The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID). Localisation: Toronto, Canada (preferred, but flexible).
Closing date: April 10, 2011.
Overview of the Program:
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.
Overview of the Position:
AWID’s Young Feminist Activism Program is seeking a consultant to assist with the Young Feminist Wire (http://yfa.awid.org) our online portal that aims to strengthen the work of young feminists working on women’s rights and gender equality around the world.
The YFA Wire consultant reports to the Young Feminist Activism Program Associate.
•Fluent in English, French, and Spanish
•Experience working with online social networking tools (Twitter, Facebook)
•Experience working with simple databases (MS Excel)
•Knowledge of women’s human rights and/or gender and development
•Experience working on young feminist initiatives
•Experience working with WordPress or other open-source content management systems
This position involves completing the following tasks in English, Spanish and French:
•Online sourcing of content & posting to the Wire
•Proofreading and short translations
•Email and other online communication with the Wire community
•Coordinating Wire user generated content including blog posts, news articles and announcements.
•Online research and networking with young women activists to profile their work on the Wire
•Online outreach to increase membership of the Wire
•Updating Facebook and Twitter accounts
•Moderating user comments on the Wire
•Basic database maintenance and other administrative tasks
Four month contract: 10 hours of work per week (paid hourly), with the possibility of renewal
All candidates will be asked to complete a short language test.
To apply please send:
1. Cover letter of no more than 2 pages indicating:
a) Why you are interested in applying for this position
b) The exact source/location you saw the advertisement for this position
2. Your CV
Send completed applications:
Fax: +416 594 0330
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include “YFA Wire Consultant” in the subject line)
No phone calls please. Only email and faxed applications will be accepted. The deadline is end of day Sunday, April 10, 2011. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.
To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at http://www.awid.org.