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JOB VACANCY: COORDINATION ASSISTANT

Fight Inequality

Job Title: 

Coordination Assistant

Start date:

As soon as possible 

Contract Type:

Full time short term contract

Salary:

A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with skills and experience

Location:

The place of work is Lusaka, Zambia with travel to other parts of the country whenever necessary. The post holder will work from home and from the offices of the host and/or member organisations of Fight Inequality Alliance based in Lusaka by mutual agreement.

Who is the Fight Inequality Alliance?

The Fight Inequality Alliance Zambia (FIA Zambia) is a coalition of organisations – among them rural, youth, labour, climate justice, women’s rights, urban, artists, land rights and social justice movements fighting inequality in Zambia. FIA Zambia works on the premise that the gap between the rich and poor adversely undermines access to social services and the protection of fundamental human rights. FIA Zambia was founded in Lusaka (at the Global Platform Zambia) in September 2018, with the objective to collectively advocate for a more equal and fair Zambia. The most affected; women, youth, persons living with disability, indigenous groups, and urban poor are on the frontlines of inequality and are at the forefront of our movement. The status quo needs to be reversed for us to achieve the just, equitable and sustainable country we need. We are coming together to organise for collective solutions to the root causes of the inequality struggles we face, and to leverage our collective strength to #fightinequality. FIA Zambia is building a movement to challenge privilege, counter the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite, and advance a more just, equal and sustainable world. 

The Alliance is going through an exciting period of growth from its beginnings in 2018. The Coordination assistant will join a small national secretariat that coordinates the work of the Alliance. They will report to the National Coordinator, primarily supporting the logistics, administration and communications of the national alliance in a range of ways as we grow our impact further over the coming years. 

 

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted via email fightinequalityzambia@gmail.com with ‘Application for position of Coordination Assistant’’ in the subject line.

Applications must include only:

  1. A motivation letter of no more than 2 sides that indicates: a) why you are interested in this position and what inspires you about fighting inequality; and b) aspects of your background that demonstrate the required competence for this role;
  2. A detailed CV with two references 

Please ensure that your application, as a whole, speaks to the required experience, person specification and key roles and responsibilities. Please do not apply if you do not meet the required experience.

Closing Date: Sunday 10th October, 2021 at 10:00hours

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Role Overview:

Supports the coordination work of the Alliance in a range of ways, helps strengthen the operational and organisational capacities of the Alliance to build the movement and achieve structural changes. 

As part of our commitment to growing the leadership of our movement from people living on the frontlines of inequality, we strongly encourage applications for this position from young people with lived experiences of intersecting systems of oppression.

Key responsibilities:

Support the organisation and implementation of campaigns, actions and events of the National Alliance.

Support the planning and delivery of steering group and national member meetings and trainings, both virtually and face to face with a range of logistical and administrative functions such as booking meetings, preparing flyers, agendas, minutes, accommodation, etc.

Assist with regular member communications, queries and updates. Keep the membership database up to date.

Support the logistical and administrative tasks for expenditure reporting, budget tracking and undertaking regular monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Be an active part of planning and other regular staff meetings of the secretariat team, and participate in training and learning activities organised. 

From time to time carry out any other duties that are within the scope of the job, and as reasonably required by the Line Manager.

Person specification

Essential:

A commitment to the Alliance’s values, including:

Strong feminist understanding, analysis, commitment and behaviour. Committed to battling all forms of discrimination and to standing with the most oppressed.

Strong commitment to develop, promote and practice Fight Inequality Alliance’s goals and values, as well as adhering to and upholding our Common Principles. Commitment to grassroots organising and leadership.

Be open to learn/ follow the lead/be accountable to those who experience oppression based on gender, race/ethnicity, disability, socio-class, LGBTQIA, geography, etc.

Experience or involvement in an organisation or movement connected to the fight against inequality.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Efficient time management and ability to work autonomously (initiative, organisation, work planning and analytical development).

Strong teamwork attitude and spirit (assertive communication and active listening).

Some experience in a range of administrative, logistical and communications tasks that support social justice organising

Ability to use a range of software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google suite)

Willing to travel without creature comforts when required. 

Fluent and strong in English. 

Desirable

Lived experiences with intersecting systems of oppression, with knowledge and experience of how power and privilege play out in the contexts we organise in.

Possesses a social media savvy outlook 

SAFER RECRUITMENT: FIA is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour in the movement including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. FIA expects all staff to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks.

 

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