[URBANTH-L]Applied Position: Program Officer, Peace and Social
Justice Program/Human Rights, Ford Foundation
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Posted on May 6, 2009
Program Officer, Peace and Social Justice Program/Human Rights
New York, New York
The Program Officer will develop and manage a portfolio of grants and other
activities related to Women's Rights and Gender Equity. Building on prior
Foundation work, the portfolio will focus on advancing the human rights of
low-income and minority women in the U.S. and on addressing the human rights
of women worldwide, particularly in the Global South. The portfolio will
also continue long-standing efforts to address gender discrimination. The
Program Officer, working closely with the Director of Human Rights and the
program Vice President, will have the opportunity to more precisely define
and further develop the portfolio's work within these broad parameters.
Along with expertise in women's rights, the Program Officer will bring broad
understanding of the challenges posed by globalization and income
inequality; strategies to reach out to a diverse community of advocates for
gender equity; efforts to secure women's human rights and take advantage of
opportunities provided by international legal instruments; and strategies
for ensuring that advances in the U.S. regarding women's rights and gender
equity are consolidated and preserved.
The Program Officer will review existing work; formulate grantmaking
strategies and initiatives; solicit, review and respond to grant proposals;
monitor grants and other developments in the field; and prepare
recommendations for Foundation funding. Joining a dynamic staff working on a
range of human rights issues around the world, the Program Officer will work
closely and in coordination with staff in multiple program areas of the
Foundation in New York and overseas.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have substantial professional
experience working on women's rights issues in the U.S. and/or
internationally, preferably in the developing world; relevant
non-governmental, governmental and/or academic experience; demonstrated
experience working effectively as part of a team and with a diverse array of
individuals; fluency in English; and excellent analytical, oral
presentation, writing and interpersonal skills. Also desirable are advanced
training in law or public policy, or other relevant field; fluency in a
second language; and familiarity with philanthropy and nonprofit sector
issues in the U.S. and developing countries. Minority and developing country
applicants are encouraged to apply.
Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation's commitment to internal
equity. A generous benefits package is provided.
To apply: Please send inquiries, nominations, and applications (consisting
of resume and cover letter) to Ms. Lauren Gumbs at lgumbs at gumbspartners.com.
The application deadline is June 15, 2009.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
principles at The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional
opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status,
citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected
characteristic as established under law.
Job Type: Program
Organization Type: Foundations
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