Director, Knowledge & Learning Resources
Position: Director, Knowledge & Learning Resources
Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human-rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.
About CREA’s knowledge building and learning resources:
Since its inception, CREA has utilized the power of knowledge building to create information and analysis about relatively invisible and un-researched issues, amplify the voices and perspectives of those most marginalized by the mainstream discourse, build the leadership capacity of young feminist activists, facilitate dialogue and learning between our priority constituencies and the broader women’s and social justice movements, and build theory from practice from a Global South perspective.
A vast collection of reports, concept papers and books, training manuals and toolkits, teaching-learning materials, and media content are part of the learning and knowledge resources CREA has produced over the past 15 years, linked to our core themes of sexuality, gender, and rights and feminist leadership. We also produce original and translate existing learning resources into Hindi, particularly on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Moving forward, CREA wishes to sharpen its focus on knowledge building processes, rather than products or outputs alone. CREA also seeks to accelerate, systematize and better align its knowledge and learning resource activities with its other programmes, and to more effectively advance its key goals of building feminist leadership, advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, raising the voice and visibility of marginalized women and trans people, and reducing gender based violence and enhancing wellbeing.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Develop a strong knowledge building strategy, building on the existing one, and devise plans to organise, curate and better disseminate our learning resources, in consultation with key colleagues engaged in CREA’s capacity building, advocacy, communications, M&E and MIS work;
• Create herself as well as contribute to the creation of new knowledge and learning resources, in multiple formats and media;
• Manage the knowledge-building processes that CREA will launch as part of its larger programme strategy, especially in partnership with allied organizations;
• Build a strong team of full-time and part-time people, including consultants, to support the knowledge building and learning resource development work;
• Be a member of and share in the responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team of CREA;
• Supervise and assess the performance of her staff as per CREA’s performance assessment system; and
• Monitor and evaluate the results and impact of CREA’s knowledge building and learning resource strategy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
We are looking for a mature and experienced feminist scholar-activist with significant experience in building knowledge from and for activism. Specifically, we are seeking:
• A Masters’ Degree or equivalent in any social science discipline or multi- disciplinary programme;
• Strong understanding of the intersection of gender, sexuality and rights;
• Passionate commitment to empowering activists with accessible knowledge and learning resources and proven track record of creating such resources;
• Proven ability to think analytically and write clearly and accessibly, especially for activists, and to build theory / concepts from practice;
• At least 7 - 10 years of experience in managing teams independently and effectively;
• Fluency in English – knowledge of Hindi will be an advantage;
• Grassroots work experience and strong understanding of grassroots gender and social exclusion issues would be an advantage
• Above average skills in building partnerships and managing complex, multi- layered and multi-generational knowledge production relationships and demonstrated ability to facilitate and keep on track processes involving multiple organizations and individuals
CREA works with feminist principles and fosters a diverse employee base through its hiring processes. The Director, Knowledge and Learning Resources role demands extensive travel to participate in multiple CREA convenings, workshops, and other critical events where knowledge building and learning resource generation opportunities are located. In addition, travel to Delhi at least twice a year for all- staff meetings is required. The successful candidate can be based anywhere and work virtually.
CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Subject line “Director, Knowledge & Learning Resources”.
The last date for receiving applications will be Friday, 2nd March 2018. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted.