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Post-2015 Program Associate (11 month consultancy) 

The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is seeking a dynamic part-time program associate to support work on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The position will encompass programmatic, logistical and administrative aspects that primarily relate to WEDO’s work as a global Organizing Partner (OP) within the Women’s Major Group for Sustainable Development. The position term is approximately 11 months (February to late December 2015). There is a possibility for extension, pending funding.

The Program Associate will be an integral WEDO team member during a crucial period in international policy. The Program Associate will support WEDO and the Women’s Major Group (WMG) to strengthen the capacity of women’s organizations to influence key international and regional processes related to sustainable development and the Post-2015 (sustainable) development agenda, with a goal to ensure that global sustainable development policies are founded on core principles of gender equality and justice, women’s rights and environmental sustainability.  The Program Associate will report directly to the WEDO Program Director.

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Application deadline:
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Priority deadline is January 20, 2015.

How to apply:
Send an email with your cover letter and resume/CV, listing two references, to apply[at]wedo[dot]org. Write “Post-2015 Program Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Internships

Fellowship and internship applications (for graduate students and undergrads, respectively,) are accepted on a rolling basis. The duration of each fellowship/internship depends on the needs of the fellow/intern and WEDO programs. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged. Fellows/interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff. Ideal candidates will have:

  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to WEDO’s mission and goals
  • Some knowledge, practical or academic, of the program area in which s/he applies to work
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills
  • The ability to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner
  • Experience working in an office, coupled with an ability to undertake multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure
  • A sense of humor, an ability to work well in a small team setting, and a desire to work in an informal environment
  • The ability to work at least 10-15 hours/week
  • Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable but not required

Internships and fellowships are unpaid (unless otherwise listed) but can be used for college credit. All WEDO Internships and Fellowships are based in our offices in New York City, unfortunately WEDO cannot offer any assistance with travel or visa needs.

Please send Resume, Cover Letter and References to Incomplete applications will not be accepted.