We are looking for a freelance ecofeminist trainer and organizer

We are looking for a freelance ecofeminist trainer and organizer

 Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) International is looking for a freelance ecofeminist trainer who will help us in developing and implementing a training and workshop program for youth from September 2022 till June 2023.

Background

As a partner of the European funded ClimAct/Spark project – Inspiring youth to spark a change we will be supporting the consortium members with our gender expertise. The Spark program aims to raise awareness, increase capacity, and support EU citizens, particularly young people, to build public support for ambitious climate change and development policies which have gender equality at the core.

Our role as WECF is aimed at increasing the understanding of linkages between gender justice and climate justice to both youth in the Netherlands as to partner organisations with the objective to create more awareness and visibility for these linkages and support mobilization on Climate Justice issues.

We work very closely with the Spark consortium members in 13 other countries in the European Union. To support these members and to support other feminist networks we would like to build upon our Young Feminist Need Climate Justice toolkits and activity kits which we published last year.  See the links here: Climate Justice Toolkit for Youth – WECF and Activity Kit for the CSW: Climate Justice Needs Young Feminists – WECF

The objective is to come up with:

  • A concrete new training and workshop program for Spark consortium members in different European countries, which will feed into our campaigns and advocacy work ahead of the UNFCCC COP (7-18 November 2022), and other advocacy moments in early 2023.
  • A concrete training and workshop program aimed to reach, train and mobilise young ecofeminists in the Netherlands
  • New updated publications for young ecofeminists on climate justice, advocacy and toxic free periods in the run up to International Women’s Day and Menstrual Health Day

 Deliverables

Inspiring trainings- and workshop program that represent WECF’s vision and work  as well as concrete tools and tips for engaging in activism around climate justice in both  national and international environments.

Activities

  • Deliver a timeline and plan for the development of the workshops and trainings
  • Agreeing upon timeline and methodology with the WECF project team
  • Editing and updating our publications that form the basis for our new trainings and workshops
  • Discussing feedback with the project team
  • Developing training templates for different audiences
  • Delivering the trainings for different audiences

Timeframe

2022

  • 15 September – 31 October: Development of consortium members training ahead of COP27
  • 1 November – 22 December: Organising workshops alongside our photo-exhibition HerstoryofChange

2023

  • 10 January – 1 March: Further developing our Ecofeminist Activity Kit and training program
  • Tbc March: Launch of the Ecofeminist Activity Kit
  • 1 April – 28 May: Organise workshop/training on Toxic Free Periods & update publication
  • 28 May: Workshop/Event Menstrual Health Day & launch new (revised) publication
  • TBC June: presentations of the findings and recommendations

Our offer

  • 50 full days, covering 3 days a week for Euro 2000-2400 per month (including VAT)
  • Great colleagues, being part of an enthusiastic and international team in the heart of Utrecht
  • A chance to participate in the international ecofeminist movement
  • Space for creativity and for your own ideas
  • Travel allowance based on second class train ticket with discount card (when working in the office)

Profile of the trainer

  • Young ecofeminist who is eager to contribute to a just future
  • Strong understanding of the linkage between gender justice and climate justice
  • Good command of Dutch and English with abilities to read and speak at excellent levels
  • Capacity to create content from an intersectional perspective
  • Ability to deliver on commitments and meet target dates
  • Experience in organizing trainings and workshops, specifically for a young audience
  • Experience and network in Dutch youth movements is a plus

Application process
Please send your motivation letter and CV by email to Chantal Van den Bossche at chantal.vandenbossche@wecf.org, mentioning “Application freelance trainer” in the subject.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday the 30th of August, midnight CEST. Interviews will take place in the following week, online or at our office in Utrecht. If you have any questions, please contact Chantal Van den Bossche by mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

WECF (Women Engage for a Common Future) is a network of 150 women’s and environmental organisations in more than 50 countries. Our goal is to strengthen women’s leadership and gender equality in the field of sustainability. We do this by working on three themes: feminist action for sustainable development, feminist action for climate solutions and feminist action for a toxic-free society. With our activities focused on capacity building, policy advocacy and movement building, we strengthen the position of women worldwide.