) and various locations mainly in the centre of Athens.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 24 April 2019, 11:59 p.m. (EET). In your expression of interest, sent as a single PDF file to criticalfeministnetwork@gmail.com AND feministautonomouscentre@gmail.com

1) Please include the following in your EoI:

  1. name (make this also the file name of your EoI)
  2. e-mail address
  3. telephone number
  4. place of current residence
  5. affiliation/organisation
  6. background statement (100 words max), discussing your biography/your interest in the theme
  7. a brief description or sample of work underway you want to share (200 words max, or a video clip of less than 5 minutes, or 5 images). Show its connection to the theme, “Inhabiting Borderlands” (in a further 100 words max).
  8. any needed accommodations to achieve accessibility and/or childcare needs (number, names, ages, and interests of children)
  9. dietary restrictions

2) If you need solidarity housing, please list any needed accommodations in relation to sleeping arrangements (e.g., specify if you have any allergies, if ableist design creates barriers to your mobility, etc.) If you are a potential local participant who would like to offer solidarity housing, please describe the accommodations you can offer.

3) if you have a limited or no income, and no other sources of funding or travel support, and you want to be considered for a small scholarship, please indicate this in your expression of interest. We have a small amount of money to distribute as scholarships and will prioritise funding to residents of the global south EnglishEeuropean periphery, particularly activists with no academic affiliation, unwaged people, and others facing precarious circumstances.

Procedural Notes: Applying for a scholarship, needing or offering solidarity housing, asking for child-care, or any other accommodations will have no relevance in the selection procedure, which will be completed by a committee of organisers according to criteria of (a) relevance of interests/work in progress to the theme and aims of the Short Course; (b) evidence of quality of the work to be presented; (c) internal diversity of the group.  Results announced to all applicants by e-mail up to one week after the application deadline (May 2, 2019). Incomplete Expressions of Interest, or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered in the selection process. We reserve the possibility of increasing or decreasing the number of participants, without this being a reflection on the worth of the applicants. Please send any queries to criticalfeministnetwork@gmail.com AND feministautonomouscentre@gmail.com.

* Feminist Researchers Against Borders (FRAB). We are a network of feminist researchers and organizers. We work to dismantle the structures that produce, constrain, criminalise, control, and shape immobilities and mobilities, whether forced, coercive, elective, or otherwise. This includes the borders of the modern nation state and its management of human life and ecology through gender, class, sexuality, racialisation, ableism, citizenship, and colonialism. https://frabnet.wordpress.com.

** Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FAC Research) is a space for learning, reflection, collaboration, support, exchange, knowledge production, political interventions, and trouble-making. Working across and against nation-state and continental borders, disciplinary boundaries, and institutional barriers, we return to the feminist roots of autonomous knowledge production, challenging what counts as legitimate knowledge and who is granted the right to produce and receive it. Our feminisms are queer, trans, intersectional, antiracist, anti-authoritarian, always in plural, reflexive, and internally contested. www.feministresearch.org

Tentative* Schedule

* A finalised schedule will be sent to the registered participants by June 1, 2018

Tuesday 18 : Arrival in Athens

Wednesday 19 : Breaking Down Borders Between Us

9 am - 10:30 am Yoga in the Park (for all bodies)

10:30 am - 11:30 am Discussion over Picnic Breakfast : Pedagogy

11:30 am - 2:00 pm Inhabiting the Cracks : Walking through Athens Centre

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Zine Workshop

4:00 pm - 6:00 Unstructured Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sharing Work Underway

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Deipnosophy

Thursday 20 : Organising Against Borders

10 am: Breakfast

11 am - 1 pm Community Experts’ Workshops

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Discussion over Lunch: Methodology

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Sharing Work Underway

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Unstructured Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation of Intersectionality Community Course Collective Text

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Performance and Discussion

Friday 21: The Body, the First Border

10 am: Breakfast

11 am - 1 pm Community Experts’ Workshops

1 pm - 2 pm Discussion over Lunch: Embodiment

2 pm - 4 pm Unstructured Time

4 pm - 8:00 pm Collaborative Expression

8:00 - 11:00 Closing Assembly over Farewell Potluck Dinner and Drinks

Saturday 22: Depart Athens (or not!)

  1. Call for Nominations: Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award (April 26, 2019)

Do you know an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who has made significant contributions to the York community? Please consider nominating him/her for this prestigious award!

The Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognize students whose leadership has contributed to the growth, development and vitality of York University. Established in 2012, this award is named after Robert J. Tiffin, who served as York University’s Vice-President, Students for nine years. Through his strong leadership, dedication and integrity, Tiffin transformed his operation into one of the most professional student service organizations in the country, serving one of Canada’s largest student populations.

“The focus is on trying to identify and recognize those students who have taken leadership roles in the community,” Tiffin says. “The skills that students develop in the classroom … are enhanced through their participation outside of the classroom, by contributing to the community. A lot of the competencies that we look for, like leadership, are really honed by becoming involved and becoming engaged in providing support for fellow students.”

All members of the University community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) are encouraged to submit nominations for this award. Nominees must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit leadership, dedication, integrity, enthusiasm and the pursuit of excellence through their endeavours.  Selection will be based on leadership and/or involvement in the York community and outstanding academic achievement. Recipients will be honoured at an award reception and have their name added to the awards display in the Vari Hall Rotunda. They will also receive a certificate and have the award noted on their transcript.

Nomination packages must include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a primary nominator (max. 500 words);
  • A statement of support from a secondary nominator representing one nominating constituency (York University students, staff, faculty or alumni) not represented by the primary nominator (max. 350 words), ;
  • A candidate statement that describes how co-curricular involvement at York University has affected their university experience, and helped to enhance the quality of life on campus (max. 500 words; please write student number at the top of the page); and
  • A current resume/CV, including detailed descriptions of involvement at the University.

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 26, 2019.  Application packages can be submitted by email to Barb Bauer in the Office of the Vice Provost Students, bbauer@yorku.ca.

If you have questions, please call 416-736-2100 x70707.

  1. Call for Papers: Women in East Asian Cinema A Chinese Film Forum UK Conference (April 29, 2019)

Call for Papers

Women in East Asian Cinema

A Chinese Film Forum UK Conference

HOME, Manchester

4 – 6 December, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jinhee Choi, King's College London

Recent interventions into global film and processes of canonisation have worked to highlight the contributions of women in spaces and discourses previously dominated by men. Yet, despite these social and academic movements, women remain under-represented across vital areas of film culture as recent discussions of the 2019 Oscars and the 2018 Cannes Film Festival have shown. This event aims to highlight the increasing English-language research of contributions by self-identifying women in East Asian cinema and to interrogate questions of representation, labour, and production contexts. For English speaking fans, academics and researchers based outside of East Asia, this work is all the more important as a counter to the limiting and selective problems of international film festivals and regional distribution.

This three-day conference seeks to bring together researchers of women in East Asian cinema for a mix of panels, workshops, and film events with industry guests to continue and develop these ongoing conversations. The event is hosted as a collaboration between the Chinese Film Forum UK (CFFUK), a Manchester-based collective, and HOME, Manchester's leading independent cross-art venue and cinema. 2019 marks ten years since “Visible Secrets: Hong Kong's Women Filmmakers”: a film season that was organised by a nascent CFFUK at HOME's old Cornerhouse venue. This year also marks HOME's year-long programming initiative “Celebrating Women in Global Cinema” which continues the celebratory, research-led and consciousness raising work of that original Visible Secrets project.

This conference invites papers on a variety of topics concerning women in East Asian cinema. We take a loose definition of “East Asia” - including considerations of diaspora, for example – to encourage submissions from those who may feel limited by narrow geographical boundaries.

Topics include though are not limited to:

*   Case studies of directors, producers, and crew members

*   Case studies of significant industry figures

*   Case studies of stars

*   Representation

*   Historiographies and redressing the canon

*   Generations – i.e. old age, girlhood

*   Spaces for women's voices

*   Questions of labour and industry practices

*   Production histories

*   Herstories

*   Women in East Asian diasporas

150-200 word proposals for a 20-minute paper presentation and a short biography, or queries, should be sent by Monday 29th April 2019 to Felicia.Chan@manchester.ac.uk with “WEACconf” in the email’s subject line. Panel submissions welcome.

Conference organisers for the CFFUK are Dr Felicia Chan, University of Manchester; Dr Fraser Elliott and Rachel Hayward, HOME; and Professor Andy Willis, University of Salford.

  1. Call for Submissions: Canadian Disability Studies Association - Student Paper Competition (April 15, 2019)

16th Annual Conference of the Canadian Disability Studies Association

June 1-3, 2019

University of British Columbia

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

ELIGIBILITY:

Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any Canadian college or university

SUBMISSIONS:

Students must be the sole author of the submission

Students may only submit one entry

Submissions must be original and unpublished

Both essays and research papers are accepted

Students who are already accepted to present at this year’s conference may submit to the student paper competition either with work relating to their accepted presentation or with different work

Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words including references

Referencing should follow standard APA, MLA, or Chicago guidelines

JUDGING:

Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed by a panel of undergraduate and graduate students.

Students should demonstrate how their work is situated within the discipline and existing literature.

Papers will be assessed on the following:

Writing and communication

Clarity of purpose

Argument development

Paper structure

Critical analysis

Writing style and flow

Relevance

Engagement with the field/s of Disability Studies, Mad Studies, and/or Deaf Studies

Evidence of a nuanced understanding of these disciplines and/or related politics

Contribution

Originality

Demonstrates importance of the topic explored

Contribution to questions, knowledge, and/or understandings related to Disability/Mad/Deaf studies and/or disability justice

AWARDS:

First place:

Monetary reward of $200

Reserved spot to present at the 2019 CDSA-ACÉH conference in Vancouver, BC, either in person or remotely *Please note this spot is only reserved for papers that have not already been accepted for presentation through the CDSA-ACÉH Call for Papers. If the student is already accepted to present at the conference but submits a paper to this competition on a separate topic, they will still be eligible for a second reserved spot to present. Please note students are not required to attend or present at the conference. Please see the website www.cdsa-aceh.ca for more information about available conference bursaries.

Two one-hour consultations with Leslie Kern Coaching on how to begin to prepare the paper for submission to peer-reviewed journals (https://lesliekerncoaching.com/)

First, second, and third place:

Acknowledgement on the CDSA-ACÉH website and Facebook page.

*Note: should there be no suitable entries, prizes will not be awarded.*

DEADLINE:

Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 201

Please e-mail your submission with the subject line “Student Paper Competition” to cakovesi@yorku.ca

Please direct any inquiries to the current CDSA-ACÉH Student Representative, Caroline Kovesi, at cakovesi@yorku.ca

Winners will be announced by the last week of May 2019.

Source:

http://english.cdsa-aceh.ca/student-awards/student-paper-competition/?fbclid=IwAR2_raxeiMfcClwFonFuAvbKA3QlcgKc2fNGqqw3eHRC4c6meF9FQHanuXo

https://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=749

  1. Call for Applications: Toronto Queer Film Festival: Tipi Confessions (May 10, 2019)

Callout Deadline

Date: May 10th, 2019

Time: Deadline is 11:59pm May 10th, 2019

Location: Online

Final Decisions Will Be Released May 17th, 2019

Event Details

Date: June 14th, 2019

Time: 8pm - 11pm

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Facebook Event Page: N/A

Call for Stories

Tipi Confessions in bed with TQFF, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des commissaries autochthone, OPIRG, and FADO Performance Art Centre

Tipi Confessions is produced by three Indigenous women: University of Alberta professors Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) and Tracy Bear (Nehiyaw’iskwew from Montreal Lake Cree Nation), and PhD student, Kirsten Lindquist (Cree-Métis). We are an offshoot of the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confession™, founded in 2010. For more information see our facebook page www.facebook.com/tipiconfessions/ and www.pedpostconfessions.com. Coming soon! www.tipiconfessions.com

Submit your story. Become a Tipi Confessions performers! We seek diverse voices from the Edmonton area, especially if stories like yours often go untold. We are an ALL-INCLUSIVE enterprise: we welcome storytellers and performers of all genders, races, sexualities, and abilities.

Types of performances. Our shows have features spoken word readings, personal narrative, memoir, fiction, burlesque, live musicians, and short theater performances/stage readings.  We are also open to stand-up comics, video clips, and lively short lectures.

How to propose a concept. Deadline: May 10, 2019. Describe and explain your proposed performance, but also include some context for us such as motivation and intent. If you have specific questions about our expectations, please ask. Your submission should be: A Word document, 1500 words or less, double-spaced. Email submissions to tipiconfessions@gmail.com

The review process. Results by: May 17, 2019. Acceptances may be contingent upon an audition/interview (in person or via Skype). WE encourage you to submit sexually-themed stories and performances. Your performance doesn’t need to be “erotic” (although we love well-crafted erotica), but it should pertain positively to sex and sexuality. Consider telling your story from a political, humorous, creative, feminist, or educational perspective. We want stories that fit our mission of ethics, education, and entertainment around sex, sexuality, and gender.

OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Job Opportunity: VP of Programs at Girls Inc. of NYC (Open Until Filled)

Deadline: Until filled

Location: New York, NY, USA

Organization: Girls Inc. of NYC

Girls Inc. of New York City is seeking an innovative, energetic, thoughtful VP of Programs to lead the creation, delivery and evaluation of our life-changing programs.

Girls Inc. of New York City (GINYC) delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equips girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. GINYC is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women.

The VP of Programs will ensure the alignment and quality of programs with the mission, policies and goals of GINYC. This role requires a high level understanding and knowledge of a gender-specific, multi-cultural perspective and New York City-based, youth development programming. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, as well as persuasive power and persistence. They will be skilled in motivating and leading teams and maintaining excellent relationships with various donors, partners and other stakeholders. The position reports directly to the CEO and works in close partnership with the leadership team.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning and Budgeting

  • Works in concert with the Chief Executive Officer and the VP of Philanthropy to research and secure government, corporate and foundation funding

Works in concert with the Chief Executive Officer, the VP of Operations, and the the VP of Philanthropy, on new initiatives and strategies; ensures program implementation within the framework of board policies, the approved budget and strategic plan

Oversees the development of comprehensive program initiatives, including direct service programs, community education and outreach programs, fee for service programs and advocacy and other program initiatives based on the agency’s strategic plan

Program Assessment and Evaluation

Communicates goals, deliverables and vision of programs to staff

Supports heads of programs in program planning to ensure programs meet New York City, New York State, foundation and corporate grant deliverables

External Responsibilities

Works with CEO and the VP of Operations to establish plans and procedures for increasing the reach of Girls Inc. of New York City

Represents GINYC to various stakeholders including managing site visit requests from the CEO, VP of Philanthropy, the Girls Inc. National network and other potential partners/ funders

Qualifications and Skills:

Master’s Degree preferred

Skilled in communicating and collaborating with school administration & staff, families and partners

Requires a strong knowledge of federal, state and city funding application processes as well as knowledge of other youth development funding sources

Must have the skills and ability to manage and track grant implementation, navigate various database systems, document program outcomes and complete grant reports

Must possess a minimum of 5 years of successfully supervising, motivating, and encouraging staff members and have the ability to motivate and sustain successful work teams

Must possess basic training skills and the ability to evaluate effective program trainers

Knowledge of the issues girls in New York City face, and understanding and support of the Girls Inc. of New York City and Girls Incorporated mission and values

Proven track record of cooperative leadership, motivation and dedication

Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule

Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google Suite, Participant management, Donor management, Virtual training and Networking platforms, surveying tools

How to apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter, as well as samples of grant proposals and curriculum to jobs@girlsincnyc.org.

Indicate application is for the VP of Programs position in your email subject line.

No phone calls, please. Girls Inc. of New York City is an equal opportunity employer. Women of color and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

  1. Job Opportunity: Child Care Fee Phone Surveyor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

This summer position offers a contract to conduct a phone survey of Canada’s child care operators in order to create the CCPA’s annual child care fee survey.

About the child care fee survey

This will be the sixth annual CCPA child care fee survey which calculates the median child care fees for 30 of Canada’s cities.  The report also provides breakdowns by age group and by child care type. Last year’s report is available online: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/developmental-milestones.  It has been a critical part of drawing public policy attention to the importance of high child care fees in Canada.

The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with social, economic and environmental justice.

Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision of David Macdonald, Senior Economist, the child care fee surveyor will:

Call a pre-determined list of child care centers, child care homes and child care agencies across 30 cities to perform a pre-specified short survey at each;

Enter the appropriate data from those calls into a spreadsheet;

Coordinate with government officials to obtain fee data where available;

Assist with data analysis and report writing, as required.

Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will:

have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel;

have prior experience either conducting phone surveys or doing phone work in general;

be able to conduct phone interviews in both official languages (preferred);

have an interest in progressive policy.

Contract Details

The contract begins May 1st, 2019 and ends on approximately August 31st, 2019.  The position is full time (40 hours a week). The scheduling of hours may vary from a standard 9am to 5pm day as phone calls in other time zones may require either an early or a later start depending on the cities being surveyed at the time. The contract will require the candidate to work at the National CCPA offices in person in Ottawa. The candidate will be provided with a workstation at the Ottawa office.

The fellowship will pay $12,160 for 640 hours ($19/hr).  This includes pay in lieu of vacation.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is committed to employment equity, and we welcome applications from historically disadvantaged groups.

To apply:

Submit a cover letter, CV, and at least two references (names and phone numbers only, no reference letters please).  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications submitted first will be considered first.

Please submit applications by email to employment@policyalternatives.ca—please send PDFs only and put “Child care fee surveyor” in the subject line.

Only those selected will be contacted and the position will close once a successful candidate is found.

  1. Job Opportunity: Grant Writer at Association for Progressive Communications (APC) (Open Until Filled)

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Flexible

Organization: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Main purpose of the job:

You will be supporting our operations director and management team in the writing, compilation and submission of grant proposals, as well as having the chance to create the support systems and procedures needed for our longer-term resource mobilisation and financial resilience strategy.

Who we are looking for:

You have experience working with international non-profit organisations and you want to join an international team working for social justice, human rights and development with a feminist perspective. You are also committed to APC’s mission, vision, values, principles and approaches.

You are an excellent writer with experience in desk-based research, grant writing and proposal development. You pay attention to detail and can work with tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure. You enjoy working with and developing online tools, platforms and systems, are comfortable working remotely, are well organised and can work unsupervised.

How to apply:

Send your CV and a cover letter in English to jobs@apc.org with “GRANT WRITER” in the subject line.

Please include the following information in your CV or cover letter for this position:

Your name, email, phone number, location and gender.

Your interest in working in grant writing and resource mobilisation in the civil society sector and sample(s) of a grant application you have written.

Your experience working on the “tasks for the grant writer position” listed above.

Your qualifications, experience, skills and languages you speak and write.

Why you would like to work with APC,

and any other information you think might be of importance to our assessment of your application.

Three references including name, relationship and contact details. At least one of these should be related to your work experience in the areas referred to in this job call.

  1. Job Opportunity: Learning and Evaluation Consultant at Global Fund for Women (Open Until Filled)

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: Global Fund for Women

Overview

At Global Fund for Women, our vision is a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions. We are a global champion for the rights of women and girls, using grantmaking and advocacy to propel global movements for women’s rights.

Position

Global Fund for Women is seeking a Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation professional, with experience working with feminist and women’s rights organizations to support a three year grantmaking and learning initiative in Kenya. The Consultant will work closely with the Learning and Evaluation team to support Global Fund for Women’s grantee partners in Kenya to strengthen their Learning, Monitoring, & Evaluation (LME) capacity through technical assistance and peer learning.

This is a one-year contract consultant position starting in July 2019, with the possibility for renewal for additional two years.

Key Responsibilities

Provide technical support on learning, monitoring and evaluation:

Organize and facilitate an orientation webinar

Provide technical support to Global Fund for Women grantee partners based on their needs (via phone and in-person). This includes reviewing and providing feedback to grantee partners on their interim and yearly reports.

Document lessons learned and facilitate peer exchanges

Conduct interviews with grantee partners on success, challenges, and lessons learned every 6 months

Organize and facilitate peer learning sessions with grantee partners

Coordinate with Global Fund for Women team

Share updates on a regular basis

Provide input and feedback on an M&E Technical Advisor program

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of learning, monitoring, and evaluation design and methodology

Experience in facilitating use of data to inform decision-making

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

Gender awareness and sensibility

Ability to use technology effectively

Ability to take initiative

Ability to establish strong, collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues at all levels

Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills

Knowledge of social justice movements

Fluency in English is required

Edication and Experience

University degree, in a discipline that includes an emphasis on research analysis and methodology

Minimum of five years of experience in design and management of evaluations

Experience in designing evaluation plans and systems with not-for-profit organizations and foundations, including developing theories of change or logic models

Experience providing technical support and/or capacity building to civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations

Experience working with, or within, a feminist organization or knowledge of key values and approaches guiding the work of a feminist organization

Duration

This is a one-year contract consultant position starting in July 2019, with the possibility for renewal for additional two years. We estimate that the work will take approximately 40 days per year but envision that this workload would fluctuate over time.

Location and Reporting

The consultant will be based remotely in Kenya and will report to Global Fund for Women’s Director of Learning and Evaluation, based in San Francisco, USA.

How to apply:

Apply online here https://globalfundforwomen.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=56

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be opened until filled.

  1. Job Opportunity: Program Assistant / Associate for International Programs at Promundo-US (Apirl 12, 2019)

Deadline: 12 April 2019

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Organization: Promundo-US

Job Announcement

Program Assistant /Associate for International Programs

Promundo-US

Washington, DC

March  2019

Overview

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working to promote gender equality and prevent violence, seeks a full-time Program Assistant or Program Associate (depending on experience and education) for International         Programs to work in its Washington, D.C. office. This position willform part of Promundo’s Programs team, the         members of which are mostly based in D.C.

About Promundo

Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender equality and preventing violence by       engaging men and boys in partnership with         women and girls. We believe  that working with men and boys        to transform harmful gender norms and unequal power dynamics is a critical part of the solution           to achieve gender equality. Promundo’s formative research       and rigorous evaluation, evidence-based programs, and targeted advocacy efforts strive to create change at multiple levels. Since 1997, Promundo’s initiatives – in collaboration with partners     in more than 45 countries – have reached nearly 10 million people through programs and training, campaigns and community engagement; and over 2 billion potential viewers through media, resulting in broader awareness around gender equality and violence prevention, as well as changes in attitudes and behaviors related to intimate partner violence; sexual and reproductive health and rights; and domestic work and caregiving, among others. For more information, visit: www.promundoglobal.org

Job Responsibilities

We are looking            for a detail-oriented, motivated, and  passionate candidate who is an excellent

communicator to join Promundo as a Program Assistant or Program Associate. Responsibilities

include the following:

  • Support the technical team in the development or adaptation of innovative gender transformative       curricula
  • Conduct literature reviews and desk research on topics related to gender, masculinities, health, violence, youth, and more
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for international trainings such as agendas and PowerPoint presentations, and coordination          of travel logistics such            as visas and supplies
  • Support technical leads in the preparation of donor reports and documentation
  • Track program output data across projects
  • With the Promundo Communications team, co-produce blog posts and other external facing

online materials to create visibility for international programs

  • With the Finance and Administrative team, arrange vendor payments and contracts
  • Support the Programs team in centralizing and organizing key Program documents and materials on the organizations Shared Drive
  • Research and propose new, dynamic ways to present and deliver Promundo’s messages

as well as new research and programmatic findings

  • Support the programs team as needed with other responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in gender, public health, international development,

sociology, or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience of 3 years

  • Office experience (program support experience preferred)
  • Advanced second language skills (Spanish and/or French preferred; Portuguese or Arabic also useful)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience working with web-based research tools and libraries (e.g. Zotero)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and quick learner
  • Proactive, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize well, with strong self-motivation

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of or passion for gender and social justice issues in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, or the Middle East/North Africa
  • Coursework on qualitative and quantitative research methods and/or experience interpreting quantitative/statistical research findings
  • Experience writing proposals
  • Experience living and/or working overseas

Compensation

  • Salary range will depend on education and relevant work experience;
  • Promundo provides an excellent benefits package including fully paid health/dental/vision,

and group life  insurance; Employer retirement contributions, Flex accounts, parental leave, and favorable vacation time.

Start Date

  • Flexible start date; April 2019 preferred.

Process

To apply, please send a 1) resume, 2) cover letter addressed to May-Mei Lee, Office Manager, and 3) writing sample of no more than 3 pages to: jobs@promundoglobal.org. Submission of all application materials in one PDF file is preferred.

Application will be considered           on a rolling basis until the final deadline of April 12, 2019.

Please write "Program Assistant/Associate" as the subject heading. Please indicate if you  are legally            authorized to work in  the United States, and note how you  came across our job posting

(e.g. through which job board, listserv, type of communication, etc.). Only shortlisted candidates will      be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Please view this description as a general overview, but not  a mandatory comprehensive   list. If

you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute and lead

in this role, do apply. We want to hear from  you!

Promundo-US is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive working space for all employees and to providing employees with  a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified          applicants will receive consideration  for employment without regard          to age,  race, color, religion, creed, national origin including ancestry, ethnicity, sex including pregnancy, gender,      gender            identity, gender expression, and transgender status, disability, alienage or citizenship status, military status, including past, current, or prospective service            in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital  status,  domestic violence victim status, familial status, actual or perceived sexual orientation.

How to apply:

To apply, please send to jobs@promundoglobal.org  a resume cover letter addressed to May-Mei Lee, Office Manager, and writing sample of no more than 3 pages

Submission of all application materials in one PDF file is preferred.

Please write "Program Assistant/Associate" as the subject heading. Please indicate if you are legally authorized to work in the United States, and note how you came across our job posting (e.g. through which job board, listserv, type of communication, etc.). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  1. Job Opportunity: Office Coordinator at Canadian Roots (April 12, 2019)

POSITION: Office Coordinator

Job term: Full-time, 1 year contract (possibility of renewal)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: May 2019

Locations: Toronto

Closing date: April 12th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $43,000 - $48,000 + benefits

Requirements: 2+ years administrative experience

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network.

Your impact

CRE is an expanding organization, and our offices and staff are growing across the country. Reporting to the Operations & Finance Manager, we are seeking an Office Coordinator to provide administrative support based out of our Toronto office to our national team, which includes offices in Saskatoon and Montréal. Your duties will include:

  • Coordinate the community usage and events bookings in the Toronto office
  • Act as point-person with office landlords and building managers
  • Build and maintain strong vendors relationships
  • Purchase office supplies for the entire organization
  • Handle incoming phone calls and emails
  • Coordinate staff meetings and internal communications  ● Assist in organizing office events
  • Support the onboarding and training of new employees
  • Lead the Workplace Safety and Office Plant Care Committee
  • Provide administrative support to the Operations & Finance Manager
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Who you are

  • You are people-oriented and relationship-driven. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others. You want to see others succeed.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines. The thought of improving existing procedures excites you, and you find joy in systems that make your coworkers’ lives easier.
  • You are analytical and a problem-solver. If you see an issue, you are eager to figure out why there is a problem and then roll up your sleeves and fix it.
  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you.

Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.

  • You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
  • You are calm and supportive. It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Salary: $43,000 - $48,000 based on experience and education
  • Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
  • Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
  • Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary

Application Method  As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and your experience in relevant HR roles and, especially, any opportunities you have had to work with Indigenous communities. If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

OfficeCoor_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: OfficeCoor_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 14)
  2. Interview (April 22-26)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: Human Resources Coordinator at Canadian Roots (April 12, 2019)

POSITION: Human Resources Coordinator

Job term: Full-time, 1 year contract (possibility of renewal)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: May 2019

Locations: Toronto

Closing date: April 12th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $45,000 - $50,000 + benefits

Requirements: 2+ years human resources experience

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network.

Your impact

CRE is a growing organization, and we are hiring staff across the country. Reporting to the Operations & Finance Manager, we are seeking an HR Coordinator to provide human resources support based out of our Toronto office to our national team, which includes offices inSaskatoon and Montréal. Our ideal candidate is someone who has completed their Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or who is nearing the completion of it. Your duties will include:

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to develop job postings and interview questions
  • Track and pre-screen candidates
  • Schedule interviews, follow-up calls, and reference checks
  • Coordinate new hire trainings and the onboarding process
  • Support the administration of payroll and health and dental benefits
  • Lead CRE’s Workplace Culture & Onboarding Committee
  • Manage a community job board
  • Triage employee concerns and promote a safe and healthy work environment
  • Coordinate staff appreciation activities across all offices
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Who you are

  • You are people-oriented and relationship-driven. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others. You want to see others succeed.
  • You are analytical and a problem-solver. If you see an issue, you are eager to figure out why there is a problem and then roll up your sleeves and fix it.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines. The thought of improving existing procedures excites you, and you find joy in systems that make your coworkers’ lives easier.
  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
  • You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
  • You are calm and supportive. It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 based on experience and education
  • Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
  • Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
  • Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary  Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and your experience in relevant HR roles and, especially, any opportunities you have had to work with Indigenous communities. If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

HRCoor_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: HRCoor_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 13)
  2. Interview (April 22-26)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access.

Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: Project Finance Lead at ActionAid International (April 12, 2019)

Deadline: 12 April 2019

Location: Nairobi, Kenya / London, UK / Johannesburg, South Africa

Organization: ActionAid International

ActionAid International brings together partners to work against poverty and injustice in over 45 countries, co-ordinated by our Global Secretariat, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Project Finance Lead. Working directly for the Director of Finance & Operations, this role oversees the effective provision of financial support to restricted projects. It works closely with Project Managers to ensure high-quality support to all projects and provides senior management with assurance and analysis on a regular basis. This role has both line management for a pool of project accountants, and matrix management of other accountants employed directly by project teams.

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Coordinating and leading finance support to donor-funded projects:

Manage project accountant resource availability and allocate to projects to ensure maximum efficiency.

Coordinate appropriate resources to develop proposals and, where this is not available, produce those proposals and budgets.

Sign-off all complex budgets to ensure that donor guidelines are met, and that cost-recovery has been built in at acceptable levels (including budget-relieving projects).

Undertake regular personal training on the correct use of financial systems and roll this out as required to all project accountants, producing and retaining documentation as appropriate to ensure sustainable processes.

Produce and utilise new starters guide specific to the technical aspects of the role of project accountants.

Document evidence of how practices amongst project accountants meets ActionAid’s internal assurance standards, and those of donors.

  1. Financial Management:

Produce consolidated budgets, forecasts and quarterly management accounts with brief summaries of project progress (financial aspects) and financial risk register for review by the International Leadership Team.

Review proposed coding structures of each project in Sun 6.3 to ensure donor and internal reporting can be automated (including budget-relieving amounts and co-financing).

Roll forward all restricted projects in the finance system at year-end, working with the Global Secretariat Finance Manager to obtain approval.

Conclude and close all restricted projects in Sun 6.3 (Action Aid’s finance system), preparing final journals for approval by the Director, linked to final donor report.

Ensure project authorisation structure in Sun 6.3 adheres to internal and donor procurement guidelines.

Act as a subject matter expert on ActionAid’s cost-recovery practices.

Ensure financial aspects of the Contract Management System are correct and up to date for all restricted projects managed by the Global Secretariat.

Conduct monthly meeting with Global Secretariat Finance Manager to ensure consistent financial practices and use of the system, resolve discrepancies and document unresolved exceptions for review by Director.

Conduct monthly review of all payroll journals, other transactions and restricted fund balances and verify them with project managers, identifying and posting corrective transactions as appropriate.

Identify trends of incorrect transaction processing and control weaknesses, address them with project accountants and keep a running log of problems identified and overcome for training purposes.

  1. People Management:

Directly line manage a pool of project accountants and allocate them to smaller projects as appropriate.

Matrix manage project accountants (those aligned directly to projects) and ensure consistency with other project accountants in all HR matters

Working with project managers, allocate all project accountants to projects to ensure fair distribution of work and 100% cost-recovery for those roles and self.

Requirements

Education, Language & Qualifications

Qualified accountant

Excellent oral and written communication in English

Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience

Substantial post-qualification experience in the NGO sector.

Demonstrable and significant experience of the following:

- Working as the most senior finance person on complex donor-funded projects;

- Managing a team of more than three staff (over an extended period in the last three years) and resolving complex HROD matters;

- Managing complex organisational change through to conclusion;

- Hands-on correction of financial records in relation to historical and complex errors, and oversight of the same through others;

- Creating management information to support decisions up to Director and Board level;

- Documenting best-practice, applying it through self and others, and in creating sustainable finance practices that are not dependent on any one individual.

Knowledge (and practical application of) the international regulatory environment for INGOs.

Desired behaviours and competencies

Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing diversity (gender, race, culture).

Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about decisions and plans proactively

A strong commitment to ActionAid values and the feminist leadership principles

How to apply:

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to hrworkspace@actionaid.org by 5 April 2019.

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

  1. Job Opportunity: Finance and Operations Coordinator at Triangle Project (April 12, 2019)

Deadline: 12 April 2019

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Organization: Triangle Project

The finance and operations coordinator must ensure that all financial reporting deadlines are met on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and that financial records maintained to ensure financial accountability to the Board, Auditors and Donors of the organisation.

They are also required to do basic administration relating to operational management, including some Human Resources, office management and other related work.

The coordinator works closely with the organisation’s Director and programme managers and will ideally play a role in monitoring and evaluation and in providing wider financial support to other staff members. The coordinator will also work closely with an outside accountant from time to time.

How to apply:

Apply online

All applications must include:

A CV detailing relevant work experience not exceeding three pages;

A covering letter which explains how you meet the job description and person specifications, making reference to past experience.

Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews on between 17-19 April.

  1. Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 15, 2019)

POSITION: Executive Assistant

Job term: Part-time, 1-year contract with a possibility of renewal and/or full-time

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Start date: Early May 2019

Locations: Toronto

Closing date: April 12th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $22-$25 per hour

Requirements: Demonstrated strong attention to detail and confidentiality

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network.

Your impact

CRE is growing. As we expand the scope and scale of our national programming, we are looking for an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and management team from our Toronto office. Reporting to the Operations & Finance Manager, the successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate, schedule, and manage agenda and to-do list of the Executive Director
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and all board committees, including taking meeting minutes and preparing meeting materials
  • Take minutes at Board of Director meetings
  • Track expenses for Board members and Executive Director
  • Coordinate travel for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Collecting signatures and authorizations for documents and contracts
  • Ensure the organization fulfils its Canada Revenue Agency and Corporate Canada filing requirements
  • Support scheduling for CRE’s management team and booking travel
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Who you are

  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines. The  thought of improving existing procedures excites you, and you find joy in systems that make your coworkers’ lives easier.
  • You are people-oriented and relationship-driven. You are focused on people and

communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others. You want to see others succeed.

  • You can keep a secret. You appreciate the confidentiality of situations and know when and when not to share information.
  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you.

Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.

  • You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
  • You are calm and supportive. It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Wage: $22-$25 an hour
  • Vacation: 4% payment

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

Exec_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: Exec_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 13)
  2. Interview (April 22-26)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities

are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: Gathering Program Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)

POSITION: Gathering Program Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

Job term: Full-time, 16 week contract

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: May 2019

Locations: Montréal

Closing date: April 16th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $18 per hour

Requirements: Demonstrated strong attention to detail. Bilingualism is an asset

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of an National Indigenous Youth Network.

Eligibility

As this is a Canada Summer Jobs position, applicants must be aged 15-30 at the start of the position, and you must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or someone granted refugee protection by the Canadian government.

Your impact

In preparation for our 8th National Annual Gathering in Montréal in February 2020, we are searching for a Gathering Program Assistant to support our planning team. Working alongside the Mobilization Coordinator and Events Manager, the Program Assistant will:

  • Provide logistics support to the Gathering Planning Committee Coordinate the Gathering Planning Committee, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and following-up on action items
  • Recruit members for the Youth Programming Committee
  • Coordinate the Youth Programming Committee, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and following-up on action items
  • Liaise with potential vendors in securing quotes for services
  • Participate in staff meetings and other staff events
  • Support summer programming in Montréal
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned

Who you are

  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines.
  • You are people and relationship driven. You are focused on people and communities,value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others.

You want to see others succeed.

  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
  • You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who works to fix it. You have experience delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Wage: $18 an hour
  • Vacation: 4% payment

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

Gathering_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: Gathering_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 18)
  2. Interview (April 29 - May 3)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities

are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: National Training Program Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)

POSITION: National Training Program Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

Job term: Full-time, 16 week contract

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: Early May 2019

Locations: Toronto

Closing date: April 16th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $18 per hour

Requirements: Demonstrated strong attention to detail

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of an National Indigenous Youth Network.

Eligibility

As this is a Canada Summer Jobs position, applicants must be aged 15-30 at the start of the position, and you must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or someone granted refugee protection by the Canadian government.

Your impact

This year over 100 youth will join CRE’s National Youth Reconciliation Initiative (NYRI) and Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative (RYRI). We are seeking a National Training Program Assistant to support the recruitment of the YRI leaders and help coordinate the week-long training in August. The successful candidate will:

  • Schedule interviews with YRI leader candidates and assist in candidate tracking Input survey data from the 2018-19 program year
  • Support the development of evaluation tools and survey instruments for the upcoming program year
  • Provide administrative support to the NYRI and RYRI program teams
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the national training in August
  • Participate in staff meetings and other staff events
  • Support summer programming in Toronto
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned

Who you are

  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines.
  • You are people and relationship driven. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others. You want to see others succeed.
  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
  • You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who works to fix it. You have experience delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Wage: $18 an hour
  • Vacation: 4% payment

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention: Training_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: Training_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 18)
  2. Interview (April 29 - May 3)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities

are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: Donation & Sponsorship Assistant at Canadian Roots (April 16, 2019)

POSITION: Donation & Sponsorship Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

Job term: Full-time, 16 week contract

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: Early May 2019

Locations: Toronto

Closing date: April 16th (6pm EST)

Compensation: $18 per hour

Requirements: Writer, researcher, or designer with strong attention to detail

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of an National Indigenous Youth Network.

Eligibility

As this is a Canada Summer Jobs position, applicants must be aged 15-30 at the start of the position, and you must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or someone granted refugee protection by the Canadian government.

Your impact

CRE is a growing organization. We are seeking a Donation & Sponsorship Assistant to support the Executive Director and Operations & Finance Manager in the creation and launch of a national donations campaign and research prospective corporate sponsors for the organization.The successful candidate will: Support the design a donation campaign for launch in September 2019, including marketing materials and web page

  • Research the best practices in charitable donation campaigns
  • Analyze existing donors information and develop donor profiles to help the organization better understand its audience
  • Investigate the corporate social responsibility plans of potential sponsors and create sponsorship packages and tailored messaging
  • Support the Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator in generating content for donors and sponsors
  • Participate in staff meetings, admin team meetings, and other staff events
  • Support local summer programming
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned

Who you are

  • You are organized and detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines.
  • You have artistic flair. You can create compelling content built on information and

stories.

  • You are a researcher. You like getting lost on the rabbit trails of Wikipedia. Searching

for new information excites you.

  • You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
  • You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who works to fix it. You have experience delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, picking people up from the airport, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Wage: $18 an hour
  • Vacation: 4% payment

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

Donation_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: Donation_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Dates)

  1. Contact for interview (April 18)
  2. Interview (April 29 - May 3)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities

are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

  1. Job Opportunity: Gender and Gender-Based Violence Adviser at Saferworld (April 17, 2019)

Deadline: 17 April 2019

Location: Bangladesh

Organization: Saferworld

Saferworld's work on gender, peace and security (GPS) is relevant in all conflict settings and cuts across all of our thematic work and geographic programmes.

This role will focus on two work streams:

Providing technical advice and support to Saferworld and partner colleagues on a significant new programme in Cox’s Bazaar, which seeks to build social cohesion within two refugee camps and between the displaced population and the host communities. It has a particular focus on gender, women’s empowerment and social cohesion, with an emphasis on GBV as one of the main barriers that women and girls face in enjoying their rights and participating freely and safely in decision making at all levels.

Providing technical advice to other Saferworld country programmes on ongoing and future work on gender and peacebuilding. Focus areas include: examining gender norms and GBV as drivers of conflict; transforming negative masculinities, and/or women’s participation in peacebuilding.

Please Apply online here https://www.saferworld.org.uk/job-postings/gender-and-gender-based-violence-adviser-deadline-17-april-2019

  1. Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (April 17, 2019)

Deadline: 17 April 2019

Location: Toronto, Canada

Organization: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (BSCC) is a Toronto-based charitable organization that assists women from underserved communities who are experiencing violence or its aftermath. Through services such as legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation, BSCC helps women experience less isolation, more stability and expanded personal agency within relationships, while also fostering improved knowledge of and access to legal rights and remedies. In its policy and law reform work, BSCC is a strategic advocate for sustainable policy shifts to address violence against women and social changes that benefit women. BSCC uses the umbrella term “women”, recognizing that gender is self-identification that is not necessarily correspondent with assigned sex at birth. “Women” represents all those who self-identify as a woman, including but not limited to cisgender women, transgender women, intersex women and two-spirit women.

BSCC’s vision is a world where diverse women build lives free from violence, work together to create a more just world, and live their own lives in respectful communities that provide meaning and belonging. BSCC was established in memory of Barbra Teena Schlifer, an idealistic young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence on the night of her call to the Bar of Ontario on April 11, 1980. Since it was founded in 1985, BSCC has assisted more than 67,000 women to build lives free from violence. In 2018 alone, BSCC provided vital resources to 7,000 women in need of its support.

Today, at an exciting time of growth, the Board wishes to recruit a strategic and visionary leader as the organization’s next Executive Director. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the strategic leadership, team development and successful management of the organization. The ideal candidate will draw upon their 7+ years of progressive leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of the non-profit sector, including the violence against women sector and the legal system, to help strengthen the organization and increase its impact.

The new Executive Director will be a collaborative, values-based leader who would thrive in a feminist, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed work environment. Inspired by and attuned to BSCC’s mission (to amplify women’s voices and cultivate their skills and resilience), the preferred candidate will build rapport quickly and establish strong and productive relationships within the community and with staff, the Board, government representatives, funders and the women BSCC serves.

This position is based in downtown Toronto.

How to apply:

Please contact Suzanne Clark or Sarah Shaikh at Four Corners Group.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

  1. Job Opportunity: Senior Advisor - Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, and Social Inclusion at Women's Refugee Commission (April 19, 2019)

Deadline: 19 April 2019

Location: New York, NY, USA

Organization: Women's Refugee Commission

The Senior Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and Social Inclusion is an expert in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, gender, diversity, and inclusive humanitarian action, representing and positioning the organization as a leader in inclusive humanitarian research and advocacy across sectors. S/he is recognized and called upon by humanitarian, gender, disability, development, health, human rights, academic, UN, and government actors to contribute expertise on the protection and empowerment of women, children, and youth with diverse identities and from marginalized sub-populations, including (but not isolated to) those from sexual and gender minorities and those with disabilities.

Responsibilities include:

Lead WRC’s work in a six-agency Consortium established to: increase the demand for and the availability of quality, comprehensive SRH services particularly among the most marginalized populations in complex and challenging environments; strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights capacity, preparedness and resilience of government, civil society, and communities; and, improve the national and global policy environment.

Advance implementation of the organization’s strategic plan on gender, social inclusion, and resilience; supervise staff working on disabilities, LGBTI persons, adolescents, and youth; identify solutions for more efficient and effective program management; high-level advocacy, coordination, and communication in the humanitarian sector, including with states, UN agencies, NGOs, and local organizations; monitoring and evaluating program activities, including outcomes towards the WRC’s wider organizational goals and objectives.

The position is full-time, based in New York with field travel (approximately 25% of time).

Enssential Job Functions

Coordination and Leadership

Lead WRC’s participation in a multi-agency Consortium planning to address Approaches in Complex and Challenging Environments for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ACCESS) leveraging WRC’s work on community preparedness and disaster risk mitigation in SRH, as well as WRC’s work in capacity development of host government SRH capacity.

Participate in, and advance, WRC’s strategic planning and thought leadership initiatives.

Support the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WRC’s work on sexual and reproductive health, gender and social inclusion, ensuring alignment with the wider organizational mission, strategic plans, and objectives.

Represent the WRC in high-level human rights, development, and humanitarian forums, including participating in working groups and committees at global levels (e.g. Gender & Resilience Working Group; TAAP Inclusion Community of Practice).

Identify strategic opportunities for global advocacy on gender and social inclusion, and coordinate and collaborate with the advocacy and communications teams to advance these activities.

Engage directly with donors to promote partnerships and development opportunities, in alignment with the strategic vision of the organization.

Update SRH Program Director on a regular basis about relevant program activities and developments, and report to board members, as requested.

Program Implementation

Lead the WRC’s Consortium planning on sexual and reproductive health, gender and social inclusion, and resilience-based approaches.

Conduct sexual and reproductive health, gender and social inclusion analyses and design inclusion and resilience strategies for sexual and reproductive health in collaboration with Consortium partners building upon existing WRC programs and projects, including those focused on sexual and reproductive health, GBV prevention and response, women’s participation and leadership, and youth and adolescents.

Provide technical support on gender, social inclusion, and resilience to other WRC programs and collaborate on project development in strategic sectors for the organization.

Program Management

Develop and monitor the implementation of WRC’s Consortium work plan and other programmatic work plans covering multiple projects and grants.

Support proposal development to ensure coherent programmatic funding across multiple projects and funding sources.

Evaluate program effectiveness and outcomes toward WRC’s wider organizational goals and objectives.

Support program staff to prepare donor reports in collaboration with the finance and development teams.

Staff management

Supervise program staff and consultants working on disabilities, LGBTI persons, adolescents and youth, and other often marginalized populations, including work planning, training, performance review, and quality assurance.

Capacity development of the direct reports as well as other program staff.

Supervise additional projects and program staff as deemed appropriate.

Financial Responsibilities

Prepare budgets and spending plans and authorize expenditure to social inclusion, resilience, adolescents, youth, and disability program grants, and others as indicated.

Lead/oversee gender and social inclusion, resilience, adolescents, youth, and disability program grants, sub-grants and expenditure, identifying appropriate budget realignments as needed with the finance and development team.

Raise development needs as appropriate with the Senior Director for Programs and the Director of Development.

Requirements

Master’s Degree in public health, human rights, public policy, or related social development fields.

Minimum of eight years progressive work experience on sexual and reproductive health and inclusion in humanitarian action.

Minimum of five years of program management experience in humanitarian settings/fragile contexts.

Experience advocating for issues within high-level, multi-stakeholder forums in the humanitarian system.

Ability to recognize and respond to complex situations involving external stakeholders, within both the technical and political fields of humanitarian action.

Demonstrated high levels of independence in program management, including identifying effective solutions for budgeting and development challenges, managing high workloads in the team, and risk mitigation when working with local partners.

Proven track record conducting research, analyzing issues relating to inclusive humanitarian action, and writing reports and policy papers.

Knowledge and expertise on gender, diversity, and social inclusion.

Skills in providing training, technical advice, and/or conducting participatory evaluations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grant writing, public speaking, and presentation expertise.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment.

Good computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter with your resume and salary requirements to: WRCJobs@wrcommission.org

  1. Job Opportunity: Safeguarding Specialist at Oxfam Novib (April 22, 2019)

Deadline: 22 April 2019

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Organization: Oxfam Novib

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam Novib is looking to strengthen its Integrity Team by appointing a Safeguarding Specialist with responsibility for managing investigations of cases involving child abuse, sexual misconduct and other unwanted behaviour (bullying/harassment/discrimination), advising on safeguarding policy developments, and conducting trainings to build the safeguarding incident management capacity of managers and staff. The Safeguarding Specialist will report to the Integrity Lead and will play an essential part in promoting good practice and help the organization reach the highest safeguarding standards for the communities where we work, our staff, volunteers and contractors.

The Safeguarding Specialist will:

Lead and oversee efficient, well-organised, survivor-centred investigations into safeguarding allegations, which ensures prompt pick up of new cases and appropriate actions taken, including the support provided to survivors/victims.

Implement improvements in the design of Oxfam Novib’s safeguarding investigations and prevention work through a holistic approach, including in the 13 country offices where we hold the role of Executing Affiliate for the Oxfam confederation.

Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate effective collaboration on safeguarding.

Feed into the delivery of safeguarding incident management training to Country Directors and Unit Managers, and other senior management staff as appropriate.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

An advanced university degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, (international) law, social work or other social science field (or equivalent education) and relevant safeguarding investigation qualification/experience.

A background in working with children, youth and/or adults who have experienced harassment, abuse or exploitation.

Demonstrated experience in investigating cases of abuse or exploitation, including sexual misconduct allegations (such as sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse) or allegations where the survivors are children, beneficiaries, or other potentially vulnerable populations.

Sound knowledge of the theories, concepts and approaches relevant to safeguarding investigations and of investigation case management and administration, including conducting interviews with potentially traumatized or otherwise vulnerable individuals.

Robust analytical skills, strong training and presentation skills.

Experience of the INGO sector/humanitarian and/or global development work, and/or working in the developing world.

Ability to display high levels of cultural and emotional intelligence.

Excellent understanding of the potential support needs of survivors, legal frameworks, and safeguarding best practices.

Ability and desire to undertake international travel including to fragile and remote areas and at short notice for approximately 1-3 weeks at a time.

Excellent resilience, self-awareness and understanding of the need for self-care.

Excellent written and spoken English and French.

How to apply:

Please apply online here https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4796&company=OxfamNovibP&username=

For more information about the position, you can contact Dieneke de Vos, Integrity Lead, at integrity@oxfamnovib.nl. Applications received by email will not be processed.

  1. Job Opportunity: Program Manager at The Teresa Group (April 22, 2019)

Deadline: 22 April 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Organization: The Teresa Group

The Teresa Group advances the dignity and well-being of children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization offers a broad range of care and support programs and services to over 700 children in approximately 300 families in the GTA and across Ontario. The office is located in mid-town Toronto.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to head up our care and support program team. You bring a proven track record of excellent team leadership, program and human resources management, program development, implementation and evaluation and the ability to establish and maintain successful partnerships in the community. Being knowledgeable about the current resources and challenges facing children and families affected by HIV and AIDS is an asset.

Qualifications and experience:

Postgraduate degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience;

4-5 years’ experience in non-profit management, including proven expertise managing human and financial resources;

Strong skills and experience developing, implementing and evaluating community-based programs;

Demonstrated expertise in community development – establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with other organisations and community groups;

Superior organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;

Excellent knowledge of issues related to diversity and working within an inclusive, anti-oppressive framework;

Understanding of the issues facing children and families affected by HIV and AIDS as well as services and resources in the community.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, flexibility required, includes some evenings and weekends

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter that outlines how your education and experience equips you for this position to hr@ttgtoronto.ca with “Program Manager Application” in the subject line OR apply online.

We strongly encourage people living with HIV, those with lived experience of racialization and oppression and who meet the criteria to apply and self-identify.

  1. Job Opportunity: Events Manager at Canadian Roots (April 22, 2019)

POSITION: Events Manager

Job term: Full-time (1 year contract, possibility of renewal)

Start date: Mid-late May 2019

Locations: Saskatoon, Toronto, or Montréal

Closing date: April 22nd (6pm EST)

Compensation: $62,000 - $67,000 + benefits

Requirements: 5+ years organizing multi-day events with more than 100 attendees

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of an National Indigenous Youth Network.

Your impact

As we expand our national presence, we are looking for a Special Events Manager to lead the organization of our two major events: the Annual National Gathering and Annual Celebration. Every year, CRE hosts a National Gathering that draws 300+ youth from across Canada, and the next will be held in Montréal in February 2020. This coming September we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Celebration for our major and potential donors to recognize the work that CRE accomplished in 2018-2019. In this role, the successful candidate will:

  • Envision events based on input from internal stakeholders and ensure that necessary objectives, deliverables, and/or outcomes are met
  • Coordinate program planning committees and incorporate feedback
  • Lead various staff and volunteers in the planning and convening of major events
  • Ensure that major events are delivered on budget  Manage event preparation and delivery - from sourcing venues, finalizing contracts, conducting briefings with all vendors and staff prior to event, to managing on-site team, registration staff/volunteers, logistics, and overall technical production of the event
  • Develop and maintain relationships with national and local vendors
  • Recommend and implement the latest technologies and digital tools used in the event world
  • Advise programming staff and volunteers on the design and convening of other events
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned This role requires the successful candidate to spend 10-20% of their time travelling within Canada depending on their office location, with periodic evening and weekend work.

Who you are

  • You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. You have experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/organizations and believe in using your skills and talents to advance reconciliation.
  • You have a vision. Drawing on your experience working with youth and Indigenous Peoples, you bring passion and excitement, as well as ideas and plans for reconciliation youth programming.
  • You are detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the minutiae do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects: monitoring the moving pieces, overseeing

teams in locations across Canada, planning logistics, and controlling budgets above $200,000.

  • You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love any opportunities to work with others.
  • You are a mentor and coach. You understand the value of personal growth and actively support those around you. You want to see CRE’s staff and volunteers succeed and give them the opportunities to do so.
  • You are a communicator and listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can accurately interpret what what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is an asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
  • You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9 5 and to travel for work.  You are calm and supportive. It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
  • You are a self-starter and leader. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who fixes it. You are accomplished at delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, speaking engagements, consoling youth, or office cleaning.

Compensation

  • Salary: $62,000 - $67,000 based on experience and education
  • Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
  • Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
  • Phone Allowance: $40 a month
  • Other: RRSP contribution that is 5% of salary

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). In your cover letter, please indicate your preference for which CRE office you would like to work from. Candidates must be available for an hour and a half interview on the dates listed below. Also if you have any questions, you can contact Tristan Smyth, Operations and Finance Manager, at tristan@canadianroots.ca.

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to jobs@canadianroots.ca as

a single PDF with the following file naming convention:

Events_LastName.FirstName.pdf

Ex: Events_Smyth.Tristan.pdf

Hiring Process (Approximate Timeline)

  1. Contact for interview (April 26)
  2. Interview (May 6-8)

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access.

Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter. As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check. Successful candidates must also have a valid driver’s license.

  1. Job Opportunity: Country Director, Myanmar at CARE Australia (April 23, 2019)

Deadline: 23 April 2019

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Organization: CARE Australia

CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to play a key role in ensuring efficient and accountable management of CARE International’s (CI) development and humanitarian program. We are seeking an experienced strategic and senior operational manager with a proven ability to manage complex budgets, staff and programs.

Key Responsibilities

Establish and maintain an effective management structure in the country that is documented and identifies responsibilities and accountabilities

Promote the Vision, Mission and Focus of CARE International

Contribute to the development, promulgation and implementation of CARE Australia’s strategic and corporate policies and practices

Identify and manage key corporate risks in relation to CI Myanmar’s operations

Represent CARE International as required with the host government and in donor, sector or other meetings

Provide effective leadership and management for the response by CI Myanmar in the event of an humanitarian emergency

Ideally you will have

Senior operational management experience in international aid demonstrating the capacity to manage budgets, staff and programs, preferably with an international NGO

Demonstrated experience in leadership and management in a complex international setting

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project design and proposal preparation, program and project management

Proven capacity to develop external relationships to further the goals of CI and to secure program funding

Excellent skills, experience and in-depth understanding of change management principles and methodologies

What we can offer you

Access to generous leave benefits, appropriate insurance and allowances

Professional development and training opportunities

The opportunity to use your skills to fight poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities

A range of creative solutions offered that may be negotiated where possible, on a case-by-case basis, to help you balance work with life

CARE Australia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

How to apply:

Please apply online here https://www.care.org.au/careers/

Please ensure you attach your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, when you submit your application.

Questions about the role?

Please email your queries to jobs@care.org.au (please do not email applications to this address). Myanmar citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications Close: 12:01 am (AEDT), Tuesday 23 April 2019

  1. Job Opportunity: Research Associates – Modern Slavery and Related Serious, Exploitative and Organised Criminal Activity at The Alan Turing Institute (April 23, 2019)

Deadline: 23 April 2019

Location: London, UK

Organization: The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute, as the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, plays an important part in driving forward advances in these technologies in order to change the world for the better.

After launching in 2015 with government funding from EPSRC and five founding universities, the Institute has grown an extensive network of university partners from across the UK and launched a number of major partnerships with industry, public and third sector. Today it is home to more than 400 researchers and a talented business team.

Position

We are seeking for up to two post-doctoral Research Associates (RAs) to work on the Turing Project “Data Science/AI for Combating Modern Slavery”. Researchers will be based at the Alan Turing Institute and part of a team with several other Turing colleagues across the Defence & Security, Public Policy and AI programmes. The PDRA(s) will meet regularly with the research team and expect to engage with domain experts and stakeholders across law enforcement, government, national and international NGOs, and the private sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform high quality research in statistics, machine learning methods as outlined above and as relevant to the project.

Write and contribute to research publications, documenting results of the research, to publish in relevant peer-reviewed scientific journals of international standing, to present these results at conferences and workshops, and to communicate results to a diverse audience and through multiple mediums.

Assist in the organisation of and participate in regular meetings and special workshops with the research team, designated members of staff and with other collaborators.

Collaborate with colleagues in government both on research and on taking methods developed towards wider use.

Travel as necessary to meet with internal and external collaborators.

Take initiative and make original contributions to the research programme wherever possible, and to contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole.

Requirements

Essential

PhD (or close to completion) or equivalent experience in statistics (R1), machine learning, computer science (R2) or related discipline

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present complex or technical information, and to communicate effectively with analysts and other stakeholders outside the research community.

Ability to collaborate successfully with colleagues in government, industry.

Ability to work as a member of a team.

Ability to carry out research independently under the guidance of the PI, and work of initiative to organise working time.

Expertise in one or more of R, Python, C++

Desirable

Specialist expertise in a relevant area of methodology including one or more of probabilistic graphical models, spatial temporal models, geo-spatial modelling, causal inference, image processing, behavioural statistics, natural language processing, computational/machine learning methods

Experience of collaboration with government, or with analyst teams in other sectors outside academic research.

Experience of collaboration with other academic disciplines.

Interest in applications to modern slavery, human trafficking, international development, criminal justice, human rights, social good.

Experience of working with large data sets.

How to apply:

Apply online

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact the team on 0203 862 3394 or email jobs@turing.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries to the PI Anjali Mazumder at amazumder@turing.ac.uk

Interview date: 10 May

  1. Job Opportunity: Part-Time Peer Research Assistant Position at University of Toronto Scarborough (April 26, 2019)

USW CASUAL POSITION

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society

PART-TIME CASUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Peer Research Assistant

This position is governed by the Collective Agreement for the “Casual” Bargaining Unit between the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and The United Steelworkers (USW).

Posting Date: April 1, 2019

Salary: $18 to $23/hour plus 4% vacation pay – depending on experience

Hours of Work: To be determined – maximum of 10 hours per week

Term of Employment: May to October 2019

About the Research Project: The Peer Research Assistant will contribute to a study that aims to

(1) understand the pregnancy and birth experiences of women with physical, sensory, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario and

(2) improve pregnancy-related care for women with these disabilities.

Partners for this project include the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and several local and national disability, health care, and social services organizations.

The main task of the Peer Research Assistant will be to co-lead, with a University of Toronto Scarborough researcher, interviews with

(1) women with physical, sensory, and intellectual and developmental disabilities about their pregnancy and birth experiences and

(2) service providers and policy-makers about their experiences providing pregnancy-related care to women with disabilities.

Job Duties:

Schedule participant interviews

Conduct participant interviews

Maintain interview data

Transcribe interviews

Take notes at meetings

Maintain electronic and paper files

Job Requirements:

We encourage individuals who identify as a woman with a disability to apply.

Lived experience of pregnancy or parenting, as well as prior work or volunteer experience within the disability community are a strong asset.

This position requires strong communication, time management, and organizational skills, and experience working as part of a team.

This position requires someone with a flexible schedule to accommodate participant interviews and may involve travel outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

Post-secondary education and research experience are an asset but not a strict requirement; research training will be provided.

To apply:

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter (highlighting your lived experience, research experience, and any other relevant experience/skills) to Dr. Hilary Brown (hk.brown@utoronto.ca) by Friday, April 26, 2019.

  1. Job Opportunity: Programme Officer, Field Building on Psychological Violence at Oak Foundation (May 2, 2019)

Deadline: 2 May 2019

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: Oak Foundation

About Oak:

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, and North America, Oak Foundation has an annual grant-making budget of over USD 250 million and makes grants to organizations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Purpose of the Role:

Oak Foundation is looking for a Programme Officer with experience in field building and/or psychological abuse, coercion and control to help us build on the successes of our grantees who are working on domestic violence. As the Programme Officer, you will work closely with the lead Trustees and the Issues Affecting Women Programme team to increase knowledge of the field of psychological abuse, embed learning across our growing domestic violence portfolio, build and manage a portfolio of grants that will contribute to changing the wider domestic violence sector, and support service providers to recognise, address and intervene to end psychological violence, coercion and control in all its forms.

The IAWP team has high standards. We are collegial, mutually supportive and joyful. We are looking for a new team member who is excited about making a difference in the sector, is comfortable leading from behind and who draws energy from supporting women working on the front lines to end violence.

Main responsibilities include:

As part of the overall IAWP strategy, lead the development and implementation of a strategy to support organizations addressing psychological violence, coercion and control within intimate partner relationships; To develop the strategy, the Programme Officer will:

- Convene experts in the field, academics, donors, civil society and other actors as needed;

- Analyze and assess existing knowledge, research and data in the field and commission further research as needed;

- Find experts that can generate innovative ideas and strategies and commission the development of new campaigns to increase awareness of psychological violence, coercion and control within intimate partner relationships;

Support other programme officers in IAWP to mainstream awareness of psychological violence throughout the programme as necessary;

Once the grant portfolio has been developed, share and support awareness of psychological violence to relevant other programmes (e.g. the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme) within the Oak Foundation family;

Grow and manage the psychological abuse grant portfolio from point of initial inquiry to assessment and final recommendation to the President/Trustees/Board; ensuring alignment with programme strategies and compliance with Oak’s grant management system and related grant-making procedures;

  • Conduct the monitoring and evaluation of grants including through the conduct of site visits, review/edit progress and end of grant reports, monitor progress against objectives, suggest ways to improve and assess the overall impact of a grant and recommend next steps;
  • Work with outside reviewers and experts to gather information and assess grant proposals;
  • Coordinate activities and funding with peer philanthropists;
  • Travel, including internationally, up to 25 per cent of the time during the year;
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by the Director and/or the Trustee.

Position Requirements

A university degree in a relevant field such as psychology, public health, women’s rights;

At least 7-10 years’ relevant work experience in the field of women’s rights, non-profit sector, civil society or relevant field;

Proven experience in successful strategy development and implementation and/or campaigning for creating change;

Expertise in intimate partner violence with a focus on psychological violence, coercion and control AND/OR in field building in the women’s rights or human rights sector;

Comfortable working in a multicultural environment;

Solid analytical and writing skills, experience setting up impact evaluation systems and analysing financial budgets;

Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills;

Tact, maturity and a good sense of humour;

Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another language an asset;

Swiss/EU citizen or holder of valid Swiss work permit preferred.

A commitment to advancing feminism and human rights, and to Oak’s organisational values.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to jobs@oakfnd.org

Please state “Programme Officer IAWP” in the subject line of your email.

  1. Job Opportunity: Senior Gender Advisor at Women's Refugee Commission (April 30, 2019)

Deadline: 30 April 2019

Location: New York, NY, USA

Organization: Women's Refugee Commission

Background

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people. As an advocacy organization, the Commission is dedicated to bringing about systemic changes that lead to greater respect for the rights of uprooted women, children and young people. The organization strives to effect policy and programmatic change with broad, worldwide impact.

Scope of work

The position will lead WRC’s strategic priority on gender equality which focuses on how to strengthen gender equality and gender integration in humanitarian response across all sectors and promote gender transformative programming. The Senior Gender Advisor will document and advance how gender and gender equality are currently understood in humanitarian response, including how gender equality is being linked to GBV prevention, health and empowerment activities, and integrated into program design and implementation.

The Advisor will develop guidance and tools, as needed, to promote a more progressive and comprehensive understanding of gender, diversity, and gender equality programming in humanitarian settings. S/he will also assess field practice across diverse humanitarian contexts to understand the challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality through all humanitarian sectors and document good practice on how organizations and sectors are successfully integrating gender in their assessments, program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance to partners on the ground and convene thought-leaders, to engage, solicit input, and capture cutting-edge thinking and learning.

Essential Job Functions

Thought Leadership

Position WRC as a thought leader on gender equality, intersectionality, and diversity within the wider humanitarian community

Assess state of the field vis-à-vis gender equality and requirements for forward movement

Assist fuller integration of gender equality across WRC programs and projects

Assess current and develop new indicators by sector to capture impacts of gender transformation

Identify and document good practice on programs that promote gender equality and that are gender transformative

Convene thought leaders from a wide variety of disciplines to advance thinking of gender equality and gender diversity and intersectionality

Technical Assistance

Provide technical assistance to operational partners on how to strengthen attention to gender and gender equality in their programs

Provide technical assistance to agencies on conducting gender analyses and use of data generated for informing program design

Assist partners on developing and tracking program indicators that capture impacts on gender equality and gender transformation.

Research and Writing

Conduct literature review on gender equality and gender integration in humanitarian response.

Review existing gender analyses tools and guidance and how these can be strengthened

Develop position paper for the WRC on gender and gender equality that captures cutting edge thinking and intersectionality and marginalization

Oversee production of a seminal report on gender equality in humanitarian response

Advocacy and Public Education

Present WRC’s gender equality position and work at briefings, conferences and presentations

Link and advocate with existing networks such as the IASC gender Reference Group, Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies, and the GBV Areas of Responsibility, among others

Publish blogs and thought pieces on industry websites and portals

Financial and Administrative Management

Oversee and relevant donor budgets

Oversee administration of the project

Prepare donor reports

Coordinate with Grants Manager and Director of Finance on financial reporting

Requirements

Minimum of 10 years of progressive, non-profit work experience in refugee, humanitarian assistance and/or human rights work, including experience managing projects.

Master’s degree in gender studies, international studies, political science, non-profit management or related field.

Previous work experience in emergency and other humanitarian contexts.

Strong knowledge of gender, gender integration, gender equality, and intersectionality and work experience related to these topics.

Proven track record conducting research, analyzing humanitarian issues, and writing reports and policy papers.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grant writing and presentation expertise.

Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external professional contacts.

Strong people management skills: the ability to work effectively with partners and colleagues.

Strong organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detailed oriented team environment.

Good computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and research search engines.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: leathyp@wrcommission.org

  1. Funding Opportunity: GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Trust - Bursaries for Students With Spinal Cord Injuries Studying in British Columbia (May 3, 2019)

Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia (SCI BC), in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, is offering bursaries for college and university students with spinal cord injuries studying in British Columbia. This fund was created by anonymous donors to assist persons with spinal cord injuries attending post-secondary schools in BC with their tuition, books and/or other learning aids, and other expenses related to their disability that will support education such as housing, transportation, in class assistance including notetaking, etc.

The application deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is May 3rd. There is over $250,000 available this year for disbursement.

Please direct any queries to scholarships@sci-bc.ca

Apply now!

https://sci-bc.ca/about-us/scholarships-bursaries/?fbclid=IwAR1lE1dIitJgR_j7heV_odSDUELvzj0mLKH7hprDalH05yD_-ZyEqwnsUwM

https://sci-bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/gragopean-scholarship-application-form-full-web.pdf

https://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=752

  1. Scholarship Opportunity: NEADS National Student Awards/Holly Bartlett Memorial Award/AMI Scholarships/Christine Nieder Memorial Award (May 10, 2019)

NEADS Accepting Applications for National Student Awards/Holly Bartlett Memorial Award/AMI Scholarships/Christine Nieder Memorial Award: Deadline May 10th

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program, the NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award and the NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Awards, and Accessible Media Inc.’s AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship.

These awards are offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or professional degree programs at recognized Canadian universities, or in certified diploma programs at Canadian colleges.

Two outstanding applicants (one English, one French) who meet eligibility criteria will be eligible for $5,000 each available from the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship.

A to be determined number of students who meet the criteria of the NEADS Student Awards Program, will be receiving an award in the amount of $3,000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees.

One or more eligible and outstanding applicant(s) will receive the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards, in the amount of $1,000. The exact number of scholarships awarded will be subject to the amount of funding received.

"We are very proud of the NEADS Student Awards Program, entering our 12th year of the program with over 100 recipients," said Lauren Gravis, Director of the NEADS Student Awards program. "These programs are the first of their kind in that they are pan-Canadian and cross-disability, and were created to recognize overall excellence among students with disabilities in all aspects of post-secondary education. Past recipients are exemplary in what it means to address barriers and self-advocate for themselves and those around them in a way that is really transformative. We celebrate the program’s ongoing success, and we look forward to this year's crop of outstanding applicants."

Formerly known as the AMI Scholarship, the award has been renamed the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship in honour of the organization’s Accessibility Officer who passed away in December, 2015. Robert Pearson was a long-time employee of AMI and fervent supporter of accessibility in Canada and around the world. “Renaming the AMI Scholarship in Robert’s memory ensures that his hard work lives on and forever reminds us of his commitment to accessibility and creating a more inclusive society,” explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “The Scholarship program was created to further strengthen the organization’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians; a role that Robert embraced with great passion and enthusiasm. He was an inspiration to all of us.” Entering its 8th year, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program offers much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. In 2019, AMI will once again collaborate with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program and engage students with disabilities from across the country. Two $5,000 bursaries will be awarded to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French.

Apply for all programs through the NEADS website until May 10, 2019: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

  1. Job Opportunity: Finance and Operations Manager at Women's Learning Partnership (June 2, 2019)

Deadline: 1 June 2019

Location: Bethesda, MD, USA

Organization: Women's Learning Partnership

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists, leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership curricula and trainings on democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building for organizations in the global South to help them empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels.

The partnership also conducts research based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in the life of their communities and societies. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description:

WLP is seeking a dynamic individual with an interest in international human rights and who will have the primary responsibility for all day-to-day accounting, finance, and human resources administration functions at WLP. The position is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland.

Responsibilities include:

-In consultation with the President and co-Executive Directors, prepare annual organizational budget and project proposal budgets;

-Handle grants management tasks;

-Prepare liquidity requests and financial reports for senior management, board, and funders, as required;

-Monitor monthly cash flow and long-term financial plans;

-Monitor all federal and 501(c)(3) related filings;

-Coordinate and prepare for the annual audit, and any additional project grant audits as required;

-Manage administrative and finance functions including human resources, procurement and facilities management;

-Manage pension account payments and filing requirements;

-Manage payroll processing and administration;

-Manage health insurance, HSA, workers compensation, and business insurance renewals and reporting requirements;

-Record monthly and year end adjusting journal entries as needed;

-Maintain donor tracking systems;

-Manage grant payments and financial reporting requirements.

-Maintain Human Resources and Accounting Manual;

-Provide guidance to Partner Organizations concerning financial management;

-Responsible for compliance with GAAP and nonprofit industry standards;

-Responsible for the management of all vendor relationships;

-Responsible for management of the condo, including maintenance requests and depositing rental checks.

Qualifications:

-Expertise with MS Excel and business accounting software, especially QuickBooks, is required;

-Grants management experience preferred;

-4+ years of related nonprofit accounting experience required;

-Bachelor’s degree is required; accounting degree preferred;

-Experience with an international NGO preferred;

-Human resources experience preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Finance and Operations Manager.”