CALL FOR CAMPAIGN ADVISOR WOMIN AFRICAN ALLIANCE (March – December 2019)

 

In September 2018, the WoMin team undertook a deep reflection on its programme work to shape the year of transition in 2019. We determined that we have supported some key local campaigns, have played a key role in the emergence of a Right to Say NO regional and global campaign (just building out), and have the beginnings of a strong regional energy and climate justice campaign. However, if we are to fulfil our role as a regional alliance then the regional campaigning, building upon local struggles, and linking these together with an explicit movement building orientation, will need to be a defining feature of the next 5-year strategy. Please read the background to this position HERE.

Given this commitment, we require the support of an advisor, with extensive campaigns experience, to:

  • Input to and guide the evaluation process,
  • Assist us identify possible campaigns and scope their potential,
  • Help deepen WoMin’s capacity for campaigning through training and mentorship, and specifically support us expand our initial thinking about an African ecofeminist approach to campaigning (building on extensive conceptual and practical work already done), and
  • Assist us develop our campaigning focus in the next 5-year strategy.

The campaigns advisor will form a part of the evaluation team and will sit on the reference group for the organisational strategy development.

MAJOR TASKS TO END-2019

  1. Help the evaluation team build the framework and implement the review which will ask specific questions about WoMin’s advocacy/campaigns work to date, and our capacity and readiness to adopt a more explicit campaigning orientation from 2020
  2. Analyse and make findings in the evaluation addressing the question of campaigns
  3. Advise and accompany the process of scoping out potential campaigns, and building campaign strategies with team members
  4. Undertake campaigns training/capacity development which explicitly aims to help WoMin think through more deeply a feminist and movement building orientation to campaigning, which work has already started
  5. Provide guidance on how WoMin can conceptualise media and broader communications work to promote and profile any campaigns
  6. Provide guidance on reorienting programmes and operations to support campaigns
  7. To provide guidance on possible additional capacity needed to build effective campaigns

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS

  • At least 8 years of experience in successful campaigning work at a regional/ international level;
  • An established track record of providing strategic guidance on campaigns to environmental/ climate justice/ extractives/ women’s rights organisations, including the development of strong written campaign strategies;
  • A strong commitment to organising and movement-building of communities resisting destructive development (we are looking for someone who can help us think about campaigning in and with movement building);
  • Knowledge of environmental and climate justice issues in general and expertise in issues related to extractives;
  • A knowledge of women’s rights and a commitment to advance these rights with women;
  • Strong strategic, research and analytical abilities;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team; and
  • Commitment to / acknowledgement of the politics, principles and values of WoMin.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

A one-page letter of motivation should be submitted alongside an up-to-date curriculum vitae to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All applications must reach us by 12pm GMT on Thursday 28 February 2019. Read the full call, including timeframes for this position and key details for application submissions HERE.