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Musawah (www.musawah.org) is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family that advances human rights for women living in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives. 

We act to grow the movement, build knowledge, and advocate for change in discriminatory laws and practices in Muslim contexts. Musawah was launched in February 2009 at a Global Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that was attended by over 250 women and men from some 50 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific. In 2020, we launched our Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws to amplify our voice and accelerate action towards equality and justice.

Programme Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa

Musawah is currently seeking a Programme Officer based in the Horn of Africa to coordinate Musawah’s capacity building and outreach activities in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of our Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws (2020-2024) and to ensure the delivery of Musawah’s scope of work under the exciting five-year ‘We Cannot Wait: Towards a diverse and inclusive women’s movement in the Greater Horn of Africa’ consortium partnership led by SIHA Network. 

The Programme Officer will work closely with the Musawah Programmes team in the areas of Knowledge Building, Capacity Building and Outreach, International Advocacy, Communications and other areas of the Secretariat. S/he will report directly to the Chief Operations Officer.

***EXTENDED DEADLINE for applications: 9 April 2021

Responsibilities

We Cannot Wait (WCW) Project Management

  • Develop a clear five-year implementation plan of Musawah’s activities under the project, indicating the intersections with other consortium partners’ implementation plans (if any), with clear outcome/impact and outputs/deliverables for each activity against timelines and budget. 
  • Ensure that all project activities are delivered on time, within scope and budget.
  • Represent Musawah at consortium meetings, trainings and workshops, and maintain comprehensive documentation of these events in shared drive and AirTable.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact and results of Musawah’s activities under the project and ensure clear and comprehensive documentation is kept.
  • Develop quarterly impact reports to support Musawah’s reporting and engagement needs.
  • Ensure project and financial reporting requirements under the Partnership Agreement are met on time and coordinated with the Musawah Secretariat in advance.

Capacity building 

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Building & Outreach Officer (CBO) to design, coordinate and implement Musawah’s capacity building trainings in the Sub-Saharan Africa region (both online and offline), including the I-nGEJ course. 
  • Conduct relevant monitoring, evaluation and learning documentation and analysis to measure success and identify key lessons learned, and share those learnings and recommendations to help strengthen future work in the region.

Outreach

  • Work alongside the CBO and the CFJ Coordinator to develop the Sub-Saharan Africa Muslim Family Law reform strategy, coordinate Musawah’s outreach work to grow the movement and to build a sense of community and common purpose among Musawah Advocates and allies in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes:
    • Facilitating regional outreach and connections among Advocates to build the movement regionally and promote its body of work in knowledge building, capacity building and international advocacy; 
    • Mapping the actors, issues and challenges on Muslim Family Laws and Practices in national contexts across the region;
    • Responding to requests and facilitate regular information sharing among Advocates via regional outreach calls; 
    • Maintaining regular contact with alumni of Musawah’s trainings, tracking follow-up activities, and responding to their challenges and needs; 
    • Working closely with the Communications team to disseminate Musawah knowledge, build a sense of engagement with Musawah as a movement, collect stories of change/transformation and engage with content creators  in the region;
    • Updating the Musawah database on Muslim Family Laws  for selected countries in the region.

Secretariat Support 

  • Participate in Secretariat and other meetings (virtual and in-person).
  • Represent Musawah at various national, regional and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the needs of the Secretariat, including fundraising proposals and reports to funders, and assist other Secretariat members in any relevant work.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The Programme Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa should be able to meet most of the following: 

  • At least five years of experience of the women’s movement and advocating for women’s rights in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • At least five years years of experience coordinating programmes or projects, with proven ability to develop, implement and evaluate impact of activities. Experience working in Muslim contexts is an advantage.   
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills, with a “can do” attitude and a team player with proven ability to work collaboratively in global and virtual teams; 
  • Strong sensitivity and commitment to diversity related to beliefs, perspectives, cultures, geography, and sexuality; 
  • Fluency in English, with effective writing and communication skills; fluency in Arabic and/or French is an advantage;
  • Experience with and/or willingness to learn Google Suite, social media platforms and online advocacy tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin,HootSuite, etc.); website management (WordPress); customer relationship management and email marketing (Airtable and Mailchimp a plus); Zoom video conferencing; and other digital tools as needed;
  • Passionate belief in the vision, mission and objectives of Musawah, knowledge of issues related to women, gender and Islam, and a commitment to women’s human rights and a global feminist perspective. 
  • Strong organisational skills including time management to juggle priorities, with an eye for detail and reporting.
Location, Salary and Benefits

Musawah offers a competitive salary and benefits scheme, appropriate for such a position in the non-profit sector, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will be located in the country which he/she is applying as the work entails engaging and networking with the national-level advocates and grassroots activists in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. You must have full working rights in the country in which you are applying. 

How to Apply

Please send us a current CV, contact information for at least two references, and a cover letter that expresses your particular interest and fit to work in an organisation like  Musawah. 

Send your application to: musawah (at) musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Programme Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa’ in the subject line of the email.

***EXTENDED DEADLINE for applications: 9 April 2021. We thank all those who apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contact

Communications Programme Officer

Musawah is currently seeking a Communications Programme Officer (CPO) to develop and implement strategies to enhance Musawah’s voice, with the aim of growing the movement, engaging Advocates, and building new constituencies. 

The Programme Officer will work closely with the Musawah Programmes team in the areas of Knowledge Building, Capacity Building and Outreach, International Advocacy, Communications and other areas of the Secretariat. S/he will report directly to the Chief Operations Officer.

Closing date of applications: 14 February 2021

Responsibilities

Overall

  • Collaborate with the Secretariat team to create an annual communications plan and budget; develop strategies for all of Musawah’s programmatic areas, to broaden reach, raise public awareness, mobilise activism and inspire philanthropic support.
  • Identify significant media and national-level public policy issues that can be leveraged to support and promote Musawah’s work, and to create and implement media strategies to capitalise on them.
  • Conceptualise, write and edit vehicles for Musawah’s key messages and content dissemination (in English, with fluency in Arabic and/or French a plus); ensure consistency of messaging across all media, including publications, online resources and blog, digital posts, etc. 
  • Write and edit media relations materials for all distribution channels and oversee organisational response to media inquiries about Musawah.
  • Contribute to the development and production of Musawah’s constituent engagement content (e.g. Mailchimp announcements, Musawah’s quarterly newsletter Vision, social media campaigns, etc).
  • Develop key strategic partnerships with media, content creators, and online and offline audiences to advance Musawah’s objectives, vision and goals. 
  • Monitor and track Musawah’s media mentions, publication dissemination reach, and national advocacy partnerships.
  • Develop quarterly impact reports to support Musawah’s reporting and engagement needs.

Contributions to the Secretariat and movement 

  • Work closely with other Musawah programme officers and regularly participate in Secretariat and other meetings (virtual and in-person) to ensure programmatic strategic direction and coherence.
  • Represent Musawah at various national, regional and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the needs of the Secretariat and assist other Secretariat members in preparation for events and activities.

Fundraising

  • Develop funding proposals for communications activities, with support from the Secretariat.
  • Prepare narrative reports to meet reporting obligations to funders.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The Communications Programme Officer should be able to meet most of the following:

  • 5 – 7 years communications experience includes a blend of advocacy, media relations and constituency building;
  • B.A required; advanced degree in Media, Communications, or Journalism preferred;
  • Exceptional interpersonal communications skills, and strong written, oral and presentation skills;
  • Experience administering social media and website properties in a professional environment;
  • Experience working with a global and/or remote team;
  • A team player with strong ability to work collaboratively; 
  • Passionate about Musawah’s vision, mission and objectives, and knowledge of issues related to women, gender and Islam;
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an advantage;
  • Strong sensitivity and commitment to diversity related to beliefs, perspectives, cultures, geography, sexuality;
  • Ability to travel internationally.
Location, Salary and Benefits

Musawah offers a competitive salary and benefits that are appropriate for such a position in the non-profit sector, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will ideally work from the Secretariat office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pending COVID-19 measures). Remote work is also an option; you must have full working rights in the country in which you are applying.

How to Apply

Please send us a current CV / résumé, contact information for at least two references, and a cover letter. Send your application to: musawah@musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Communications Programme Officer’ in the subject line of the email.

The application closing date is 14 February 2021. We thank all those who apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contact

Digital Engagement Officer

Musawah is currently seeking a Digital Engagement Officer (DEO) to organise and mobilise our supporters using digital tools and online communities. In this position, you will create digital content and implement effective digital strategies to grow the movement, engage Advocates, and build new constituencies. The DEO also manages Musawah’s website (www.musawah.org), and assists in online publishing, and digital engagement, online advocacy, email marketing and social media efforts.

The DEO will work closely with the Musawah Programmes team in the areas of Knowledge Building, Capacity Building and Outreach, International Advocacy, and other members of the Secretariat. S/he will report directly to the Programme Manager. S/he will report directly to the Chief Operations Officer.

Closing date of applications: 21 February 2021

Responsibilities

Overall

  • Collaborate with the Secretariat team to create an annual communications (including digital media) plan and budget.
  • Identify significant media and national-level public policy issues that can be leveraged to support and promote Musawah’s work, and to create and implement media strategies to capitalise on them.
  • Develop digital strategies for all of Musawah’s programmatic areas to broaden reach, raise public awareness, and mobilise activism.
  • Develop and test tailored communication materials that reach a variety of audiences.
  • Coordinate with Musawah advocates to build and amplify strategic digital moments through our networks and the wider women’s rights movement. 
  • Develop quarterly impact reports to support Musawah’s reporting and engagement needs.

Social media

  • Develop Musawah’s social media strategy, messaging, and campaigns to grow its online presence. 
  • Work with the Programmes team to create and deploy social media content that advances our advocacy.
  • Generate a variety of online content by selecting the key messages that will resonate with specific audiences.
  • Create impactful communications materials (including graphics, gifs, and short videos) for Musawah’s social media platforms, and ensure effective dissemination to reach target audiences.
  • Monitor social media inboxes to engage with audiences online and route inquiries to appropriate team members.
  • Track and analyze digital metrics to measure success and identify key lessons learned, and share those learnings and recommendations to help strengthen future work.

Website, newsletter and email campaigns

  • Manage content of Musawah’s website (www.musawah.org) and promote key pieces of content.
  • Manage the website back-end and monitor website traffic and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Lead the production of Musawah’s constituent engagement content (e.g. Mailchimp announcements and Musawah’s quarterly newsletter Vision).

Work in a global team

  • Participate in Secretariat and other meetings (virtual and in-person).
  • Represent Musawah at various national, regional and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the needs of the Secretariat and assist other Secretariat members in any relevant work.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You are able to tell simple, powerful stories that synthesize complex issues and inspire people to take action online, and come up with innovative online ideas to engage people and shift narratives. While you have a keen interest in developing big-picture strategy, you also enjoy the nitty-gritty of implementation, using various digital tools to be able to communicate how and where people can effect change.

The Digital Engagement Officer should be able to meet most of the following:

  • 3-5 years in digital campaigning or organising;
  • Degree in Media, Communications, or Journalism preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required with strong writing skills; fluency in Arabic and/or French is an advantage;
  • Proven ability to create, prepare and execute creative and effective digital communication strategies;
  • Experience administering social media and website management systems with ability to improve user experience and page conversion;
  • Experience in graphic design;
  • Experience with and/or willingness to learn Google Suite, social media platforms and online advocacy tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin,HootSuite, etc.); website management (WordPress); customer relationship management and email marketing (Airtable and Mailchimp a plus); Zoom video conferencing; and other digital tools as needed;
  • A team player with strong ability to work collaboratively, and in global teams; 
  • Passionate belief in the vision, mission and objectives of Musawah, and knowledge of issues related to women, gender and Islam.
Location, Salary and Benefits

Musawah offers a competitive salary and benefits that are appropriate for such a position in the non-profit sector, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will ideally work from the Secretariat office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pending COVID-19 measures). Remote work is also an option; you must have full working rights in the country in which you are applying.

How to Apply

Please send us a current CV / résumé, contact information for at least two references, and a cover letter. Send your application to: musawah@musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Digital Engagement Officer’ in the subject line of the email.

The application closing date is 21 February 2021. We thank all those who apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

General Internships

**We are not taking on any new interns for this cycle**

Musawah will consider general applications for interns who are interested in working on communications and outreach advocacy projects related to Muslim women’s rights, feminist Islamic knowledge building, and family law reforms around the world. 

Desired qualifications:

  • Fluency in English is essential. Competency in Arabic and/or French would be highly desirable.
  • Suitable for: Undergraduates or graduate students, or individuals with interests in gender, women’s rights, law, development or public policy; who also have skills in digital engagement, design, and/or research.
  • Experience with developing social media content and preparing analytics reports is a plus.
  • Proficiency in photo and/or video editing, including Canva, is especially welcome. 

Rolling basis:

Internship generally are unpaid (although we will try to provide a stipend) and occur in four cycles each year, beginning in January, April, June, and September. While we will consider applications for the next cycle on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply at least one month in advance of your desired starting month.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications, and a recent CV to musawah (at) musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Internship’ in the subject line of the email, unless you are applying to a specific posting. 

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