Project Manager- Feminist Opportunities Now
Location: Remote (preference for South Asia based)
Apply by: 15/09/2022

Job Description

Position Overview

Title: Project Manager – Feminist Opportunities Now

Location: Remote (preference for South Asia based)

Reporting: Program Director – GBV, Well-Being & Rights

Coordinates with: Program, Finance, Operations, Communications, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning and Resource Mobilization teams.

Status: Full-time

Overview of the Organization:

Founded in 2000, CREA is an international feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few feminist human rights organizations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, working at community, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA’s work focuses on building feminist leadership, strengthening movements, expanding sexual and reproductive freedoms, promoting rights-based approaches to reducing gender-based violence (GBV), and advancing the human rights of structurally excluded people.

Life at CREA

        We like to think of ourselves as a fearless, interrogative, colorful, edgy, sexy flock of birds flying freely to explore, to imagine and to build freedoms together.

        If you are one who is ready to challenge the system when it is needed, you could be one of us.

        If you believe you wish to build a world where an individual must have the agency and right to make choices about sexuality, reproduction and human rights, then you will find the room to explore here.

        Constant learning and sharing of knowledge is an expectation that team members have from CREA, and CREA from team members.

Position Overview:

CREA is seeking a Project Manager for a new initiative – Feminist Opportunities Now (FON).  This is a new consortium, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) with International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office (IPPFARO) in the lead. Consortium members are IPPFARO, Médecins du Monde (headquartered in Paris, France), CREA, the International Federation on Human Rights (headquartered in Paris, France), and Empow’Her (headquartered in Paris, France). FON will build the capacity of women’s movements, via sub-grants to feminist organizations, with a particular effort to reach small, often without the standard structures and systems feminist organizations to address and respond to gender-based violence.

The project is developed based on an ecological model, using multi-disciplinary gender-transformative approaches. In addition to direct sub-granting, the project will also provide longer-term mentorship and support to feminist organizations in their overall development, with trainings specifically tailored to their needs. FON will also uniquely support these organizations to identify other sources of funding; the project includes a research-action component that will help understand how these approaches can be scaled-up and made sustainable as well as knowledge sharing and communication components.

As part of the consortium, CREA will support feminist groups in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as regionally in Asia. The person will be responsible for building and sustaining the systems and processes required for the new consortium, including creating grants-making processes, grants management, mentoring support and management of regional advisory processes. This position will be highly dynamic and requires excellent program development and management skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to work independently.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 The Project Manager will develop, execute, and evaluate grant making and program development, strategy to further FON goals. Specifically, they will develop and oversee grant making activities, implement grantee program development, provide technical support, capacity building efforts and/or other learning opportunities, and strengthen partners’ documentation capacities.  The Project Manager will play a key role in CREA’s consortium-based efforts to create an innovative and flexible funding mechanism. This mechanism is intended to strengthen the contribution of Southern feminist civil society organizations to reducing GBV through a transformative approach to social norms in terms of gender equality and women’s rights, and through intersectional interventions. The Project Manager will be expected to lead grant making opportunities in the Asian region with a focus on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

 Specific responsibilities:

 Program development and management

  • Conduct regional context and organizational mapping.
  • Develop and implement grant making processes and undertake grants management for the new initiative.
  • Grant management including reporting to the donor and coordinating with the Resource Development and Communications teams.
  • Develop plans for partners’ capacity strengthening.


  • Strengthen and grow existing partnerships.
  • Build relationships with civil society and consortium members and other external stakeholders, as necessary.
  • Support and monitor sub-grantees implementation and MEL.
  • Co-create regional advisory and mentoring mechanisms in collaboration with the consortium members.
  • Organize meetings and convening, as necessary, with close attention to maximum accessibility.
  • Capacity support for grantee-partners.


  • Work closely with CREA’s Communications team and IPPFARO to highlight initiatives on different social media platforms and portfolio of work, and draft impact stories or case studies for external communication.
  • Manage internal, consortium level and external communications, in collaboration with the Resource Development and Communications team.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Graduate (master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred) in social justices-related fields, such as human rights, gender or queer studies, international development with relevant issues based experience on advancing the rights of related to sexuality, gender, and/or sex work.
  • Eight-ten years of work experience in a similar role with NGOs from the global South and/or in international development (experience in philanthropy is preferred).
  • Strong grants management experience.
  • Strong understanding of and experience working with small and/or non-registered feminist organizations working on gender-based violence.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and strong communication skills with both internal and external audiences. Ability to speak French is a plus.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated to initiate and produce high quality products.
  • Flexibility working across diverse time-zones.

Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Planning and organizing:

o   Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

o   Identifies priority activities and assignments;

o   Adjusts priorities as required;

o   Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;

o   Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;

o   Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;

o   Uses time efficiently; and

o   Anticipates and plans for upcoming activities and issues.

  • Judgement:

o   Identifies key issues in complex situations,

o   Is solution-oriented

o   Gathers relevant information before moving forward;

o   Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them;

o   Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information;

o   Verifies accuracy of information;

o   Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.

  • Communication:

o   Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;

o   Listens to others,

o   Correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;

o   Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;

o   Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; and

o   Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 Guiding principles for this work:

 Diversity:             being inclusive in work and approaches to ensure that the communities CREA works with are engaged, and that conversations, dialogues and priority setting is led by activists and movements.

Accessibility:       ensuring that information, communication, spaces, and language are accessible to all without creating barriers.

Complicate:        practising feminist politics of deep inclusion.

 We Offer:

 We are committed to provide a working environment where there is constant learning and equal opportunity for all. We co-create an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. Cost to the organization range for this role is USD 1200 – USD 3000 per month depending on qualification, experience and location.

  • Leaves/Holidays:

⮚        20 days annual leave

⮚        12 days holiday leaves as per specified in the list of holidays

⮚        12 days of sick leave

⮚        One week of winter break at the end of the year

CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity, is committed to diversity in its staffing, and maintains an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. No individual shall be discriminated against because of their actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.

Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to by 15th September 2022. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.