The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for a feminist movement builder, dynamic communicator and experienced project coordinator with a background in ending gender-based violence, to join APC’s virtual team. The ending online gender-based violence coordinator will be responsible for strengthening and growing APC's network of activists and organisations working in this area, coordinating work with partners in different countries, and designing strategies for intervention, including working on the collaborative global Take Back the Tech! campaign.
APC is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
Purpose of the job: The successful candidate will join APC’s Women's Rights Programme (APC WRP) to coordinate and manage a multi-country project on ending online gender-based violence. This includes building and supporting the network of partners and campaigners, development of collective analysis and strategic interventions based on data and research, leading in monitoring and evaluation, managing campaign-related communications spaces, managing project budget and expenses, and liasing with consortium partners. The coordinator will also contribute to APC WRP's work on feminism and technology, especially around movement building.
Deadline for applications: 10 June 2018
Start date: 20 July 2018
Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a 0.6 FTE (3-days) position on contract for an initial 12-month period, which includes a three-month probation period. The contract is renewable for three years depending on performance. Remuneration is based on APC’s salary scale. Short-listed candidates will receive specific information on the salary range on request.
Location: The successful applicant may work from anywhere in the world provided they have reliable and consistent internet access. APC provides an equipment allowance and requires staff to use their own computers and office equipment. International and regional travel will be required as part of the work. Please note that APC is a networked organisation based primarily in the global South, and privileges this political lens and location in our work.
The coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Manage implementation of project deliverables, including subcontracts, monitoring and evaluation, and project finances, expenses and reporting within agreed timeframe.
- Build, strengthen and support the APC WRP network of activists, advocates and organisations working on ending online gender-based violence in different partnership capacities through a movement building approach.
- Develop, design and implement intervention strategies with a focus on collaborative action, transforming narrative, norms and discourse, and creative engagement with digital spaces and content for activism based on data and research.
- Develop resources, knowledge and communication products on responding to online gender-based violence.
- Assess, improve and manage APC WRP collaboration and networking platforms for collective action and campaigning.
- Facilitate exchange of learning, analysis and strategies on addressing online gender-based violence.
Qualifications and capacity
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of gender-based violence, in particular, online gender-based violence
- Demonstrated commitment to intersectional feminist politics and experience in community building and activism, in particular, movement building in a digital age.
- Understanding of discursive theories of change, working knowledge in data analytics, in particular, social media data analysis or knowledge in quantitative research and analysis is an advantage.
- Experience in collaborative campaigning, particularly through digital networks.
- Strong capacity in producing engaging, accessible content for different audiences (e.g. calls to action, website content, social media posts, articles).
- Experience in grant-funded project coordination and management of project deliverables, team members and budget.
- Experience of working with content creators, web developers, designers and creative practitioners is an advantage.
- Curiosity and playful approach towards digital technologies, their impact and potential for exacerbating, transforming or ending discrimination and violence.
- Experience in resource mobilisation, including grant writing, is an advantage.
- Enthusiasm for networking and a track record as an inclusive network builder.
- Excellent English writing and oral communication skills.
- Apart from English, proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese or French would be an advantage.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally.
- Ability to work in a team and across time zones.
- Ability to work independently and to coordinate people and processes via online communications.
- Experience working in an online virtual/remote environment would be an advantage.
- Adept digital skills and understanding of the internet.
- Ability to meet tight, multiple and concurrent deadlines.
How to apply
Send your CV and written responses (in English) illustrating your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Coordinator: Ending online gender-based violence” in the subject line.
The following information should be included in your CV or cover letter:
- Your interest in the position.
- Why you are a great candidate.
- Relevant personal, activist and/or professional experience, especially any experience in community/network building from a movement-building approach.
- Why you would like to work with APC.
- Your experience in coordinating multi-country projects and other tasks described for this position.
- Link to a campaign or initiative you have been part of.
- Your specific area of research or interest that overlaps with the project (described in more detail below).
- Your digital skills.
- Where you live.
- Languages you speak and write.
- Three references including name, relationship and contact details. At least one of these should be related to your work experience in the areas referred to in this call.
Written response to the following question (not more than 350 words):
- What is your favourite feminist initiative that engages with technology and why? How does it help advance the transformative work of feminism?
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2018 at 2300 UTC.
Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information about APC, refer to https://www.apc.org/.
Background on APC WRP's work on ending gender-based violence
APC has been a global leader in advancing the work on recognising and ending online gender-based violence. Our work hinges on collaboration and partnership with activists and organisations in different parts of the world, in particular, from the global South. Through multiple, inter-relating strategies, we work to deepen the understanding of the different dynamics of online gender-based violence, its impact on the enjoyment of rights, and develop responses that reflect the experiences of diverse communities of people. Take Back the Tech! is an award-winning campaign that encourages women and girls to use technology to counter gender-based violence. Established in 2006, TBTT is an initiative of the Association for Progressive Communications, but it is shaped by local campaigners.
The All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from that builds on this work. The project is implemented by APC’s Women's Rights Programme (WRP) as part of the the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s focus is on violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk (LBT, sex workers and women and girls with disabilities). As such, our work, and that of consortium partners, will strengthen the ability of global South-based human rights organisations and activists to advance legal and policy responses to VAW, change harmful social norms, and build the capacity of women, girls and trans* people at risk to combat violence and advocate for their rights.
Consortium activities take place primarily in three regions: South Asia, East Africa, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and online around the world. The in-country activities of the AWC consortium members take place in India, Kenya, Burundi, Egypt, Lebanon, Tanzania and Uganda. In-country activities specifically for APC's project take place in India, Kenya, Egypt and additionally in Malaysia.
WRP's primary aim in this project is to challenge harmful social norms that contribute to the perpetuation of gender-based violence; in particular, to identify, understand and analyse internet culture(s) that contribute to the circulation of harmful social norms in the following countries. During the first year of the project, we undertook research to bring a feminist analysis to the ways online discourses that enable violence against women present, translate and mutate. In year two and going forward, the project will focus on Take Back The Tech! campaign convenings and actions, including a global TBTT Camp and creation of sustained content that draws on research findings through local country partners and surfaces diversity in voice and in experiences that challenge discriminatory norms, values and power structures.