ABOUT THE POSITION
WomenStrong International is a global community of organizations working with women and girls to end extreme urban poverty. We find, fund, strengthen, and share women-driven solutions that can transform lives. These solutions are developed by our grantee partners – all trusted women-led non-profits, largely in urban settings, whose staff know best how to further girls’ education and empowerment, women’s and girls’ health, and to stop violence against women and girls in their respective communities. Partners’ solutions are then shared in WomenStrong’s Learning Lab, where they can be tested, sharpened, codified, and disseminated, with input from their fellow partners and by WomenStrong staff. In 2021-2022, WomenStrong’s Learning Lab is striving to deepen the ties among partners so as to further strengthen our community of knowledge-sharing. The Learning Lab encourages and cultivates the exchange of ideas through an online portal of tools and resources, web-based group discussions and knowledge-sharing, partner retreats, site visits and bilateral exchanges, the joint development of tools, and other community-building activities. In 2022, WomenStrong plans to launch a new Learning Lab cohort focused on women’s economic security and opportunity; the parttime consultancy for which WomenStrong is hiring will be critical to this effort and to managing this cohort, going forward.
WomenStrong is searching for an external consultant for the Learning Lab’s work on women’s economic security and opportunity (ESO). The consultant will work with the partners to tailor activities to the needs of the Learning Lab partners and will help them identify and access relevant resources and technical support, as needed. The consultant will also advise WomenStrong staff regarding best practices in developing community-driven, locally rooted, and culturally responsive approaches that women can use to build collective power capable of transforming communities. The Learning Lab’s work to support women’s economic empowerment is centered around three overlapping areas: 1) improving strategies for collectivizing and negotiating power in the marketplace and the workplace (e.g., in care work, manufacturing, etc); 2) promoting and strengthening women’s and girls’ entrepreneurship; and 3) addressing issues regarding unpaid care and accessing adequate social protections.
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