WoMin, launched in October 2013, is an African ecofeminist alliance which works alongside organisations of women, peasants and mining-impacted communities, and in partnership with other sympathetic organisations, to make visible and publicise the impacts of extractives on peasant and working-class women; to support women’s organising, movement-building and solidarity; and to advance, in alliance with numerous others, an African post-extractivist, ecologically just, women-centred alternative to the dominant destructive model of development.
WoMin is an all-women feminist organisation, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with staff based across the continent. WoMin is very committed to recruiting a black African woman and would prioritise this as a criterion in the recruitment process.
Job Title: Francophone Coordinator
Location: South Africa
The WoMin African Alliance is growing! We are looking for a progressive, activist, feminist candidate with movement building experience to lead our climate and Energy efforts in Francophone Africa.
You will specifically be responsible for:
- Networking and relationship-building in Francophone Africa, focused to West and Central Africa at this time, with a view to strengthening the geographic, linguistic, cultural diversity and progressive politics of the emerging Pan African Climate Justice (CJ) convergence.
- Proposing and supporting common actions and advocacy of the regional and Pan African climate convergences targeting identified multi-lateral bodies.
- Guiding and contributing to Francophone trainings and popular formation processes such as the WoMin Feminist Schools and Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) and assisting key allies and partners at a national level with strategy building, training, information resources, solidarity exchanges, and campaign building.
- Working with allies and partners to bring the voices of women challenging fossil and big energy projects, and fighting for climate justice, in Francophone Africa, to public view through creative communications.
- Supporting efforts to guarantee the risk & safety of activists, with a focus to women activists, in these CJ convergence efforts
- Supporting, in a phased fashion, the building of two local to global campaigns to stop dirty/ destructive energy projects, linked into the climate convergences.
- Conceptualising and overseeing ecofeminist analysis, feminist political economy and other research on just energy, climate justice and development alternatives to support national platforms and site level resistance.
We are looking to fill this post in December 2020 for an early February 2021 start. We are inviting applications from Francophone African women based on the continent. We do require candidates to speak and write in English, which is one of the two languages dominant in the WoMin team.
- VIEW the full job profile and application instructions here
- SEND your application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three research/ writing samples undertaken in the last three years to [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!
Application Deadline: Friday 4 December 2020