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Two positions at Mama Cash

From our members at Mama Cash:

We are recruiting two new positions and we would love your support in helping us find the right candidates by sharing the announcement below with your networks.

Mama Cash is hiring a Director of Research, Knowledge & Advocacy who will lead the development and implementation of the vision and strategic direction for Mama Cash’s thought leadership, knowledge building, and influencing work. The vacancy announcement is available at this link: http://www.mamacash.org/who-we-are/jobs-and-volunteering/vacancy-director-research-knowledge-advocacy/

We are also hiring a Programme Officer for Women’s Funds who carries out the grantmaking work within our Women’s Funds programme area at Mama Cash. The Programme Officer for Women’s Funds reviews, manages, and prioritises requests from women’s funds seeking funding from Mama Cash. The vacancy announcement is available at this link: http://www.mamacash.org/who-we-are/jobs-and-volunteering/vacancy-programme-officer-for-womens-funds/

 

Updated: FJS seeks two regional consultants: US Southeast and Central America

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWFoundation for a Just Society supports innovative, intersectional, grassroots strategies that meet immediate needs while igniting long-term, structural change in communities and regions that have been overlooked by philanthropy. We support the entire ecosystem of transformative movements — across issues and regions — by following the lead of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people who catalyze change every day in their communities and countries. We share resources to strengthen the movements that create a world where all people are valued and lead self-determined lives. Through direct grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy, we advance the human rights of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people globally.

POSITION SUMMARY: US Southeast Consultant

The Program Officer for the US Southeast, will serve as the key point of contact for organizations in the region, review grant requests, conduct due diligence, make grant recommendations, manage a diverse portfolio of grants, carry out and evaluate regional grantmaking strategies, and manage consultants. In addition, the Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of the other elements of FJS’ Theory of Change (capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy). The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. The candidate has strong working knowledge of relevant movements in the US Southeast. This position requires international and domestic travel and is based out of New York City. More information: Program Consultant, US Southeast

POSITION SUMMARY: Central America Consultant

The Program Officer for Central America, will serve as the key point of contact for organizations in Central America (priority countries are currently El Salvador and Guatemala), review grant requests, conduct due diligence, make grant recommendations, manage a diverse portfolio of grants, carry out and evaluate regional grantmaking strategies, and manage consultants. In addition, the Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of the other elements of FJS’ Theory of Change (capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy). The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. The candidate has strong working knowledge of relevant movements in Central America. This position requires international and domestic travel and is based out of New York City.  More information: Program Consultant, Central America

Changing Faces/Changing Spaces Donor Pre-Conference, June 2017

GPP and our member fund UHAI EASHRI collaborated to organize a donor pre-conference in advance of the biennial gathering of African LGBTI and Sex Worker activists. Over 75 donor representatives from 35 grantmaking organizations attended the 1.5 day Africa Donors Meeting in Kenya. The 3-day CFCS conference then followed, bringing together nearly 150 activists from more than 30 African nations.

Spring 2017 Webinars

On June 8th, we co-sponsored a webinar on Digital Security in an Age of Hacking & Cyberthreats: What grantmakers should know along with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Health and Environmental Funders Network, and International Human Rights Funders Group, and The Consultative Group for Biological Diversity.

On May 17th, we held a webinar on Chechnya and Beyond – New Roles for Grantmakers in Times of Crisis, co-sponsored by IHRFG and the Russia Freedom Fund, Human Rights Watch Russia Program Director Tanya Lokshina, representatives of The Russian LGBT Network and the Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program. Speakers were from the Human Rights Watch Russia Program, the Russian LGBT Network, and the Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program. There were 35 attendees (restricted to grantmakers only).

On March 15th, we held a webinar on Strategies for Sustaining LGBTI Movements in Closing/Closed Space Countries. We had 69 attendees, and shared the webinar recording with all attendees. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS), UHAI EASHRI, Astraea, and the Fund for Global Human Rights.

Berlin Donor Meeting, June 1 2017

The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD), and GPP member Dreilinden hosted a ​1.5 day meeting on Closing Space​ May 31-June 1, in Berlin. This meeting was organized in response to our Perfect Storm report on the closing space impacts for LGBTI communities, and  GPP Director Matthew Hart presented on the Perfect Storm report in a conference session.

That morning, GPP hosted a donor breakfast meeting in partnership with Foundation EVZ and member fund Dreilinden, attended by 25 representatives of 20 grantmaking organizations, of which only 5 are currently funding LGBTI movements. See more info at our event page here.

 

Watch: “Rainbow Talk” at ILGA World on the Global Resources Report

In this Rainbow Talk delivered at the 2016 ILGA World Conference, Matthew Hart of the Global Philanthropy Project talks about the importance of resources for the LGBTI movement, and presents data from the Global LGBTI Resources Report, the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues.

GPP Members participate in Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference

June 3-4th, the Pulitzer Center will host a Gender Lens Conference in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. GPP Member Global Fund for Women’s Musimbi Kanyoro will deliver a keynote address, and the panelists include Caroline Kouassiaman, of American Jewish World Service on a panel about Global Health. GPP also celebrates the work of member Foundation for a Just Society, whose work to build bridges between journalists and activists has been so influential to these conversations.  Click here to register.