London, Greater London
£30,590 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Gender and Development Network is recruiting for a new Coordinator.  This post lies at the heart of the network, working as part of a small Secretariat alongside our members, working groups and Board across a range of international development issues.

We are looking for someone who has experience of administration and finance, who is organised with excellent communication skills, and who is highly motivated to work for gender equality and women’s rights to join our team.  We are a highly respected network with over 150 members and an excellent track record of influencing government and supporting our members in their work to achieve gender equality and women’s rights internationally.

Specifically the role is to:

  • Coordinate the network’s support to our members
  • Coordinate the work of the various branches of the network
  • Manage administrative systems of the network
  • Administer the finances of the network
  • Contribute to the network’s external communications

Specific Tasks

1. Coordinate support to the network’s members

  • Act as a friendly, supportive and approachable face of the network
  • Provide support to the network’s Working Groups, liaising closely with their Chairs
  • Co-ordinate regular members’ mailings, distribution lists and the weekly e-bulletin
  • Organise four Members’ Meetings per year 
  • Recruit and induct new members
  • Facilitate informal networking among members 
  • Respond to requests for information from member

2. Service and coordinate the different branches of the network

  • Service the Board of Trustees including arranging meetings, preparing papers and taking minutes
  • Organise and minute Advisory Group  and Chairs of Working Group meetings
  • Ensure communications and updates are shared between different branches of the network including reporting to the Board on Working Group activities
  • Administer annual planning processes

3. Manage the administration of the Secretariat

  • Manage GADN volunteers
  • Keep all HR and other files and records in order
  • Maintain internal communications systems (email, calendars, document sharing, team meetings) 
  • Manage the GADN data protection processes
  • Provide administrative support to the Director
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation processes of the network
  • Ensure all legal reporting requirements are met

4. Administer the network’s finances and funding

  • Manage the finances and accounts, including monthly updates of the cashbook and quarterly budget updates
  • Complete all required financial reports and file tax returns
  • Administer annual membership subscriptions
  • Administer all grants including sending invoices and reports and monitoring sub-grantees
  • Support the Director in identifying and securing grant funding

5. Support the communications and policy work of the Secretariat

  • Maintain and update the website and social media
  • Produce the GADN’s Annual Report
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of GADN briefings and policy reports 
  • Work with the Director and Policy Manger to liaise with external stakeholders including government officials and Women’s Rights Organisations
  • Respond to enquiries from decision makers and the wider development sector 

6. Other

  • Undertake any other reasonable task as needed

Please note, this role is home based during the Covid-19 pandemic. When it is safe to return, the role will be based at the ActionAid office in Farringdon, London. 

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Posted on: 05 January 2021
Closed date: 25 January 2021
Tags: Admin, Intl Development

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