Senior Advocacy Officer

Location:​ Flexible, to be negotiated with final candidate and preferably in Global South

Start date: ​Immediate

Post: ​Full time – 35 hours per week

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2010, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas across the globe. We believe in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities. To this end, FRIDA:  

  •     Provides small flexible grants to fund initiatives led by young women and trans*youth under 30 years old with small flexible grants for core support, selected through an annual participatory review process
  •     Offers opportunities for capacity development that are accessible and responsive to the needs of young feminist organizers, and based on linking and learning relationships that strengthen networks of young feminist activists within multi-generational movements;
  •     Mobilizes resources from both traditional and non-traditional sources, with new and modern methods, to enhance the quality and quantity of funding for women’s human rights; and
  •     Builds knowledge for advocacy to ensure financial and non-financial policies are inclusive and responsive to the priorities articulated by young women, girls and trans* youth.

JOB SUMMARY 

FRIDA seeks a dynamic and confident leader to work with the FRIDA team to formulate and execute FRIDA’s advocacy strategy, including: building knowledge to support advocacy, running campaigns, and supporting the advocacy goals of grantee partners. In addition, this position will provide writing and support for resource mobilization and communications, and supervise the Media strategist to ensure FRIDA can increase our reach in traditional and independent media.

This position will work closely with the Communications, Advocacy and Tech team and manager. They will interact with FRIDA’s larger community of grantee partners, advisors and board as well as external partners. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Management

  •     Work closely with the Communications, Advocacy and Tech Manager to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for FRIDA’s advocacy goals (at the grantee partner- and organizational-levels, linking local to global), including preparing annual work plans and budgets.
  •     Work with FRIDA’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure data is reaching and serving FRIDA’s communications, advocacy, and resource mobilization strategies.
  •     Manage knowledge-building projects, such as research pieces, opinion pieces and special publications to ensure that FRIDA is a ‘go-to’ source for knowledge on young feminist activism and the philanthropic field and has the evidence needed to support its advocacy strategy. 
  •     Participate in FRIDA’s strategic thinking and planning for program directions and initiatives, including a key role of scoping partnership and collaboration opportunities. 
  •     Work with FRIDA’s Grants Team to support coordination of special grants schemes and initiatives to support intersectional, cross-movement, and innovative ideas of young feminists.

Advocacy and Communications

  •     Identify and analyze regional and thematic developments and trends in feminist and youth organizing and funding on an ongoing basis and maintain an expert understanding of the field of funding for young feminist organizing in order to lead the development of FRIDA’s public responses to current trends through statements, articles, and/or position papers.
  •     Lead FRIDA into new and emerging opportunities, platforms and spaces especially outside the “typical” advocacy spaces, especially in Global South and among emerging economies and politics. 
  •     Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with other young feminist-led organizations, women’s funds partners, international non-government organizations and other key partners.
  •     Organize events and represent FRIDA at relevant venues, networks and in consortia to educate and encourage more and better support for young feminist organizing. 
  •     Work with FRIDA staff, graphic designers, animators, and other consultants to create digital and print reports, videos and/or other multimedia of FRIDA impact data and analysis.
  •     Produce quality writing pieces for internal and external communications and research, varying across styles for different audiences, including for publication. 
  •     Supervise the Media Consultant to increase young feminist issues presence in international media 

Resource Mobilization

  •     Assist in resource mobilization and community engagement campaigns, guided by FRIDA’s Philanthropic Advocacy strategy.
  • Build knowledge, narratives and messaging that supports funding young feminist activism, to futher FRIDA’s efforts to “change the game” in philanthropy

Other Related Tasks

  •     Provide capacity building support ​for grantee partners’ advocacy goals.
  •     Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES                                                                                            

  •     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including excellent command of English language, understanding of working with print, electronic, online and/or social media, demonstrated ability to write reports.
  •     Established public visibility credentials, media relations and/or spokesperson experience.
  •     Commitment to collaboration and strong social skills, with ability to work efficiently under pressure both independently and as a team member
  •     Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multi-tasking, problem solving and planning skills.
  •     Ability to work remotely in a virtual office, with little supervision and able to meet deadlines comfortably.

Required Experience 

  •     At least 3 years experience in planning, implementing and managing advocacy programs or projects related to feminist and/or youth activism, especially coordinating successful digital/online and highly visual campaigns.
  •     Experience in planning and implementing advocacy initiatives related to feminist issues, youth, gender or development.            
  •     Knowledge about women’s human rights at the regional and/or international level
  •     An understanding of feminist issues, advocacy and/ or donor environment around women’s rights.

Strongly Preferred:

  •     Knowledge and connections in the international funder landscapes for women’s rights.
  •     Experience providing support to others to build their advocacy skills.
  •     Experience in developing and managing research projects.
  •     Visual and graphic design skills.
  •     Logistical skills and planning for events
  •    Able to speak any of the seven FRIDA languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin and French) 

Young women and trans* youth under the age of 30 are strongly encouraged to apply.                                                                                                      

DEADLINE TO APPLY

September 16th at 10pm EST.

HOW TO APPLY                                                        

Please submit the following through Bamboo:

1) Cover letter (addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for FRIDA)

2) Resume or CV

3) List of three references

4) Please include a writing sample that demonstrates your communication skills for a public advocacy campaign that you have worked on. This can be an email to community members, a published article, and/or speech you have given.

To learn more about FRIDA, please visit our website at http://youngfeministfund.org/.

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