Program Coordinator

The Womanity Foundation
Full time
Apply by 29 June 2021

Job description

About the role:

The Womanity Foundation is looking for a candidate who is committed to the advancement of women’s rights and wants to contribute to an organization and more specifically to the organization’s program, Womanity Award that is focused on the prevention of violence against women and girls and believes in the power of collaborations to drive the work. The Coordinator will be reporting to the Director, Womanity Award Programme. 

We are looking for a dynamic, committed, self-starter, and inquisitive candidate who is comfortable in working remotely with partners in different countries and diverse cultures and is open to learning about the always-evolving field of work of violence against women and girls. A coordinator will be involved both in strategic and operational work. On operations, you will be supporting the Programme Director with ongoing management of the program. On strategy, you will help identify ways in which Womanity can further contribute to the field of prevention of violence against women and girls and increase the impact of the program both for our partners and the communities they support. The coordinator will be involved with the whole Womanity team, support the different interactions between the program and perform other functions (i.e. Communications, Fundraising, Impact and Learning). 

This will be a 1-year contractual position (with an 8 week probation period) that can be subsequently extended for further duration and the coordinator will be expected to work 4 days a week. The pay scale is competitive and contingent on location. Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged populations and to candidates based in Global South countries.

Location: Africa or Latin America

Key responsibilities: 

Program Coordination and Administration

  • Work with the Womanity Award Programme Director and extended Womanity team to ensure the effective implementation of the program in line with the program's strategy, budget, and operation plan.
  • Engage with the central team to ensure effective support for the program across areas of communication, marketing, fundraising and partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, and operations.
  • Support the implementation and management of changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Where applicable, manage and oversee administrative and legal processes and procedures.

Communications, Reporting and Stakeholder engagement

  • Lead production of accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Assist with background research and the preparation of relevant reports, briefings, and presentations, to inform the strategic initiatives, fundraising, and stakeholder management.
  • Work with Womanity’s leadership to ensure that the program activities can be effectively evaluated and outcomes can be measured in the aggregate.
  • In coordination with the Head of Impact and Learning support data collection, evaluations, and reporting and ensure these are in line with the program Outcome Maps and Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks.
  • In coordination with the Communications team, support communication plans and activities to support enhancing program visibility and positioning effective and transparent communication across the base of stakeholders relevant for the program.
  • Maintain appropriate program documentation as per policies and standard operating procedures, including but not limited to ensuring program documentation is regularly updated and organized on Dropbox and Salesforce.
  • Identify relevant partner organizations and ensure consistent engagement with them to achieve targets set 

Does this sound like you?

Must have

  • A bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience in development sector program management, an understanding of women's rights, and a passion to work in the sector. 
  • Past experience building, managing partnerships, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Relevant administrative experience, ideally gained with non-for-profit or development organizations.
  • Proven ability to work both with autonomy and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working remotely and traveling (when necessary after the situation gets better).
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.

Good to have:

  • Proven experience working with different countries and cultures.
  • Experience organizing meetings and events.

Culture fit

  • A motivated self-starter who can help find opportunities to raise awareness about the work the Foundation is doing to prevent violence against.
  • A focused project coordinator, who can set and meet deadlines and multitask, while ensuring timely, high-quality work and open communications across different teams at Womanity.
  • A highly collaborative and vibrant team player committed to continuous learning, who can work closely with colleagues and build support for shared visions. 
  • A person with a “can-do” attitude and team player with the ability to think quickly and proactively.
  • Practical and hands-on with a desire for delivering an innovative program focused on the prevention of violence against women and girls.

About The Womanity Foundation

The Womanity Foundation (Womanity)’s vision is to live in a world, where women and men enjoy full social, economic and political rights. We at Womanity believe that empowering women and girls is the key to achieving global prosperity and wellbeing. Our programmes transform lives, remove barriers to success and challenge the status quo. We partner with businesses, social entrepreneurs and civil society around the world to deliver and scale effective grass-roots ideas and achieve meaningful impact through innovation, collaboration and replication. 

The Foundation’s vision is to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) through prevention. It does this by acting as a catalyst for partnerships, and providing opportunities for organizations in the Global South to work and learn together. Womanity’s key objectives with the Womanity Award are:

  • Scale up innovation through adaptation, a model specifically designed to leverage strong, pre-existing ideas as part of a new partnership to end VAWG, rather than spend time and resources reinventing the wheel.
  • Accelerate the dissemination of learning, of promising practices and of impactful models addressing VAWG across different geographies and help to build transnational collaborations, between partners. 
  • Strengthen the institutional capacity of both partner organizations.
  • Share and exchange knowledge and innovative ideas on violence prevention with the field of VAWG.



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