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(Part-time short-term Contractor)
|Position||Administrative Assistant, UAF A&P|
|Reports to||Sister Funds Coordinator|
|Status||Part-time Contractor (32 hours/fortnight) – April 2022-March 2023|
|Location||Remote work space, but candidate to be ideally based in Latin America|
|Salary||USD100 daily rate|
The Urgent Action Funds (the Sister Funds) is a global sisterhood of four independent funds (Urgent Action Fund –Africa; Urgent Action Fund –Asia and Pacific; Urgent Action Fund –Latin America and the Caribbean; Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights) each dedicated to strengthening the resilience and security of women human rights defenders and their organizations and movements. The Sister Funds have a twenty-year track record in the successful provision of rapid response security and protection support to WHRDS, maintaining an average response of just 24-72 hours and making urgent support accessible via online, secure, simple applications that are available in multiple languages 24 hours/7 days/365 days each year. The Rapid Response Grantmaking model is a unique funding model that allows urgent and timely financial response to women’s rights organizations for strategic, unanticipated and urgent interventions that advance women’s rights or protect the lives of women human rights defenders who often find themselves targeted for their activism. The Sister Funds also implement alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other human rights organizations including ground-breaking initiatives, research and publications; provide women with tools needed for strategic engagements and policy advocacy and to encourage knowledge and information sharing in critical areas affecting women’s rights. The Sister Funds, together, weave a global network of support to women’s human rights struggles everywhere.
1. Power sharing, Interdependence and Co-responsibility
We are sisters that work to develop trust, share power, co-create and share responsibility of our sisterhood and our work together. As an interdependent sisterhood, we recognize the importance of both shared decision-making grounded in a shared vision and honoring each sister’s power and autonomy.
2. Working with a Soul
Our sisterhood honors our shared humanity, love, and solidarity. We prioritize care and wellness as a political act and the embodiment of these principles. Working with a soul commits to tending care to how we work as much as the results of our work. We care for and love ourselves and each other.
3. Celebrate, Respect and Value Diversity
Our sisterhood is designed to celebrate and value our differences -- region, language, political and cultural context. It is these very differences that are our strength. Our sisterhood sees these differences as essential to our work. We value the knowledge and approaches that each sister offers the sisterhood.
4. Collective Visioning and Experimentation
Our sisterhood was born to respond to urgent needs with a bold vision, resilience and courage. Learning, action, and experimentation are all critical components of our collective practice as we work to change ourselves as well as the work we do together.
As the Sisterhood enters a new phase of deepened collaboration, we are seeking a part-time contractor that will provide administrative support to enable the Consultants, Working Groups and the Sister Funds Coordinator to effectively and efficiently collaborate with each other.
Scheduling Meetings and Note-taking
Qualifications, Experience and Requirements:
We seek a person who:
This position is part-time contractor work (32 hours/fortnight) from April 2022-March 2023.
How to apply
Interested candidates may send their updated résumé and a cover letter explaining their suitability and interest in this position, and relevant references (at least two), including at least one reference who has been their supervisor, on or before March 25, 2022 to email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed by March 31. Interviews will be conducted remotely in the succeeding week.
We will do our best to communicate with all applicants in a timely manner on the status of their application throughout the recruitment and answer any questions applicants may have. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this important process.