IWDA is an Australian-based organisation, resourcing diverse women’s rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements to advance our vision of gender equality for all.
VISION: Gender equality for all
PURPOSE: To defend and advance the rights of diverse women and girls
VALUES: Feminist, Accountable, Collaborative, Transformative
OUR GOALS 2020-2023:
1. Resource and contribute to a resilient and vibrant feminist movement
2. Promote systemic change towards gender equality for all
3. Build a resilient and relevant feminist organisation
IWDA works in partnership with gender equality focused organisations in Asia and the Pacific; with international women’s movement coalitions; and with government and academic institutions in Australia to address the practical and structural barriers to gender equality. IWDA’s partnership work seeks to achieve transformational systemic change in order to realise our vision of gender equality for all.
As part of this contribution, we take actions to decolonise our approach to feminism and development. We want to become the best we can be in the world at north-south partnerships. This means we seek to understand and leverage our locational power so that we know when to:
STEP UP: and use our power to leverage resources and access for women’s rights organisations, and make our own contribution to feminist movements
STAND WITH: feminist movements in solidarity and amplify the work of global south actors
STEP BACK: when others are better placed to take the lead.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role reports to the Program Manager – Leadership, Power & Civic Space and provides support to the management of a portfolio of programs and partnerships in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
The partner portfolio includes: Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) in Solomon Islands, which works to address inequalities faced by women and girls, particularly in leadership; West ‘Are ‘Are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) in Solomon Islands, which works to strengthen women’s economic self-reliance, livelihoods, and equal participation in leadership; Asistensia Legal ba Feto no Labarik (ALFeLa) in Timor-Leste which provides free legal services to women and children survivors of violence; and Covalima Community Centre (CCC) in Timor-Leste, which works in education and training with a focus on young women and men – increasing access to education and employment opportunities, improving the health of community members and increasing knowledge of land rights.
The program management team work in mutually respectful partnership with these partner organisations, who lead the development of programs relevant to their context. The Program Coordinator, Solomon Islands & Timor Leste will support the Program Manager to manage these programs and grant funding to meet donor requirements.
Find the full position description here.
This is a permanent, part-time role (0.6 FTE). Classified at SCHADS 4 plus superannuation and salary packaging.
There may be an option for this role to increase to full time in the future. This would be dependent on funding and agreement with the successful candidate.
Some of the benefits:
- Flexible work arrangements
- Salary packaging options
- Employee Assistance program
- Additional end of year leave for all and additional paid personal/carer’s and parental leave
HOW TO APPLY
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a key contribution to a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all, click apply and submit your application.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from women only (including trans women).
IWDA welcomes people with different skills and life experiences, and encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and First Nations women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in, or strong community ties to, one of the countries in which IWDA supports partners.
Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.