Women and Gender Project Manager

on 1 April 2022

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is looking for a permanent staff member for its new project on women, gender and the death penalty. This position will include :

1/ Define, manage and evaluate a gender-based approach in all actions, campaigns and projects of the World Coalition

World Day against the Death Penalty:

  • Work with an external consultant to conduct a gender-sensitive evaluation of the 2021 World Day
  • Produce the 2021 World Day report
  • Identify specific information gaps that will need to be addressed through further research and consultation
  • Map countries where women are known or believed to be on death row
  • Produce and disseminate gender-sensitive information and mobilization tools
  • Design tailored tools in target countries
  • Develop “know-your-rights” materials for women on death row worldwide and disseminate it to them, to use it to improve their condition
  • Coordinate events organized around the world for 10 October
  • Coordinate financial support to selected activities of members in target countries for World Day
  • Organize a gender-sensitive World Day Social Media Campaign


Capacity Building for members

  • Conduct needs assessment, including consultations with representatives of World Coalition’s member organizations
  • Design training materials on gender-based and intersectional discrimination in the use the death penalty based on this needs assessment
  • Develop an online platform for module trainings on the Website of the World Coalition, in collaboration with the Web-Editor, Program Manager
  • Deliver training worldwide via online platforms and during meetings of the World Coalition
  • Design a guide “how to abolish the death penalty” by focusing on gender-based and intersectional discrimination” based on lessons learnt during the project
  • Consult with the membership to identify target countries to develop new sentencing guidelines for judges on the specificities of women sentenced to death in the target countries, linked to the abolition of the mandatory death penalty


International Advocacy

  • Identify all the opportunities on the UN agenda to submit joint reports, joint statements and organize side events on the issue
  • Prepare and coordinate joint reports with member organizations as relevant
  • Coordinate joint statements to be delivered by member organizations as relevant
  • Coordinate joint side events with member organizations as relevant
  • Coordinate a gender-balanced participation in the World Congress Against the Death Penalty


2/ “Leaving no women on death row behind” project management

  • Build relationship with the partners of the project for the follow-up of the project, in connection with the Director and the Financial Manager
  • Follow-up the calendar and follow-up for all supporting documents needed for the interim reports
  • Regular updates on the implementation of the project, the needs of the partners and the requirements of the donor
  • Fundraise for the project in collaboration with the Director
  • Organize and participate in field monitoring missions
  • Conduct internal and final external evaluation of the project


3/ Expansion of the network of member organisations with women and gender rights organizations

  • Consult member organizations on pre-existing links with women’s rights and gender rights movements and organizations worldwide
  • Identify women’s rights and gender rights movements and organizations that have common grounds with the anti-death penalty movement (organizations focusing on the criminal justice system, on women in conflict with the law, in prison…)
  • Contact these organizations and work with them for the research, tools, training design and materials
  • Creation of tools to encourage women and gender rights organizations to join the World Coalition


4/ Support for a gender-based approach of the general coordination of the World Coalition

  • Ensuring the smooth running of statutory meetings, in particular to ensure a balanced participation of all and technical follow-up, in webconferencing and for meetings in person
  • Supporting requests from member organizations and assisting in the exchange of information
  • Regular updates of contact details of member organisations, excel files on the Cloud, on the Website, emailing lists…
  • Support to the membership sub-committee and the Steering Committee for the network expansion
  • Support for a gender-based communication strategy
  • Monitoring of the various publications and reports and strengthening the links with various service providers (authors, translators, external consultants, designers, printing companies, etc.)



  • A university degree, Bachelors or Master (MBA, law, human rights, gender studies…)
  • Knowledge of the non-profit and international solidarity sector and motivation to work in this field
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in project management (preferably in the field of human rights, including women and gender rights at a national, regional or international NGO)
  • Excellent command of information technologies, a tech savy person would be preferable;
  • Fluent in English and French; third working language would be preferable;
  • Ability to work in a small team and in a large coalition, good listening and interpersonal skills;
  • Capacity to mobilize and facilitate a network;
  • Autonomy, rigour, good sense of organisation, ability to prioritise and to be pro-active;
  • Availability to travel abroad.



  • Salary based on qualifications and experience (gross salary: from 2,600 € per month)
  • Other benefits: contribution to the costs of transportation (50%) and meals (60%)
  • Health Insurance
  • 35 hours per week according to French law
  • Long term permanent contract
  • Based in the Paris area (France). Candidates should have the right to work in France. The World Coalition will not be able to provide assistance with a work visa application.


To apply:

The application must be sent in English or French to the World Coalition by email at recrutement@worldcoalition.org (Ref: Women and Gender Project Manager) before 30 April with:

– A cover letter

– A curriculum vitae

– Contact information for two references (please include full name, function, e-mail address and telephone number)

Interviews will be conducted in May 2022.

Contract expected to start in June 2022.

The World Coalition is signatory to the Charter of Diversity.