WIEGO seeks new International Coordinator

04 Oct 2016
WIEGO seeks new International Coordinator

Next year, the global action-research-policy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) will appoint a new International Coordinator responsible for the overall strategy, programming and functioning of the WIEGO organization and network.

WIEGO turns 20 next year. In 1997, ten people met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centre in Bellagio, Italy, to discuss why and how to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. What started as a project has grown into a global network with members and activities around the world. The organizations of informal workers in the WIEGO network have affiliates in over 80 countries. For a sense of WIEGO's activities, scope and impact, see here and here.

Five years ago, Marty Chen, who co-founded and has led WIEGO since it was founded, told the WIEGO Board and Team that she would step down as the International Coordinator when WIEGO turns 20 in 2017. So the time has come to begin the search for her successor. WIEGO hopes to fill the position by mid-2017, after their 20th anniversary strategic retreat at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in April 2017.

Renana Jhabvala, the chair of the WIEGO Board, is heading the search committee for the new International Coordinator. She and Marty would like to invite nominates of suitable candidates for the position. You may read the terms of reference for the International Coordinator position on the WIEGO website.

Please help to circulate this notice to any promising candidates for the position of WIEGO International Coordinator. All candidates should submit their applications to by 15 November 2016.

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