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About Fòs Feminista
Fòs Feminista is an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations in 40+ countries worldwide to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Fòs Feminista is both the connective tissue that links these diverse partners in an alliance and an active participant in the broader ecosystem of actors working on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ). Fòs Feminista orchestrates transnational and transregional action by connecting partners throughout the SRHRJ ecosystem, amplifying innovative partner-led solutions to SRHRJ issues, and catalyzing funding and political will for an intersectional feminist agenda on SRHRJ.
We recognize that the ability of women, girls, and gender-diverse people to make free and informed choices about their sexual and reproductive lives, including to access safe and legal abortion, is central to their life plans and to achieving gender and reproductive justice. Together with partners in the Alliance, we provide access to sexual and reproductive health care and services, including contraception, abortion, and care for victims of gender-based violence, and we reach young people with comprehensive sexuality education. We are at the forefront of advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and global spaces, coordinating with our partners to ensure that diverse experiences, priorities, and voices of the Global South are represented in these spaces. And we strengthen intersectional feminist movements and organizations by creating and holding space for partners to participate in an international community built on feminist values of sharing power, diversity, mutual learning, and solidarity, and to access resources to strengthen their work.
The Global Advocacy for Change Unit
The Global Advocacy for Change (GA4C) Unit coordinates the implementation of Fòs Feminista’s global sexual and reproductive justice advocacy strategy that recognizes and upholds the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls, and gender-diverse people from the Global South. Acting as a feminist amplifier and as a connector, the Unit works as part of the feminist SRHRJ alliance to shift power and challenge traditional ways of doing advocacy by elevating Global South leadership; working at multiple sites of power in the global North and South; grounding its work and strategies in national priorities; and connecting and leveraging regional and global spaces and processes to advance sexual, reproductive, and gender justice. The Global Advocacy Unit is looking for a qualified candidate based in the New York to be located close to UN New York Headquarters.
The Associate Director, Global and Multilateral Advocacy will determine the substantial policy advocacy priorities for multilateral processes at global and regional levels working closely with the regional advocacy officers. The role will also be a thought leader for intergovernmental processes and engagement and will hold the relationships with global multilateral actors including governments and UN agencies on behalf of the organization.
The Associate Director, Global and Multilateral Advocacy will report to the Chief Global Advocacy Officer. The role will supervise two regional advocacy officers and a global advocacy fellow.
Work with the Chief Global Advocacy Officer to develop, implement, and evaluate objectives and strategies for advocacy efforts with governmental policy makers, United Nations (UN) agencies, advocates, and coalitions, in alignment with the Global Advocacy for Change strategy.
Lead the development and execution of Fòs Feminista’s global and multilateral strategy, in partnership with Alliance partners and a focus on key government leaders, UN agencies, women’s rights and feminist organizations, coalitions, and funders.
Coordinate and host Fòs Feminista leadership, alliance partners, and other Global South partners for advocacy activities at the UN headquarters in New York.
Manage high-profile engagements with governments on SRHRJ at the global and multilateral levels, including influencing agendas to increase commitment and support for SRHRJ in UN processes and mechanisms; always seeking to elevate the expertise and influence of the Fòs Feminista alliance and global partners.
Identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders, including UN agencies, subsidiary bodies, functional commissions, UN Missions, NGOs and other key networks, partners, coalitions, bodies, and organizations active in UN spaces at global and regional levels.
As a key ambassador of the organization, represent Fòs Feminista’s to key external constituencies. This includes both formal and informal presentations such as making speeches and attending conferences and other meetings as necessary.
Track and analyze key policy advocacy developments and trends relevant SRHRJ in multilateral spaces at global and regional levels. This includes tracking and monitoring key advocacy developments within the UN ecosystem and other multilateral processes, such as agreed conclusions and negotiated resolutions relating to SRHRJ and gender equality.
Serve as Fòs Feminista’s representative at relevant coalition tables, including the Women’s Right Caucus, the International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition
listserv, NGO CSW, and Women Major Group and other key stakeholders’ groups.
Support Fòs Feminista in building and nurturing existing advocacy-oriented strategic partnerships at global and regional levels.
Conduct ongoing analysis and identify global policy opportunities to advance SRHRJ for women and girls and gender diverse people who face stigma and discrimination, with particular attention to BIPOC, LGBTQI+ people, sex workers, indigenous people, and those with disabilities.
Work with the US Global Advocacy staff and partners, to develop and implement strategies to engage and influence US positions within multilateral processes at the United Nations and other multilateral and multi-stakeholder spaces.
Collaborate with Fòs Feminista’s Sustainable Ecosystem Unit (SEU) to seek out and create opportunities for connection, mutual learning, and joint action among organizations in the Alliance including working through the four global partner-led centers on comprehensive sex education, strategic litigation, evidence-based advocacy, and transformative narratives.
Support the Policy Research staff to develop and implement annual policy research agendas and plans that will serve as evidence for advocacy and policy influencing priorities for multilateral processes at global and regional levels.
Support the monitoring and documenting achievements and learnings of multilateral and global advocacy in collaboration with the Business Intelligence and Research Unit.
Fulfilling the commitments and responsibilities related with Fòs Feminista UN ECOSOC accreditation status.
Apply decolonization, anti-racism and intersectional feminist approaches to multilateral and global advocacy strategies, campaigns, and partnerships.
Write and edit high-quality advocacy content, including petitions, letters, meeting requests, research briefs, factsheets, and other communications.
Support the GA4C Unit’s long-term and short-term planning and budgeting processes.
Education and Minimum Qualifications
A Master’s degree in public health/public policy.
7+ years’ experience in public policy analysis, with an emphasis on public health issues.
Demonstrated track record of working effectively with Diplomatic experience highly required.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Requirements
Fòs Feminista is committed to ensuring that the health, rights and wellbeing of all children, young people, and vulnerable populations who work and engage with Fòs Feminista ’s Team Members and Associated Persons are respected and protected in their interactions with them and requires all its Team Members and Associated Persons to share this commitment.
The successful candidate must:
Location: This position is remote; required to be in New York.
Compensation: Fòs Feminista offers generous compensation consistent with competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes private health insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, paid sick and vacation leave, holidays, and flexible working arrangements. The proposed salary for this position is USD $103,000/annual.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Fòs Feminista is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice and dismantling inequities from an intersectional feminist lens. Reproductive justice, racial justice, and diversity are driving forces for us.
Fòs Feminista provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression or identify, health status, history of conflict with the law, migrant status, national origin, parental or pregnancy status, partnership status, political belief, poverty, race, religion, sexual identity of orientation, sex, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local laws.
At Fòs Feminista we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from all kinds of backgrounds to build a workforce that is diverse and inclusive of people who are from marginalized or excluded groups.
While we strongly encourage all current and new employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, there is no vaccine requirement for employment with Fòs Feminista. However, it is currently our policy that employees must show proof of full vaccination to engage in any work-related travel or to attend any work-related in-person gatherings. As appropriate, reasonable accommodations can be made, including, for example, arrangements for employees to participate remotely in any relevant gatherings.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.