Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.
The Regional Representative will support the work of the Gulmakai Network, the Girl Advocates Programme, and the Malala Fund’s overall engagement in national and regional advocacy in support of education for Syrian refugees.
Gulmakai Network: The Gulmakai Network is a newly launched Malala Fund programme that aims to accelerate and amplify the impact of developing country advocates in countries where girls are most likely to miss out on secondary education. Local educators and advocates best understand the challenges to girls' education in their communities and are best placed to deliver solutions. But these women and men often lack the funding, support networks and spaces to collaborate necessary to increasee their impact. The Gulmakai Network will close this gap by investing in and connecting girls' education advocates and educators – or “Champions” - to each other and to the tools, training and partners to spark social and systemic change. The Gulmakai Network currently operates in five countries, including in Lebanon and Turkey where it works with grantees serving Syrian refugee adolescent girls.
Girl Advocates Programme: The Girl Advocates Programme is a new Malala Fund initiative aimed at building and empowering a network of young rising leaders from the Global South to become powerful advocates for free, safe and quality education for all girls both locally and globally.
Working closely with civil society organizations in the region and the Programmes and Advocacy Teams, the Regional Representative will serve as the primary Malala Fund liaison in the region, including to the regional network of Gulmakai Champions and grantees in support of strengthening members’ individual leadership and the collective impact of the regional network. Responsibilities will include identifying, developing and supporting strategic advocacy led by Gulmakai Champions, Girl Advocate Program grantees, and/or Malala Fund. The Representative will also work to identify and develop proposals with prospective grantees and manage grants.
This position will report to the Gulmakai Network Manager. The consultant may be based out of Lebanon (preferred), Jordan, or Turkey.
Regional Gulmakai Network Development and Facilitation
National and Regional Advocacy in Support of Syrian Refugee Education
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