Consultant - Trust Deed Development


The Fiji Women's Fund is seeking a suitably qualified consultant to provide input into the development of the Fund's Trust Deed for local registration

 The Program
The Fiji Women’s Fund (the Fund), is an initiative of the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) Program, funded by the Australian Government.
The Fund commits up to A$10.5 million from July 2017 to June 2022 to women’s organisations, groups and networks. The Fund provides direct funding and capacity development support to women’s groups, organisations and networks in Fiji to expand and enhance their work on women’s empowerment and gender equality.

The Role
A key Fund activity is to transition to becoming locally owned and managed to resource the Fiji women’s movement. To foster local ownership, the Fund, since its inception, has deliberately adopted a genuine partnership approach with local women’s organisations.

Over a period of six months from July to December 2020, the Fund’s trust deed will be developed; a key document for its registration under the Charitable Trust Act of Fiji.
Taking a partnership approach, the Fund will engage a consultant for 10–15 days during July and August 2020 (with a possible extension) to undertake a series of consultations with members of the Fund team, current and past members of the Fund’s steering and grants committees, key national, regional and global women’s funds, women’s movement in Fiji, and a cross-section of the Fund’s current and past grantee partners.
The key objective of the consultations is to provide input for the development of the trust deed. The consultant will be responsible for the design of the consultation process and documenting the consultations that will contribute towards the development of the actual trust deed. The consultant will work closely with the fund manager to finalise the trust deed.
The consultant will also liaise with the Fund’s preferred legal firm to ensure that the process and documentation is in line with the Charitable Trust Act of Fiji’s registration protocols.

Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you
The Fund is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified consultants who will be primarily responsible for the design of facilitation approaches and methodologies, agenda setting and development of the trust deed.
You will also have:
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in either feminist movements, gender justice frameworks and international women’s rights.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the registration process under the Charitable Trust Act of Fiji is desirable.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification, for example development studies, social sciences, or women’s studies.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated networks within civil society and private sector within Fiji.
  • Sound understanding of gender and development issues in Fiji and the Pacific.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of diverse individuals and organisations.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, as part of a small team and independently.
  • Excellent analytical, research and report writing skills.
  • Track record of successful consultancies that have focused on movement building.
A competitive package will be offered to the preferred candidate in line with local labour laws.
Why join the Fund
The Fiji Women’s Fund offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow and make an impact.
By joining the Fiji Women’s Fund, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.
How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the Fiji Women’s Fund team. Click the "apply" button to submit your application online with the reference number CID/MN/Fund/TDC by 5pm Friday 12th June 2020. Your application must include the following:
  • Results oriented curriculum vitae (description of education, qualifications, experience, and contact details of three referees)
  • A statement of interest addressing essential criteria for this position
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from persons of all ages, including people with a disability.
We thank all applicants applying to this role. Kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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