Programme Coordinator

  • Added Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 12 March 2021

Power Up! Women Advocate for Bodies, Voices and Resources Consortium

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

Location: Based in the Netherlands

Salary: Competitive; based on location and experience

Status: Full time, contract position

Reports to: PowerUp! Steering Committee, with direct supervision by JASSโ€™ Director of Evaluation and Funding Partnerships

Deadline: Mar 12, 2021

The Power Up! Consortium, an alliance of womenโ€™s rights organisations including JASS (Just Associates), Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), Yayasan Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga (PEKKA), and Gender at Work (G@W), is seeking a Programme Coordinator to support our partnership. Power Up! works in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA).

Collaborating in a 5-year programme (2021-2025), the Consortium will engage with women human rights defenders (WHRD) and their organisations and networks to build, organise, mobilise and transform power around three strategic agendas โ€“ bodies, voices and resources. Our aims are the prevention and elimination of sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls; strengthening womenโ€™s leadership and womenโ€™s participation in (political) decision-making; and strengthening womenโ€™s strategies for economic resilience and stability, including access to and control of resources and land. Within this, the partnership focuses on ampliyfing the voices, agency and leadership of constituencies that have been marginalised in their communities and social movements (LBQ women, HIV+ women, sex workers, women workers and rural and indigenous women). Their capacity to sustain pressure and influence policies, resources, institutions, and social norms is essential to the advancement of gender equality and womenโ€™s rights at all levels and to ensure womenโ€™s greater safety in the face of increased backlash and violence.

The consortiumโ€™s work is spread across 6 geographic regions (17 countries) and prioritizes Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The joint initiative is led by a Steering Committee (SC), consisting of Executive Directors, or their equivalent roles, of the partner organisations.


  • Facilitate effective coordination among partners, ensuring that planning processes harness the unique and complementary strengths that each partner brings to the collaboration; help build strategic connections and relationships of trust between partners;

  • Facilitate communication and information sharing among partners, including around expectations, deliverables, deadlines, operational limits and challenges, political and other pressures and priorities;

  • Build relationships with relevant members of the MFA and stay abreast of Dutch priorities and key spaces to be able to advise partners on opportunities for advocacy, engagement and visibility of Power Up!; and support the lead in managing the relationship;

  • Support effective co-implementation and assessment of the Consortiumโ€™s programme and operations; ensure compliance with obligations including PMEL;**

  • Provide the Steering Committee with timely and accurate information; support collaborative decision-making and document the process for internal reference; closely monitor and support the SCโ€™s work to: ensure cohesion and make decisions regarding overall strategic direction, plans, budget, and opportunities; ensure the Consortium is on track to deliver envisioned programme impact; problem solve when challenges or conflicts arise; adjust programme goals, processes, and products in line with changing circumstances and dynamics;steer the programme where necessary;

  • Lead on politically positioning Power Up! in our different spheres of influence to advance the consortiumโ€™s advocacy agenda



  • Commitment to womenโ€™s rights, feminism and social justice;

  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated experience coordinating programmes involving multiple partners across different regions in the global south;

  • Strong working knowledge of international development, womenโ€™s human rights, social justice and feminist movement building demonstrated through a minimum of five years of relevant work experience; experience in/knowledge of at least one of Power Upโ€™s regions strongly preferred;

  • Experience in lobbying and engaging the Dutch MFA, and other international bodies preferred;

  • Proven managerial experience with professionals from diverse backgrounds;

  • Strong project management and analytical skills; ability to manage competing priorities and organise complex work streams;

  • Proven process facilitation skills, including aptitude for building trust and addressing tensions in a way that strengthens partnerships;

  • Ability to take initiative, contribute to quick decision making, and problem solve;

  • Strong ability to work both independently and as a member of a project team;

  • Superior verbal and written communications, negotiation and interpersonal skills;

  • Interest and ability to travel occasionally;

  • Fluency in English and Dutch proficiency required.

This vacancy is archived.

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