FRIDA is recruiting passionate and committed young feminist activists from Sub-Saharan Africa to join its Global Advisory Committee!
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Since its founding, FRIDA has relied on a Global Committee of Advisors made up of mostly young feminist activists from all over the world. These Advisors play a key role in the following areas:
Facilitating FRIDA’s annual participatory grantmaking process by screening applications, reviewing final results, and supporting due diligence.
Supporting grantee partners’ capacity development and communication with FRIDA and conducting outreach.
Informing strategy and programmatic decisions in various areas of FRIDA’s work through thematic working groups such as Communications, Resource Mobilization, Capacity Development, and Grantmaking.
Informing FRIDA’s strategic direction every 5 years.
Given the increase in grant applications we receive from the Sub-Saharan Africa region and the need to expand our presence and work there, we are currently recruiting nine (9) Advisors will be selected from each of the following regions:
- Southern Africa
- Central Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- North Africa
- Islands off the Coasts of Africa
Must haves for eligible candidates:
- Aged under 35 years at the time of application
- Three or more years demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights, equality and non-discrimination and feminist movement building;
- Three or more years involvement with young women’s organizations/initiatives working for women’s rights, including time in a leadership role at a local, national, regional or global level;
- Functional spoken and written English language skills, and French if based in Francophone Africa, (and any other language is an asset: Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and/or Arabic)
- Skills in such areas as project management, communications, workshop facilitation, capacity-building, movement building and/or monitoring and evaluation;
Candidates also must have at least two years experience in at least ONE of the following areas:
Fundraising experience, such as applying for or receiving monetary grants from a donor or organizing fundraising activities with individuals (ie. events or online crowdfunding)
Grant-making, international development, or funding institution (experience grant-making to young women’s groups and/or start-up, small or community-based groups highly desirable)
Sex worker OR sexual & reproductive rights movement and a good knowledge of the issues and challenges faced by the movement
Sexual orientation and gender identity & expression (SOGIE) related issues and a good knowledge of SOGIE organizations and networks on the continent
Private sector especially in the areas of law, finance, accounting and/ or corporate social responsibility. Candidates must have an educational background that aligns with their current role in the private sector.
How to Apply
1. Download and complete the New Advisor Application. Please refer to the full FRIDA Advisors Terms of Reference for more information.
2. Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and before 20 April 2015.