Action Aid – International Project Manager: Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods Programme (YUW).

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Role Overview:

The International Project Manager provides overall oversight of the Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods Programme (YUW) working with national project staff in each of the project countries and an international project accountant. Reporting to the Global Lead for Women’s Rights and Feminist Alternatives, the International Project Manager also coordinates regional and international policy advocacy on behalf of the project, linking it to national and local-level work.

The Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods Project (YUW) supports the agency and activism of approximately 10,000 young women living in urban informal settlements in 19 cities across India, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. The programme addresses the interlinkages between economic security, bodily integrity- including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) – and the disproportionate burden of unpaid care and domestic work in the lives of young women. It aims to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent young women in urban areas from fully enjoying their social and economic rights. Amajor focus of the project is access to universal, gender-responsive public services and social protection. 

Who we’re looking for:

  • A degree holder in a relevant field.
  • Advanced project management experience of at least seven years in (a) development organization(s); preferably in multi-country women’s rights projects involving young people in the global south
  • Very strong thematic knowledge of feminist analyses of and approaches to macroeconomic policy, including the link to women’s paid and unpaid labour, sexual and reproductive health and rights, public services and social and economic justice more broadly
  • Excellent strategic thinking, writing and communication skills
  • Experience in policy analysis and commissioning research gained in an NGO or public policy context
  • Experience in advocacy in regional and international policy spaces relevant to women’s rights and gender equality, and related negotiation and networking skills

You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.

What we offer 

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. We offer a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to

  • Fantastic training and development
  • A workplace that embraces feminist leadership
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay.

How to apply

Please click on  the “apply” button to start the application process.  Applications close on 19 May 2023 at 23:59GMT. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Action Aid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

ActionAid recognizes the value that diversity brings to the organization in terms of experience, skills, talent, and cultural perspectives. 

We are committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values. ActionAid will only recruit candidates who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid. 

ActionAid does not discriminate on grounds of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion, location, pregnancy, and maternity. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees are respected, valued, treated fairly, and supported in fulfilling their potential. 

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