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Offer: Job: Program Coordinator, AWID in Toronto/Cape Town

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Toronto, Canada or Cape Town, South Africa (preferred, but flexible).

Closing date: September 25, 2011.
Job Description:

This is an opportunity to be part of Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice - AWID’s 2012 Forum. The Forum is the largest recurring event of its kind, bringing together 2000 women’s rights leaders and activists from around the world. We’re looking for a strong team player to contribute to our alliance- and knowledge-building work in the lead-up to the Forum, with a special emphasis on groups working on sexual rights as well as labor and worker rights.

Overview of AWID & the 2012 AWID Forum:

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organization that works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.

Every 3 years, AWID organizes an International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development. The largest recurring event of its kind, the AWID Forum brings together close to 2,000 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world to strategize, network, celebrate, and learn in a highly charged atmosphere that fosters deep discussions and sustained personal and professional growth. The next AWID Forum will be in April 2012 in Istanbul Turkey.
Overview of the Position:

AWID is currently seeking a Coordinator to join our team who can provide programmatic support linked to our upcoming Forum on Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice. This is a full time, one year contract position reporting to the Program and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. The Coordinator will contribute to Forum outreach and relationship-building with priority sectors, coordinate with allies organizing Forum sessions, source and edit informational materials related to the Forum theme, and provide some communications support.


At least 4 years experience:

With international project planning and management
Proven interest and experience in sexual rights and economic justice. Experience with sex worker organizing considered an asset.
Contributing substantively and administratively to program work in the area of women’s rights.
Working in a multi-cultural team
Working with non-profit organizations based in the Global South and/or Central and Eastern Europe

We are looking for an individual who is committed to the principles and values of feminism, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and editing skills, ability to analyze information across a range of disciplines and able to extract relevant analyses, demonstrated capacity to think strategically and analytically, and have strong project management skills. If you are able to work independently with minimal supervision and enjoy working with a diverse staff, we would love to hear from you!

Download a complete job description:
Program Coordinator_SEP2011.doc 47.50 kB
How to Apply:

Please send:

1) Current CV and cover letter (addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for AWID)
2) The exact source/location you saw the advertisement for this position

Fax: +416 594 0330
E-mail: (please include “Program Coordinator” in the subject line of the email)

No phone calls please. Only email and faxed applications will be accepted. The application closing date is Sunday, September 25, 2011. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

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