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Latin America & Caribbean, Remote
Posted 2 weeks ago

About GAGGA

The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) is a vibrant and diverse network, established in 2016, involving around 24 women’s funds, environmental justice funds, 31 NGOs, and 440 women-led community-based (CBO) organisations, joining forces to strengthen the nexus of women’s rights, gender, climate, and environmental justice at local, national, and regional levels in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and globally. GAGGA works towards enhancing linkages and collaboration among women-led CBOs and women’s rights, gender, environmental and climate justice movements at multiple levels, to pursue Lobbying and Advocacy (L&A) agendas for environmental and climate justice that amplify women’s, girls, trans, non-binary and intersex peoples’ leadership, resilience, agency and promote their human rights. Specifically, GAGGA aims to influence governments, investors, and donors at multiple levels to divest from fossil fuel (related) industries, defend critical ecosystems and support inclusive, sustainable and gender-just climate solutions.

GAGGA is led by the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), based in Central America, in collaboration with Mama Cash and Both ENDS, both based in the Netherlands. It is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA), under their Power of Voices (PoV) programme (2021-2025), following on from their support provided by the Dialogue and Dissent (D&D) programme (2016-2020). GAGGA also received support from other bilateral as well as philanthropic donors. Global Greengrants Fund, Prospera – International Network of Women Funds, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and 350.org are strategic allies to the alliance, developing and offering insights into the importance of resourcing women’s rights, environmental and climate justice; strengthening L&A on climate finance, and building connections with climate justice movements.

Vision: Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) envisions a world where women’s rights to water, food security, and a clean, healthy and safe environment are recognized and respected.

Mission: GAGGA aims to strengthen and unify the capabilities of community-based women’s rights and environmental justice groups and movements to ensure:

  1. They have the support and capacities they need to achieve the political agendas they have defined as priority
  2. Their work is aligned and building on each other’s strengths

The Role

We are seeking an Operations and Finance Officer who will lead GAGGA’s operational and financial management and strategy to comply with all current and new donor requirements. She/they will be working closely with FCAM Finance Unit, GAGGA Coordination Unit, GAGGA Finance Committee and other GAGGA committees and working groups as and when needed. The Officer serves as the lead point person for fiscal management and compliance, overseeing grant fund allocation, contract management, and vendor management. The position is responsible for developing and monitoring the annual budget, ensuring compliance with donor policies, generating financial reports, and managing travel budgeting and logistics. Additionally, the role supervises the Programme Assistant, supports human resources functions, and ensures effective operational functions, IT, and security implementation and management. The ideal candidate has a strong alignment with GAGGA’s vision and mission, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and at least five years of experience in financial management and human resources, with experience working with women’s rights and environmental activist movements being an added value.

Responsibilities

Financial and Contract Management, IT Security

  • Serve as GAGGA’s lead point person with FCAM overseeing fiscal management and compliance including grant fund allocation, contract management, and vendor management for the Coordination Unit.
  • Work with FCAM, GAGGA’s Steering Committee and Program Committee to develop the annual budget (per donor and overall GAGGA coordination budget) supporting the implementation of GAGGA’s annual work-plan; lead budget development and monitoring.
  • Serve as liaison between the FCAM and Alliance Members to ensure GAGGA maintains compliance with FCAM policy and procedures concerning new and current donors.
  • Generate monthly financial reports for FCAM (reimbursements, credit card expenses, etc.) and review monthly financial reports with FCAM on Coordination Unit expenses.
  • Review and distribute reports to Steering Committee and Program Committee as requested.
  • Oversee grant expenditures on Coordination Unit expenses in collaboration with the GAGGA Alliance coordinator.
  • Lead and coordinate the GAGGA Finance Committee (including coordinating communication, organising and facilitating meetings, preparing templates).
  • Manage Coordination Unit and partner/grantee travel budgeting; approve expenses in accordance with approved budget and donors’ requirements and conditions.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and travel lodging with vendors and/or Programme Assistant.
  • Oversee implementation and ongoing management of centralised cloud‐storage solution and digital security for the program

Operations and Human Resources

  • Support and supervise the GAGGA Programme Assistant.
  • Keep contractor and staff onboarding and offboarding materials updated, in coordination with FCAM.
  • Ensure hiring and recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined; manage hiring processes, including helping build scenarios for interviews, reviewing resumes, planning interviews, and onboarding new team members in coordination with respective supervisor/manager.
  • Work closely with FCAM to ensure effective operational functions, IT and security implementation and management, payroll, credit cards, and reimbursements.
  • Complete exit interviews for any Coordination Unit members that exit from GAGGA.
  • As a member of the GAGGA Coordination Unit, support effective overall communication and collaboration across all working groups.
  • Participate in GAGGA in-person events or meetings.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in business management, finance, or accounting, similar degree or comparable hands-on field experience is desired. Advanced degree in business, finance, accounting or additional accreditation is preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in operations, financial management and human resource functions of civil society organisations including accounts payable and receivable, creating and tracking organisational budgets, reviewing financial statements, and undertaking financial analyses, is required.
  • Proven experience (at least five years) in working with women’s rights, feminist, environmental and climate justice activist grassroots movements from the Global South is an added value.

Key Attributes and Skills

  • Strong personal alignment with GAGGA’s vision, mission and guiding principles.
  • Ability to self-organize and work in a structured and independent manner.
  • Experience working collaboratively on global teams and interacting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical, communication and writing skills.
  • Openly and consistently receive and provide feedback.
  • Collaborate on projects and initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Read and interpret financial documents (balance sheets, income statements and cash flows).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace/G-suite required.
  • Proficiency in leveraging Excel to organise and decipher large data sets is required.
  • Strong commitment to environmental and climate justice, women’s rights, and gender justice. Understanding of cross-movement building is an added value.

Additional Qualifications

  • Fluency in English and Spanish. Knowledge in French is a plus.
  • It is expected that the working hours of the Operations and Finance Offer will correspond with the UTC-6 time zone.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Health, Human Rights, Jennifer
LocationRemote (UTC -6)
Salary$2,500 USD / month + benefits
Closing Date21 July 2024
Reports toCo-Coordinator - Advocacy and Collaborations

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Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA)

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Health, Human Rights, Jennifer
LocationRemote (UTC -6)
Salary$2,500 USD / month + benefits
Closing Date21 July 2024
Reports toCo-Coordinator - Advocacy and Collaborations

Apply Online

A valid email address is required.
A valid phone number is required.
Jennifer Chumacero
Jennifer Chumacero

Associate Director, Latin America