The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organisation. Our mission is to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities. AWID envisions a world where feminist realities flourish, where resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone, and future generations, to thrive and realize their full potential with dignity, love and respect, and where Earth nurtures life in all its diversity.
The Executive Assistant is a full-time position that will support the work of the Co-Executive Directors (Co-EDs) to ensure the overall smooth planning and implementation of governance, programmatic and organizational learning and strengthening activities at AWID. The Executive Assistant will provide important and sensitive support to the Co-EDs and the organization, ensuring throughout the work both adherence to high standards of professionalism and strong alignment with AWID’s intersectional feminist values. This role will often be the first point of contact for the Co-EDs, the Executive Assistant is expected to handle information in complete confidence and with discretion. They provide proactive planning and rapid response to requests. Further, the Executive Assistant works capably at all levels within AWID including the Board, all external partners, members, funders, and constituencies.
The Co-Executive Directors are looking for a committed and well organised individual who can plan, coordinate, and communicate exceptionally well at all levels with utmost professionalism. The Executive Assistant needs to value feminist intersectional framework which aligns with AWID core values and mission.
To be successful in this role it would be desirable that you have seven years of progressive experience in a similar role and three of them ideally should be working in non-profit organisations and/or social movements. You should have exceptional interpersonal skills, extensive experience in multi-tasking and project management, experience in strategic and analytical thinking. You are someone who enjoys working in a multicultural team and thrives in a virtual environment engaging with diverse individuals across the globe, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions. At AWID we value unconventional experience and believe that skills are transferable and therefore if you fit most, but not all, of the candidate profile, we encourage you to apply.
Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for an international feminist organization and how you would further AWID's goal of building a resilient and impactful feminist organization. Please include “Executive Assistant" in the subject line of the email and submit to email@example.com by 30 September 2022 at 23:00 ET.
People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non-binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically and currently marginalised groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. All information received in relation to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence.
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