- Fixed-term, part time role
- Based in Melbourne (combination WFH and office as per COVID restrictions)
- amazing 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.
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 We Rise Coalition is a partnership between seven feminist organisations working to advance gender equality and the human rights of women and people of diverse sexual orientations, women with disabilities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual characteristics in the Oceanic Pacific.
The We Rise Coalition works together through the We Rise Program, which is now in its third phase (‘We Rise 3’), funded by DFAT through PWSPD and now Pacific Women Lead. At the center of the We Rise Coalition is a commitment to building and sustaining women’s collective voice and power through movements.
The Coalition operates at two levels: each organization implements their individual program activities, and the coalition members also works together on joint, regionally focused activities.
The role of the Regional Coalition Activity Coordinator is to support the implementation of the We Rise Coalition regional activities. The Steering Committee determines the priority actions for the joint work of the Coalition, and the Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of these activities.
The Regional Activity Coordinator will provide regular reports to the We Rise Steering Committee and their work plan and priorities structured to meet that of the Coalition priorities.
This position is hosted by IWDA in Melbourne Australia for the remainder of Phase 3. The role and hosting will be reviewed during the planning for Phase 4 of the program.
The position will sit within the Partnerships team in the Systemic Change & Partnerships Team and will be supervised by the Senior Program Manager. The We Rise Regional Activity Coordinator will work within the expectations and culture of the IWDA office and team.
Find the full position description for complete position context and focus here .
This is a fixed term (16 months), part time role . Classified at SCHADS 4 plus superannuation and salary packaging.
Some of the benefits:
- Flexible work arrangements such as compressed hours
- 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 (including trans women) 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.