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Senior Research, Policy & Advocacy Advisor

International Women's Development |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s):
  • Part-time, fixed term contract (17 weeks) Job sharing
  • Based in Melbourne (combination WFH and office as per COVID restrictions)
  • Work with a smart and passionate team

ABOUT IWDA

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

The Senior Research, Policy & Advocacy Advisor is a job-share role, while the ongoing role holder undertakes a part time internal secondment. The position under recruitment will be responsible for IWDA’s political and bureaucratic engagement; proactive advancement of IWDA’s work on First Nations and Feminist Foreign Policy, within the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition, and; integration of, and support for, knowledge translation with other, internal teams. Alongside these lead responsibilities, the role under recruitment will provide support, as requested, to specific projects on transformative discourse and knowledge dissemination and use for influence; partner advocacy, and IWDA’s research portfolio—as guided by our Feminist Research Framework.

The position contributes to the provision of feminist analysis, advice and support across the organisation in relation to research and evidence in programming, and targeted advocacy for influence. Across both parties in the job-share, the Snr Research, Policy & Advocacy Advisor will extend the organisation’s influence and identity through engagement and publications that raise the profile of IWDA’s work and learning with national and international partners to advance systemic change.

THE OFFER

This is a Part-time at 0.6 FTE, fixed term contract role until 1 June 2023, job share . Classified at SCHADS 6 plus superannuation and salary packaging.

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.

Candidates selected for interview will be alerted on 10 January and all interviews will be held on 12 January virtually via zoom.

Find the full position description here.

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from women (including trans women) and non-binary people only.

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.

Closing Date: Jan 4, 2023

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