[URBANTH-L]Applied Position: Program Officer, Peace and Social Justice Program/Human Rights, Ford Foundation

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Fri May 8 13:27:21 EDT 2009

Position Announcement
Posted on May 6, 2009

Program Officer, Peace and Social Justice Program/Human Rights

Ford Foundation
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.

URL: http://www.fordfound.org

Job Type: Program
Organization Type: Foundations

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