JOBS~The Assoc. for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Toronto, Can.

Toronto, Canada.

Closing date: September 25, 2011.


The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organization that works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.

Every three years, AWID organizes an International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development. The largest recurring event of its kind, the AWID Forum brings together close to 2,000 women’s rights leaders and activists from around the world to strategize, network, celebrate, and learn in a highly charged atmosphere that fosters deep discussions and sustained personal and professional growth. The next AWID Forum will be in April 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

AWID is currently seeking an experienced events professional to play a leadership role in our Forum & Events team. This team coordinates every aspect related to Forum logistics, liaises with other staff teams tasked with producing content for the Forum and also provides logistical support in organizing other AWID meetings.



At least 5 years experience:

  • in an events management or logistics coordinating role, or equivalent experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • developing effective logistics procedures and systems, building on best practices in event planning
  • with international project planning and management
  • working in a multi-lingual and cross-cultural environment

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in related field

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends in weeks and days leading up to the Forum
  • Able to travel internationally (approx 4 weeks/year)
  • Bi/Tri/Quad lingual (English and French and/or Spanish and/or Turkish and/or Arabic/Russian/other) is a strong asset

We are looking for an individual who is committed to the principles and values of feminism, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, demonstrated capacity in complex problem solving, and have a high level of initiative. If you are able to work independently with minimal supervision and enjoy working with a diverse staff, we would love to hear from you!

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How to Apply:

Please send:

  • 1) Current CV and cover letter (addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for AWID)
  • 2) The exact source/location you saw the advertisement for this position

Fax: +416 594 0330
E-mail: [email protected] (please include “Forum and Events Coordinator” in the subject line of the email)

No phone calls please. Only email and faxed applications will be accepted. The application closing date is Sunday, September 25, 2011. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

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