WILPF has embarked on a series of reflections and strategy discussions about the work and the values that bring us together, about the challenges and contexts around us, and the priorities and structures that enable us to work together. We refer to this as the Future WILPF process (for more background see https://future.wilpf.org/).
The debates taking place during the process will shape our next International Programme. They may also result in new ideas and proposals for how we function as WILPF. New ideas and proposals will be presented for adoption at our next Triennial International Congress, WILPF’s highest decision making body, planned for July 2022.
As part of a participatory process, the development of the International Programme involves two key virtual events:
Due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2022 Congress will also take place in a hybrid format next year. The virtual conference in November 2021 is therefore seen as an organising ‘test run’, where the organisation can try out a selected platform, a set of tools and a combination of engagement modalities that could serve as a template for Congress.
Although WILPF has gained experience in running online meetings and events in the past year, global meetings continue to present particular challenges including competing time zones, language barriers, connectivity problems, varying levels of digital literacy and ‘zoom fatigue’. In addition, the workload involved in coordinating the meeting logistics alongside content matters of meetings has surpassed the capacity of the current team.
The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to making Future WILPF a participatory and efficient engagement process. Specifically, it is to contribute to the organisation of the October 2021 workshop and, in particular, to advise on format and coordinate the November 2021 virtual conference.
We are seeking a person with expertise in online engagement. The consultant will be working with the Membership & Communications team at WILPF’s International Secretariat in Geneva (Switzerland), as well as the facilitation team of The Strategy Circle in Cape Town (South Africa). The consultant will further be in contact with WILPF key staff and members in the preparation of the two events.
Must be able to work in English; other languages (notably French, Spanish or Arabic) are a bonus but not a must.
Nature of contract : Consultancy assignment
Work Rate : Approximately 20 days spread over the project period, with most of the work happening in November.
Starting date/End date: 1 October until 17 December 2021
Compensation: The budget available for this assignment is approximately 7,500 CHF (might vary depending on experience)
Interested candidates should submit the following to jobs(a)wilpf.org with “Application for Online Events Expert” in the subject line.
Please attach an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining relevant skills and experiences.