National Network Coordinator, End FGM Canada Network
Position: National Coordinator, End FGM Canada Network
Terms: 9-Month Contract, part-time, 20 hours per week
Location: Home office, Canada-based
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reporting to: End FGM Canada Steering Committee
ABOUT THE NETWORK
The End FGM Canada Network is a vibrant group of survivors, civil society organizations, activists, human rights advocates, policy specialists, healthcare providers, educators and others, all committed to ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) both in Canada and globally by 2030.
The Network seeks to connect, support, elevate and advocate with its members and diverse Canadian stakeholders in FGM/C prevention, education, care and advocacy. The Network was launched in 2019 by four women who were concerned that not enough was being done to address FGM/C as a Canadian issue. After 20 months of building a strong foundation, influence, and social media presence, the Network is fast becoming the lead advocacy voice in Canada on ending this harmful practice.
We are now seeking a part-time National Coordinator to support our Network by developing effective strategies and campaigns, handling communication, engaging with members, civil society and government stakeholders, and to help move the Network into its next phase of outreach and impact.
The National Coordinator will play a critical leadership role in shaping and implementing the priorities of the Network. The Coordinator will operationalize the Network’s strategies and develop an annual plan focused on advocacy, information sharing and fundraising. The
Coordinator will also be responsible for overseeing domestic and international partnerships, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Network, including its communication strategies.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The National Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include:
- Oversee the efficient operation of the Network on a day-to-day basis, including managing the Network’s email, social media accounts, and website;
- Identify fundraising and grant opportunities;
- Maintain existing and develop new partnerships, strategic alliances and collaborations with key stakeholders in Canada, including civil society and government, and at the global level;
- Facilitate deeper engagement among existing members, including creating opportunities for information sharing, collaborations, and advocacy such as newsletters and events (virtual and physical);
- Coordinate Network working groups;
- Recruit new Network members;
- Develop strategies to create awareness, impact, and change, with respect to FGM/C policies in Canada both with government and with civil society;
- Work with the Steering Committee to create organizational policies, review existing policies regularly and recommend changes as appropriate;
- Report to the Network Steering Committee on all of the above.
WHO ARE YOU?
The National Coordinator has an important role in ensuring the effective functioning of the Network. The ideal Co-ordinator is:
- A proven self-starter able to manage numerous priorities while ensuring strong results and engagements;
- A person with a demonstrated commitment to the human rights of women and girls and a solid understanding of Gender Based Violence issues;
- A person with a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals;
- A strong coalition builder and communicator;
- Able to leverage opportunities in a timely manner while ensuring empathic engagement with all stakeholders in meeting goals;
- Able to work in a diverse environment with a wide range of stakeholders – survivors, health professionals, advocates, etc.;
- An individual who works effectively in cross-cultural situations.
- Bachelor’s degree /graduate degree in a relevant field--international development, gender studies, social work, humanities, anthropology etc.
- Experience and/or knowledge working in the field of human rights, with a focus on women's and children's rights, gender-based violence; experience in the field of FGM/C is preferred;
- Strategic planning and execution;
- Excellent relationship-building skills;
- Experience in policy and/or governance is preferred;
- Strong organizational skills, relationship and operations management;
- Experience in advocacy; experience working with member-based organizations is preferred;
- Experience working with a variety of different cultures; experience in working with gender based violence survivors is preferred;
- Experience in financial management, fundraising and grant applications;
- Excellent English written and oral communication skills; French proficiency is a plus;
The End FGM Canada Network is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs.
Please send your cover letter and resume toby
Sunday, October 18.
While we appreciate everyone’s interest, only qualified candidates will be contacted.