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June 11, 2018

 

Position Opening

Program Associate for Technology Management

Deadline for Applications: Rolling applications. Open until filled.

Posted June 11, 2018

 

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights, and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe. 

Job Description: 

The Program Associate position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to WLP partner organizations, and (2) supporting the development and maintenance of technology to support WLP programs and managing WLP’s digital assets.

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent English writing skills, a strong background in using technology to achieve organizational goals, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

 

Responsibilities include:

Partner Programs Liaison

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity building programs. Work closely with WLP team members to coordinate activities across program areas.
  • Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the partner. Work closely and maintain positive relationships with global partners.
  • Support partner organizations in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
  • In cooperation with Executive Director (ED) and Finance Manager, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Technology Management

  • Assess, strategize, and implement processes, tools, and/or technology capabilities to support information gathering and knowledge-sharing across the organization.
  • Help enforce IT guidelines and standards through ongoing education. 
  • Orient new staff to IT systems and policies.
  • Liaise with technology vendors and provide research and testing of technical processes/products as needed.
  • Maintain documentation of WLP’s technology assets.
  • Liaise with the WLP knowledge management consultant and support the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s multimedia digital library of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement.
  • Oversee cataloguing of multimedia files. Ensure item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect ongoing evolution and expansion of the project. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment.
  • Graduate degree in a related field (English Literature, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.  
  • Full native English fluency and excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with program coordination, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and communicate professionally with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc.
  • Strong familiarity with WordPress, Drupal 8, or other CMS.  
  • Aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies.

 

Preferred Skills: 

  • Working proficiency in French or Arabic desirable.
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally. 

 

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Program Associate: Technology Management.” 

No calls please. 

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 


 

Position Opening

Paid Internship: Communications & Advocacy Intern

Deadline for Applications: Rolling applications. Open until filled.

Posted May 23, 2018

 

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists and organizations and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building programs to strengthen women’s rights organizations in the Global South. These initiatives empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. Over the past 17 years, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over fifty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.

 

Internship Description: WLP is seeking a motivated intern to join our WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland to advance our advocacy and web-based communications projects. The position is part-time, 15-20 hours per week. We are looking to fill this position by the end of June 2018. Responsibilities include:

Create and populate content on WLP’s new website using the Drupal 8 platform, including articles, landing pages, partner and people profiles, events, digital resources etc.; review and edit new and existing content; assist with content migration and other tasks as needed.  

Assist in creating and editing WLP’s written and multimedia content including newsletters, images and videos, event announcements, social media messaging, etc. 

Assist with planning, promoting, and developing content for WLP advocacy initiatives.  

Assist with other research and communications tasks as needed, such as reporting, supporting the annual WLP partners meeting, coordinating public events, etc. 

Qualifications: 

Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment. 

Undergraduate degree in English, comparative literature, creative writing, journalism or other related field.

Minimum 1 year professional experience in a communications role, preferably in the non-profit sector.

Fluency with contemporary and cutting-edge messaging, design, and branding best practices and technologies, particularly in the online space. Ability to think strategically about communications in relation to organizational goals. 

Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling written and visual content. 

English language fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy. Interest in exploring emerging technologies.  

Preferred Skills: 

Completed or working toward an accredited graduate degree in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.). 

Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable. 

Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier or similar graphic/video design tools. 

Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal or WordPress. 

Experience with project management and coordination. 

Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. 

Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally. 

 

Compensation: Waged hourly. 

 

Three month duration with the possibility of extension. 

 

Education and Mentoring Plan: The intern’s supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit, gender, human rights, and digital communications worlds for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

 

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

 

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to :
 jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Paid Internship: Communications Intern.”

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 


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