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WoMin African Alliance energy and climate justice researcher/writer | Deadline 31 January 2018
 
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WoMin is advertising (see detailed job profile in the document below) a new and very exciting research and writing post in our African Women Building Power energy and climate justice campaign. The incumbent will lead regional research efforts and support national research on the dominant energy system, renewable energy (RE) alternatives, climate change and climate justice, all read from an African Political Economy Ecofeminist perspective.

She will also lead on the expansion of the Women Building Power knowledge hub, which generates materials (in multiple languages) for women activists and organisers – see http://womin.org.za/resource-library/women-building-power.html. And she will work, alongside the national and regional campaign leadership and the WoMin secretariat, to craft advocacy and campaign positions addressing the RE alternatives, the just transition and climate justice from the perspective of the majority of African women.

We are looking for an activist researcher/writer with :

  • A 5-8 year track record of conceptualising, designing, implementing and/or managing research;
  • Excellent analytical writing skills and a record of publishing, not just in the academy but in popular publications and activist platforms;
  • Experience in one, or preferably a combination, of the following content areas: extractives, energy, climate, land rights, water and gender justice;
  • A commitment to women’s rights and a proven history of concrete work to advance women’s rights;
  • A minimum two to three-year track record of fundraising and donor management;
  • Experience working sub-regionally/regionally; and
  • A team player who meets deadlines, is able to problem-solve with others, is open to learning and is able to work with full accountability to campaign structures and to her line manager.

Please do apply and/or share on in your networks. An up to date curriculum vitae with a list of references and a letter of motivation should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

We are very aware that this is a complex job profile combining areas of expertise that are most atypical amongst feminists/women’s rights activists. We strongly encourage women with a background in energy and CJ (and with a commitment to women’s rights) to apply, and similarly, women’s rights activists/researchers with experience in the areas of land, natural resources and extractives would be most appropriate. We are clear that mentorship in some areas of focus will undoubtedly be needed and are ready to provide this support to an activist researcher/writer who is passionate about and committed to WoMin’s vision and political agenda.

We very much look forward to hear from you, with thanks and solidarity!

Detailed Job Profile.

She will also lead on the expansion of the Women Building Power knowledge hub, which generates materials (in multiple languages) for women activists and organisers – see http://womin.org.za/resource-library/women-building-power.html. And she will work, alongside the national and regional campaign leadership and the WoMin secretariat, to craft advocacy and campaign positions addressing the RE alternatives, the just transition and climate justice from the perspective of the majority of African women.