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[16days_discussion] Job Opportunity: WFC Senior Project Manager- Ending Violence against Women and Girls - Attachment

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The World Future Council (WFC) is a global forum of 50 respected

personalities who give voice to the shared ethical values of citizens

worldwide. The Council works closely with policy-makers, civil society

and business to identify and implement best policies to protect the

rights of future generations (


The World Future Council is looking for a

Senior Project Manager- Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Starting date: October 2013

Period: Three years, with possible extension

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Hours: 40 hours per week



The successful applicant will become the coordinator of a new World

Future Council commission entitled: 'Ending Violence against Women and



The aim of this commission is twofold: Firstly it will focus on

tackling the alarming rise of violence against women around the world

by highlighting best policies and laws that have a proven impact in

eliminating such violence, thereby making societies safer and more

respectful of women and girls. Secondly, it will celebrate the role of

women around the world, recognising their unique contribution to

shaping an inclusive and just future.


Part of the commissions work will include organising the WFC's Future

Policy Award, an annual prize celebrating policies that create better

living conditions for current and future generations, which in 2014

will share the topic of 'Ending Violence Against Women and Girls'.


In the years 2014-2016 the project will follow up on the award by

focusing on disseminating, adapting and helping to implement some of

the winning policies in countries around the world.


The Commission will be composed of WFC members and international

multi-disciplinary experts.





-       Co-ordinate the commission and related global project activities

-       Prepare and implement detailed work plans on the basis of the

vision, mission, strategy and work programme agreed by the Council

-       Identify and research best policies in the field of women's rights

-       Provide expert knowledge on the topic

-       Management of expert commission including dissemination information

to members, mobilising Councillors to engage in activities; ensuring

Councillor representation at international events; helping to develop

and coordinate policy amongst members, seeking input for finalizing of

short position papers and reports.

-       Network with other relevant institutions in the field

-       Event management: Prepare events including jury and commission

meetings, award ceremony and hearings with the Future Policy Award

event manager and Parliamentary Liaison Officer

-       Media and Communication: Develop and maintain the project image

through various communication tools (publications, website,

newsletter, media releases, social media etc.) in collaboration with

the Media and Communications Manager

-       Financial accountability: Manage expenditures to agreed commission

budgets and agreed WFC policies on expenditures

-       Fundraising: Seek secure long-term funding for activities related to

women and girls

-       Reporting: Monitor and assess progress, evaluate outcomes and

provide progress reports

-       Line manage consultants and intern

-       Report to the WFC Director



-       Academic degree in a related field (law, political science etc)

-       10-15 years experience in a comparable research and advocacy position

-       In-depth knowledge of human rights, women's rights and international affairs

-       Experience working with international networks, policymakers and media

-       Excellent English communications skills, additional languages are an asset

-       Ability to work independently and as part of an international team

-       Outgoing and convincing personality with a 'can-do' attitude

-       Very good IT literacy in MS Office

-       Flexibility to attend occasional evening/weekend meetings and travel

-       An EU work permit is required


To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, a work sample

and your salary expectations to Alexandra Wandel,

applications at  <mailto:applications at>  with the subject heading: Violence

Against Women and Girls and your name.

Deadline: 2 September 2013. Only candidates who will be invited for

interviews will be contacted. Interviews will take place on 9 and 10

September 2013 in Hamburg or by phone.

The 16 Days Team
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
Center for Women's Global Leadership
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
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Fax: 1-732-932-1180
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