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The Association for Progressive Communications is looking for a Project Administrator for “Our Voices Our Futures” (OVOF) to join our virtual office and team and support our exciting work. Our Voices Our Futures is an initiative led by the APC Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP).
The APC WRP is uniquely located within both the internet rights and women's rights movements and plays a vital role in bringing together people and organisations who have different perspectives and experiences, and in building relationships and trust within networks. We work with individuals, organisations and networks engaged with issues related to feminism, women’s rights, sexual rights and digital rights, to bridge the gap between the work of different movements, and to centre the perspectives and priorities of women and people of diverse genders and sexualities.
OVOF is a global South-led consortium, comprising CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action), the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), UHAI –The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, and WO=MEN. Consortium partners are complemented by strategic partner IM-Defensoras, a Mesoamerican women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) organisation.
OVOF is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Netherlands. Together with embassies, as well as the MoFA, and through WO=MEN’s relationship with Dutch civil society organisations (CSOs) engaged in other partnerships, OVOF aims to identify synergies and pre-emptively respond to fragmentation among the movements they support.
Purpose of the position
The purpose of this position is to manage the project’s administrative, financial and logistical requirements, the project’s systems and processes, and provide support to the project coordinators in the implementation of the project.
Coordinate the project’s partner and consultant contracting process from development to conclusion, including tracking and monitoring of contractual milestones and sending reminder notifications.
Provide support in OVOF budget tracking and spending and liaising with the APC Finance Team for payments and reporting.
Provide regular written updates on implementation and spending by partners.
Coordinate the project’s documentation and filing system in APC’s cloud-based repository, ensuring all documents are filed and accessible.
Collect narrative and financial reports from partners, including supporting documentation, for report drafting, compilation and submission to donors.
Provide logistical support and arrangements for project-related travel and events and liaise with APC’s convening coordinator as and when appropriate.
Liaise across APC teams and programmers for collaborative work, OVOF-related communications and micro-site, and provide technical and logistical support for meetings and events as required.
Convene and schedule internal project-related meetings, create agendas, keep an organised record of the meeting notes, and follow up on meeting agreements and commitments.
Provide support for monitoring, evaluation and learning related to the project.
Support the OVOF project coordinators in all of the above and as needed.
Qualifications, background and experience
University degree, preferably in social and political sciences, economic and social development, gender and feminist studies, development studies, human rights, or equivalent experience.
Excellent administrative, organisational and management skills related to projects, events or similar fields to meet deadline and achieve results.
Experience working on the finance and budgetary aspects of a project, and comfort/confidence with numbers, accounts and/or budgets.
Experience working with and in feminist organisations and feminist methods of working, which includes a strong feminist analysis and politic.
Track record as an inclusive team player.
Capacity to develop work autonomously and in a team setting.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Strong computer, internet, spreadsheet and word processor skills.
Competent in multitasking and able to lead and complete a wide range of tasks and activities simultaneously.
The ideal candidate has:
Understanding of the internet, human rights, feminist and development issues.
Sound decision-making skills, including using good judgment and logical processes to arrive at appropriate decisions, and respects confidentiality.
Problem analysis and assessment skills, including identifying issues promptly and taking the right course of action to manage problems.
The applicant should preferably be living in the global South and must have excellent internet access. Preference will be given to applicants from and based in the global South, especially in one of the OVOF countries — India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda. Being in the time zone between UTC and UTC+6 is a distinct advantage. APC provides an equipment allowance but requires staff to use their own computers. International and regional travel will be required occasionally. APC is a networked organisation based primarily in the global South, and privileges this political lens and location in our work.
APC is a truly virtual organisation and does not have physical headquarters. We do our work online.
Remuneration and duration of contract
This is a 0.8 full-time equivalent fixed-term contract for the duration of the project until December 2025 (renewed on a yearly basis depending on performance and availability of funding). Remuneration is based on APC’s salary scale for the position of project coordinator and is in the range of USD 38,000 to USD 48,000, depending on location and experience. Short-listed candidates will receive specific information on the salary range on request.
Start date: 16 January 2023
Deadline for applications: 4 November 2022
Reporting: The successful candidate will report to the OVOF lead coordinator in the Women’s Rights Programme.
APC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, caste, sexuality or gender identity, disability or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, development and training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. APC values people from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from the global South, working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect. We particularly encourage women and trans, gender-queer, non-binary and gender-diverse people to apply.
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