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WoMin is recruiting

- Lee-Anne Bruce

WoMin is recruiting two exciting new regional posts!

WoMin is an emerging women-led, women’s rights African alliance working alongside national and regional movements, popular organisations of women and mining-affected communities, and solidarity organisations. They work to expose the impacts of extractivism on peasant and working class women, to counter these destructive trends, and to support organising and movement-building by affected women. Most importantly, they advance an eco-feminist, post-extractivist, women-centred alternative in all of their work.

WoMin is recruiting two new full-time posts based in South Africa, our strong preference, or in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the DRC, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso or Uganda.

A Communications, Solidarity and Alliance Building Coordinator who will work to strengthen the alliance, its visibility and its contribution to movement-building through deepened intra and extra-alliance communications and exchange; powerful solidarity; greater capacity for documentation, writing and critical analysis; and deepened clarity about the alliance, its purpose and ways of working.

For this role, and over and above the general requirements for every post (see end), they are specifically looking for a woman activist:

  • With a minimum of 5 years’ experience in one, or preferably a combination, of the following content areas: extractives, energy, climate, trade, globalisation, infrastructure, land/natural resources, human rights and gender justice
  • Who is a critical thinker with a history of working with writing as a tool for organising and building solidarity with people’s/women’s struggles
  • Who can build, implement and monitor a communications strategy and annual plans within the secretariat and across the alliance
  • Who is a strong analytical writer with the ability to design and implement small-scale qualitative research projects in support of our communications and solidarity efforts
  • With at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in communications, alliance building, solidarity and/or writing mentorship / support and
  • Who is comfortable and proficient in a range of social media: FB, twitter, YouTube etc.

A Projects Coordinator - Militarisation and Violence Against Women / Consent and Just Development Alternatives who will work with WoMin’s allies to build powerful exploratory eighteen month to two-year projects on the mentioned themes. This experience will inform longer-term scaled-up work in partnership with national, regional and international allies. This role is experimental and will require a high level of creativity and dynamism in the incumbent. The position will be implemented alongside research consultants and a full-time intern, and with the support of other WoMin staff with the necessary expertise. Most of the work will be implemented by national allies and so the role is very much one of co-ordination and support.

For this role, we are specifically searching for a woman activist with:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in one of the following content areas: extractives, violence against women, human rights, militarisation / repression / peace work
  • At least three to five years’ experience in programmes/projects development, management and coordination
  • A proven history of conceptualising, overseeing and managing research projects
  • The proven ability to write reports, concept notes and proposals, and analytical pieces
  • Experience in participatory meeting and training methodologies
  • A minimum two to three-year track record of fundraising and donor management.

WoMin’s general requirements of all applicants for any post:

  • An activist who has worked in and navigated the dynamics and politics of complex networks, movements and/or alliances
  • A person with a history of concrete support to organising and movement-building
  • A women’s rights activist with a proven history of tangible work to advance women’s rights
  • A team player who meets deadlines, is able to problem-solve with others, is open to learning and is able to work with full accountability to peers, alliance members and the WoMin Director.

WoMin is highly committed to recruiting black African women with origins in Southern, East or West Africa. The candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English, and the same fluency in either French or Portuguese would be highly desirable, but is not a requirement for either post.

For more information on WoMin and these exciting new positions, please visit:

Interested candidates may submit a CV, letter of motivation and contacts for three referees to by Friday 29 April 2016. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.