FRIDA Global Advisory Committee Recruitment 2019 for Feminists from the MENA region

Application Deadline: July 22nd 2019

FRIDA is recruiting passionate and committed young feminist activists from the Middle East and North Africa region to join its Global Advisory Committee!

Since its founding, FRIDA has relied on a Global Committee of Advisors made up of mostly young feminist activists from all over the world. The FRIDA Advisory community is 59-strong and spans across 43 countries. These Advisors play a key role in the following areas:

  • Collaborating in FRIDA’s annual participatory grantmaking process by conducting outreach, screening applications, reviewing final results, and supporting due diligence.
  • Supporting grantee partners’ capacity development and communication with FRIDA.
  • Informing strategy and programmatic decisions in various areas of FRIDA’s work through thematic working groups such as Communications, Resource Mobilization, Capacity Development, and Grantmaking.
  • Informing FRIDA’s regional strategies.

FRIDA relies on its advisors to build a safe space, and to support each other, staff and grantee partners to critically reflect and build on our combined vision for young feminist organizing globally.


Must haves for eligible candidates:

  • Aged under 35 years at the time of application
  • Three or more years demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights, equality and non-discrimination and feminist movement building;
  • Skills in such areas as project management, communications, workshop facilitation, capacity-building, movement building and/or monitoring and evaluation;
  • Good command of English is important, as well as at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Kurdish. [French and/or Spanish are desirable, but not mandatory]

Located or from the following countries where we do not currently have advisors and/or need more advisory support: Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Western Sahara, or Turkey.

Preferably engaged or working in the following thematic areas: 

  • Environmental  and climate justice; 
  • Tech Feminism and Digital Security i.e. Access to information technology, applications, web-development etc for activist communities; 
  • Legal feminism and approaches to justice; 
  • Safety and security in feminist activism;
  • Movement building, community mobilization and social justice organizing; 
  • Grassroots organization development and leadership;
  • Working with girls and adolescents under the age of 18; 
  • Areas of conflict or post-conflict; 
  • Experience and/or expertise in migration, the rights of migrants, refugees and people living under occupation;
  • Sex worker OR sexual & reproductive health and rights movement. This must include good knowledge of the issues and challenges faced by the sexual rights movement; 
  • Migration and  the rights of migrant community groups; 
  • Arts for activism such as theater, street art, or music; 
  • Rights of minority, ethnic, and rural groups
  • Rights of people living with disabilities;
  • Care economy and domestic worker rights; 
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity & expression (SOGIE) related issues and a good knowledge of SOGIE organizations and networks on the continent


  • Grant-making, international development, or working with a funding institution (experience grant-making to young women’s groups and/or start-up, small or community-based groups highly desirable);
  • Communication experience, such as pitching and writing articles, managing social media, graphic design and/or filming;
  • Digital security skills, such as preventing and managing attacks and hacks against activists online via social media, website, and email; 
  • Resource mobilization  experience, such as applying for or receiving monetary grants from a donor or organizing fundraising  activities with individuals (ie. events or online crowdfunding);
  • Law, finance, accounting and/ or corporate social responsibility

Please review the requirements and criteria below (Advisor Terms of Reference document), and if you are interested, submit your application along with a cover letter and CV via this form ​​ no later than: 22 July 2019 

If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the form, please contact [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FRIDA Global Advisory Committee Recruitment 2019


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