Remote Job Alert: The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is hiring a COFEM, Co-Coordinator, Apply!!

Role: COFEM Co-Coordinator
Contract: Up to 10 days / month
Remuneration: $425/day
Location: Remote (Virtual position)

Application Deadline: 01 April 2024

The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is an advocacy collective of thought leaders,
activists, practitioners and academics working globally to end Violence Against Women and Girls
(VAWG). COFEM was formed in 2016 to create a feminist space for practitioners, academics and
activists to critically engage with and collectively address challenges facing VAWG work. COFEM’s
objectives are twofold:

  1. To provide a forum for connection, discussion, problem solving, mutual support and activism to advance feminist, women-centered strategies for ending VAWG and promoting the rights of women and girls;
  2. To collectively identify and implement strategies and actions to overcome the challenges facing feminist-informed efforts to address VAWG, and make sure that women and girls remain at the center of all efforts to end VAWG.
  3. COFEM’s work is led by its Secretariat, which is a team of feminist consultants who advance
  4. COFEM’s advocacy, knowledge production and movement-building objectives, supported by the
  5. Coordinating Committee which serves in a feminist advisory and oversight capacity. In 2023,
  6. COFEM transitioned into a more nimble entity aiming to 1) make timely and effective decisions, in alignment with feminist principles, 2) drive more resource mobilization and expand avenues for how COFEM is funded, and 3) increase creation and sharing of knowledge products in support of its primary objectives. One of the key changes was the introduction of a Co-Coordinator model to support shared feminist leadership across the various domains of COFEM’s work.
  7. The role of the COFEM’s Co-Coordinators is to ensure accountability to each other, the Secretariat, and Coordinating Committee in decision-making processes, provide strategic leadership and supervision when needed to the COFEM Secretariat, as well as facilitate their onboarding and reporting processes.
  8. The Co-Coordinators take a team approach and work collaboratively on most COFEM activities, while each provides executive leadership over different COFEM functions. There are two core roles: one leads on organizational strengthening, inclusion, and donor relationships, while the other steers movement building, advocacy, and knowledge production. COFEM’s Coordinating Committee as an advisory board and support system for the Co-Coordinators.

COFEM is looking for a Co-Coordinator who will focus on Organizational Strengthening.

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Required skills and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create respectful relationships and fruitful collaborations in remote / virtual environments
  • Hold strong feminist values and support an inclusive environment;
  • A positive attitude, someone who is flexible, responsive, and understanding of the diverse
  • needs of a global team and membership;
  • Respect for the core principles of COFEM and confidentiality of its members, as COFEM is a members-only forum;
  • Strong understanding of, commitment to, and evidence of incorporation of feminist principles and approaches in GBV work;
  • An understanding of and interest in work addressing GBV/VAWG as well as a deep knowledge of feminist theory;
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion and leadership approaches that reflect the core principles that are articulated in COFEM’s bylaws, including transparency, mutual support, shared power and collective learning;
  • Experience in supporting organizational strengthening efforts, managing website and/or social media channels, writing reports and working on multi-stakeholder partnerships; and
  • At least 3 years of experience working with activist groups, NGO or INGOs.

How to Apply

Application Process:
In an email to [email protected], please share your CV and 1 page answering the questions
below. Deadline is April 1st, 2024.

  • What would be your immediate priorities upon starting this role?
  • What questions would you need answered/what support would you anticipate needing to
    ensure a smooth transition?
  • How will you uphold feminist values while also making informed, swift decisions that
    prioritize the sustainability and wellbeing of COFEM?

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