Deputy Executive Director and Head of Partnerships & Learning 


Deputy Executive Director and Head of Partnerships & Learning 

Organization: Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) 

Location: Flexible/Remote in a country where you have the right to work 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Direct Line reports: Around 7, but subject to fluctuate based on funding and grant commitments (Regional Leads; Senior Data Capacity Lead; Evaluation, Learning & Impact Lead; Partnerships & Learning Administrator; Partnerships & Learning Officer) 

Contract term: Indefinite 

Hours of work: 32 hours, Monday to Thursday Salary range: USD $85,000-$110,000* + Benefits 

* We are in the midst of a compensation review, putting in place our first globally standardized job tier/pay scale. This range may be subject to change as a result of that process. 

Benefits overview: 

  • 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 EM2030 Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Partnerships & Learning (DED) will lead the cross-region Partnerships & Learning team to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action to advance gender equality. The newly created Partnerships & Learning team is the largest within EM2030 and leads our partnerships, grantmaking, grant delivery, and learning and impact work. 

The DED is a newly created senior role within the EM2030 team and will provide leadership and mentoring to our growing Partnerships & Learning team. The DED will play a key role in ensuring the effectiveness and impact of our work in our focus countries and regions and in building partnerships that are founded on shared learning, collaboration, and collective impact in line with our strategic plan. The DED will also deputise for the Executive Director, as required. 

We are looking for an outstanding Feminist leader and manager, who will bring extensive global experience leading teams, collaborating with partners, ensuring impactful and accountable grant delivery, sharing learning, and carrying out joint advocacy, influencing and communications. This role will suit a seasoned nonprofit leader who thrives when leading and collaborating with colleagues and partners to design and run programmes and initiatives to achieve organizational goals, and who also has both visionary and detail-oriented planning instincts. The DED will be an innovator who can lead people to bring our collective vision from ideation to implementation to scale, and can coach and inspire a team to engage in continuous learning to improve our work over time and as we grow. 

The right candidate for this role will demonstrate experience fostering a collaborative and positive culture, ensuring effective collaboration across the (globally remote) Secretariat team and the wider partnership, modelling EM2030’s values and principles internally and externally. This role will involve managing a relatively large and growing team, comes with significant budget management responsibilities, and will require taking accountability for a large proportion of our grant delivery and reporting. As the Partnerships & Learning team is new, you should also be experienced with team building. 

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 Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Partnerships & Learning (DED) will: 

Overall Leadership and Management

  • Play a leadership role in guiding and driving EM2030's work in line with EM2030's values and principles and towards its strategic objectives (including being part of the Management Team and deputising for the Executive Director as required)
  • Provide overall leadership and management of the EM2030 Partnerships & Learning Team, including leading and directing the team, consultants, and other resources in line with budgets available and project and grant commitments o This will include overseeing work planning, performance management, and professional growth and development for the team
    • It will also include ensuring effective hiring, development and mentoring to build a collegial, collaborative, and high-performing team.
  • Play a key role in organizational and strategic planning, management decision making and policy development, implementation, and review
  • Serve as a senior external representative of the EM2030 partnership, through networking, public speaking, writing, presentations, etc.

Partnership Building, Grantmaking, Grant Delivery, and Shared Learning

  • Contribute to the design and lead the implementation of our new Partnerships & Learning strategy, taking into account the results of the cross-team and cross-partnership “reflection and visioning process” (taking place between June 2022 and January 2023)
  • Lead the Partnerships & Learning team to ensure effective delivery of grant-funded programmes and projects, including holding staff accountable to goals, overseeing grant budgets and compliance, and providing consistent feedback and coaching
  • Serve as the thought leader for our Partnerships & Learning work, both internally and externally, to increase EM2030's visibility and ensure strategic organizational growth
  • Lead the team and partners to understand, articulate, communicate, and learn from the impact of our work and collective effort, including facilitating cross-regional collaboration and shared learning
  • Allocate and manage team and partner budgets, ensuring effective reporting and variance analysis on budget lines
  • Guide and drive learning, capacity sharing, and technical supports offered to Partnerships & Learning and provide guidance and support in the use of participatory monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning tools

Business Development and Project Design

  • Work in a matrixed way with EM2030's Head of Business Development on partnerships and learning funding concepts, business development priority setting, and funder identification and prospecting and donor relationship management
  • Work with the Partnerships & Learning team to identify institutional funding opportunities and to ensure high quality concepts that are in line with both the EM2030 strategic plan and donor priorities

Cross-Partnership Advocacy and Communications

  • Work in close collaboration and in a matrixed way with other Management Team members (as well as other colleagues and partners) on advocacy, influencing and communications initiatives to ensure we are leveraging data, stories and experience from across our partnership to raise gender equality up policymaking agendas.

Knowledge, skills, and/or experience you’ll need:


  • Minimum 10+ years of experience at a senior leadership level in non-profit organisations working on gender equality and women's rights and a demonstrated deep understanding of the global gender equality context
  • Extensive experience living and working in one or more of EM2030's current focus regions of Asia, Africa and/or Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Extensive demonstrated experience building collaborative global partnerships based on mutual respect, trust, and shared learning, especially partnerships with feminist organisations and movements across multiple regions. o This should include experience in participatory grantmaking
  • Extensive experience with people management (including with remote teams), conflict resolution, team building skills and an overall ability to inspire, mentor and delegate
  • Excellent project and time management, financial stewardship, budgeting, reporting and variance analysis
  • Strong and proven business development skills, including leading on grant proposal writing
  • Clear vision and demonstrated experience in embedding participatory learning, evaluation, and communication of impact into the everyday work of a team and partnership
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and strong representation skills with team, partners, donors, advocacy targets, and media
  • Able to both travel internationally and work remotely effectively, including across timezones, whilst managing work/life balance.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Demonstrated experience leveraging data and research to support and strengthen advocacy and campaigns
  • French and/or Spanish language skills

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 in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, and how you would contribute to EM2030’s vision and mission. Please include Deputy Executive Director in the subject line of the email and submit to by 9th October 2022

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 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. 

Employment Logistics 

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

Final offer will be contingent on confirmation of the individual’s eligibility to work in his/her respective country. 

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