Job Opportunities

WLP is currently hiring for the following positions: Online Learning Specialist (Consultancy),  Program Associate for Knowledge Management and Technology, Communications and Advocacy Intern (Paid Internship).

Position Opening

CONSULTANCY: ONLINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

November 2020

Deadline for Applications: Rolling until filled

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description:

The Online Learning Specialist is a part-time, remote consultancy position.  The position will design and implement WLP’s e-learning programs using WLP’s participatory methodology and leadership curriculum. This position will require about 25 hours per week.

We are looking for an experienced professional and self-starter, with demonstrated skills using technology and designing online courses and a commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and design training materials, agendas, resources, and exercises for online leadership and capacity building courses based on WLP’s inclusive and participatory training methodology;
  • Work with WLP partners and staff to identify priorities and areas for growth in online trainings and e-learning;
  • Coordinate and conduct e-courses and online trainings
  • Recruit and coordinate facilitators and communicate with participants;
  • Evaluate and report on the trainings, including identifying new training and capacity building opportunities;
  • Coordinate the adaptation and implementation of online courses into local languages to be utilized by partners at the local level;
  • In cooperation with Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Qualifications: 

  • Experienced professional with minimum 6 years designing, implementing, and evaluating online learning programs, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for e-learning, word processing, multimedia editing, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred skills: 

  • Degree in a related field (International Education, Technology, etc.)
  • Arabic, French, or Russian language

Compensation commensurate with experience.

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

December 2020

Deadline for Applications: Rolling until filled

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description:

The Program Associate position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to WLP partner organizations, and (2) supporting the development and maintenance of technology to support WLP’s digital assets, including its Archives, Oral Histories, and online Learning Center.

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills, a strong background in using technology, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:

Partner Programs Liaison

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity-building programs. 
  • Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the assigned partners. Work closely and maintain positive relationships with global partners.
  • Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
  •  In cooperation with Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Knowledge Management and Technology

  • Assess, strategize, and implement processes, tools, and/or technology capabilities to support information gathering and knowledge-sharing across the organization.
  • Orient new staff to IT systems and policies and help enforce IT guidelines and standards through ongoing education. 
  • Liaise with technology vendors and provide research and testing of technical processes/products as needed.
  • Coordinate the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s online Learning Center and multimedia digital library and of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement.
  • Oversee cataloguing of multimedia files. Ensure item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect the ongoing evolution and expansion of the project. 
  • Coordinate the translation and publication of culture-specific editions of WLP curricula, manuals, multimedia materials, and other training tools.
  • Other tasks as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Commitment and dedication to women's empowerment. 
  • Graduate degree in a related field (Library Science, English Literature, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.).
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong background in technology, including familiarity with WordPress, Drupal 8, or other CMS.  

Preferred skills: 

  • Working proficiency in Russian, French, or Arabic desirable. 
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. 
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally. 

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to:
jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Program Associate: Knowledge Management and Technology.”

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

SPRING COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY INTERN (PAID INTERNSHIP)

December 2020

Deadline for Applications: Rolling until filled

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Internship Description:

WLP is seeking a motivated communications intern to advance our advocacy and web-based communications projects. The position is part-time, 15-30 hours per week and will be remote. We are looking to fill this position by January 22. Responsibilities include:

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills, a strong background in using technology, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:

Partner Programs Liaison

  • Create and populate content on WLP’s website using the Drupal 8 platform, including articles, landing pages, partner and people profiles, events, digital resources etc.; review and edit new and existing content; assist with content migration and other tasks as needed.  
  • Assist in creating and editing WLP’s written and multimedia content including newsletters, images and videos, event announcements, social media messaging, etc. 
  • Assist with promoting and developing content for WLP advocacy initiatives.  
  • Assist with other research and communications tasks as needed, such as reporting and supporting communications and logistics for WLP events and meetings. 
  • Assist in digitizing files, records, and archival items related to the global women’s movement.

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment. 
  • Undergraduate degree in English, comparative literature, creative writing, journalism or other related field.
  • Minimum of 1-year professional experience in a communications role, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Fluency with contemporary and cutting-edge messaging, design, and branding best practices and technologies, particularly in the online space. Ability to think strategically about communications in relation to organizational goals. 
  • Must be self-motivated, able to take direction and provide input, and thrive in small team environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling written and visual content. 
  • English language fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy. Interest in exploring emerging technologies.  

Preferred skills: 

  • Completed or working toward an accredited graduate degree in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.). 
  • Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable. 
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier or similar graphic/video design tools. 
  • Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal or WordPress. 
  • Experience with project management and coordination. 
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. 
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally. 

Compensation: Waged hourly. 

Three-month duration with the possibility of extension. 

Education and Mentoring Plan: The intern’s supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit, gender, human rights, and digital communications worlds for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to:
jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Paid Internship: Spring Communications Intern.”


No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.