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WoMin is recruiting two exciting new regional posts!

WoMin is recruiting two new full-time posts based in South Africa, our strong preference, or in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the DRC, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso or Uganda.


A Communications, Solidarity and Alliance Building Coordinator who will work to strengthen the alliance, its visibility and its contribution to movement-building through deepened intra and extra-alliance communications and exchange; powerful solidarity; greater capacity for documentation, writing and critical analysis; and deepened clarity about the alliance, its purpose and ways of working.

For this role, and over and above our general requirements for every post (see end), we are specifically looking for a woman activist:


  • With a minimum of 5 years’ experience in one, or preferably a combination, of the following content areas: extractives, energy, climate, trade, globalisation, infrastructure, land/natural resources, human rights and gender justice
  • Who is a critical thinker with a history of working with writing as a tool for organising and building solidarity with people’s/women’s struggles
  • Who can build, implement and monitor a communications strategy and annual plans within the secretariat and across the alliance
  • Who is a strong analytical writer with the ability to design and implement small-scale qualitative research projects in support of our communications and solidarity efforts
  • With at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in communications, alliance building, solidarity and/or writing mentorship/support and
  • Who is comfortable and proficient in a range of social media: FB, twitter, YouTube etc.

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A Projects Coordinator - Militarisation and Violence Against Women/Consent and Just Development Alternatives who will work with WoMin’s allies to build powerful exploratory eighteen month to two-year projects on the mentioned themes. This experience will inform longer-term scaled-up work in partnership with national, regional and international allies. This role is experimental and will require a high level of creativity and dynamism in the incumbent we recruit. The position will be implemented alongside research consultants and a full-time intern, and with the support of other WoMin staff with the necessary expertise. Most of the work will be implemented by national allies and so the role is very much one of coordination and support.

For this role, we are specifically searching for a woman activist with:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in one of the following content areas: extractives, violence against women, human rights, militarisation/repression/peace work
  • At least three to five years’ experience in programmes/projects development, management and coordination
  • A proven history of conceptualising, overseeing and managing research projects
  • The proven ability to write reports, concept notes and proposals, and analytical pieces
  • Experience in participatory meeting and training methodologies
  • A minimum two to three-year track record of fundraising and donor management.

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WoMin’s general requirements of all applicants for any post:

  • An activist who has worked in and navigated the dynamics and politics of complex networks, movements and/or alliances
  • A person with a history of concrete support to organising and movement-building
  • A women’s rights activist with a proven history of tangible work to advance women’s rights
  • A team player who meets deadlines, is able to problem-solve with others, is open to learning and is able to work with full accountability to peers, alliance members and the WoMin Director.

We are highly committed to recruiting black African women with origins in Southern, East or West Africa. The candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English, and the same fluency in either French or Portuguese would be highly desirable, but is not a requirement for either post.

Interested candidates may submit a CV, letter of motivation and contacts for three referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 29 April 2016. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

VAAL COMMUNITIES SEEK ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE

WoMin-African Gender and Extractives Alliance in collaboration with Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) proudly launches its new research on the impacts of workplace diseases on wives of factory workers in the Vaal Triangle. Some 15 years after their husbands fell ill and were retrenched by Samancor and ISCOR, women are still struggling today to collect provident funds, healthcare and other benefits from their husbands' former employers. Click here to read more

 

AFRICAN WOMEN UNITING FOR ENERGY, FOOD AND CLIMATE JUSTICE!

WoMin regional exchange and strategy meeting 28 September - 2 October 2015

WoMin partnered with four Nigerian partners, led by Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, to convene a one-week strategy meeting in the Niger Delta, Nigeria on the inter-linked themes of fossil fuels, energy, food and climate justice at the end of September 2015. The meeting involved 70 leading grassroots women activists from Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC. The meeting offered a space for activists and organisers to exchange experiences, deepen political analysis and strengthen strategy, clarify our vision of a just development agenda, and also provided an opportunity to discuss and agree a long-term women-led regional campaign on energy, food and climate justice. Click here to read more

 

LAUNCH OF WOMIN ANALYTICAL PAPER AND PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN SEVEN COUNTRIES

Thursday 15 October 2015, World Rural Women’s Day

WoMin launches Participatory Action Research (PAR) implemented in 2014 with women impacted by extractives activities in seven countries on the occasion of World Rural Women’s Day, 2015. The results of the research have been read against the Africa Mining Vision which has substantively missed the voices of women. WoMin’s analytical paper The Africa Mining Vision: A Long Overdue Eco-Feminist Perspective demonstrates that mineral and oil-based development leads to the misuse of important resources typically undervalued and hence unaccounted for in policy making, including community wealth, food production systems and female labour. Click here to read more

 

UGANDAN WOMEN MOBILISING FOR CHANGE PRESS RELEASE

WoMin-African Gender and Extractives Alliance in collaboration with National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) proudly launches its Participatory Action Research (PAR) on women miners from Katwe Salt Lake, Western Uganda. The PAR is part of seven community based studies of women and mineral/oil-based development carried out by WoMin alliance members in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The launch also coincides with World Food Day and International Rural Women’s Day happening on 16 October 2015 and falls squarely within WoMin’s regional work focusing on working class and peasant women in the extractive industries. Click here to read more