Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Women Thrive Worldwide" seeks a Veep

Search for Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, Women Thrive Worldwide (Washington, DC)

Dear James Ottavio,

This is a reminder that Women Thrive Worldwide in Washington, DC, is looking for a person who is passionate about improving the lives of low-income women living in poverty in developing countries and deeply knowledgeable about U.S. Government policy-making to serve as Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs. This person will also be part of the organization's senior management team.

Women Thrive Worldwide is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to shape U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Founded in 1998 (and initially called the Women's Edge Coalition), Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.

The substantive agenda of Women Thrive changes over time. Current priorities include development assistance reform, gender-based violence, economic opportunity and growth, global agriculture and food security, and global trade policy.

Women Thrive Worldwide has staff of 16 and an annual budget of $2.3 million. It is funded primarily by grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals. To maintain its objectivity and independence, Women Thrive takes no U.S. government money.

Key Skills Desired
Reporting to co-founder and president Ritu Sharma, this person should be:

* Committed to the mission, with a clear understanding of the value of policy advocacy on behalf of low-income women in developing countries. Expertise in specific gender issues is not required, but experience in international development is required.
* Experienced in U.S. Government policy-making, ideally via prior employment in Congress or at agencies providing international assistance, such as USAID, USTR, and the State Department.
* Expert in issue advocacy and coalition building at the national level.

Please click here to see complete job announcement, including application instructions.

I'd appreciate your help identifying candidates for this position. Please forward this email to them, or send me their name, email address, and phone number so I can follow-up directly with them.

Thank you.

Larry Slesinger, Founder and CEO
Slesinger Management Services
Telephone: 301-320-0680

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