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JOB VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGER

Job Title: Project Manager - Fight Inequality Alliance ‘Organising School’

Start date: As soon as possible 

Contract Type: Full time, fixed term consultancy contract through MS-TCDC (our fiscal sponsor)

Salary: A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with skills and experience

Location: Home based 

Reporting mechanism:

The Consultant will report directly to the Global Convenor

Who is the Fight Inequality Alliance?

The Fight Inequality Alliance is a growing group of leading international and national non-profit organisations, human rights campaigners, women’s rights groups, environmental groups, faith-based organisations, trade unions, social movements, artists, activists and other civil society organisations that have come together to fight the growing crisis of inequality.

Collusion between political and economic elites has led to the undermining of democracy and the creation of an economic ideology and systems that have pushed a blind faith in markets and money so far that over the last 30 years they have caused an inequality explosion. 

This global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes and undermining global efforts to end poverty and marginalisation, advance women’s rights, defend the environment, protect human rights and democracy, prevent conflict, and promote fair and dignified employment. 

Inequality is intersectional and all forms of inequality influence each other. No matter what you are fighting for (e.g. women's rights / climate justice) you will not succeed if you don't also address inequality.

What history has taught us is that only when people join together from the grassroots up, mobilising and organising to build power and demand accountability and greater equality, will things change.

History teaches us that the change we need won’t be given to people - it will be won by our collective organising and people power.

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted via email to info@fightinequality.org with ‘Application for position of Project Manager - Fight Inequality Alliance Organising School’ 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: 22 October 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Role overview:

Fight Inequality Alliance has been growing in membership, voice and impact since 2017. However, we now need to put in a more structured and intentional pathway for the younger generation of leaders coming into the Alliance spaces either as individuals or as emerging leaders within different movements and member organisations to realise our vision in the coming 10-20 years. To further this objective, we are developing a Fight Inequality Alliance ‘Organising School’ (working title), which we aim to pilot by Q2 of 2022.

We see young and emerging leaders, particularly BIPOC from economically and socially marginalised backgrounds as the centre of our organising efforts. Therefore the leadership pipeline for the Alliance and the wider inequality movement must centre their leadership. However, too often within movements and formal civil society, we see the same power dynamics that produce inequality being replicated in our structures and leadership. The purpose of our ‘Organising School’ is:

  • To work with young and emerging leaders to co-create the knowledge, skills and shared learning to organise and build movement to fight inequality.
  • To build a sustainable leadership pathway(s) to grow and steer the worldwide movement to fight inequality.
  • To cultivate a strong group of leaders who will shape people’s movements and politics in the coming years/ decades

Tasks and responsibilities:

Fight Inequality Alliance seeks a consultant who will lead the Project Management of the scoping and development phase of our forthcoming ‘Organising School’. Some initial development of the idea has been done, but this now needs deeper scoping work to finalise it, and to turn it into an operational reality. The responsibilities and tasks of this post are:

  • Undertake a wider scoping exercise to develop and inform the ‘Organising School’ approach (consulting with institutions or groups doing work in this field, literature review, informant interviews, stakeholder feedback)
  • Gain input and commitment from FIA’s existing membership as key stakeholders\
  • Oversee the design and development of  the course and the curriculum with other key stakeholders
  • Help set up an Advisory Body or Panel for the ‘Organising School’
  • Help ensure initial funding is in place for the ‘Organising School’ by writing proposals/ concept notes, and some donor engagement
  • Map the core staff and resources needed to sustain the ‘Organising School’
  • Undertake course planning
  • Build relationships and partnerships with partner organisations/ social movements/ institutions
  • Develop and manage the recruitment timeline for the Year 1 intake (including recruitment process, marketing, etc)

Person specification:

  • Knowledge of, and personal networks within different schools of organising, political education and training, particularly those from Global South countries and traditions
  • Experience in designing and delivering training programmes with, and for, activists
  • Strong understanding of the training and leadership development needs of young, BIPOC activists
  • Strong project management experience, and of developing multi country/ international projects
  • Experience of working on collaborative projects with a wide range of stakeholders from different social movements, trade unions, CSOs, training centres, funders
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Spanish is an asset.
  • Interest in applying pedagogical methods for personal and collective transformation

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