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Director - Systemic Change & Partnerships - Policy & Program


Employer: International Women's Development Agency
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Executive & Senior Management, International Aid & Development, Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 08 April, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Lead and inspire a large team of skilled and passionate women
  • Drive and amplify IWDA and our partners’ work towards gender equality
  • Full-time, permanent role

Who are we?

IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. We are international, feminist and independent.

Beyond the impact we have in the world, we are well known for our supportive, friendly and inclusive team culture. Working with IWDA sees you working alongside a team of intelligent, driven and passionate women who genuinely live our values of Feminism, Accountability, Collaboration and Transformation every day.

An opportunity you will love

IWDA works in partnership with gender equality focused organisations in Asia and the Pacific; with international women’s movement coalitions; and with government and academic institutions in Australia to address the practical and structural barriers to gender equality. IWDA’s partnership work seeks to achieve transformational systemic change in order to realise our vision of gender equality for all.

The Director, Systemic Change and Partnerships is a new role, developed to drive, strengthen and amplify IWDA’s work for systemic change and realisation of women’s rights and gender equality through full integration of international and national policy and advocacy initiatives, global and local research, programming, and partnerships.

The Director is an integral member of IWDA’s leadership team and will work collaboratively with the team to ensure IWDA’s sustainability, effectiveness and sector influence.

Why you will excel

You are an inspirational, strategic leader who will work collaboratively across the organisation to generate innovative solutions for complex problems

You firmly believe that transformational change must be underpinned by robust evidence to practice, and practice to policy and advocacy

You are passionate about the importance of supporting systemic change, coalition and/or movement building work towards gender equality

You are well networked in women’s rights movements, NGO sector, academia and/or government

You have significant experience overseeing research in women’s rights, gender and development policy and practice utilising feminist, quantitative and qualitative methodologies

You are a skilled communicator with highly developed emotional intelligence who will manage a large team of smart, strong women with kindness, respect and humour

The full selection criteria are listed in the Position Description attached below.

How to apply for this job

If you are looking for an opportunity to join the leadership team of a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all please download the position description and cover letter template and email your CV and cover letter to jobs@iwda.org.au using the subject line: Director - Systemic Change and Partnerships - Policy and Program application via EthicalJobs. Please direct queries to this email address.

There is no closing date for this recruitment. Suitable candidates will be contacted as we receive their applications.

Women from Asia and the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an EEO exemption (H112/2018) and requests applications from women only. IWDA encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities to apply. Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Supporting materials  PD - Director Systemic Change and Partnerships.pdf
 Cover letter template.docx