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Invitation to bid for Consultancy Services for the Development of ITF’s Strategic Plan

The Steering Committee of the International Trans Fund (ITF) invites bids from consultants to develop and produce our first Strategic Plan (2020-2025).

Terms of Reference

1. Background

The ITF is a trans activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is fiscally hosted at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

As a participatory grantmaker, our strategic planning process seeks to ensure that the ITF is connected and responsive to the needs of global trans movements.

2. Objectives

The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop a Strategic Plan (2020-2025) to ensure that ITF fulfils its mandate and continues to develop as a robust and sustainable organization.

3. Scope of Work

The consultant will write a Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, outlining ITF’s goals, priorities, and guiding principles for the organization’s work. The Strategic Plan should include high level goals, activities and indicators of progress and should be accompanied by a realistic budget projection in terms of income (including concrete sources of funding) and expenditures.

The scope of work for the consultant will include but not be limited to:

  • Analysis of existing ITF documents (reports, Steering Committee minutes, grant applications and reports to donors, etc.).
  • Consultation with members of ITF’s Steering Committee, Grant Making Panel and staff.
  • Stakeholder consultation with activists and current and former ITF grantee partners.
  • Identifying focus areas, developing strategic objectives and key results through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis.
  • Proposing a strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results.
  • Developing a Results and Resources Framework for the plan period.
  • Holding a meeting with the ITF Steering Committee to validate the draft Strategic Plan.
  • Finalizing the Strategic Plan.

4. Deliverables

The consultant will deliver:

  • A Strategic Plan including a results, capacity building, and resources framework.  
  • Report on the process including stakeholder consultations.

5. Timeframe

A draft Strategic Plan must be presented to the Steering Committee in September 2019. The final Strategic Plan must be completed by November 2019.

6. Institutional Arrangements

The consultant will report directly to the ITF Director. The ITF Working Group will provide relevant background documents necessary for the assignment and shall be responsible for the coordination of meetings and other activities under the consultancy.

7. Experience

  • At least five years professional experience in strategic planning and management.
  • Knowledge of human rights, especially as they relate to the human rights of trans people.
  • Knowledge of participatory grantmaking is an added advantage.

8. Skills and Competencies

  • High level written and oral communications skills in English or Spanish (the ITF’s two official languages).
  • High capability in translating complex data into written reports.
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience and competency working with trans communities and in international contexts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting across cultures and diverse communities with humility, integrity and respect.

9. Additional Considerations

  • Trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a Global South country are encouraged to apply.

10. Application Process

In order to be considered for this role:

  • Submit a CV/resume, a letter highlighting your relevant qualifications and two references.
  • Attach a short plan for this work, including a proposed timeline and a budget up to a maximum of $30,000 USD. The bid should contain a description of how the development and production of the new Strategic Plan would be carried out, a time plan, estimated number of hours required and cost per hour. Please estimate the time needed for each phase of your proposed consultancy plan.
  • One relevant work sample.

Applications should be emailed to jobs@transfund.org by February 22, 2019.

The ITF is Hiring a Capacity Building Officer

Organizational Description

The ITF is a trans activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is hosted at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Due to the chronic and long-term underfunding of the trans movement, many trans groups lack capacity within their organizations. A survey of 455 trans organizations conducted in 2016 by AJWS (American Jewish World Service), GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality) and Astraea found that capacity-building needs of trans groups were highest in the area of organizational development, including fundraising and grant writing, budgeting and financial management, monitoring and evaluation and developing effective programs and services. There is an urgent need to provide these groups with non-financial resources in the form of capacity-building to ensure long-term impact and support the development of strong, trans-led movements.

Position Description

The ITF seeks a committed, collaborative and organized person to join our team as a Capacity Building Officer. This is a full-time, remote position. The Capacity Building Officer will be tasked with supporting the development of ITF’s capacity-building strategy and will work directly with grantee partners and the broader trans movement on capacity-building initiatives. This position reports to the Director and will work closely with the Program Officer.

We seek someone who can be creative with how to best provide capacity-building for trans-led organizations around the world. The position requires the ability to:

  • Assess what common needs are and provide both broad and tailored approaches to capacity-building.
  • Understand the many capacity needs that may exist, including security, infrastructure strengthening, leadership burnout, etc.
  • Work across multiple cultures, communities and languages.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this position

  • Provision of capacity-building to ITF grantee partners through direct support (e.g. through approaches such as peer exchanges, webinars, mentorship programs, advice on organizational development and strategic thinking, etc.).
  • Design and deliver targeted webinars to ITF grantee partners (e.g. strategy development, financial management, resource mobilization and organization and member safety and security).
  • Develop and deliver a proposal review service for trans-led groups in order to build groups’ organizational development and grantwriting skills.
  • Support the development of resources to enable groups to apply for ITF funding, targeting groups in the Global South.
  • Support the Program Officer to deliver interactive funding webinars.
  • Establish relationships and strategy with trans networks in the Global South in order to build the capacity of local trans-led groups.
  • Work with Strategic Planning consultant to further develop ITF’s capacity-building strategy.

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of work experience related to capacity-building actions with concrete involvement in the design/delivery of capacity-building activities.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing global trans movements.
  • Excellent presentation skills and significant experience with training delivery.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Should be able to organize and prioritize own work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Intermediate to expert level experience in computer applications like MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) and must be internet/web savvy.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English. Competence in Spanish is a strong asset.

Additional Considerations

  • This is a remote position and candidates can be based in any part of the world. US work authorization is not required. The ITF is not able to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Trans people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a Global South country are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000 USD/year commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@transfund.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format by Feb 1, 2019. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

ITF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, collaborative and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.transfund.org.

ITF Seeks Program Intern

The ITF seeks an organized, creative and flexible person to join our team as a Program Intern. You must be experienced and passionate about global trans movements. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

Organizational Description
The ITF is an activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is hosted at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Program Internship
Under the supervision of the Program Associate and/or the Executive Director of ITF, the Program Intern will provide program assistance and administrative functions to the organization. This position provides an intern with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit settings and with global trans movements, with potential opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s skills. Orientation and training is required and provided. Program Interns work closely with ITF’s Program Associate to learn about, and contribute to, our support of over 30 trans-led groups around the world. In addition to learning about ITF’s history and values, Program Interns receive training and guidance on our progressive grantmaking model and learn about trans, feminist and social justice movements globally. Interns can expect to be involved in a variety of aspects of ITF’s grantmaking, including:

  • Proposal Intake.
  • Responding to inquiries from applicants and grantees.
  • Reference checks for groups going to panel.
  • Translation of eligible proposals for review.
  • Translating key documents to facilitate outreach and communication with grantee partners.

ITF particularly seeks interns with Spanish, or other language proficiency, in addition to English.

Additional Considerations

  • This position is based in Astraea’s NY office with an immediate start date, US work authorization is required. ITF is not able to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Trans people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a global south country are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

Time & Remuneration
$13/hour increasing to $15/hour effective January 1, 2019.

The Intern will be required to work at minimum 2 full days per week, or 3 partial days per week, and no more than 21 hours per week. Internships have a maximum commitment of 6 months.

Our internships offer you the opportunity to:

  • Explore career opportunities – by working in philanthropy, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path.
  • Network – meet a variety of people involved in philanthropy through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future.
  • Find mentors – we value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.

Who we are looking for:

  • Organized, creative and flexible person to join our team.
  • Experienced and passionate about global trans movements.

How to Apply
Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@transfund.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format by October 31, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

The ITF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, collaborative and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.transfund.org.

JOB: Program Associate

The International Trans Fund (ITF) seeks a committed, collaborative and organized person to join our team as a Program Associate. The Program Associate is a full-time position that will support the day-to-day activities of the ITF team. This includes supporting ITF’s annual grantmaking cycle, providing logistical support for international meetings and other activities, and ensuring overall smooth operations of the team. The position is based in the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice office in New York City.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The ITF is an activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is hosted at Astraea.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support outreach to potential applicants during grantmaking cycles, including through webinars and social media in multiple languages.
  • Conduct intake of grant applications, including data entry, file management and communication with applicants.
  • Coordinate translation of applications, which are received in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
  • Provide initial screening of applications to determine eligibility for ITF support.
  • Prepare materials for the ITF’s Grant Making Panel, a body of trans activists who make the funding decisions.
  • Communicate with applicants, including responding to inquiries and sending grant notifications.
  • Prepare award packages for grantee partners via the grants management database.
  • Confirm payment details with grantee partners and work with the Astraea Senior Grants Manager and Fiscal Department to prepare, process, and track grants payments.
  • Coordinate Grant Making Panel and Steering Committee Meetings, including handling logistics (travel, venues, lodging, catering, AV) and producing/organizing meeting materials.
  • Support programmatic learning and pilot evaluation.
  • Aid with budget tracking.
  • Respond to general organizational queries.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Director and Program Officer.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two years of programmatic experience in trans, LGBTQI, feminist, human rights and/or social justice movements.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing global trans movements.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines while maintaining consistent attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions.
  • High level of proficiency with computers, databases and other technology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a supportive team player.
  • Proficiency in English required; proficiency in Spanish preferred.
  • Intermediate to expert level experience in computer applications like MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access), emails, and must be internet/web savvy.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • This position is based in Astraea’s NY office with an immediate start date, US work authorization is required. ITF is not able to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Trans people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants born or who originate from a global south country are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@transfund.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format by January 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

ITF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, collaborative and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.transfund.org.

TRABAJO: Asociadx de Programas

DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA POSICIÓN DE TRABAJO

El Fondo Trans Internacional (ITF, por sus siglas en inglés) busca una persona comprometida, colaboradora y organizada para que se una a nuestro equipo como asociadx de programas. La posición de asociadx de programas es a tiempo completo y apoyará las actividades cotidianas del equipo de ITF, el cual actualmente se compone de unx directorx y unx oficial de programas, con apoyo del Comité Directivo. Esto incluye apoyar el ciclo anual de concesión de apoyos del ITF, ofrecer apoyo logístico para reuniones internacionales y otras actividades, y asegurar operaciones generales fluidas en el equipo. La posición está basada en la oficina de Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice en la ciudad de Nueva York.

DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA ORGANIZACIÓN

El ITF es una iniciativa encabezada por activistas y financiadorxs que busca aumentar la capacidad de los movimientos trans a nivel mundial para organizarse y abogar por los derechos, la autodeterminación y el bienestar de las personas trans. El ITF trabaja para movilizar recursos sustentables que ayuden a crear fuertes movimientos de liderazgo trans y acción colectiva, así como para atender y eliminar la falta de financiamiento que impacta a los grupos trans en el mundo entero. El ITF está patrocinado por Astraea.

RESPONDABILIDADES

  • Apoyar el alcance y la difusión a solicitantes potenciales durante los ciclos de concesión de apoyos, incluso a través de seminarios en línea (webinars) y las redes sociales en múltiples idiomas.
  • Recibir y administrar las solicitudes para los apoyos, incluyendo la entrada de datos, el manejo de archivos y la comunicación con lxs solicitantes.
  • Coordinar la traducción de las solicitudes, las cuales se reciben en inglés, francés, español, chino y ruso.
  • Hacer una evaluación inicial de solicitudes para determinar la elegibilidad para los apoyos del ITF.
  • Preparar materiales para el Panel de Concesión de Apoyos del ITF, un cuerpo de activistas trans que toma las decisiones sobre los apoyos.
  • Comunicarse con lxs solicitantes, incluyendo responder a preguntas y enviar notificaciones sobre los apoyos.
  • Preparar paquetes de concesión para las copartes a través de la base de datos para el manejo de los apoyos.
  • Confirmar los detalles de pago con las copartes y trabajar con quien sirva como gerente en jefe de Concesiones en Astraea y el Departamento Fiscal para preparar, procesar y registrar los desembolsos de los apoyos.
  • Coordinar las reuniones del Panel de Concesión de Apoyos y el Comité Directivo, incluyendo el manejo de logística (viajes, espacios, hospedaje, comida, equipo audiovisual) y la producción/organización de materiales para la reunión.
  • Apoyar el aprendizaje programático y la evaluación piloto.
  • Ayudar con el registro de presupuesto.
  • Contestar las preguntas organizacionales generales.
  • Brindar apoyo administrativo general para las posiciones de directorx y oficial de programas.
  • Otras tareas y responsabilidades según asignadas.

CUALIFICACIONES

  • Mínimo de dos años de experiencia programática en movimientos trans, LGBTQI, feministas, de derechos humanos y/o justicia social.
  • Compromiso con y conocimiento de los problemas que enfrentan los movimientos trans a nivel mundial.
  • Excelentes destrezas organizacionales y de manejo de proyectos, con habilidad para manejar y cumplir múltiples fechas límite mientras se mantiene una consistente atención al detalle.
  • Excelentes destrezas analíticas y de resolución de problemas, con un historial comprobado en el desarrollo de soluciones creativas.
  • Alto nivel de aptitud en computación, bases de datos y tecnología.
  • Excelentes destrezas de comunicación verbal y escrita.
  • Aptitud para trabajar y comunicarse con diferentes públicos y partes interesadas.
  • Fuertes destrezas interpersonales y unx buenx jugadorx en equipo.
  • Competencia en inglés requerida; competencia en español preferida.
  • Experiencia de nivel intermedio o experto en aplicaciones de computación como MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), correo electrónico, y tiene que tener nivel experto en el internet / la red.

CONSIDERACIONES ADICIONALES

  • Esta posición está basada en la oficina de Astraea en Nueva York, para empezar inmediatamente, requiere autorización de trabajo en Estados Unidos. El ITF no puede ofrecer patrocinio por visa para esta posición.
  • Exhortamos a las personas trans a solicitar.
  • Exhortamos a las personas nacidas en o procedentes de un país del sur global a solicitar para este rol.

CÓMO SOLICITAR

Favor de enviar resumé/CV, carta de presentación y salario requerido a jobs@transfund.org en formato .pdf, doc, o .docx para el 15 de enero, 2018. Lxs solicitantes serán evaluadxs de forma continua. Solo lxs solicitantes consideradxs para entrevistas serán contactadxs.

El ITF es un empleador de oportunidad igualitaria comprometido con un ambiente laboral diverso, colaborativo y sustentable. Para más información, visite www.transfund.org.

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