Program Officer for Trans and Intersex Funding Task Force and Responding to Anti-Gender Ideology Task Force

Global Philanthropy Project

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) seeks a Program Officer to coordinate two ambitious grantmaker task forces. This Program Officer will lead the launch and development of a new task force on philanthropic response to “anti-gender ideology” and will lead our ongoing task force on Trans and Intersex Funding.

This is a full-time and remote staff position. 


About GPP

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East.

Established in 2009, GPP’s 21 member organizations include many of the leading global funders and philanthropic advisors for LGBTI rights.  As the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work.

GPP is a key source of strategic research and analysis for global LGBTI funders. GPP also plays a central role in convening philanthropists and human rights activists for opportunities to increase knowledge, skills, and capacity towards expanding global LGBTI funding. These convening spaces include donor pre-conferences during regional LGBTI convenings, funder webinars, and report release events. GPP is organized through a core Executive Committee and a number of thematic working groups, program-focused advisory groups, and is currently developing regional grantmaker task forces. 

More information about GPP: https://globalphilanthropyproject.org/

Global Philanthropy Project is a fiscally sponsored program of Community Initiatives.

Job Description:

GPP seeks a full-time staff person to coordinate two ambitious GPP Task Forces. 

Responding to Anti-Gender Ideology

Lead and develop the Responding to Anti-Gender Ideology (RAGI) Task Force. Building on years of ongoing programmatic work, the task force will launch in Q3 2021. The new program officer will work with constituents to further develop an existing two-year plan towards efforts to strengthen and expand philanthropic support for a robust, coordinated, and well-informed philanthropic response to “anti-gender ideology” forces that transcends and connects across philanthropic sectors. 

The program officer will organize and mobilize task force members to participate regularly and meaningfully, managing communications, budget, tracking of goals and action items, and produce regular reporting to GPP staff and membership.

Taskforce activities are anticipated to include regular meetings, regional desk review/research needs assessment, and the commissioning of new research, providing support for grantmakers new to these issues, producing public programming (i.e. webinars, and prepare or present at relevant conferences and other opportunities), and more. This position may include international travel.

This task force is not limited to GPP members. The principal participants of this task force include private and public foundations and government and multilateral actors currently funding responses to anti-gender ideology and those with aligned missions. The task force will create a learning space, and cultivate new funding commitments to support progressive philanthropic responses to anti-gender ideology, and more. 

Although not a primary audience, this work may engage key civil society actors through research and public programming. 

The position is supported by project funding for up to two years. 

Trans and Intersex Task Force

Through our long-time, Trans and Intersex Funding Working Group (which will become a task force once staffed), GPP and our member organizations have developed new research and have supported collaborative funding efforts towards mobilizing increased funding and influencing the types of funding dedicated to global intersex and trans issues and built new funding mechanisms. The working group is lead by trans and intersex grantmakers.  

As in the RAGI Task Force, the program officer will organize and mobilize Trans and Intersex Funding Task Force members to participate regularly and meaningfully, manage communications, monitor budget, track goals and action items, and produce regular reports to GPP staff and membership.

Task force activities include regular meetings, regional desk review/research needs assessment, and the commissioning of new research, providing support for grantmakers new to these issues, producing public programming (i.e. webinars, and presentations or development of presentation materials for relevant grantmaker spaces), and more. This position may include international travel.

The task force work plan includes:

  • Engaging the leading funders of trans and intersex issues across the world to continue to maintain, diversify, and increase their funding levels of support over the next two years.
  • Mobilizing leading funders of LGBTI issues and other issues (SRHR, Children’s Rights, and more) to increase their support of trans and intersex issues over the next two years from within existing portfolios, particularly for trans-led and intersex-led organizations.
  • Identifying opportunities to integrate trans and intersex communities as priority populations within major new funding streams responding to COVID-19. 

This task force is limited to GPP members. The principal participants of this task force include private and public foundations and currently funding responses to Trans and Intersex Communities and those exploring or designing programs of support. The task force is a learning space and  and a place to cultivate new funding commitments to global trans and intersex communities. 

Although not a primary audience, this work may engage key civil society actors through research and public programming. 

Background

 Reporting:

  • The GPP Director will serve as the main point of contact for the program officer and will ensure regular communication and collaboration between GPP staff and members throughout the consultancy. 

Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated history of organizing successful campaigns and/or projects. 
  • Excellent project management skills, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Minimum of five years of working at a foundation, international development, or human rights organization in the field of sexual health and rights, ideally with experience in related to movements for trans and intersex human rights and opposition to the “anti-gender” movement. 
  • Excellent written and public speaking communication skills; the majority of GPP’s work is in English, however, multi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  
  • High level of proficiency with computers and other technology. [GPP regularly uses: Asana, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, WordPress, CiviCRM, Google Suite, NextCloud].
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and audiences, in and with diverse communities.
  • Proven ability to work remotely and independently, prioritize and complete multiple projects, meet deadlines, and maintain consistent attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the work and values of Global Philanthropy Project.

Additional Considerations:

This position is remote, the location of this staff person is open.

Community Initiatives is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  

LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. 

Timeframe:

  • September 1, 2021: Call for applicants opens
  • October 11 2021: Call for applicants ends
  • November 2021: Interviews and Reference Checks
  • November 2021: Contracting
  • December-January 2022: Program Officer builds work plan, strategy, assesses members and seeks out participation from gaps in membership.

Compensation 

Salary of $70,000 for 35 hrs a week, with benefits package including fully paid medical, dental and vision and basic life insurance, 401k and 3% employer match, paid vacation and holidays.

Application

Those interested should submit their CV along with a cover letter including an overview of relevant previous experience and knowledge of the issue area, and at least three references. Please also provide a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages).

Please submit a proposal to info@globalphilanthropyproject.org by the submission deadline of 5 pm EST on October 11.  The GPP team will follow up for interviews by November. 

All questions and clarification regarding this request and/or submission should be directed to: info@globalphilanthropyproject.org.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with GPP. Due to the high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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