Call for applications: SOUTH-SOUTH PLACEMENT: Young Women’s Leadership Programme
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Opportunity to work with Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
SOUTH-SOUTH PLACEMENT: Young Women’s Leadership Programme
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is inviting interested young women, from member organisations in the Asia Pacific region to apply for the South-South Placement: Young Women’s Leadership Programme, paid volunteer position with the Feminist Development Justice Programme (FDJ). This is an exciting opportunity for young feminist leaders from the region to learn with the APWLD secretariat staff and also to develop expertise in our broader areas of work and leadership.
The FDJ programme focuses on advocacy, campaigning and capacity building on development policies at international, regional and national levels. This programme is committed to a transformative, just and sustainable development framework with women’s rights at its core. This year, FDJ is dedicated to strengthening global support for the Development Justice framework and to do monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. FDJ is a cross-cutting initiative with opportunities to collaborate with other APWLD programmes on different activities related to capacity development, conference organising, research, campaign material production, or drafting of thematic submissions to formal processes.
The objective of the South-South placement is to:
- to increase members knowledge, capacity and ownership around regional and international programme work
- to increase Secretariat understanding of national contexts and grassroots movements
- to build the pool of feminist leaders and experts from developing countries in the region
Duration and Key Tasks of the Placement
The paid volunteer will be hosted at APWLD Secretariat (based in Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the period of six to ten months. During the placement she will work to implement and evaluate the impacts of FDJ’s strategies and workplan. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Support administrative and logistical tasks for regional and international activities as required
- Support the production of resources, tools and publications for the monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Establish online campaigns and communications strategy, including the production of op-eds, blog posts, and social media content
- Create and implement capacity building sessions and modules
- Other administrative work as directed by FDJ Programme Associate, Deputy Regional Coordinator and Regional Coordinator
- Staff, advocate, volunteer, close affiliate or member of APWLD member organisations from developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region and must be recommended by that organisation; (To check whether your organisation is a member of APWLD please refer to: http://apwld.org/about-apwld/our-members/)
- Young woman (below 35 years of age) who has not held an executive position within the organisation;
- She should be middle level with 2-5 years of experience in women’s movement at the national level but have not much exposure to international and regional experience;
- She should have some knowledge of the development justice framework and have some background in sustainable development and/or women’s rights work;
- Must be able to commit to the placement a minimum of six months;
- Proficient in English, both oral and written;
- Proficient in ICT skills;
- Must secure and agree on contract with recommending national organisation to work (as a paid staff or on voluntary basis) for double period. (e.g. if the placement was for six months, return services should be for a year).
Remuneration Details: APWLD will cover the cost of a roundtrip airfare and visa fee for the volunteer. A small stipend (USD 800 per month, for six – ten months) will be provided for the volunteer to cover living, housing and other miscellaneous costs during the placement.
In case the volunteer and the member organisation endorsing the placement wish to extend the duration of their work at the secretariat, the additional costs may be shared by APWLD and the member organisation. The role and other detailed arrangements for the extended placement will be agreed between the two organisations.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Ms. Leanne Sajor [at] firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• Completed Application Form
• Endorsement letter from APWLD member organisation
Deadline for application: Monday, March 14, 2016