About Empower to Plan
Empower to Plan is an initiative set-up and run by Population Matters to enable more women globally to have the access to safe, modern contraception that they want, the choice over the number of children they have, and so the knowledge, right and freedom to take control of their own fertility.
Currently, according to the UN over 270 million women globally have an unmet need for that safe, modern contraception and so lack choice over their family size.
We partner with carefully selected NGOs and groups active at the grassroots, in communities across the world (including the UK), which are working to provide choice and address that unmet need. Our Empower to Plan partners are focused on delivering practical action, aligned with our mission and values, and have a proven track record of making a positive difference (Empower to Plan projects also work with boys and young men to achieve related positive outcomes).
NB - Empower to Plan is about identifying, supporting and crowd-funding appropriate grassroots delivery projects and partners, PM is not involved directly in that delivery.
Our part, and the job of this role, is to identify potential partners and projects, carry out due diligence, promote selected projects for crowdfunding via our website, administer and coordinate the provision of that funding to the recipient projects. We cover all administrative costs, make up any shortfalls in funding to allow promoted projects to proceed, and showcase partners and project outcomes to create greater awareness of this issue and leverage greater national and international action.
Women around the world want the power to choose how many children to have – and when. Evidence shows that where women are empowered, there’s a natural fall in birth rate. Help us empower more women to plan – for their own sake, and for the wellbeing of future generations and the planet that sustains us all.
“The way forward is the full realisation of reproductive rights, for every individual and couple, no matter where or how they live, or how much they earn. This includes dismantling all the barriers— whether economic, social or institutional — that inhibit free and informed choice.”
- UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem
About the Role
Population Matters (PM) is looking for a Project Coordinator to help us to achieve our vision of a future in which a stable human population co-exists in harmony with nature and a healthy planet.
With supervision from the Campaigner (and support from the Director), you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration and running of our Empower to Plan crowd-funded, practical project scheme, and maintaining regular communications with our Empower to Plan partners.
Empower to Plan is a catalyst through which PM can help to empower local communities, especially women and girls, to make a choice on their reproductive health by enabling grassroots NGOs and community groups deliver vital on-the-ground family planning services, alongside enabling the provision of practical environmental solutions. Examples can be found on our website under Empower to Plan. It also offers our supporters the opportunity to contribute to selected grassroots’ practical projects, so enabling PM to engage our supporters more directly in our work and impact positively upon individual lives.
You will have experience of assisting with project management, ideally including working on fundraising and grant-making programmes. You will be a strong communicator, with experience of building and maintaining relationships with international external stakeholders. You will be educated to degree level, ideally in a relevant discipline, such as development, environment, international affairs, politics, communications, or women’s/gender studies (Evidence of interest, other experience in these areas is valid too). You will also have comprehensive administrative and record-keeping skills.
We are a small but expanding team, where everyone’s contribution matters. You will be a self-starter, organised and be able to work accurately to deadlines. This role is home-based, with occasional travel to London and possibly other locations. Being able to work on your own initiative and virtually is a key part of this role.
Population Matters is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.
The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 5th February 2021 Interviews will be held between w/c 18th - 26th February 2021
Please accompany your CV with a covering letter (of no more than 500 words), explaining how you match our requirements, and telling us more about what you will bring to the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.