Senior Advisor for Programs

WomenStrong International is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in the United States, that is building a global community of women-led organizations working to advance the rights and wellbeing of women and girls worldwide.


Our grantee partners receive unrestricted funding, access to a tailored program of technical and capacity support, and the opportunity to participate in a peer Learning Lab, where they can share with fellow partners what’s working, and what’s not.


Since our founding, WomenStrong has invested more than $20 million in direct grants to women’s organizations and in supporting these organizations with technical assistance, opportunities to present their work, and other organizational strengthening and learning activities.


WomenStrong is a learning organization, built on respect and compassion that recognizes our common humanity and essential dignity. Our work is rooted in listening deeply to women and girls, responding to what they say they need, and learning from what works. We challenge the top down approach to funding and respect the expertise of locally led organizations above all else. We have faith in the force of collaboration at all levels, and seek to take a non-proprietary, multidimensional, and holistic approach to our work. WomenStrong is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment, and we seek out team members who share that same value. WomenStrong staff value and appreciate each others’ experience and knowledge; trust their colleagues to do their jobs; strive to be open, direct, and timely, as we communicate with one another; and assume the best of each other. WomenStrong expects staff to listen, to be intentional and take initiative, and to appreciate different backgrounds, contexts, and approaches.  



WomenStrong’s Senior Advisor for Programs will provide strategic guidance and technical expertise to support WomenStrong International’s flagship Capacity Strengthening and Learning Lab  programs. The Senior Advisor for Programs will act as a critical thought partner, working closely with WomenStrong’s Director of Strategy and Organizational Strengthening and Director of Learning and Partnerships, as WomenStrong launches a new approach to capacity strengthening with our grantee partners. The Senior Advisor for Programs will also lead the integration of gender-transformative approaches as a cross-cutting theme throughout the Learning Lab. She/he/they will manage co-created capacity strengthening plans for all grantee partners; help identify potential sources of capacity strengthening support, including regionally and locally based consultants; provide technical support through the Lab and individually to partners; contribute to WomenStrong, partner, and external publications; and increase external visibility of WomenStrong and its partners with international audiences. 






Click here for more information or to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Bianca Zhang, at [email protected], by Friday, April 28, 2023. Review of applications and interviews will take place on a rolling basis through the deadline.  


A resume and cover letter are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?  
  • What do you think are the core values of a successful capacity strengthening program?
  • WomenStrong aspires to be a trust-based funder. If you were the Senior Advisor for Programs at WomenStrong, how would you apply the values of trust-based funding to your own responsibilities?
  • Please share two examples of technical support that you have provided to advance gender integration/mainstreaming that most closely align to this job description. 

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-04-24 22:21:01 -0400