CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, March 5, 2020


1. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia (March 9, 2020)
2. CFR Co-Sponsored Event: Visiting Sexuality Studies Scholar Annual Lecture by Dr. Naveen Minai: “The Desi Butch Archive: Refusals, Reworking, Reimagining." (March 12, 2020)
3. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Combating Sexual Violence on Campus: Activism, Prevention, and Canadian Universities' Responses (March 19, 2020)

1. Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now (March 6, 2020)
2. Midwifery Care and Disability In Ontario: Panel Discussion (March 11, 2020)
3. Tubman Talk: Climate of the Black Dance Creative with Collette Murray ("Miss Coco") (March 12, 2020)
4. Korean Office for Research and Education Events: Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea Symposium (March 13-14, 2020)
5. The City Institute at York co-hosted event: Plaguing Toronto: Affordable Housing a Panel Discussion (March 16, 2020)
6. Founders College Presents: Women in STEM Panel Discussion (March 17, 2020)
7. Workshop: The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Department of Politics Present “Contested Reproduction of Turkey’s Financialized Capitalism:  State and Society in Crisis” (March 19, 2020)
8. Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law with Prof. Adelle Blackett & Commentator (March 20, 2020)
9. Race and Sentencing: R v Morris on Appeal Tickets Available (March 23, 2020)
10. Film Screening of Wonders Wanders with Shu Lea Cheang (March 24, 2020)
11. Artist Talk with Shu Lea Cheang (March 25, 2020)
12. Canadian Film Premiere of Flui0, in Conversation with Shu Lea Cheang (in partnership with Pleasure Dome) (March 26, 2020)
13. Book Launch: Nandita Sharma, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (March 26, 2020)

1. Call for Papers: The Political Economy of Brazilian Cities: Strategies In Search of Economic Growth
2. Call for Volunteers: Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, 12th Decolonizing Conference (March 6, 2020)
3. Call for Chapter Proposals: Sex and Tech! An Intersectional Feminist Guide to the Innovations that Shape Us (April 30, 2020)

1. Job Opportunity: Gender-Responsive Budgeting Consultant at Amman, Jordan office of the International Research and Exchanges Board (Until Filled)
2. Job Opportunity: Senior Program Officer at International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (March 8, 2020)
3. Job Opportunity: Program Assistant at JASS (Just Associates)  (March 10 , 2020)
4. Job Opportunity: Coordinator – Inter-Community Peace Building and Reconciliation at Peace Brigades International (PBI) (March 16, 2020)
5. Job Opportunity: Projects Finance Manager at Womankind Worldwide (March 18, 2020)
6. Job Opportunity: Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening Fellow (Consultant) at AWID (March 23, 2020)
7. Job Opportunity: Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management at Pacific Community (SPC) (March 26, 2020)
8. Job Opportunity: Programme Officer, APWLD Grounding the Global Programme at Asia Pacific Forum on Women. Law and Development (APWLD) (March 27, 2020)
9. Job Opportunity: Senior Program Manager: Asia-Pacific at National Democratic Institute (March 27, 2020)
10. Job Opportunity: Associate Technical Advisor, Savings Groups & Women’s Empowerment - Ethiopia  at Project Concern International  (March 31, 2020)
11. Job Opportunity: Accountant at Center for Advancement of Development Rights (CEADER) (March 31, 2020)
12. Job Opportunity: Regional Communications Coordinator at Women for Women International (April 1, 2020)


1. CFR Presents: Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia (March 9, 2020)
The Centre for Feminist Research is pleased to announce the next event in the Spotlight on Islamophobia Event Series:
Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia
Date: Monday March 9, 2020
Time: 11:30 am -2:30 pm
Location: Founder’s College Room 305;  York University, 4700 Keele St
Link to event:
By exploring the complex histories and expressions of Islam in Africa and Muslims of African origin, this lecture and workshop considers the intersections between Islamophobia, race and anti-blackness.
with panelists:
Dr. Zulfikar Hirji, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, specializes in the social and cultural expressions of Muslims in historical and contemporary contexts.
Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, teaching in the Department of Anthropology; public health researcher specializes in mental health whose work focuses on communities in the Caribbean and CanadaHannah Ali, Graduate Student, Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, York University
Yusra Khogali, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto Chapter, artist, community organizer and educator
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2. CFR Co-Sponsored Event: Visiting Sexuality Studies Scholar Annual Lecture by Dr. Naveen Minai: “The Desi Butch Archive: Refusals, Reworking, Reimagining." (March 12, 2020)
Visiting Sexuality Studies Scholar Annual Lecture:
“The Desi Butch Archive: Refusals, Reworking, Reimagining.”
Dr. Naveen Minai
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Where: Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson Room)
New College, Keele Campus, York University
Accessibility: Accessible space. Everyone welcome.
Directions to York University
York University campus map
Facebook link:
Dr. Minai’s project examines queer and trans South Asian and South Asian American and Canadian masculinities as sites and forms of intimacy, collectivity, genealogy, desire, and kinship that point to the ways in which space, sexuality, and gender are co-constitutive, especially transnational logics of land, home, diaspora. Her work on desi butch intervenes in this gap in debates about sexuality, nation, and land in South Asia by examining desi, butch, and desi butch as potential analytics, including the points, spaces, and forms in which settler colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial forms of power intersect.
Naveen Minai is a Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at York University. She has a PhD in gender and sexuality studies from UCLA and her work focuses on queer and trans masculinities of colour, transnational sexuality studies, diaspora studies, global literary and visual cultures, and digital humanities.
Co-Sponsored by Sexuality Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research

3. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Combatting Sexual Violence on Campus: Activism, Prevention, and Canadian Universities' Responses (March 19, 2020)
The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:
Combatting Sexual Violence on Campus: Activism, Prevention, and Canadian Universities' Responses
Date: March 19, 2020
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Location: 305 Founders College, York University, 4700 Keele St
Accessibility: Founders College is wheelchair-accessible. Gender-neutral bathroom nearby. Single-stall, accessible bathroom on 3rd floor. Open to all
Vanessa Bragagnolo [PhD student in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies @ York] will discuss her intersectional analysis of the sexual violence resolution processes and supports available for survivors across campuses in Ontario.
Jessica Wright [PhD candidate in Social Justice Education @ OISE] will discuss how the university simultaneously relies on and disavows the importance of radical, grassroots organizing, as well as the intersections of ableism and gendered violence on campus.
Taylor Berzins [MA Student in Social Justice Education @ OISE] will use a queer lens to trouble the discursive production of affirmative-consent as the remedy to sexual harm and bad sex in student newspaper opinion articles about sex at Ontario campuses.
Emily Colpitts [Post-doctoral Fellow @ the Centre for Feminist Research] will discuss the persistence of a depoliticized, identity-neutral framing of campus sexual violence and how this translates into approaches to prevention.
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1. Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now (March 6, 2020)
Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | 519 Kaneff Tower, York University
*REGISTER FOR EVENT by 9am on 3 March:
Greetings and Introduction | 10:00 AM
Panel 1 | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Chair: Hyun Ok Park (Sociology, York University)
Rebecca Karl (History, New York University)
"Wartime, Capitalism, and Fascist Tendencies in China"
Wendy Matsumura (History, University of California, San Diego)
“Small Farmer Protectionism and Korean Migrant Workers in Post-World War I Japan”
Lunch | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Keynote conversation Harry Harootunian (via Zoom) | 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Harry Harootunian (History, University of Chicago and Columbia University)
“The New Face of Fascism in Japan: Some Reflections on the Politics of Anachrony and Archaism”
Panel 2 | 2:15 PM -3:45 PM
Chair: Andre Schmid (East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)
Youngju Ryu (Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan)
“A Flag Divided: National Symbols and Protest Culture in Contemporary South Korea”
Myungji Yang (Political Science, University of Hawaii)
“Building a Conservative Institutional Infrastructure in South Korea”
Panel 3 | 4:00 PM -5:30 PM
Chair: Hong Kal (Visual Art and Art History, York University)
Sunyoung Yang (East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona)
“Humor and Laughter: Legitimating Far-Right Misogynist Online Politics in South Korea”
We Jung Yi (Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University)
“Reassembling Pasts in Precarious Times: Surplus Lives and Survival Agency in Korean War Webtoons”
This symposium is organized by Hyun Ok Park (Sociology, York University) and presented by the Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University, funded by The Academy of Korean Studies.

2. Midwifery Care and Disability In Ontario: Panel Discussion (March 11, 2020)

Please join us on March 11th for Midwifery Care and Disability In Ontario: Panel Discussion.
Please note that this event will be live streamed at:
This event is a discussion about midwifery care and disability in Ontario. The panels will include a midwife and disabled parents who have and have not accessed midwifery care. This event is hosted by the research project, Midwifery Care and Disability in Ontario. The panel will be followed by a focus group. The focus group is open to anyone who lives in Ontario, identifies (or may be identified) as disabled or Deaf and anyone who has been pregnant or given birth or who may get pregnant or give birth in the future. For more information on the focus group follow this link:
Access information:  ASL, live-captioning, attendant care, supportive listener and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to please refrain from wearing scents or fragrances. This is a child friendly event. The nearest accessible TTC station is Dundas.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Doors open at 11:00am
Panel Discussion:  11:15pm-12:15pm
Focus Group 12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Daphne Cockwell Complex, 7th Floor, Room: 707-709 at 288 Church St. Toronto ON

3. Tubman Talk: Climate of the Black Dance Creative with Collette Murray ("Miss Coco") (March 12, 2020)

Collette Murray (MEd. Candidate), most known as “Miss Coco” in the arts industry, will give a talk about some current realities of Black dance creatives. Murray is an arts educator, cultural arts programmer, dance instructor, mentor, performer and a contributing writer in dance media. Given the announcement of Arts Stats 2019:  The State of the Artist, which spoke of Toronto’s professional artists who deal with the reality of practicing, presenting and producing art, Murray speaks of barriers and invisible realities of the Black dance creatives in this discourse.  This talk unpacks the critical consciousness of the Black dance entrepreneurship, lived experiences locally and abroad, advocacy and journey of equitable sustainability within the Canadian arts sector.
Featured in Y-File as Toronto Arts Foundation’s 2019 Community Arts Award recipient as an individual making significant contribution in Toronto communities, while creating access and inclusion to arts and culture,  she includes the voice of the dance sector, her socially-engaged community arts work and contributions of the African and Caribbean arts in her academic work.  As a self-employed professional with a mobile, dance education business and Artistic Director of Coco Collective, Murray is an arts advocate of the diaspora with experience offering workshops, classes and programming serving children, youth and adults.  Her current graduate research critically reviews the successes, challenges of culturally responsive teaching of African, Caribbean and Black arts educators within Ontario schools and classrooms.
Thursday, March 12, 2:30-4:30 pm
626 Kaneff Tower

4. Korean Office for Research and Education Events: Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea Symposium (March 13-14, 2020)

Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 3:15 PM | Room 208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto-St. George campus
Opening Remarks | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyun Ok Park (York University)
Yoonkyung Lee (University of Toronto)
Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)
Keynote | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Laam Hae (York University)
“Toward a Dialectical Vision of Planetary Urbanization: Ecological Pro-Greenbelt Movements against the Construction State in Korea”
Panel 1: The Making of the Speculative City | 11:15 AM -12:45 PM
Hyun-Chul Kim (University of Toronto)
“Juxtaposing biopolitics with speculative urbanisms: the development of private welfare/health institutions in South Korea”
Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)
“The Dictatorship of Capital: Urban Redevelopment and the Democracy of the Have-Nots in Post-Authoritarian South Korea”
Lunch | 12:45 PM -2:00 PM
Panel 2 The Unmaking of the Speculative City | 2:00 PM -3:15 PM
Seung Cheol Lee (University of Mississippi)
“Seeing like a community entrepreneur: The capitalization of ‘community’ in Seoul’s community building project (maul mandulgi)”
Yewon Lee (University of Toronto)
“Precarious Workers in the Speculative City: Making Worker’s Power of Self-Employed Tenant Shopkeepers in Seoul through the Production of Space”
Documentary Screening of Family in the Bubble and Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:15 PM -5:30 PM | Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto-St. George campus
Panel: Yewon Lee (University of Toronto) and Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)
This event is organized by Hae Yeon Choo (Sociology, University of Toronto). This event is presented Korean Office for Research and Education at York University funded by The Academy of Korean Studies. It is co-organized by Centre for the Study of Korea (U of Toronto). It is co-sponsored by School of Cities (U of Toronto) and Hope21.
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5. The City Institute at York co-hosted event: Plaguing Toronto: Affordable Housing a Panel Discussion (March 16, 2020)
The City Institute at York University is pleased to co-host
A Panel Discussion co-hosted by:
The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
The City Institute at York University
Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies
March 16, 2020
Moot Court at Osgoode
York University, Keele Campus, Toronto
Panellists include:
Dr. Nemoy Lewis, Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto
Scott Leon, Researcher at The Wellesley Institute
Bria Hamilton, Director of Advancement and Planning, HOUSE
Michael Kenny, PhD Student & Research Associate at York University
Moderated by:
Jane Farrow, Canadian Author, Broadcaster & Community Organizer

6. Founders College Presents: Women in STEM Panel Discussion (March 17, 2020)
Women in STEM Panel Discussion: Founders College Women in STEM panel will engage students to think and understand the challenges faced by women who are studying or working in the sciences and technology. What is the representation of women in these fields and how can we draw more women to these areas of study?
When: March 17 from 2:30-4:00pm
Where: Room 305 Founders College
Featuring Marina G. Erechtchoukova, Associate Professor, Information Technology, York University (moderator)
Eshta Bhardwaj, ITEC, ungraduated student and MAIST applicant
Helen Gerschkow, ITEC, undergraduate student
Christianne Huber, MAIST, graduate student
Rui Lin, MAIST, graduate student
Gina Faraj Rabbah, Applied Mathematics, undergraduate student
Ashley Shalmoni, Ph.D. Student, Gender, Feminist, and Women’s studies
Yohana Solomon, Mathematics, graduate student
Zeynep Tuck, Alumna, Communication Studies

7. Workshop: The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Department of Politics Present “Contested Reproduction of Turkey’s Financialized Capitalism:  State and Society in Crisis” (March 19, 2020)

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Department of Politics are pleased to present:
Contested Reproduction of Turkey’s Financialized Capitalism:  State and Society in Crisis
organized by Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu, Visiting Professor, Department of Politics, York University;
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University
Date: Thursday March 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Ross Building South 674, York University
Please register at:
This one-day workshop brings together Turkish scholars to engage in a critical and in-depth discussion on the current authoritarian drive in Turkey. The workshop will problematize the following salient issues: the constitutive role of financialization in authoritarian state transformation; state policies that weaken the power of labour vis-á-vis capital; and the enhancement of the coercive capacity of state and capital for social control. Besides identifying the Turkey-specific determinants of authoritarianism, the workshop aims to situate the Turkish experience within its global context, and thus contribute to relevant debates in comparative politics.
Welcome and Introductions | 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Politics of Labour | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Angela Joya, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Formation of the ‘classes of labour’ in Turkey under neoliberalism and changing forms of rural class struggle
Dr. Coşku Çelik, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and Department of Social Science, York University
Syrian refugees as surplus population in Turkish labour market: Racialization, segmentation and exploitation
Canan Şahin, PhD Candidate, Queens University
Social reproduction in crisis: Limits to reproducing labour power in neoliberalizing Turkey
Hilal Kara, PhD Candidate, Queens University
State Transformation through Financialization | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Chair and Discussant: Barış Karaağaç, Lecturer, Trent University
Responses to the 2018-19 economic crisis in AKP’s Turkey: Policy space and discipline by state-sponsored credit
Dr. Ali Rıza Güngen, Distance Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Financialization, debt, state and health care
Dr. İpek Eren-Vural, Research Associate, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Financialisation, household indebtedness, and state crisis in Turkey
Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu, Visiting Professor, Department of Politics, York University; Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, METU
Politics of Coercion | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chair and Discussant: Ömer Özcan, Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology,York University
‘The law of the city?’: Social war, urban warfare, and dispossession on the margin
Dr. Çağlar Dölek, Contract Instructor, Carleton University
Policing the crisis in Turkey: The case of feminicides
Dr. Funda Hülagü, Research Associate, Philipps University of Marburg (via Skype)
Turkey’s authoritarian surveillance regime
Dr. Özgün Topak, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, York University
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For more information:
All are welcome.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Vice-President Research & Innovation, and the Department of Politics.

8. Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law with Prof. Adelle Blackett & Commentator (March 20, 2020)
Date: FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020
Time: 1230-230
REGISTRATION REQUIRED for space and refreshments purposes: BIT.LY/BLACKETTMARCH20
A Discussion with
Author of EVERYDAY TRANSGRESSIONS Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law Cornell UP, 2019
With Commentary on the Book by:
Professors Amar Bhatia | Michele Johnson | Jennifer Nedelsky | Kerry Rittich | Adrian Smith | Ethel Tungohan |  Leah Vosko
This Institute for Feminist Legal Studies event graciously co sponsored by the Global Labour Research Centre at York
Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, where she teaches and researches in the areas of labour and employment law, trade regulation, law and development, critical race theory and slavery and the law. Professor Blackett holds a B.A. in History from Queen’s University, civil law and common law degrees from McGill, and an LL.M. and a doctorate in law from Columbia University. Professor Blackett is the recipient of prestigious research fellowships, notably the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s Bora Laskin National Fellowship in
Human Rights Research in 2010, and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2016 on transnational futures of international labour law, for which she organized an eponymous course in winter 2019. She was a William Dawson Scholar at McGill from 2007 to 2016, and has been a visiting scholar at the African Development Bank, the Australian National University and SOAS (University of London). She founded and directs the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) at McGill, was a founding steering committee member of the international Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and is member of the Quebec based Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT).A former official of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Professor Blackett has been an ILO expert on international standard setting on decent work for domestic workers (2008-2011). In 2015, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers awarded her its Pathfinder Award for her significant contributions to the legal community and the community at large. In November 2018, Professor Blackett was appointed to the Human Rights Expert Panel of the Government of Canada’s renewed Court Challenges Program. She was appointed to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) Roster of experts in December 2018. Professor Blackett was elected an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in July 2019.
Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law (Cornell University Press 2019)
In this accessible and fascinating book, Prof. Blackett "[a]s the principal legal architect…takes us behind the scene to show us how Convention No. 189 transgresses the everyday law of the household workplace to embrace domestic worker’s human rights claim to be workers like any other – and like no other. ” Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

9. Race and Sentencing: R v Morris on Appeal Tickets Available (March 23, 2020)
Join us as we discuss the role of the law in the increasingly disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous and Black peoples in Canada.
Specifically, we will consider R v Morris and its appeal next month. In that decision, following R v Jackson, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice took judicial note of anti-Black racism in Canada, ordering a lower sentence than had been requested by the Crown. Meanwhile, in cases involving Indigenous accuseds, sentencing judges are already statutorily required to take into account the history of colonialism and to consider their unique circumstances.
The policy considerations at the heart of this legal battle are live – including the benefits, limits, and risks of the Gladue system for Indigenous accuseds, and how these factors might translate in cases involving Black accuseds; and legal and non-legal strategies for stemming, reversing, and preventing the harms of incarceration.
We will also consider the technical elements of the unfolding litigation, such as the balancing of sentencing principles, the use of expert evidence, challenges to be expected on appeal, and the role of intervenors in cases tackling systemic racism.
- Beverly Jacobs, Assistant Professor at Windsor Law and former elected President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Faisal Mirza, co-counsel on R v Jackson and R v Morris
- Nana Yanful, counsel to intervenor Black Legal Action Centre
- Moderator: Fathima Cader, McMurtry Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School
CPD accreditation pending.
Light refreshments will be served.
The venue is wheelchair-accessible (doors, washrooms, and tables).
We welcome students, lawyers, and community members to join us for this free event. Space is limited. Please register here.
This event marks a year from our 2019 symposium: "Detained: From Supporting Prisoners to Abolishing Prisons." For more information about that symposium and the upcoming special journal issue, please visit
Film Screening of Wonders Wanders with Shu Lea Cheang (March 24, 2020)
Date: March 24th
Where: Nat Taylor Theatre
Time: 12:45 pm
On Tuesday March 24, Shu Lea Cheang will screen Wonders Wander, a series of short films originally commissioned by Madrid Pride, as part of York’s weekly Nat Taylor Tuesday series. Wonders Wander’s fantastical filmic episodes recount tales of present-day people’s resistance with relentless defiance, seductive sensuality and vigorous passion. See more information on Wonders Wander here. **The event will include a lively Q+A session with the artist.**

10. Artist Talk with Shu Lea Cheang (March 25, 2020)
On March 25, Shu Lea Cheang will participate in an Artist Talk focused on 3x3x6 , her net-art piece showcased at the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale Screen. The piece was a new, site-specific installation in Venice, at the famed Pallazo della Prigioni:
"Cheang has always approached her art with a rigorous attitude. After researching into the historical context of the Palazzo delle Prigioni, the site of the Taiwan Exhibition, she proposed to make a completely new work, to transform this sixteenth-century prison into more than just an exhibition platform. Indeed, the project is tailor-made for the space, and the issues it explores are born of it: from bodily imprisonment, hegemonic domination, gender conventions and the contemporary surveillance society. Cheang has created a 'panopticon' surveillance space, employing a unique 'trans punk' narrative and a specific method of audience intervention, she invites the viewer to imagine a new vocabulary and means of liberation." -- Ping Lin, Biennale Director, in the 3x3x6 Exhibition Catalgue
For more on 3x3x6, please see here

11. Canadian Film Premiere of Flui0, in Conversation with Shu Lea Cheang (in partnership with Pleasure Dome) (March 26, 2020)
Date: March 26th
Where: Jackman Hall
Time: 8:00 pm
Set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the Government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE, mutated AIDS viruses give birth to ZERO GEN – humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These gender fluid ZERO GENs are the bio-drug carriers whose white fluid is the hypernarcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high. The ejaculate of these beings is intoxicating and the new form of sexual commodity in the future. The new drug, code named DELTA, diffuses through skin contact and creates an addictive high. A new war on drugs begins and the ZERO GEN are declared illegal. The Government dispatches drug-resistant replicants for round-up arrest missions. When one of these government android’s immunity breaks down and its pleasure centers are activated, the story becomes a tangled multi-thread plot and the ZERO GENs are caught among underground drug lords, glitched super agents, a scheming corporation and a corrupt government. Check yourself in as a fluid junkie for a super hyper viral ride

12. Book Launch: Nandita Sharma, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (March 26, 2020)
***Save the Date***
What? Launch of Nandita Sharma's new book, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (Duke University Press, 2020), on Thursday March 26, 6 - 8pm.
Where? International Room, Ryerson University’s International Learning Centre, 240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON
Who? Discussants: Bridget Anderson, Radhika Mongia, Rinaldo Walcott and, Cynthia Wright, followed by comments by Nandita
Organized by Another Story Bookshop and the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University.
Co-Sponsors: Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Department of Sociology, York University

1. Call for Papers: The Political Economy of Brazilian Cities: Strategies In Search of Economic Growth
Call for Papers
The Political Economy of Brazilian Cities:
Strategies In Search of Economic Growth
A group of researchers interested in different aspects of Brazilian cities is currently discussing the feasibility of an edited volume under the abovementioned working title. Our objective is to present the latest research on several of the most important challenges currently faced by Brazilian cities (i.e. sustainability, innovation, social services, mobility, security, creative industries, circular economy, climate and environmental issues, etc.) and how specific cities are dealing with such challenges. We welcome chapters (in English) on specific issues affecting many Brazilian cities in general as well as chapters with case studies of specific cities. We hope to include between 8 – 12 case studies/cities.
Please confirm your interest in participating in this project and specify specific issue and/or city of research interest.
Joseph Marques

2. Call for Volunteers: Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, 12th Decolonizing Conference (March 6, 2020)

We're looking for Volunteers!
The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Centre (CIARS) at the University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is currently looking for volunteers for our upcoming 2020 Decolonizing Conference "Climate Change at the Crossroads: Whose Planet Are We Saving?". Our last conference had a sold-out audience of over 1000 attendees and 400-panel presenters over 3 days with renowned speakers such as Dr. Marie Battiste, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Dr. Sandy Grande - to name a few of the insightful guests. Volunteers are the only possible way that the conference is continually successful. Volunteers will receive a University of Toronto certified Co-Curricular Credit, as well as free registration and meals for the conference. Additionally, they will receive incredible experience and gain a wonderful sense of community! We will be holding an Information Session on March 6th, 2020 where students can come and find out more about how they can volunteer. The Information Session will be held in Room 12-252 at the OISE Building from 4 - 5:30 PM.

3. Call for Chapter Proposals: Sex and Tech! An Intersectional Feminist Guide to the Innovations that Shape Us (April 30, 2020)

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is considering publishing a volume that will explore the rapidly changing intersection of sex and technology. This book will present students and the interested public with an interdisciplinary, intersectional examination of the way technology and innovation affects and is affected by gender. The editors seek chapters that cover key theoretical building blocks, such as: the conceptual division between technology and the natural world; global technological transformations and their impact on gendered lived experience; and technology as a tool of suppression, as well as a site of resistance and transformation. Contributors are asked to draw on feminist, intersectional and/or queer theories, to examine our everyday uses of technology from the mundane to the surreal to the playful to the devastating and everything in between.
Possible areas for submission would include (but are not limited to):
Tech/nature, Public/private, and male/female
Globalization, capitalism, and technologies of colonialism
Gendered life in the digital age
Technology as a site of erasure and resistance
Gendering Virtual Assistants and/or AI
Online pornography, dating apps, online sex and hookup culture
Online sexual harassment, sexual violence and doxxing
Representations of gender, race and ability online (video games, memes, avatars)Gendered barriers to entering the digital world
Intersectionality and digital surveillance
Representations and creations of the digital gendered self (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram etc.)
Transitioning in the internet age
Decolonial resistance movements on-line (such as #idlenomore and #standingrock)
Reproductive and new-reproductive technologies
Tech gadgets for pregnancy and child-rearing
Gendered dimensions of coding and computer programming
Cyborgs and the division of labour
Power, technology and violence
Communities in the online world (the good, the bad and the ugly)
The co-editors J.J. Fellows and L. Smith invite individual and co-authored proposals and/or chapters from both established and emerging scholars (including graduate students), as well as community activists and public intellectuals. Proposals and chapters should be written with a first or second year undergraduate reader in mind, and be as accessible as possible for the general public.
Expected length of abstracts 250-500 words.
Due Date of Abstracts: April 30th 2020
Expected length of final chapter: 6000-7000 words
Proposed deadline for final chapter: December 30th 2020
Please submit proposals and chapters to:


1. Job Opportunity: Gender-Responsive Budgeting Consultant at Amman, Jordan office of the International Research and Exchanges Board (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled

Location: Amman, Jordan
Organization: Amman, Jordan office of the International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX is seeking a consultant to deliver Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) trainings to Government of Jordan staff as part of the USAID Takamol project. One two-day training will be delivered to staff who work on a political participation programs and another two-day training will be delivered to a staff from a variety of public sector entities who focus on integrating gender within their institutions. The trainings are planned to be delivered February - April 2020.
The objectives of GRB trainings are to support government staff to gain knowledge of GRB and build skills to apply GRB methods within program budget planning, implementation, and analysis. The consultant will be responsible for designing and delivering the training in Arabic. USAID Takamol will provide resource materials that the consultant may choose to use. USAID Takamol reserves the right to award follow-on work to the selected consultant for the purposes of mentoring and providing support to trainees after delivering the GRB training.
Consult with USAID Takamol staff to understand the training needs. Conduct a training needs assessment as needed to inform the training design.
Develop a training agenda, including learning objectives, sessions, key activities, and timing. Adjust as needed based on USAID Takamol feedback.
Complete all training materials including presentation slides, group exercises with handouts, and pre and post evaluation tests.
Conduct the training.
Deliver a post-training report including analysis from participant discussions, feedback, and M&E tools.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Experience with gender-responsive budgeting initiatives;
Proven experience designing and delivering similar sessions;
Excellent communication, training, and facilitation skills;
Excellent command of Arabic and English language, spoken and written;
Experience working with the public sector in Jordan;
Available immediately in Jordan. (Note: No transportation costs will be covered through the consultancy.)
How to apply:
Applications should be submitted to with the subject "Gender-Responsive Budgeting Consultant."
Interested candidates should submit the following information:
Letter of interest explaining the applicant's gender-sensitive budgeting experience, daily rate, and estimated number of days for the scope of work.

2. Job Opportunity: Senior Program Officer at International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (March 8, 2020)

Deadline: 8 March 2020
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Organization: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
As a Senior Program Officer, you will take the lead on: promoting research quality and scientific merit, supporting policy uptake, facilitating program learning and synthesis, managing the GrOW2 program.
Overview of Qualifications
PhD and a record of research and publication in a relevant social science discipline such as economics, international development, gender studies OR Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and significant work experience (i.e. 10 years’ of experience)
8 years minimum of relevant experience in the areas of women’s economic empowerment which includes: managing a research program involving multiple stakeholders; leading and conducting research projects in developing regions; assessing and strengthening research capacities through mentoring and supervising; establishing and building partnerships with research organizations and end users; consulting with decision-makers and policy actors to identify research needs; working in developing regions
Advanced English communication skills
Knowledge of current debates and research agendas and policy priorities in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, care economy, and gender equality in East Africa; Sound understanding of research approaches and methods as well as uptake processes and challenges;
Competencies: Ability to innovate, develop and manage new areas of programming and partnerships; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including sensitivity towards individual, gender and cultural differences; Strong leadership, and ability to build and maintain successful relationships with various stakeholders and work in a multidisciplinary and partially virtual team; Solid analytical and writing skills; Ability to effectively represent the GrOW program, in East Africa and abroad
A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team of professionals to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges.
IDRC values a diverse workforce and is committed to achieving employment equity.
Apply online here

3. Job Opportunity: Program Assistant at JASS (Just Associates)  (March 10 , 2020)

Deadline: 10 March 2020
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Organization: JASS (Just Associates)
Are you a budding social justice advocate looking to build your experience and gain mad skills? If your answer is yes, we want you to join our team! The bonus is that you get to work alongside some of the smartest and coolest women in the world.
JASS is seeking an energetic, creative, and motivated person to support key areas of our work including operations, communications and fundraising, and programs. The Program Assistant will report to the Director of Resource Mobilization and work closely with members of our team in our Washington, DC office, as well as virtually with our wider teams in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, Mesoamerica, and beyond. This is great opportunity to contribute your special powers to helping us stay on top of things, while picking up new skills in fundraising, communications, program management, monitoring and evaluation, and more! Since you’ll be involved in a wide range of projects and tasks, it’s a way for you, in the early stages of your career, to figure out where your skills and interests lie and then take initiative to make it happen.
Key responsibilities:
Programmatic support
Provide logistical support for events and activities, including making travel and accommodation arrangements, maintaining participant lists, drafting budgets, corresponding with participants, and liaising with vendors
Maintain organizational calendars, schedule calls and meetings (coordinating across multiple time zones), and managing virtual communications accounts (i.e. Gmail, Zoom, Wire, etc)
Support during meetings and take notes when needed
General office support, including answering phones, responding to or directing requests, maintaining office files and supplies, and completing expense and credit reports
Managing vendor relationships, as necessary
Fundraising and communications support
Support the management of CRM database (Bloomerang), including adding new entries, preparing donor reports and contact lists, maintaining robust data, performing regular data maintenance and cleaning, and tracking donor communications
Assist with external communications, including social media, eblasts, physical mail, and promotion for JASS publications and events
Assist with individual donor mailings, including promotional materials and appeals
Research and provide summaries of funding opportunities and prospects
Support transition to and maintenance of new JASS website
Bachelor’s Degree required
Demonstrated experience and/or interest in our mission and in women’s rights and social justice
Solid logistics skills; experience coordinating events a plus
Outstanding time management and organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
Flexibility to work on multiple priorities with colleagues from various regions and time zones
Willingness to take initiative and comfort sharing your own ideas for how to get things done
CRM experience or confidence to learn a new skill
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google drive
Strong communication and writing skills
Basic graphic design and website content management (WordPress or Drupal) skills, a plus
Spanish proficiency ideal, but not required
See the full job description
How to apply:
If this sounds up your alley, then we would love to hear from you!
Send us your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in JASS and why you are the best candidate for the role to with the subject line: “Program Assistant – Name.”
Writing sample (no more than 5 pages) optional but encouraged.
No phone calls please. JASS is an equal opportunity employer that values and is enriched by diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply. If this job description resonates with your background and interests and excites you, we hope to hear from you!

4. Job Opportunity: Coordinator – Inter-Community Peace Building and Reconciliation at Peace Brigades International (PBI) (March 16, 2020)
Deadline: March 16, 2020
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Organization: Peace Brigades International (PBI)
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is an international grassroots NGO that has promoted non-violence and protected human rights since 1981. PBI uses its international presence and global networks to protect, support and enable the work of human right defenders and local activists for peaceful social change. For over 35 years, we have protected the lives of hundreds of activists. We are non-partisan and we believe that a lasting peace cannot be imposed from outside but must come from the desires of local people. Please see for more information.
ELSAM (Lembaga Studi dan Advokasi Masyarakat, Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy) is an Indonesian think tank based in Jakarta that was established in 1993 by a group of human rights activists and lawyers. ELSAM works within the broad objective of supporting the development of a democratic political order through strengthening civil society and human rights, and carries out a wide range of activities related to human rights advocacy at both the policy and community levels.
PBI Indonesia Project (IP) and ELSAM started their cooperation in 2014 to provide a capacity building programme to Indonesian human rights defenders. Beginning in 2020/21, the project will expand its work in the area of inter-community peace building and reconciliation. Your role will be to develop this area of work in collaboration with the IP team and our partner organization ELSAM. The Coordinator for Inter-Community Peace Building and Reconciliation will be based in ELSAM’s office in Jakarta together with the Project Coordinator and the Training and Protection Coordinator. They will report directly to PBI’s Indonesia Project Committee (IPC).
The Project Committee is looking to appoint the right candidate to start in Spring 2020. Due to funder requirements only European Union and Swiss nationals may apply to this post. As part of the selection process the applicant will be required to complete 1-2 weeks in Jakarta for induction and to assess suitability and mutual fit prior to receiving an offer (expenses will be paid by PBI). After successful completion, applicant will advance to the final selection in May 2020. The new staff member will receive a two to three month training contract in Europe prior to being given an overseas contract for a period of 2 years with anticipated posting to Indonesia in summer 2020.
Core Responsibilities
Lead for Peace & Reconciliation Program (50%)
-Co-develop and implement a programme centred around inter-community peace-building and reconciliation between different sectors of Indonesian civil society with a primary focus on Papua, including indigenous and transmigrant communities, as well as younger and older generations and groups from different religions.
-Undertake conflict analysis in collaboration with community members to strengthen the understanding of the conflict, identify topics of common interest, develop awareness and understanding for each group’s conflict perspective, and help them in developing suitable responses.
-Initiate and establish forums for increased dialogue between groups and individuals from different backgrounds and communities.
Network Building (15%)
-Encourage relationship building and networking among programme participants through events, trainings and other activities.
-Increase awareness and sensitivity to conflict among national and regional actors in order to strengthen the peace efforts of communities and local civil society actors.
-Facilitate opportunities for affected communities to advocate on issues of inter-community conflict at the national and international level.
-Arrange round table events to bring HRDs and relevant stakeholders together.
-Coordinate on joint projects with national level civil society actors.
Monitoring and Evaluation (15%)
-Lead monitoring and evaluation for the Peace and Reconciliation Program in coordination with team members, each of whom has responsibility for M&E for their respective work areas.
Project activities jointly responsible along with other staff
Training & Mentorship (10%)
-Support the Training and Protection Coordinator by contributing to the facilitation of training sessions or developing training curricula, depending on own expertise.
-Provide ongoing mentorship to assigned HRDs and their organisations through a variety of formal and informal means.
General Programme Coordination (10%)
-In collaboration with ELSAM, monitor and report on all aspects of the project activities and results, including reporting on the impact on gender equality and inclusion.
-Support the development of project sustainability strategies in collaboration with ELSAM and programme partners.
-Contribute to communication and network strengthening initiatives to engage and maintain relationships with stakeholders, e.g. ELSAM, IPC, PBI Country Groups, embassies, local civil society organizations, government bodies, etc.
-Provide support for fundraising, and financial and narrative reporting.
-Create written materials for external project communications, including updates and success stories for the PBI website, fundraising information, pamphlets, etc.
-Assist with organisation of annual face to face meeting and other project management meetings.
-Work with ELSAM to support internal capacity building.
-Contribute to human resources management within the project, including participating in/jointly organizing team meetings, visa management, leave/vacation self-monitoring, recruitment, etc.
The post requires a strong self-starter able to work independently but demonstrating very good interpersonal skills such as non-violent communication, consensus decision making and team work. The candidate should be able to meet deadlines and achieve results quickly in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. Ideally, the candidate should be able to speak Indonesian at least at an intermediate level. The position will include frequent travelling, mainly in Indonesia and in connection with visa renewals.
Required Skills and Experience:
-Minimum 5 years’ work experience; preferably in Indonesia or Southeast Asia.
-Proven experience in peace building or community reconciliation.
-Strong background in human rights/social justice .
-Strong security awareness.
-Good communication and writing skills.
-Good understanding of networking and advocacy.
-Ability to facilitate trainings considered an asset.
-Project management skills.
-Ability to work in a consensus structure.
-Commitment to the principles of PBI: non-interference, non-partisanship and non-violence, and equal opportunities.
-Able to speak English and Indonesian (or willing to learn Indonesian); Spanish considered an asset.
Additional requirements
European Union or Swiss citizen (due to the requirements of the project funder).
Remuneration will be calculated based on work experience and other factors according to German Development Aid Worker Act. This includes 30 days annual leave per year pro rata, health and accident insurance, pension benefits, integration and repatriation expenses and contribution towards rent.
The selected candidate will participate in a 2-3 months training in Europe prior to the field placement which is an excellent professional development opportunity.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to by 16 March 2020.
Early applications are encouraged and suitable candidates may be invited for interview prior to the application deadline.

5. Job Opportunity: Projects Finance Manager at Womankind Worldwide (March 18, 2020)

Deadline: March 18, 2020
Location: London, UK
Organization: Womankind Worldwide
We are looking for an experienced accountant with a proven track record in managing projects and dealing with a diverse group of stakeholders and who is interested in ensuring equal rights for women everywhere.
Womankind is recruiting for the role of Projects Finance Manager to join its dynamic staff team based in their North London offices. The successful candidate will play a vital role in helping
Womankind manage its many overseas projects and achieve its organisational objectives.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced accountant wanting to make a difference for the women’s rights movement.
Overall Purpose
The Projects Finance Manager (PFM) is a key member of the Finance & Resources Team and is tasked with leading and coordinating the financial operations, management, and administration of Womankind’s portfolio of projects. The PFM is responsible for providing the organisation with accurate and timely financial information in accordance with Womankind’s financial policies and procedures and for leading on project financial development, contract compliance, project reporting and financial management across Womankind’s portfolio of women’s rights projects, in line with the Womankind Project Cycle Management (PCM) Manual and approach. As PFM, you will be able to juggle competing and time-bound priorities and to build effective relationships with colleagues across the organisation and with partner organisations in the UK and internationally.
The PFM will be expected to be proactive in providing integrated contract, financial and compliance expertise to a portfolio of Womankind work, throughout the project cycle: from due diligence with partners, funding proposals, project inception and interim reporting, through to final donor reporting and project close-out.
The PFM is a member of Womankind’s Finance & Resources Team, which is made up of the Finance Officer, Office & HR Manager, Management Accountant and Director of Finance and Resources. The role reports to the Director Finance & Resources and has no direct report responsibility.
This role is tasked with delivering five key areas of responsibility, as detailed below:
1. Projects Cycle Management (75%)
Work with partners in our focus countries to develop budgets for concepts/proposals, ensuring the inclusion of Womankind costs. Make recommendations for improvements and liaise with the Womankind teams and partners in our focus countries to ensure these are complete, accurate, and consistent with the narrative.
Prepare Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) with Womankind partners. Lead on consortium/partner agreements, ensuring compliance with UK donor requirements and identification and management of risk for each Project undertaken.
Work with partners in our focus countries to develop donor financial reports, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, that the reports are produced on time and to a high standard and are consistent with the narrative.
Review of contractual performance of projects with Project Lead, proactively working to address financial/compliance issues; escalate risks and issues to line manager when needed.
Manage the process of claims from Donors including ensuring timely submission of all claims in line with project requirements, as required by donor contracts and internal sub-grant agreements.
Verify requests for transfers to partners, ensuring sufficient cashflow for projects, including Womankind pre-financing.
Develop donor and internal sub-grant agreements with Agencies, and other partners, including (but not limited to) those that include co-financing.
Design, implement and as needed, improve already-existing quality controls to ensure compliance with donor requirements, including manuals, checklists, templates, and other tools.
Develop financial processes, controls and guidelines for donor commercial contracts.
Ensure that donor and Womankind rules are being adhered to regarding procurement, accounting, project expenditure, and implementation of activities through regular engagement with project partners.
Develop, in collaboration with the programme/partnerships team, and implement an annual monitoring and internal (in-person or remote) spot check schedule on specific projects including Spend Rate monitoring & reforecasting.
Develop, deliver and continuously update training and reference material on grants management, including procurement, donor regulations, IATI, finance and reporting for Programme, Finance, and other field-based staff, and act as a resource for agencies/field units with regards to donor regulation compliance.
Prepare audit schedules and attend to external auditors for financial audits of grants.
Provision of finance and contracts technical expertise, guidance and support to colleagues within Womankind and to our partners in Africa and South Asia.
Undertake hands on technical assistance visits to partners in Africa and Asia, in liaison with the Policy, Programmes & Learning team, as required.
2. Projects Financial Reporting & Processes (15%)
Ensure robust financial systems, procedures and controls are in place for the entire life cycle of grants, properly documented, regularly reviewed and efficiently used.
Ensure all Womankind grant transactions are reflected accurately each month and produce timely management reports, data and analysis.
Ensure monthly reconciliations of all grant funds are completed in a timely manner.
Maintain a monthly cash flow projection for Womankind grant transactions and jointly with the projects teams, regularly review and analyse grants.
Ensure internal budgets and financial reports relating to the grants portfolio are robust and meet requirements.
Monitor spending on grants and escalate significant under or overspend on a timely basis.
Ensure cost recoveries from grants are made and monitored against budgets and that new funding opportunities include provision for Womankind to cover its costs, where possible.
Own and develop internal tools that track the active grants portfolio, secured and pipeline funding, reporting schedule and other compliance, cost recoveries and cash balances and ensure they are kept up-to-date.
Generate financial analysis, forecasting, back-up papers and reports and produce effective synthesis for management decision-making, Board and Finance and Resources Committee submissions and other reporting requirements.
To contribute to ensuring that team members across the organisation follow Womankind’s financial systems, policies, and procedures.
3. Financial Planning (3%)
Support the annual budget and forecasting process, under the leadership of the Director of Finance & Resources.
Work with The Management Accountant on the preparation of Management Accounts and Mid-Year Forecasts.
4. Audit, internal controls and risk (7%)
Contribute on programme finance to all audits and statutory compliance in line with UK and Womankind regulations and compliance requirements and respond to Audit queries for projects and the organisation.
Prepare the programme finance elements of the Womankind statutory financial statements and supporting working papers.
Manage follow up of external audits of Womankind on programme finance and compliance related matters.
Ensure that Womankind is up to date on all programme finance related financial regulations, rules, procedures, formats, compliance, reporting requirements and that the Finance Manual and Project Cycle Management Manual reflects these changes.
Manage and oversee internal financial control policies and procedures related to Womankind grants.
Carry out the due diligence assessments and updates on potential partners
Manage the section of the Womankind risk register that relates to programme finances.
Undertake other responsibilities not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature – including providing cover within the Team - and which have been discussed and agreed with your line manager.
All team members are expected to contribute towards developing a supportive working environment, and to demonstrate their commitment to Womankind’s values on an ongoing basis. Team members are expected to exhibit professionalism, respect for colleagues, transparency and accountability and to uphold quality standards as outlined in Womankind’s policies and procedures.
The post holder must be committed to the mission, vision, values, and aims of Womankind Worldwide.
Essential Knowledge:
Part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) or equivalent
Clear understanding of international NGOs’ common compliance, accounting and reporting requirements, including in relation to grants from key donors
Understanding of Value For Money principles and their application to international grant funded programming
Clear knowledge and understanding of Charity Fund accounting, SORP 2005 & the Companies Act
Understanding and experience of development issues and organisations
Knowledge of accounting software systems
Essential Experience and Skills:
Good experience of financial management and inter-departmental budgeting in the international NGO sector, including computerised accounting systems.
Sound analytical and technical skills in financial accounting and ability to produce and interpret financial statements and reports.
Experience of working with fundraising colleagues to identify the financial aspects of donor calls and develop the financials of project proposals.
Experience of leading and providing support on international programmes financial management, from project development through to donor contract management and compliance.
Strong presentation skills and interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to influence and negotiate effectively.
Experience working effectively in multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams.
Experience of developing and maintaining financial operational systems, schedules and reporting.
Experience working with DFID or equivalent and familiarity with the various compliance rules and regulations.
Experience of programme budgeting and accounting including cost recovery modelling, cash flow management and reporting.
Proven ability to prioritise in a demanding environment with multiple accountabilities, and to tight deadlines.
Experience of delivering training, coaching and / or capacity building support.
Ability to travel to programme countries in Africa and South Asia and other international destinations as and when required, estimated 4-6 weeks per year.
The ability to originate, introduce and be open to, new practices, concepts, ideas and change and to demonstrate your commitment to personal development.
Highly organised, flexible and able to function with a high degree of autonomy.
Honesty and integrity, including desire to accept ownership and accountability, whilst getting things done well and meeting challenging goals.
Essential personal attributes:
Ability and willingness to travel internationally, up to 6 weeks per year
Experience of working with others in multi-disciplinary teams
Experience of working and living in Africa or South Asia
Experience of delivering technical assistance to NGOs in Africa or South Asia
Ability to review and develop financial systems and procedures
Terms and conditions:
Hours 35 hours
Salary £41,239
Contract Permanent
Probationary period 6 months
Holidays 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays and Christmas break
Pension Womankind has a contributory pension scheme in place
How to apply:
To apply for this position please complete an application form on Womankind Worldwide's website:
Apply online here
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we will not be able to respond personally to applicants who are not short-listed. If you have not heard from us within three weeks from the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date for applications: 12:00 noon on Wednesday 18th March 2020
First round interviews: w/c 30th March 2020 Second round interviews: w/c 6th April 2020

6. Job Opportunity: Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening Fellow (Consultant) at AWID (March 23, 2020)
Deadline: March 23, 2020
Location: Fexible
Organization: AWID
Overview of the project:
AWID Forum
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) brings together more than 2000 Feminists from across the globe in their AWID Fora.
The AWID Forum is a community and activist space that happens every fourth year. The next AWID forum will take place in January 2021, in Taipei. The AWID fora are preceded by Pre-Convenings which are supported by AWID but organized independently from the AWID Forum. At the Brazil AWID Forum in 2016, AWID brought together almost 500 Black Feminists for the Black Feminisms Forum. For 2021 a Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening is planned.
The Trans-Feminisms Pre-Convening
This Pre-Convening seeks to bring together feminists from across the globe who identify as trans feminists. Trans in this context needs to be understood as a political and umbrella term in its broadest possible sense.
We use the same definition and understanding of the term as the International Trans Fund:
“We use trans to define people whose gender identity or expression differs from their gender assigned at birth. Some of these people identify and present themselves as male or female; others identify with a non-binary gender category. These identities or expressions include trans women, trans men, fa’afafine, leiti, fakafifine, akava’ine, mahu,  vakasalewalewa, palopa, Sistergirls, Brotherboys, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, muxhe, omeguid, travesti, two spirit, hijra, bandhu, mangalamukhi, kinnar, thirunangai, thirunambi, khwaja sira, meti, katoey, waria, mak nyah, kua xing nan, trans laki-laki, transpinay, transpinoy, kwaa-sing- bit, and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and agender people – to name just a few. As part of our commitment to self-determination and decolonizing bodily oppressions, we are committed and open to recognizing gender identities that emerge and that our communities claim within their socio-political contexts. These arise from the ongoing work of resistance and liberation that involves both the remembering and reimagining of gender identities and expressions. We do not privilege any one gender identity or expression over another, including those communities who do not have specific terms to describe who they are.”
The Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening will be a self-organized political, strategic, engaging, intersectional, energizing, empowering and healing space. A space of exchange, of learning of arts, workshops, discussions, conversations and joy.
The planning of the Pre-Convening will be in the hands of an Organizing Committee made up of trans activists from around the world. AWID will support the planning of the Pre-Convening with staff capacity (programmatic and logistical - Co-Creating Feminist Realities/Forum team - and joint fundraising Resource Mobilization).
Overview of the Position:
The Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening Fellow will support the Organizing Committee (Julia Ehrt, Mauro Cabral, Broden Giambrone and other activists that may join the Committee later)  in the everyday tasks required to make sure the pre-convening happens and will liaise with AWID staff for logistics and to link the Pre-Convening to the Forum.
Major Responsibilities
Coordinating closely with the organising committee
Act as a link between AWID Staff and the Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening organising committee
Scheduling calls and meetings
Drafting and circulating meeting minutes as well as support with logistics for calls and meetings in the lead up to the Trans Feminisms Pre-Convening
Support in drafting the call for proposals and the selection process, as well as coordination of financial support for selected participants
Support with developing the Trans Feminisms Pre Convening program and schedule
Outreach to trans organisations, collectives and communities in the lead up to the Forum
Supporting with development of communications products, including social media
Communicating with session organisers and participants and responding to any questions that might arise
Coordinating with logistics staff to ensure the meeting goes as smoothly as possible, including facilitating access for participants
Support with documentation of the meeting as well as development of monitoring and evaluation systems
Eligibility Criteria
Essential Criteria
Professional development: Applicants should be eager to learn more about what it takes to be optimally effective as an activist and organizer in a specific place or on a specific issue. They can be at an early stage of their careers.
- Applicants should have demonstrated experience in community organizing, campaigning or activism whether on a local, national, or regional level.
- Applicants should have experience of organising and participating in events/conferences, ideally at the regional/international level.
Directly affected individuals: this post is open only to members of the transgender community who identify as trans feminists (female, male and non-binary-identified trans feminists are all welcome!)
Knowledge: applicants should have a strong grasp of the key issues facing the trans community across different contexts and regions, and should have knowledge and experience of feminist organising
Communication skills: applicants should be able to communicate clearly with persons of different educational backgrounds and fluency in English. They should be flexible to adapt their messages to the communities they will be interacting with.
Languages: applicants should be fluent in English
Desirable Criteria
Project location: applicants may be based anywhere, as coordination of the work will take place largely on-line. Applicants from South East Asia, as well as from the Global South, or from Indigenous communities will be prioritised. Must be able/willing to travel internationally.
Working virtually: applicants should have experience of working in a virtual environment across time zones and regions
Languages: fluency in at least one additional language apart from English is preferred (in particular the Forum languages: French, Spanish and Mandarin).
Term & Salary
Term: Fixed Term, ideally starting on May 4, 2020 to February 28, 2021 - This will be a part time position (14 hrs/week) for the first three months; and it may develop as a full-time position (35 hrs/week) for the remaining time of the contract
Salary: The starting gross annual salary for this role is $46,000.00 USD (pro-rata for the first 3 months based on number of hours worked)
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls/emails please.
AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.  All information received in relation to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence
How to apply:
Please submit a current CV, along with a cover letter indicating the city and country where you currently reside and any languages you have working proficiency in while addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for an international feminist organization.
Please include “Fellow Trans Feminist Forum Pre-Convening” in the subject line of the email and submit to by 23 March 2020.

7. Job Opportunity: Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management at Pacific Community (SPC) (March 26, 2020)
Deadline: March 26, 2020
Location: Suva, Fiji
Organization: Pacific Community (SPC)
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Pacific Community (SPC) was established in 1995 and has been a pioneer in providing human rights capacity-building, research, policy, legal and technical assistance in the Pacific region. RRRT’s mission is to advance human rights and good governance standards for the sustainable and equitable development of the region and the benefit of all Pacific peoples.
The role
The Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management will lead, strengthen and direct RRRT monitoring, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management and communication activities to ensure robust reporting, accountability to RRRT stakeholders, and application and sharing of learning to improve programme performance.
This includes: managing RRRT’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MEF); building quality, results-focused monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) into RRRT programmes data collection, planning and reporting processes; overseeing communications and publicity; ensuring alignment with SPC and donor MEL and visibility requirements; knowledge management and the development, and strategic dissemination of knowledge products.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
Staff Leadership, Management and Mentoring
Programme/project development, design and resource mobilization
Knowledge management and communication
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the full job description.
Key selection criteria
Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as international development, human rights, project management, evaluation or economics
Knowledge and experience
At least 9 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of social change programmes and projects
Experience in international development, including design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
Project management experience, including budget development, report writing, programme promotion and marketing
Leadership experience, including managing staff appraisals and performance management
Experience in training, mentoring and coaching staff and country partners in monitoring and evaluation
Experience in strategic planning and consultation processes
Essential skills
Skilled in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and data analysis
Strategic thinker with well-developed innovation and analytical skills
Results-orientated problem solving and high level of attention to detail
Ability to communicate programme learning to a wide range of audiences through a variety of user-friendly knowledge products
Skilled user of databases for entering, processing, cleaning and extracting data
Ability to train and motivate divisional staff on monitoring and evaluation systems and use of online reporting tools
Language skills
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment
Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
Salary, terms and conditions
Contract Duration – until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension subject to performance and funding.
Remuneration – The Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management is a Band 12 position in SPC’s 2020 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,478‒4,348 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 10,365–12,956 (USD 4,800–6,000; EUR 4,278–5,348). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,230–2,750 per month. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and 30 days of sick leave per annum, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Equal opportunity – SPC is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment is based entirely on merit; in cases where two short-listed candidates are judged to be of equal rank by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Island nationals.
Child protection – SPC is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. SPC’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Police clearance – Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.

8. Job Opportunity: Programme Officer, APWLD Grounding the Global Programme at Asia Pacific Forum on Women. Law and Development (APWLD) (March 27, 2020)

Deadline: March 27, 2020
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand or Penang, Malaysia
Organization: Asia Pacific Forum on Women. Law and Development (APWLD)
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting 'WOMEN in all their diversities, including those belonging to minority and marginalised groups from Asia and the Pacific countries (specifically from the following sub-regions of East, Southeast, South and Central Asia and the Pacific) with relevant experience and skills to apply as Programme Officer for the Grounding the Global Programme.
The successful applicants will work with our committed Secretariat and membership to advance women’s human rights, women’s organising power and advocate for Feminist Development Justice.
If you are committed to supporting feminist, progressive movements through strengthening knowledge and capacity to challenging structural inequalities and advocate for feminist development justice, please apply to join our powerful team!
Programme Description for the Grounding the Global Programme and Selection Criteria for the Officer (GG-PO) Position
The Grounding the Global (GG) Programme is integral in creating, defending and transforming international and regional policy making spaces to amplify the voices of grassroots women and movements from Asia and the Pacific. Advocacy is one of the core strategies of the programme that monitors the development of regional and international mechanisms and policies and identify strategic advocacy opportunities for APWLD members and partners that advance women’s human rights, women’s organising power and advocate for Feminist Development Justice.
Selection Criteria
Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia and the Pacific. Experience in working with a movement-based organisation such as feminist movements, indigenous peoples, farmers, migrants, workers, fisherfolk, Dalits, LBTQI, or other movements is an asset
In-depth understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in the region and its impact on women’s human rights;
Knowledge and experience in engaging with international human rights, women and development issues in Asia and the Pacific. Experience in policy analysis is an asset;
Knowledge and experience in engaging with International Human Rights and Regional Mechanisms, including UN Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies, UN ESCAP, ASEAN, Pacific Island Forum, SAARC or alternative approaches to regionalism;
A degree in social sciences; international law, human rights, development or women’s studies;
Three to five years’ experience in development work and women's human rights at the national, regional or international level;
Strong coordination/ teamwork skills both within and across teams
High level of project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership-driven network and its allies;
Excellent command of English language, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to write for movements as well as programme reports and project proposals;
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to network in a multicultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
Proficient ICT, writing and editing skills including the ability to coordinate publication work from programme content to production work in various forms and media;
Must be able to travel overseas as required.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
The Grounding the Global Programme Officer (GG-PO) is expected to do high-level programme management and coordination with a team including members of the Programme Organising Committee; ensure reporting and accountability to members and donors according to APWLD’s financial policies and guidelines. As advocacy is one of the core strategies for the programme it works and its’ work is cross-cutting and intersectional as it monitors and secures key advocacy spaces, leads in advocacy, network building and coordination for APWLD members and partners. The Grounding the Global Programme is also part of APWLD’s internal Urgent Response team, that is required to assess, plan and carry out urgent response support to members and allies.
Programme Management: Ensures the high level programme management coordination to effectively plan, implement monitor and evaluate programme activities according to the programme’s annual work plan and APWLD’s overall strategic plan.
Management of the programme workplan and budget, according to APWLD’s strategic plan, financial policies and guidelines
Proposes realistic and achievable targets and outputs in the annual work plan as well as in multi-year, five-year strategic plan, and in donor proposals;
Assists in the preparation of project proposals and budgetary requirements for donor agencies;
Ensure the cohesion of the annual narrative workplan and budget with the overall strategic plan of APWLD and that these within the reporting and financial guidelines
Develop of concept notes, thematic papers and submissions, by leading the writing process or by coordinating contributions and ensuring intersectional feminist analysis throughout;
Coordinate logistical arrangements for all programme activities, such as booking venues, facilitating travel arrangements, ensuring accurate immigration and visa requirements and other participants needs;
Ensure the thorough visual, substantive documentation of the programme’s major activities and ensure that summary evaluation feeds into these reports
Facilitate the publication of key knowledge tools and resources that may be led by the GG programme or done in collaboration with other programmes
Ensure that the narrative reports capture the depth of the work and effectively summarise key impacts, in line with APWLD’s Theory of Change
Conducts monitoring and evaluation of Grounding the Global programme activities;
Works with the communications officer and members to develop publications & educative materials related to the programme;
Mentor and supervise interns, volunteers and support staff for programme and staff’s professional development.
Reporting and Accountability: maintain accountability to its members and donors by ensuring quarterly, annual and respective financial reporting requirements according to APWLD policies and guidelines.
Writes and submits annual and programme reports for members and donor agencies;
Reviews and budget spending and performance of the programme with the Finance Officer as part of basic financial management;
Network Coordination: guided by APWLD’ overarching organisational objectives the GG-PO provides leadership or secretariat support to key networks, alliances and coalitions as part of its overall commitment to feminist movement building
Coordinates capacity building activities and networking of members and partners engaging with regional and international mechanisms to advance women’s human rights;
Provides coordination support to external networks that APWLD may support and / or lead;
Liaises with focal people and organising committees of members engaged with the programme;
Maintains regular and secure communication amongst network members or partners (including email, video calls, skype, telephone calls, quarterly bulletins, etc.).
Advocacy: plan and implement advocacy targets of the programme as guided by APWLDs overall objectives and grounded in its commitment for feminist and social movement building for developement justice.
Facilitates the development of common advocacy positions and collaborative activities on key women’s rights issues with members or network partners
Supports members and partners to make strategic interventions in regional and international advocacy arenas on women’s human rights and Development Justice;
Support alternative spaces that amplify grassroots women human rights defenders’ and their communities’ realities through regional and international advocacy spaces.
Salary range commences at THB 51,750.00 (equivalent of USD 1,500) per month. Other benefits include contributions to an employment pension fund, social security and health insurance; housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to relocate to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This is a full-time position with a 2-year contract (renewable). A probationary period of four months applies.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit the following:
Cover letter addressing the selection criteria
Online Application Form (preferred);
A sample of written work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and analytical skills particularly in the area of women’s human rights, migration and/ or development at the country, sub-regional and regional levels (e.g. an article, research and project/programme report, programme plan, statements)
Online application is preferred but should email submission be easier, please send the documents via email with the subject line “Application for Programme Officer, Grounding the Global (GG) Programme” to Marion Cabrera at by no later than 27 March 2020, Friday, (GMT +7)

9. Job Opportunity: Senior Program Manager: Asia-Pacific at National Democratic Institute (March 27, 2020)

Deadline: March 27, 2020
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Organization: National Democratic Institute
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Senior Program Manager position to join its Asia & Pacific team, and support in the day-to-day management of country and program-specific democratic development programs related to strengthening civil society, enhancing democratic governance, promoting women's and other marginalized groups' political participation, and strengthening political parties across Asia and the Pacific.
This full-time position is based in NDI's Washington, DC office and currently focused on Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam programs.
Main Responsibilities:
Provides assistance and team leadership in the day-to-day internal management of a portfolio focused on Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam and acts as management focal point in absence of Senior Advisor
Designs and oversees the implementation of large-scale and diverse program activities across multiple countries
Responds to NDI staff inquiries requiring functional or regional expertise
Contributes to the planning, design, and evaluation of NDI's projects for the region in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts, and external experts and advisors
Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations in the U.S. and the region, national and international news organizations, political party networks and partners, and NDI's network of volunteer trainers and experts
Monitors assigned region's annual budget; provides a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds
Monitors political events in assigned country portfolio
Serves as “high-level” NDI representative at local and international conferences and meetings and assists with NDI's public outreach
Key Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in International Relations or related subject; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
Preferably a minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience in international development, project management, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development, legislative affairs
Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policymakers
Superior oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate
Mandarin Chinese or other Asian language proficiency a plus, but not required.
Exceptional competency in one or more areas of NDI's functional programs, in addition to a highly developed knowledge of China and Southeast Asia political environment and people
Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues and to think innovatively and introduce new concepts
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10. Job Opportunity: Associate Technical Advisor, Savings Groups & Women’s Empowerment - Ethiopia  at Project Concern International  (March 31, 2020)

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: Project Concern International
PCI seeks an Associate Technical Advisor (ATA) to lead the provision of technical assistance and oversee program quality for the WE program in the Africa region by providing strategic direction and support for program management and MERL (monitoring, evaluation, research and learning) to country offices. Women Empowered (WE) is PCI’s flagship village savings and loan (VSL) and women’s empowerment program and operates across all regions in which PCI works. The WE program promotes social and economic empowerment, financial inclusion, and increased livelihoods opportunities for women, and is a key strategy for advancing PCI’s global mission to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls.
The WE ATA will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and serve as a critical member of the WE global team. This position will report to the Senior Program Manager, WE, working closely with PCI Ethiopia and other regional program teams, as well as PCI Headquarters associates on regional activities.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
In partnership with the PCI Ethiopia WE Specialist, support startup activities related to WE savings group activities under the new, five-year USAID-funded PARA project in Ethiopia, focused on rural and pastoralist communities
Provide remote and in-person technical assistance on savings groups (VSL/SHG) and women’s economic empowerment to PCI programs in the region, contributing to the development and implementation of specific strategies and plans in the following technical areas:
- Savings groups program expansion
- Livelihoods strengthening
- Constructive male engagement for women’s economic empowerment
Provide technical assistance to regional field teams including Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia and Tanzania through regular check ins; delivery of trainings; review of project plans; and analysis of program data and reports
Support planning and implementation of digital financial inclusion activities, in particular supporting the expansion of a savings group mobile app in Tanzania and testing the app for launch in Ethiopia
Contribute to new business development and the expansion of WE programming in the region through partnership identification, networking, presenting at relevant conferences or meetings with stakeholders, proposal development, and other activities.
Participate in regular programmatic calls with PCI Global WE team and other global technical staff.
Supervise interns/fellows.
In coordination with country team management, identify capacity strengthening needs and provide mentoring and training for WE technical staff.
Program Quality Management
Support program teams and management in the development, use and documentation of project management plans and program work plans
Facilitate the process of documenting lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities to improve WE training materials and field practice in the region.
Continually improve the WE methodology, manuals and training materials based on best practices and lessons learned in the field.
Lead the review of all WE reports and ensure the highest quality in regional country programs.
Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation
Data use for decision making: Provide technical assistance to regional field staff to identify and optimize the use of WE program data, technical strategies and existing best practices, lessons learned and research across key sectors.
Assist M&E teams in maintaining effective management information systems (MIS) for WE program activities.
Support in the development, validation, field testing and implementation of PCI’s evaluation and impact measurement tools.
Contribute to the design and implementation of assessments and studies to inform WE programmatic decision-making, project designs and institutional learning.
In coordination with M&E leads, provide ongoing support to in-country WE-related M&E activities, including in the review of the WE M&E plans, studies, surveys, assessments, and evaluations.
Work with program and M&E teams to carry out regular data quality assessments (DQA) of WE program data; develop strategies and refresher trainings to address deficiencies found during DQA.
Produce and disseminate high quality WE case studies, success stories, best practices and lessons learned that are supported with an evidence-base, beneficiary testimonials, impact/comparative data and other relevant information.
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:
Ability to travel within Ethiopia and internationally up to 20-30% per year
Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives
Required Qualifications:
Advanced Degree in International Development, Finance, Development Economics, Public Health, or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree and commensurate relevant work experience at international or national levels.
Four to six years relevant professional experience, with at least 2 years in a similar role.
Experience providing direct project support and training to savings group programs
The successful candidate will have direct experience in at least three of following areas: economic capacity building, digital financial inclusion, income-generation, business skills training and partnership building
In-depth understanding of women’s empowerment
Women candidates and Sub-Saharan African Nationals strongly encouraged to apply
Written and spoken Fluency in English. Fluency in Swahili or Amharic a plus.
Ability to work as an integral part of a team, taking guidance and input from supervisors and peers.
Strong time-management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and commitment to PCI’s core values.
A passion for the mission and values of PCI
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11. Job Opportunity: Accountant at Center for Advancement of Development Rights (CEADER) (March 31, 2020)
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Organization: Center for Advancement of Development Rights (CEADER)
Documentation/update of all financial transactions
Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
Work with external auditors to produce annual audited report
.B.Sc. Accounting
Ability to use MS Excel and willingness to learn Quickbooks accounting.
Knowledge of Quickbook is added advantage
Must be computer literate
How to apply:
Interested persons with the relevant experience and qualifications are encouraged to send their application and CV to:
Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

12. Job Opportunity: Regional Communications Coordinator at Women for Women International (April 1, 2020)

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Location: Flexible
Organization: Women for Women International
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped over 500,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
WfWI is seeking a Regional Communications Coordinator. A key focus for our 2020-2030 global strategic plan is to increase the capacity within Women for Women International Country Offices for communications work, to support the global organization and in-country strategies. This is a new one-year pilot role, to help us achieve the following ambitions:
Produce real-time content from our programmes to improve our global communications and fundraising activity
Be nimble and responsive so we can leverage the news agenda to raise the voices of women we serve
Train spokespeople and key staff for global and in-country media work and in storytelling and multimedia asset collection
The Regional Communications Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Communications and External Engagement, HQ (Washington, DC). This role works closely with the global communications team and country offices to create and collect compelling content including photos, videos and stories for the organization. The Regional Communications Coordinator is responsible for leading the implementation of global communications strategies and campaigns in the countries where we work.
The ideal candidate has previous experience in storytelling and is comfortable diving into fast-moving campaigns and communications plans. As a key member of the global communications team, this candidate will work with country office staff on storytelling and message trainings.
This position requires up to 40% travel to our offices in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. The position is based in Africa with flexibility on exact location.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement our global content collection strategy in country offices with guidance from HQ
Collect and produce compelling content from the field including photos, videos and stories
Help coordinate global communication campaigns for country offices as required
Manage the organization’s brand and messaging strategies for the country offices
Conduct regular message and storytelling trainings with country office staff
Conduct media training with staff from country offices identified as spokespeople and assist in briefing and preparing them for media opportunities (global and regional)
Build a network of local photographers and videographers to assist with content collection
Assist in information gathering for rapid response communications
Stay current on communications best practices and technologies and help apply them within contexts of the countries we work in.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelors degree in relevant field required
Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications, journalism or related field required. Minimum of 3 years experience in a global organization
Excellent writing and message development skills
Expert level knowledge in photography
Experience in collecting videos using smartphone or DSLR
Previous work on global communication campaigns required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; working knowledge of a language of WfWI’s country teams (French, Kiswahili, etc.) highly desirable; knowledge of other local languages would be an advantage
Experience working in conflict-affected areas and with vulnerable populations
Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team and understand the challenges of operating in insecure environments
Good judgment and problem solving skills, positive attitude, demonstrated willingness to take initiative especially in changing security contexts, political dynamics and budgetary shifts
Self-motivated and goal/deadline oriented
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a remote setting, to juggle multiple priorities, coordinate with multiple stakeholders in other locations, and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to collaborate effectively with a global team, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to help colleagues
Ability to be open to feedback and to respond to feedback creatively
Passionate about using storytelling techniques to champion women’s rights
Understanding of women’s rights issues and international development required.
Commitment to and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values
Ability to travel to country offices (extensive travel required)
Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, internet, email applications
How to apply:
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through this portal.
Applications must include a resume/CV, cover letter and portfolio that demonstrates a range of content you have produced (photos, videos and stories). The location of this position is flexible within Africa. National candidates from the region are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must be willing and able to work remotely if they are located outside of Nigeria or Democratic Republic of Congo, where we currently have offices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.