Permanent, Full-time role
Based in Melbourne CBD (combination WFH and office )
support partnerships with Women’s right organisation in Solomon Island and great opportunity to work in the International development sector.
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.
OUR VISION: Gender equality for all
OUR 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 resilient and vibrant feminist movements, primarily in the areas of power, leadership and civic space; freedom from violence; and gendered climate justice
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 Portfolio currently manages two grants (DFAT and EU) in support of two projects implemented by three national organisations within Solomon Islands.
The Responding to Violence Against Women (RVAW) is funded through DFAT and supports the Christian Care Centre and Family Support Centre to respond predominantly to women, girls and children escaping situations of violence providing them with safe accommodation and access to health, counselling and legal services. These organisations also work with communities in anti-violence awareness and advocacy and with Government as part of the National Safenet. Phase II of this project is nearing completion and entering into a redesign phase.
IWDA supports Disabled Persons Organisation Solomon Islands (DPOSI / PWDSI), in a project focused on Strengthening Civil Society Organisations and Human Rights in Solomon Islands funded by the EU. This includes DPOSI working with other NGOs and CSO to improve equality and access for people with disabilities to services and opportunities and well as working with National Government on policy and legislation. This project is moving into the second year of implementation.
The Program Manager manages the funding grants and associated contracts for these partners to implement the work that they do in their communities. In doing so, the Program Manager works within mutually respectful relationship with the partners to provide support in identified areas of strengthening and as required.
This position sits within the Partnerships team in the Systemic Change & Partnerships Team and reports to the Senior Program Manager. The Program Manager will contribute to IWDA’s positive and committed organisational culture and work collaboratively with teams across the organisation.
Find the full position description here.
This is a permanent, Full-time role. Classified at SCHADS 6 plus superannuation and salary packaging.
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.
IWDA is committed to the wellbeing and safety of our staff including with respect to COVID-19. All our team members are able to work flexibly from home as well as from our office in Melbourne. All staff are fully equipped to work productively and safely from their homes. As long as it is COVID-19 safe, the candidate will be expected to work from our physical office space at least two days a week.
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, especially within the Pacific.
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.