Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) Advocacy Advisor

The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) was launched in 2016 by three organisations: Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres or FCAM (the Central American Women’s Fund – the Nicaragua-based, lead coordinating organisation), Mama Cash (an international women’s fund headquartered in the Netherlands), and Both ENDS (an independent, Dutch environmental justice NGO). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA) supports GAGGA with a five-year grant.

In recognition of existing expertise, GAGGA includes Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) and Prospera, the International Network of Women’s Funds, as strategic partners1. The alliance also works directly with, and provides funding support to national, regional and global funds2 and a wide range of grassroots women’s rights and environmental justice organisations in more than 30 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. As such, GAGGA brings together decades of grassroots knowledge and practice as well as a gender lens to decision-making processes related to water, food security, and climate change from local to international levels.

Since the start of the programme, GAGGA has been working on influencing the donor community (foundations and bilateral donors) and international financial institutions to leverage more and better funding for grassroots organisations working at the nexus of environmental justice and women’s rights. For this specific area of work, GAGGA set up an Influencing Donors Committee (IDC), which includes representatives of the three alliance members as well as GAGGA´s strategic partners (Prospera and GGF). In the first two years of the project, this committee developed a high-level strategy for 2018-2020 and ensured the presence of GAGGA in relevant donor spaces3.

As we move into the third year of the programme, GAGGA identifies this to be a key moment to further strengthen its influencing donors work, ensuring the effective implementation of GAGGA´s strategy and its related activities as well as ensuring coordination, engagement and follow-through of the IDC to achieve expected results. For this reason, GAGGA is looking for an Advocacy Advisor, with expertise in women´s rights and/or environmental justice and with extensive knowledge of relevant donors and international financial institutions and their practices. This role is intended to help maximize the power and synergy of this alliance in this area of work, providing senior level strategic support and advice so that the alliance as a whole, can achieve the objectives set out in their influencing donors strategy and maximise collaboration with the MFA, as relevant.

Job responsibilities

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Education and experience

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How to apply:

Candidates should send their cover letter and CV in English to by August 10th 2018. Please include “GAGGA Advocacy Advisor” in the subject.

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1GAGGA Strategic Partners are organisations with experience in creating networks between women’s and environmental justice movements; these strategic partners have previously worked on issues relevant to GAGGA and have long-term relationships with FCAM, Both ENDS and/or Mama Cash.

2Latin America: Fondo de Acción Urgente, Fondo Apthapi Jopueti, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, CASA, MAR Fund, and Fundación Tierra Viva. Africa: Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises, Women Fund Tanzania, Urgent Action Fund Africa, and Global Greengrants Fund. Asia: MONES, South Asia Women´s Fund, TEWA, Keystone Foundation and Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Program. Europe and Global: Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas, Women’s Fund Georgia, and FRIDA – Young Feminist Fund. Mama Cash and FCAM, as Women Funds, and Both ENDS also provide funding to groups and NGOs involved in the alliance.

3Women Deliver Conference 2016, EDGE Conference 2016 and 2017, International Human Rights Founders Group Conference 2016 and 2017, AWID 2016, Global Summit for Community Philanthropy 2017 and Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat 2017, amongst others.

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