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Consultant, the Global ‘me too.’ Movement

ConsultantGlobal Fund for Women and me too. International Partnership (Phase Two)
Application Deadline: June 20, 2022
Temporary Position: July 2022 through July 2023 with the possibility of renewal
Reports to: Project leads
Location: Remote/International
Contract: $80/hour approx. 30 hours a week

Summary

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a pervasive human rights violation and a major public health and social justice issue worldwide. Globally, more than one in three women experience physical and/or sexual violence in her  lifetime. But few survivors—less than 40 percent—seek support, mostly from family and friends; less than 10 percent go to the police (UN Women). In the US, approximately 60 percent of African-American girls experience sexual abuse by age 18; and one in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives (The ‘me too.’ Movement).  

Global Fund for Women and me too. International have joined forces to advance global, interconnected, and intersectional collective efforts to end SGBV and the legal, cultural, and political realities that enable it. We are natural partners in our shared vision to end SGBV through support to gender justice activists, networks, and movements who are well-placed to furnish their own solutions. me too. International’s groundbreaking survivor-focused leadership on SGBV sparked a global #MeToo movement for change that quickly went viral; and, for over 30 years, Global Fund for Women has supported feminist movements and grassroots organizers who have won rights for women, girls, and all marginalized people across the globe. 

In direct opposition to the Global North and Western movements that purport to “save” women and marginalized communities without fully understanding the ways in which they are already leading, we will pursue a model which first seeks paid consultation from leading global activists, organizers, and movements actors to identify gaps, solutions, and opportunities, and to inform the partnership moving forward. 

Buoyed by a Black intersectional feminist framework and analysis and deep  respect for Global South, Indigenous, and queer leadership, we began Phase One in early 2021, by listening to the diverse experiences and positionalities of SGBV movements leaders both within and across borders. We conducted a survey of over 400 groups, translated in five languages, as well as eight deeper consultations with groups throughout the Global South. We are currently seeking a consultant to support Phase Two of our partnership.

Position Description

Timeline

July 2022 through July 2023 with possibility to renew. Phase One of the partnership began in February 2021 and concluded in June 2021. Findings from Phase One will inform subsequent efforts. We are open to re-engaging the consultant in future phases of the partnership.

Consultation Outcomes

  • In partnership with Global Fund for Women and me too. International, refine the roles, responsibilities, and agreements as partners
  • Develop a fundraising strategy, including budget projections, alongside the development department at Global Fund for Women as well as me too. International
  • Support the planning and execution of a funder’s briefing, and engaging current and potential funding partners
  • Grounded in global network-building research, assess current networks addressing SGBV
  • Communicate with the groups that completed the Phase One survey and participated in consultations
  • Determine the communication strategy and infrastructure to support the network creation goals; including global network platform choice
  • Utilizing our theory of change, short-term and long-term outcomes, as well as network proposal, project manage the global network creation process
  • Produce and deliver a final report to Global Fund for Women and me too. International summarizing findings of Phase Two and outline key learnings including challenges, opportunities and trends that should inform the partnership moving forward

Research

  • Review and digest the Phase One literature review of research on movements to end SGBV

Partnership Maintenance

  • Facilitate ongoing strategy calls between Global Fund for Women and me too. International, including around fundraising
  • Support public launch of global network including input into media release and key messages on the partnership

Qualifications

  • Queer, BIPOC, and Global South candidates encouraged to apply 
  • Consultant location is flexible, however project leads for this project are located in EDT time zone, and the consultant needs to be available at times during working hours in this time zone (9am-5pm)  
  • Consultant who demonstrates strong proficiency organizing globally with an expertise around gender justice, Black feminist, social justice movements, and SGBV issues is a strong preference  
  • Cultural competency and respect is a must, as well as ability to establish strong, collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues and partners at all levels 
  • Fluent in English; bilingual in French, Arabic, Russian, or Spanish is a plus

Hours and Salary

Contract amount: $80/hour approx. 30 hours a week – for one year, with possibility to renew.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following to Lori Adelman, Vice President of Influence and Engagement at Global Fund for Women (ladelman@globalfundforwomen.org), and Dani Ayers, CEO at me too. International (dani@metoomvmt.org):  

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)  
  • Cover letter/letter of intent outlining experience with similar projects 
  • Proposed fees 
  • Contact information for two references  

Please mention this job title in the subject line of your email. We are unfortunately not able to accept phone inquiries regarding this opportunity but will follow up with qualified candidates for a phone interview. 

me too.’ is an equal opportunity employer. Racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, as well as persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

About Global Fund for Women

We envision a world where movements for gender justice have transformed power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.  

At Global Fund for Women, we believe that grassroots movements have the power to disrupt the status quo and radically alter the course of history for women and girls—and all historically marginalized people and communities  globally. 

That’s why we have fueled such movements for over 30 years. And that’s why we’re doubling down on supporting gender justice movements to transform  power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.  

Anchored in feminist principles, we leverage deeply rooted relationships and technical expertise to equip movements with flexible financing and resources to maximize their impact. We educate and engage sector leaders including  donors, policymakers, and the media to create favorable conditions for movements to thrive. And, we document and share learnings to strengthen activist efforts globally. By providing more to movements, we are shifting power  towards women, girls, and all marginalized people worldwide.

About me too. International

The ‘me too.’ Movement was founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke to support survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. The movement’s vision from the  beginning has been to address both the dearth of resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a robust community of advocates and allies. The ‘me too.’ Movement centers survivors in their own healing journeys, and as  leaders at the forefront of creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities. In particular, the movement focuses on helping those who have experienced sexual violence find entry points for individual healing and galvanizing a broad base of survivors to disrupt the systems that allow for the global proliferation of sexual violence.  

Tarana Burke has visited many countries since the #MeToo hashtag went viral in October 2017. And as the ‘me too.’ Movement has grown, many countries have asked to connect with efforts being made in the U.S. Their requests have sparked the vision behind a global community that centers survivor leadership through deep cross-country relationship-building and practice-sharing.