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Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for the position of Advocacy Advisor/Senior Advocacy Advisor. We seek an experienced human rights professional to work with our Programs Team to deepen the understanding of rights at the intersection of gender and disability, ensure the implementation of human rights standards on the ground, and advance WEI’s mission, strategy, and programmatic priorities. This is an exciting opportunity to influence global conversations that impact rights at the intersection of gender and disability and to help translate those global initiatives into action that ensures the dignity and well-being of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities worldwide. 



 ABOUT WOMEN ENABLED INTERNATIONAL 

Women Enabled International (WEI) advances human rights at the intersection of gender and disability to respond to the lived experiences of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities; promote inclusion and participation, and achieve transformative equality. We envision a world where women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity, and lead self-determined lives. 

WEI’s Programs Team undertakes the substantive work that furthers WEI’s mission. The Programs Team focuses its work around five key issues that particularly impact rights at the intersection of gender and disability: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender-based Violence; Accountability and Access to Justice; Participation and Inclusion; and Discrimination, Equality, Stigma, and Stereotyping. 

The team utilizes human rights legal advocacy tools—such as human rights documentation, advocacy with U.N. human rights experts, and litigation support—to advance human rights standards that are responsive to the issues impacting women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities. We further work to strengthen the capacity of all key stakeholders who have a role in advancing rights at the intersection of gender and disability. This includes working with women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities themselves to be able to claim their human rights, as well as institutions such as U.N. agencies, service providers, non-governmental organizations in the feminist and disability rights movements, and others to respond to and ensure the rights of women, girls, and gender minorities. Finally, we are working to strengthen the international, regional, and national-level movements of advocates working at the intersection of gender and disability to advocate collectively to advance rights, while also ensuring the participation and inclusion of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities in other movements that address issues of importance to them. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The (Senior) Advocacy Advisor will play a key role in carrying forward WEI advocacy initiatives, including engagement with the Generation Equality process, advocacy with U.N. political bodies, and partnerships with organizations of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities worldwide to advance implementation of human rights standards and commitments. 

The (Senior) Advocacy Advisor will, in particular, take on a key role in leadership around WEI’s engagement with the Generation Equality (GEF) process. The GEF process is a global, multistakeholder initiative to accelerate progress towards gender equality through 2026. This process is coordinated by UN Women with the leadership of States, U.N. agencies, international organizations, philanthropic funds, civil society organizations, and private sector groups. 

WEI has participated in GEF since 2020 and serves as a civil society leader of the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, one of the key leadership bodies of the GEF process. WEI also convenes the Inclusive Generation Equality Collective (IGEC), a group of feminists with disabilities and others advocating at the intersection of gender and disability that is working to ensure that women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities are included in all aspects of the GEF process. As part of a new phase of WEI’s work around the GEF process, WEI will be continuing this work and will be undertaking two new tasks: (1) initiating a series of partnerships with organizations led by women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities to help ensure accountability for and implementation of commitments made by States and others related to GEF priorities; and (2) undertaking strategic communications around the GEF process and implementation of GEF commitments. 

This position is funded through a project-specific grant that supports the role through the end of 2024. The continuation of this position beyond 2024 will be contingent on funding. 


BREAKDOWN OF KEY DUTIES 

Generation Equality Project – 60%: 

  • Plays a key role in WEI’s engagement with the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership and furthering collaborations with States, U.N. agencies, donors, private sector actors, and feminist civil society organizations, with a particular focus on joint advocacy and communications. 
  • Initiates and carries forward a new set of partnerships with organizations led by women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities to ensure accountability for and implementation of GEF commitments as aligned with human rights standards. This may include developing and workshopping a concept, criteria, and set of goals for partnerships; developing a GEF accountability tool to be used within partnerships and broadly by feminists with disabilities engaging in the GEF process; identifying and approaching potential partners and formalizing relationships; developing and conducting workshops and trainings with partners related to the GEF process and accountability tools; acting as point person for and the main implementor of the work of a subset of GEF partnerships; documenting good practices that extend from these partnerships; and managing other GEF team members to support the partnership work. 
  • Collaborates with other members of the WEI GEF team to support communications around GEF and support movement-building efforts related to the GEF process. 

Broader Programmatic Work – 25% 

  • Manages WEI’s participation in New York-based U.N. political spaces such as the Commission on the Status of Women and the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, including in coalition with other feminist and disability rights groups. Supports the participation of other women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities to engage in those spaces. 
  • Supports broader programmatic strategies to advance and ensure implementation of human rights standards responsive to the lived experiences of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities; strengthens the capacity of institutions, organizations, movements, and service providers to ensure rights at the intersection of gender and disability; and build the movement of women, girls, and gender minorities with disabilities while supporting cross-movement engagement. 


Core Mission Support – 15% 

  • Supports institutional efforts to implement and strengthen monitoring and evaluation, report on grants and draft new grant proposals as appropriate, hire and supervise program interns and fellows, and participate in the strategic and annual work planning processes. 

Other institutional responsibilities as assigned. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

  • Strong knowledge of disability rights or gender-related human rights frameworks; fluency in rights at the intersection of gender and disability preferred. 
  • Experience engaging with U.N. human rights bodies and/or political spaces; specific experience with the Generation Equality process is a plus. 
  • Experience advocating within the disability and/or feminist movements at the global, regional, national, or local levels; experience working collaboratively with multi-stakeholder groups (including civil society across movements, States, U.N. agencies, funders, and/or the private sector) a plus. 
  • Experience managing partnerships with grassroots organizations, with a particular emphasis on the Global South, on joint programmatic activities. 
  • Passion for the organization’s vision, mission and strategic imperative. 
  • Commitment to WEI’s values, including the ability to work well and collegially with many different colleagues from different backgrounds and in varying time zones; commitment to recognizing and respecting the value and diverse expertise and experiences that all colleagues and partners bring to their work with WEI; and willingness to work in a way that fosters power sharing, collaboration, transparency, accountability, and self- and collective care. 
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills; proficiency in at least one additional U.N. language and/or a sign language is a plus. 
  • Availability to travel to New York City, Washington D.C., and/or global partner and conference locations up to 20% of work time.

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for the position of Advocacy Advisor/Senior Advocacy Advisor. We seek an experienced human rights professional to work with our Programs Team to deepen the understanding of…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
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    15 de setembro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    14 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
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    Mestrado Requerido
Salário
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USD $68.000 - USD $78.000
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Benefícios

WEI provides a package of benefits to employees, including but not limited to paid leave, health benefits, retirement plans, and technology stipends. Benefits may vary by country and statutory requirements. 

WEI provides a package of benefits to employees, including but not limited to paid leave, health benefits, retirement plans, and technology stipends. Benefits may vary by country…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Excellent English writing and communication skills; proficiency in at least one additional U.N. language and/or a sign language is a plus. 

Excellent English writing and communication skills; proficiency in at least one additional U.N. language and/or a sign language is a plus. 

Localização

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Virtual
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1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States
FL 10

Como se inscrever

TO APPLY 

Interested candidates are requested to send their resume, cover letter, unedited writing sample (no more than five pages), and three references to personnel@womenenabled.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will accept applications through August 14, 2022. 

Women Enabled International is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Whatever your identity, we encourage you to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of this position due to a disability or medical condition. 

TO APPLY 

Interested candidates are requested to send their resume, cover letter, unedited writing sample (no more than five pages), and three references to personnel@womenenabled…

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