Join the Pacific Feminist Fund (PFF) as a Co-Lead: Apply Now!!

Position Title: Co-Lead, Pacific Feminist Fund
Reports Primarily: Board of Trustees
PFF Level: Level 5, Organisation Lead, Foundation Level
Employment Type: Full – time

Location: Remote and based in the Pacific. Face to face meetings with the Board, the PFF team, partners, and funders may be required on a needs basis.

Salary, Leave and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range NZD 150,000 – 153,000
  • 3% superannuation; medical insurance NZD 3,000
  • Types of leave: annual – 20 days, sick – 10 days, compassionate – 2 days and bereavement – 3 days), parental and maternity leave, domestic violence leave, and Office Rest, which is part of PFF’s Wellbeing Practice: PFF will practice office closure for two weeks in a calendar period, for one week every six months. The office closure is done in the spirit of practicing collective well-being and self-care. This is not counted as annual leave.
  • Allowances: Contribution to home office set up, IT equipment and communications costs.


We are an independent women’s fund based in the Pacific region. We deliver swift, responsive and impactful support through grants to Pacific women’s organisations, women’s groups and feminist movements, who are change makers at the frontlines of gender equality and human rights.

Shared Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  1. Strategic Co-Leadership and Executive Oversight
    Leadership: Co-lead to strengthen collaboration, innovation,solidarity and co-responsibility.

Vision and Strategy: Conduct overall promotion of the PFF’s vision, purpose, and programmes, and co-
facilitate development of the strategic vision and political positioning of PFF, and implementation of the PFF’sstrategic plan. Collaborative Financial and Organisational Management: Ensure the PFF’s operational, financial, and team capacity to meetstrategic outcomes. Embody shared integrity, transparency, accountability, trust, and kindness asfoundational values. Shared Power and Increased

Equity: Represent and strategically frame PFF and its values in international, regional and local venues. Shape and build upon the overall direction, including partnerships, alliance building, and programmes.
Feminist and Decolonising Practices: Co-create practicesforshared accountability,self-care and
collective care, and explore decolonisation as a value and practice.

  1. Financial Sustainability and Resilience
    Provide strategic oversight of PFF’s overall financial health and management.
    Diversify the range of donors; co-develop new types of funding.
    Co-develop the PFF’s approach to Gender LensInvesting (GLI) and associated strategies.
    Guide the Resource Mobilisation team to secure financial resources.
    Collaborate with other women’s funds to build on efforts to secure more funding.
  2. Governance
    Support participatory decision-making mechanisms; cross-team collaboration, accountability, and
    care-centered leadership.
    Work closely with PFF’s Board of Trustees on risk management and other activities.
    Provide regular reports; ensure accountability and legal compliance to PFF’s Board of Trustees and to the broader community.
  3. Human Resources Development, Support and Management
    Co-supervise team members including MEAL, Strategic Finance, and Communications Enablers, GLI
    Enabler and Resource Mobilisation Enabler.
    Oversee and provide direct support to PFF’s Human Resources consultants to co-develop and
    implement internal policies and processes in line with relevant legislations.
    Build a strong organizational culture that is rooted in PFF’s values.
  4. Programmatic Development and Support
    Set up the innovative design, development, testing and implementation of PFF’s grant mechanism in ways that are collaborative, share power, and prioritise Pacific contexts.
    Provide strategic guidance and support to PFF’s Communications Enabler, for the development and implementation of PFF’s Communications Strategy, and to the Programmes team for the development and implementation of participatory and flexible long-term grantmaking and accompaniment support for grantee partners. Provide strategic guidance and support for the development and implementation of PFF’stech principles, ensuring holistic security throughout PFF’s work.
    Foster innovative alliances across different programmatic domains.
  5. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning ; Co-develop a systemized approach to MEAL, linked to strategic outcomes and communicationsstrategy, and provide guidance and support to PFF’s MEAL Enabler.

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Key Knowledge, Experience and Requirements

  • Required: Executive management experience: governance, strategic planning, HR, finance, and experience working with a Board. Desirable: experience managing a virtual and multicultural team or organisation.
  • Required: Demonstrated professional experience in the Pacific. Desirable: strong network of relationships in civil society, philanthropy, and other communities in the Pacific region.
  • Required: Living in the South Pacific Islands and able to travel. Desirable: Speaks English and another
  • Pacific language.
  • Required: Qualifications in one or more of these areas: finance, philanthropy, research, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Desirable: grantmaking, programme development and implementation, and resource mobilization skills.
  • Required: Strong skills in leadership, negotiation, financial management, budgeting, and human resource management. Desirable: Understanding of digital security and feminist tech.


To apply, you would email your cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria, plus your full CV,
and the names and emails of three referees: one who supervised you, one you supervised, and
one who worked with you from a partnering organisation by July 19, 2024 to Marilyn Cornelius,
our Recruiter Consultant, at [email protected].

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