Africa Regional Lead
Organization: Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030)
Location: Flexible/Remote in a country where you have the right to work
Reports to: Deputy ED and Head of Partnerships & Learning
Contract term: Indefinite
Hours of work: 32 hours, Monday to Thursday (Full Time)
Gross Salary range: USD $52,000-$75,0001 + Benefits
- 4-day (Monday-Thursday) work week. We do not work on Fridays.
- We are a fully remote global team.
- Paid time off (including 25 vacation days per year; pro rata for part-time employees).
- Employer contribution to pension/retirement savings.
- Income insurance.
- Health/medical insurance (varies by country).
- “Work At Home” and “Learning & Development” allowances.
About Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030):
EM2030 is a collaboration of national, regional, and global leaders from feminist networks, civil society, international development, and the private sector. We connect data and evidence with advocacy and action on gender equality, to transform the lives of women and girls and realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It is more than 25 years since 189 countries committed to the Beijing Platform for Action by advancing women’s rights. And we have less than 10 years until the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs and their promise of gender equality.
But Equal Measures 2030’s SDG Gender Index shows that not a single country has yet achieved gender equality.
Our Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is founded on the belief that data can expose gender inequality and injustice, motivate change, and drive accountability. From 2020 to 2025, working with women and girls and across feminist organizations and movements, Equal Measures 2030 will catalyse change through data-driven advocacy aimed at holding governments and policymakers accountable.
Rapid change on gender equality is possible. Join us to help make it happen.
About this role:
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the EM2030 Africa Regional Lead will work together with colleagues across the EM2030 Secretariat team, and with partners across Africa, to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action to advance gender equality.
The EM2030 Africa Regional Lead will guide and drive our collective efforts across Africa, including in our current focus countries of Senegal and Kenya (focus countries subject to change, depending on funding and strategy) and across the region. In this role, you will link, liaise, and collaborate with colleagues from across the EM2030 team and partnership (including working closely with our national and regional partners in Africa, as well as with the EM2030 Leads for other regions). You will work closely with the Deputy Executive Director, other Regional Leads, and the wider EM2030 team to shape an overarching strategy for our focus country and region work and adapt this to the Africa context.
This post will take the lead in implementing key grant commitments (including grant management, grantmaking, advocacy, communications and learning and impact strategies), including our Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded work, in Africa. You will be responsible for strengthening partnerships based on shared learning, collaboration, and results within the framework of the mission and objectives laid out in EM2030’s 2020-2025 strategic plan. The ability to build strategic, collaborative, and fluid relationships with our network of partners is key to the success of this role.
The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the feminist movement and gender equality context across different contexts in Africa (gained through extensive experience living and working on the Continent) and demonstrated experience leveraging data and research to support and strengthen advocacy and campaigns. They will be committed to and experienced in feminist and anti-racist approaches to partnership building and have extensive demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships based on mutual respect, trust, and shared learning, especially partnerships with feminist organisations and movements across Africa and the wider diaspora.
The role will suit someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, and someone who values collaboration, flexibility, and nimbleness. You must bring a deep understanding of, and commitment to, Feminist and Anti-Oppression values and principles and be ready to work with us to integrate these across our work.
What you’ll do:
Reporting to and working closely with the Deputy Executive Director, the Africa Regional Advocacy Lead will work on the following:
Partnership building, grantmaking, grant delivery, shared learning, and impact communications
- Play a key role in scoping and contributing to the early thinking about an overarching Partnerships & Learning vision for EM2030 in the focus regions and countries, working closely with colleagues in the Secretariat team and across the partnership.
- Provide effective oversight and delivery of existing grant-funded work in the Africa region, ensuring grant results are achieved in line with budgets and grant requirements.
- Lead grantmaking with Africa region partners, in line with feminist and trust-based principles.
- Work closely with the Senior Data Capacity Lead and other team members to encourage learning and capacity sharing and to offer technical support (including on advocacy, data, research, and data communications) to Africa region partners, including providing guidance and support in the use of participatory monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning tools
- Work with the team and partners to understand, articulate, communicate, and learn from the impact of our work and collective effort, including spotting opportunities for partners to share stories about their work and working with Communications colleagues and partners to gather content (stories, photos, videos, articles, blogs, etc.) about our/partners’ work and impact
Contributing to the regional advocacy and joint advocacy and communications initiatives
- Work in a matrixed way with others in the EM2030 Secretariat Advocacy & Communications working group (which is convened by the Head of Advocacy and Communications).
- Continually scan the global landscape for regional advocacy opportunities and bringing these into the Working Group
- Work in close collaboration across the EM2030 Secretariat and partnership (especially FEMNET, our regional partner in Africa, and our national partners across the region), to support, develop and implement advocacy and communication strategies to help push gender equality up the global and Africa region policy agendas
- Contribute to regional advocacy and communications strategy, planning and execution, ensuring the perspective of Africa-based partners and regional opportunities are reflected in EM2030’s wider work
- Identify opportunities to profile the work, knowledge, and experience of Africa-based partners in regional and global spaces
Business development and project design
- Work with the Head of Business Development and other team members to identify institutional funding opportunities in the Africa region, as well as regional advocacy funding opportunities, to ensure high quality programming concepts that are in line with donor priorities, and to support with proposal development, donor outreach and donor relationship management as needed
Knowledge, skills, and/or experience you’ll need:
- Minimum 5-7 years of experience at a senior level in non-profit organisations working on gender equality and women's rights, based in Africa
- Demonstrated deep understanding of the gender equality context across different regions of Africa, gained through extensive experience living and working across the region
- Extensive demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships based on mutual respect, trust and shared learning, especially partnerships with feminist organisations and movements across Africa.
- Demonstrated commitment to Feminist, Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression values and principles, and to decolonising work in the International Development sector
- Demonstrated experience leveraging data and research to support and strengthen advocacy and campaigns
- Demonstrated understanding of communications approaches and the power of storytelling, in order to effectively communicate the impact of advocacy and movement building work
- Clear vision and demonstrated experience in embedding participatory learning, evaluation, and communication of impact into the everyday work of the team and partners
- Excellent project and time management, financial stewardship, budgeting, reporting and variance analysis
- Strong and proven business development skills (especially with funders interested in the Africa region), including leading on grant proposal writing
- Strong representation and public speaking skills with team, partners, donors, advocacy targets, and media
- Able to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines and prioritise workload
- Able to work remotely effectively, including across timezones, whilst managing work/life balance.
- Ability to travel internationally
- Fluency in both written and spoken English and French
What we offer:
Our team is collaborative, friendly, flexible, and based in different countries all around the world.
We have been improving our remote working approaches, systems, and tools since our founding in 2017, and are committed to making EM2030 a great place to work no matter where in the world our team members are located. We are powered by our values and principles, not just in “what” we do but also in “how” we do it:
- We are guided by feminist principles and a belief in the importance of gender justice
- We are collaborative and believe in the power of women’s collective action
- We are rigorous in our analysis and transparent about our methodology and approach
- We are outspoken
- We listen and learn
We recognise that it is people that will enable us to reach our vision and mission. We aim to offer a wide range of benefits as outlined above.
How to apply:
Please submit your application in English through this link https://equalmeasures2030.bamboohr.com/careers/23 . The deadline for receiving application is 29 May 2023.
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To learn more about EM2030 and our work, please visit our website at https://www.equalmeasures2030.org and review our strategic plan.
People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non-binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Equal Measures 2030 is a fiscally sponsored project of Panorama Global, a 501(c)(3) social impact nonprofit that empowers changemakers through radical collaboration.
Employment of this role will be facilitated by Panorama Global. Equal Measures 2030’s team members in the USA are employees of Panorama Global, and team members outside of the USA are employees of a Professional Employer Organization/Employer of Record (PEO/EOR) that is appropriately registered as an employer in the individual's respective country of work to ensure compliance with local labor law.
Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We know that representation matters in the workplace and with our partners; to that end we are committed to a hiring process grounded in equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship or immigration status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, political ideology, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, age, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email SponsoredProjectsHR@panoramaglobal.org.
Final offer will be contingent on confirmation of the individual’s eligibility to work in his/her respective country.