Call for Applications – Senior Programmes Coordinator, Ignita at Women Win

Deadline: 6th November, 2023

 The work of Ignita includes pooled funding mechanisms, fiscal sponsorships, shared governance approaches, participatory grantmaking and learning communities. The team oversees a range of “funds” which aim to drive fundamental change, with a gender lens and an eye towards girls’ and women’s long-term resilience. We champion transformative philanthropy by disrupting the philanthropic sector to acknowledge and challenge unequal power structures. We strengthen movements and network building by fostering trust-based connections and collaborations that drive meaningful and collective change. 

The Ignita Senior Programme Coordinator is a core team member within the Ignita team, and will lead the daily operations and technical implementation of a variety of projects and programmes across the portfolio. It is a requirement of this role that applicants have a strong generalist profile enabling them to coordinate a project from end to end, while communicating with and managing a range of diverse stakeholders including local partners and funders. We will prioritise candidates that have multi-sector experience – deep experience working with women’s rights organisations and experience liaising directly with funders is required. Candidates need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of how to collaborate with and influence a diverse range of external stakeholders. 

This is an exciting position, with a growing portfolio of work, which requires flexibility, creativity, initiative, and a passion for learning. The Ignita Senior Programmes Coordinator reports to the Ignita Programmes Manager and will work closely with the Ignita team and wider Women Win team members. 

Core accountabilities

  1. Programme coordination
  2. Fiscal Sponsorship Management
  3. Re-granting/ Grant Management
  4. Stakeholder Management and Resource Mobilisation
  5. Learning Mindset
  6. Miscellaneous 
  7. Participation in various Special Project teams and other ongoing work of Women Win as required. 
  8. Represent WW and the Ignita brand externally as needed 


At least a university degree in a relevant field e.g. Gender, International Development, Human Rights etc.


In addition to Senior Coordinator level competencies (as described above), the candidate should have:

  • 3-6 years’ work experience in women’s rights and/or international development.
  • A solid understanding of international grassroots organisations and the feminist movement
  • A feminist mindset
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in designing work plans and management of multiple competing deadlines and deliverables.
  • ability to maintain multiple internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience in programme design, coordination, monitoring and evaluation and budget oversight. Experience in larger more complex programmes is highly desirable.
  • High level facilitation skills, particularly with cross cultural and multi-lingual groups, and experience in delivering sessions digitally and face to face;
  • Have excellent listening, written and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with others, especially digitally and in a remote setting.


Ability and willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time. This includes ensuring availability to attend Women Win in-person team meetings, retreats and project required travel.


Candidate is expected to work mainly CET hours to connect with colleagues and work collaboratively with the team, but home base is flexible.


How to Apply

Hiring for this position is open immediately and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, no later than the Monday 6th November. Please submit the following to with “Senior Coordinator Ignita” in the subject line

  • Motivation letter outlining how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position.
  • Please indicate when you would be available to start at WW in your motivation letter.
  • English resume/CV.