Capacity-Building Fellow, Women Thrive Alliance (Wash DC)

The Raise Your Voice program aims to strengthen the institutional capacity and impact of Women Thrive Alliance’s 250+ members, grassroots gender equality and women’s rights organizations in over 50 Global South countries. Women Thrive Alliance equips members with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to build support for their work and advocate effectively. We provide tailored capacity-building tools, coaching, and trainings on fundraising, communications, and advocacy.

The Capacity-Building Fellow will support the implementation of the Raise Your Voice program and report directly to the Director.

This fellowship is unpaid and located in Washington, DC.
Description of Tasks

The Capacity Building Fellow will support the Executive Director and Director in ensuring that Women Thrive’s capacity-building process is learner-centered, responsive, and engaging for members. The Fellow’s tasks and responsibilities include:

50%: Contribute to the development and facilitation of online courses:
Contribute to the development of course learning materials and course structure
Communicate with course participants, gather feedback, and manage database of participants before, during, and after active courses
Facilitate online discussions with participants, answer questions, and provide feedback on activities
Analyze and synthesize feedback and data to evaluate learning and program outcomes

30%: Contribute to the development of new capacity-building resources:
Communicate with members to identify individual organizations’ capacity-building needs and network-wide priorities
Research and draft new capacity-building resources such as: videos, factsheets, toolkits, worksheets, case studies, or reports
Distribute new capacity-building resources to members and collect and analyse feedback

10%: Managing the Alliance Online’s capacity-building content:
Update the site with new capacity-building resources and ensure proper tagging and organization of all postings
Regularly facilitate and encourage discussion and sharing on active online course homepages
Message members about new resources on a regular basis

10%: Other tasks:
Write monthly blogs for the Women Thrive website on issues related to capacity-building, learning, and gender equality.
Support social media campaigns and coordinate with members when needed.
Represent Women Thrive at events, meetings, and workshops related to capacity-building/training/ gender/etc. when needed.
Update and maintain quote/story bank related to members’ capacity-building needs, priorities, and participation.
Contribute to proposal and collateral writing and editing as needed.
Preferred skills and experience
Experience with gender-responsive training and curriculum development. Experience with online learning facilitation highly encouraged.
Experience working with grassroots Global South organizations.
Understanding of policy advocacy, the Sustainable Development Goals, community organizing, and/or social and behavioural change communication.
Experience in gender analysis and working on gender issues in the international development context.
Collaborative work-style, superior organizational skills, and ability to multitask efficiently.
Strong verbal, written, and intercultural communication skills. Must be fluent in English. French is a plus.
Ability to create engaging, easy to understand learning resources.
Good computer skills, particularly in MS Office programs. Familiarity with Facebook, NING, and other social platforms is a plus. Familiarity with Photoshop, Piktochart, or other graphic design tools is a plus.
To Apply

Please send a copy of your resume, a one-page writing sample, and a brief cover letter stating why you’re interested in this position by June 15, 2017. Also include contact information for two professional references.
Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application

Email Noel Schroeder at Please be sure to write “Fellowship – Capacity-Building” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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