Program Director - Feminist Leadership and Movements
Title : Program Director - Feminist Leadership and Movements
Location : New Delhi, India (Preferred)/ Remote
Reporting : Senior Director - Programs and Innovation Coordinates with ; Other Program Directors and the Senior Management Team
Status : Full-time
Overview of the Organization:
in 2000, CREA is an international feminist human rights organization
based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few feminist human rights
organizations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists,
working at community, national, regional, and international levels.
Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements
and networks, CREA’s work focuses on building feminist leadership,
strengthening movements, expanding sexual and reproductive freedoms,
promoting rights- based approaches to reducing genderbased violence, and
advancing the human rights of structurally excluded people.
Life at CREA
We like to think of ourselves as a fearless, interrogative, colorful,
edgy, sexy flock of birds flying freely to explore, to imagine and to
build freedoms together. • If you are one who is ready to challenge the system when it is needed, you could be one of us. •
If you believe you wish to build a world where an individual must have
the agency and right to make choices about sexuality, reproduction and
human rights, then you will find the room to explore here. • Constant learning, sharing of knowledge, is an expectation that team members have from CREA, and CREA from team members.
is a new global position, in alignment with CREA’s new Strategic Plan
(2021 – 25). Under this, CREA envisions that feminist leadership and
movements are strong, intersectional, inclusive, and amplify the voices
of structurally excluded people. The Director, Feminist Leadership and
Movements, will lead, oversee, develop, and strengthen programs and
partnerships under this Strategic Objective. The work will align with
CREA’s vision, mission and values and levels of work (local, regional,
global). The position will ensure that outcomes under Feminist
Leadership and Movements are achieved, and that budget utilization is as
per scope and time. The Director, Feminist Leadership and Movements
will be an active leader, contributor, and collaborator to CREA’s
broader communications and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Program planning, development, and oversight: •
Responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing a vision
for program evolution, aligned with CREA’s vision, mission, and values. • Able to engage in critical thinking, innovate, influence how changes occur and always centering structurally excluded people. • Provide programmatic and operational oversight to all programs that are under feminist leaderships and movements. •
Work closely with the other Program Directors to provide strategic
inputs for CREA’s global work with the consortium Women Gaining Ground. • Develop new strategic partnerships. • Provide thought leadership to new programs. • Provide oversight to the preparation of the team’s annual work plans and budgets. • Ensure budget utilization is as per scope, time and agreements.
Management and leadership:
Responsible for overseeing and managing a team as well as providing
leadership to others who will contribute to achieving the outcomes
feminist leaderships and movements. • Must be an astute manager of
people, actively setting team goals, overseeing team budgets, mentoring
the team, providing direction to the team for professional development,
and leading in upholding CREA’s culture. • Play a key leadership role and support the Organizational Management Team to implement the new strategic plan. • Support the Senior Director, Programs and Innovation, to think conceptually and strategically about programs. • Work closely with other Program Directors for cross program conversations and learning. • Be a leader of innovative ideas and inspire staff to work on them creatively. •
Provide supervision and guidance to team members in managing,
coordinating and implementing programs so that program objectives and
deliverables are met. • Encourage team members to strive for excellence. • Play a key role in upholding CREA’s culture and values.
Networking and donor management:
Responsible for networking with peers to stay connected with emerging
opportunities and maintaining current knowledge about trends, movements,
and policy developments. • Sharing responsibilities (along with
other CREA staff) of representing CREA at external fora and with donors
and other stakeholders and communicating CREA’s impact. • Oversee
all donor-related deliverables under feminist leaderships and movements
including narrative reports and other donor asks. • Be a key contributor to proposals, especially for programs under feminist leaderships and movements. •
Proactively build and nurture relationships with donors and support the
Resource Development team in doing so, as and when required.
• Represent CREA with external stakeholders, including donors and consortium members at high level forums. • Actively communicate CREA’s impact at national, regional, and global levels.
Monitoring, evaluation and learning:
Provide support to the MEL team by ensuring that programs under
feminist leaderships and movements deliver on outcomes as outlined in
the Strategic Plan. • Ensure that outcomes under feminist leaderships and movements are achieved. • Ensure quality reporting for the Strategic Objective is done in a timely manner.
• Support the Communications team and contribute to the program communications strategy. • Contribute to program communications strategy. • Contribute significantly to CREA’s annual report.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
• Master’s degree in the field of social science or equivalent subject. •
15 years+ experience in the NGO sector, of which at least 10 have been
in leadership positions with increasing responsibility. • Proficiency with Smartsheet, Nextcloud and MS Office will be preferred. •
Deep knowledge of the global and local politics, language, context and
various issues around feminist leadership, feminist mentorship, movement
building and cross movement dialogues. • Understands deeply different approaches and intersectionality of issues around sexuality, gender, and rights. •
Knows the challenges of operating as a global organization and
understands the compliance requirements, societal and political norms,
local context, and ecosystem. • Deep experience of strategizing and
leading different programs across South Asia, East Africa, and various
other parts of the global South. • Is recognized in the sector as an important voice. • Is widely networked with different organizations in the sector, the funding community, talent, and experts. • Is an outstanding communicator, both in verbal and written. • Personally organized and can create good processes for organizing work, structures, reporting and reviews. •
Demonstrated experience of successfully leading multicultural teams and
diverse talent, working globally and across time zones. • Demonstrated experience of leading multiple pieces of work that is recognized as being innovative. • Astute communicator, sensitive to context and personalities. • Preference will be given to those with experience of different geographies in the global South.
Guiding principles for this work:
being inclusive in work and approaches to ensure that the communities
CREA works with are engaged, and that conversations, dialogues and
priority setting is led by activists and movements.
ensuring that information, communication, spaces, and language are
accessible to all without creating barriers.
Complicate: practising feminist politics of deep inclusion.
We are committed to provide a working environment where there is
constant learning and equal opportunity for all. We co-create an
inclusive environment where diversity is valued. Cost to the
organization range for this role is USD 3000 – USD 6000 per month
depending on qualification, experience and location.
1. 20 days annual leave 2. 12 days holiday leaves as per specified in the list of holidays 3. 12 days of sick/casual leave 4. 1 week of winter break at the end of the year
promotes pluralism and equal opportunity, is committed to diversity in
its staffing, and maintains an environment free of discriminatory
employment practices. No individual shall be discriminated against
because of their actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability,
marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex
characteristics. Compensation will be based on experience and internal
equity. A generous benefit package is included.
candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements
should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected
salary to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th August 2022. Please include in the
subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.