Job Opening – Consultant

  • The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is conducting a search to recruit a Consultant for the Global 16 Days Campaign. This will be a full-time consultancy for six weeks with a start date of May 16, 2022. The candidate must be authorized to work in the United States but may be based elsewhere. The position requires that a portion of each workday overlap with the East coast time-zone.

About the Global 16 Days Campaign:

The Global 16 Days Campaign (Global Campaign) launched in collaboration with global feminists by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). The Global Campaign is coordinated by CWGL and run annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). Over 6000+ organizations in more than 185 countries have participated in the Global Campaign since 1991, with over a reach of 300 million. It has been used effectively by a variety of actors working to advance women’s human rights and social justice including, grassroots women’s organizations, non-governmental organizations (national, regional and international), UN agencies and governments, to raise awareness, mobilize constituents, demand accountability and showcase progress on eliminating GBV. Since its inception, the Global Campaign has been extended to demand accountability for GBV all year round through 365 days of activism which is marked by activities and partnerships which are organically linked to the annual campaign theme and priorities.

Job Description:

The Consultant will join a team of full-time staff, consultants, and program interns who are engaged in furthering CWGL’s work toward the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). The Consultant will mainly be responsible for: writing and research, fact-checking and completion of citations. The specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Complete drafting and editing of 5-6 fact sheets (4-6 pages) based on a wide range of topics including Black femicide, femicide among indigenous women, femicide among women with disabilities, femicide among informal women workers and migrant workers, and femicide among women workers from the formal sector including women in positions of power and influence (eg., journalists, parliamentarians and journalists). A detailed outline, key resources and foundational materials will be provided by the Global 16 Days Campaign team.
  • Complete fact-checking and citations for the aforementioned fact sheets.
  • Conduct additional research (if any) for the aforementioned fact sheets.
  • Participate in program meetings with CWGL staff.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest (academic/previous jobs) and basic understanding of feminist advocacy, social justice, human rights, gender equality, intersectionality, economic and social issues.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills and the ability to distill complex concepts.
  • Understanding of current issues and trends relating to gender-based violence against women, social justice and human rights.
  • Exceptional editing skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and work well under deadline pressures.
  • Able to engage in independent learning, growth, and exploration of new topics, to take initiative and quickly understand complex issues.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic background in political science, journalism, sociology, international relations, gender studies, or related field.
  • Some global experience.

Application Requirements and Deadline – Please provide a cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples by 11 PM EDT on May 6, 2022. All documents should be submitted in one email addressed to 16days@cwgl.rutgers.edu.