Program Associate for Grantmaking
Full time position (35 hours per week)
Location: West, East, Southern or Central Africa
Salary: USD $28,020 + Medical Benefits
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following:
- Cover letter (addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for FRIDA)
- Resume or CV
- List of three references
Because we are a small team:
FRIDA encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work. Young women and trans* youth under the age of 30 and people based in Central Africa, East Africa or francophone West Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.
To learn more about FRIDA, please visit our website at http://youngfeministfund.org/
Founded in 2010, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas across the globe. We believe in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities. To this end, FRIDA:
- Provides small flexible grants to fund initiatives led by young women and trans* youth under 30 years old with small flexible grants for core support, selected through an annual participatory review process.
- Offers opportunities for capacity strengthening that are accessible and responsive to the needs of young feminist organizers, and based on linking and learning relationships that strengthen networks of young feminist activists within multigenerational movements;
- Mobilizes resources from both traditional and non-traditional sources, with new and modern methods, to enhance the quality and quantity of funding for women’s human rights; and·
- Builds knowledge for advocacy to ensure financial and non-financial policies are inclusive and responsive to the priorities articulated by young women, girls and trans* youth
FRIDA is currently seeking a full time Program Associate based in the West, East, South or Central African (WESCA) region. This is an exciting opportunity for creative, hard-working young feminists to work in a fast-paced and dynamic virtual office. The primary responsibilities include working closely with FRIDA's amazing programs team by providing administrative, communicational and logistical support to grant making initiatives and regular support to grantee partners based in the West, East, South or Central African (WESCA) region. This position entails a lot of administrative work, including tracking files, keeping databases up to date, and the maintenance of internal operating systems.
- Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of grants management software and integrity of data;
- Assist with the integration and entry of data into grant management software especially managing data entry of all proposals received, grants made, reports received, and grants closed;
- Assist with the development, regular updating and maintenance of FRIDA’s grant-making database;
- Support the implementation and administration of all stages of FRIDA’s participatory grantmaking process including testing, updating and supporting the translation of relevant documentation;
- Contribute to the building, evaluation and improvement of grantmaking processes and systems on an annual basis to optimize the experience for FRIDA community members (applicants, staff, advisers, grantee partners, etc);
- Provide logistical support to the Grantmaking Officer for the delivery of regular communication for grantee partners;
- Support the identification and analysis of regional and thematic developments and trends in young feminist organizing on an ongoing basis toward understanding the strengths, needs, opportunities, and challenges of young feminist groups in advancing social justice movements and agendas
Grantee Partner Engagement
- Focal point for grantee partners in WESCA during the call for proposals, renewals and special grant processes. Assist with documentation, monitoring and evaluation and other communication and collaboration related to these processes;
- Focal point for grantee partners in the WESCA accompaniment program and other capacity strengthening initiatives;
- Provide support to advisors in WESCA region with orientation and regular communication to ensure successful journey in FRIDA Community;
- Provide logistical support to organize FRIDA community gatherings and convenings within WESCA
- Attend and/or support the preparation of FRIDA convenings, learning visits and special projects related to the WESCA region.
- Support with grantee partners’ data collection and analysis
FRIDA COMMUNITY WILL SUPPORT YOU:
The Program Associate will be supported by a Programs Co-manager for Grantmaking & Operations and work closest with them, a Programs Officer for Grantmaking & Operations and other team members. Based on your needs, FRIDA will provide a tailored orientation process and training on current systems, structure and overall grantmaking process and other training opportunities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Young feminist with at least one year of activist or professional experience in the administration and management of programs or initiatives led by or about young feminists
- Experience with data entry, data collection and analysis
- Familiarity working with databases and information management systems
- Proficiency with online documentation systems (eg: Microsoft Office) and ability to maintain well organized and documented files.
- Basic knowledge and/or experience with participatory models of organizing
- University degree or related experience in women’s human rights, international development, community development, gender, social sciences or a related field is an asset, but not required
- Comprehensive understanding of young feminist organizing or experience in working with young feminist organizations
- Experience working on women’s rights, LGBTQA+ rights and youth issues.
REQUIRED EXPERTISE & SKILLS
- Fluency in English
- Ability to take initiative, lead and work efficiently both independently and as a member of a team
- Comfort in working with colleagues dispersed around the globe in various time zones.
- Strong attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and problem-solve
- Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different communication styles in a politically and culturally diverse environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting young feminist-led organizing, women's and LGBTQAI+ rights, youth issues
- Understanding of the different social-cultural and political contexts in the WESCA region
- Enthusiasm for online technology and information management systems
DESIRED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL
- Knowledge of and experience with networks related to young feminist activism in local, regional, national and/or global contexts
- Knowledgeable about feminist organizing at the regional and/or international level
- Experience working in a women’s funds or an international organization with staff in multiple countries and/or grassroots young feminist collectives
- Experience in grant management, supporting grant making processes, or in managing complex processes or programs
- Ability to communicate in Arabic, French and/or Portuguese.