The Coordinator will lead a two year project “Confronting Militarised Masculinities  – Building alliances, analysis and advocacy”. The role will cover all aspects of the project from inception, implementation through to reporting.

This position will be a good fit for a person who is committed to feminist peace, has background in gender analysis and masculinities work, and is solution-oriented with project managagement experience.

The aim of the project is to challenge the gendered root causes of violence by 1) strengthening alliances by mobilising men to work with women for feminist peace, in particular the political economy of violence and the creation of violent masculinities; 2) improving knowledge of stakeholders on gendered root causes of violence; and 3) enhancing actions to implement the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.  The project will be implemented globally and in four countries which have experience with armed conflict.

Deadline: 26 February 2020


1. Project Implementation

Lead the substantive work of the project under three areas: Building alliances; analysis; and advocacy.

1.1. Alliance Building

  • Identify criteria for the selection of the four focus countries.
  • Plan and organise trainings for researchers in four focus countries on participatory feminist political economy analysis methodology (inception period).
  • Orchestrate solidarity dialogues in focus countries and support global cross-learning dialogues/forums (2020 Men Engage symposium and 2021 WILPF Congress) to build regional and global cross-learning and strategy.
  • Participate and support the Men Engage Network and WILPF network for example, by chairing/leading working groups on this theme with the networks.

1.2. Analysis

  • Lead development of the overall methodology
  • Oversee and support the local evidence-based research, using a participatory feminist political economy approach in four focus countries (i.e., methodology toolkit, research, validation, and research products).
  • Support identification and selection of researchers for the countries.
  • Lead on global evidence-based research product bringing together national research findings and other masculinities related briefs.
  • Work with WILPF staff, and sections/partners to disseminate research and promote knowledge-sharing and learning (i.e., through development of webinars and a “lessons learned” video, and information-sharing on websites and social media).

1.3. Advocacy

  • Advance advocacy on this work in relevant spaces.
  • Work with WILPF staff, members and partners to develop analysis and recommendations to the government of each focus country; where relevant to the United Nation country team or representatives (Special Envoy, SRSG or Resident coordinator), with a particular emphasis on the realisation of gender equality.
  • Work with WILPF staff, members and partners to ensure inclusion of the analysis in submissions to regional and international fora, making use of  WILPFs access to the Security Council, Human Rights Council, disarmament forums.
  • Participate in and contribute to coalition advocacy on militarism and masculinity with the Men Engage Alliance.
  • Cultivate relationships with key NGO partners, UN entities and Member State representatives to the UN and liaise with key partners to develop strategies for implementation of the analysis resulting from the consultations.

2. Project and Grant Management

  • Manage the financial planning and implementation for the Grant including communications with the donor and work closely with WILPF Finance team.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the sub-granting to WILPF sections/partners in four focus countries (“National Action Funds”).
  • Coordinate the ten small sub-grants (“Local Action Funds) to foster dialogues and movement building this includes developing process, plan, call-for-proposal, review, contracting, implementation and reporting.
  • Lead on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes for this project in collaboration with WILPF Mel Consultant. This includes monitoring activities vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments,capturing learning and reporting.
  • Liaise with relevant WILPF teams, MenEngage staff, and sections/partners to coordinate work.
  • Assist in general maintenance of WILPF’s masculinities and militarism work through performance of ad hoc tasks and responsibilities as mutually agreed with the relevant supervisor.
  • Oversee and manage mitigation of project risks.
  • Other project tasks as they may arise or are assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Expertise in feminist analysis, research and feminist movement building, masculinity and engaging men for gender equality and peace, and strong understanding of political economy.
  • Experience working with local civil society organisations in various contexts.
  • Proven track record with project management, grant management, and outreach, with the ability to establish priorities and to maintain a variety of projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to organise work across programmes to achieve common objectives.
  • Good knowledge of and interest in WILPF’s work, aims and principles.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of another language is a plus (especially French, Spanish, Arabic, Pashto or Dari).


Reporting line: Director of Global Programmes

Duration: Contract for 2 years with a 3-month probation period

Based in: Geneva or other location if agreed

Type of employment: staff contract if based in WILPF international offices – consultant contract if based elsewhere

Starting date: March/April 2020

Salary rate: will depend on location and type of contract, and based on experience and qualifications.


Please submit your CV and cover letter to with “Application for Masculinities Project Coordinator” in the subject for consideration before 26 February 2020.

Only full applications will be reviewed.