Vacancy Alert - Program Coordinator, Learning and Innovation

23 July 2020

Department: Program

Location: New Delhi or Remote



CREA seeks a Program Coordinator to support CREA’s global, regional and local projects on sex workers’ rights and on sexual and gender diversity. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and strengthening CREA’s work to increase voice and visibility of marginalized women, trans and gender non-binary people, preventing and addressing gender-based violence and enhancing security, within a broad framework of sexual rights.  They will provide overall coordination and support for program development, management, operations and reporting.  They will work closely with Program Directors, program staff, administrative staff and external advisors to strengthen and sustain CREA’s work on sex workers’ rights and on sexual and gender diversity.




  • Plays a supportive role in the organization to develop and implement high-quality programs at national, regional and global levels.
  • Under the supervision of the Program Directors, works closely with program staff, national, regional and global partners, and external advisors and stakeholders to develop and implement programming (advocacy, capacity strengthening, knowledge generation and public education), evaluation and reporting.


  • Develops and supports broad-based advocacy across national, regional (primarily, though not exclusively, in South Asia and East Africa) and global advocacy spaces, including the UN, to influence the advocacy narrative on sex workers’ rights as human rights, and on sexual and gender diversity in these forums. This will include capacity building for advocacy with various sex workers rights, LGBTIQ and gender diverse organisations and networks; technical support for reporting to various policy and treaty monitoring bodies and supporting meaningful inclusion of disability rights activists to participate in these processes.
  • Identifies new opportunities for CREA’s and our partners participation in advocacy campaigns, special events, conferences, partnerships, and other international and regional forums that will help advance the advocacy goals articulated above.


  • Supports CREA to convene internal and cross-movement dialogues based on intersectional rights issues bringing together activists from different movements to broaden understandings around criminalization, sex workers’ rights, rights related to sexual and gender diversity, sexuality and disability, among others, and to forge partnerships and alliances to advance new forms of understanding on challenging criminalization of sexuality, identity and bodies.
  • Develops proposals and coordinate panels, presentations and other relevant programming in relevant arenas, such as global and regional HIV, feminist, SOGIESC, disability, SRHR and gatherings and conferences.
  • Supports engagement of sex workers, LBTIQ and gender diverse individuals and groups in these arenas.

Analytical tool building and information production

  • Supports the creation of tools and produce information that can be used by activists to bridge fault lines with other social movements, provide an intersectional analysis on critical rights issues and support transformative advocacy to advance this work.
  • In particular, coordinates public education and social media campaigning on these issues.


Organisational Responsibilities

  • Supports Director, Global Programs and other Program Directors and Senior Management in the development and implementation of annual activity plans and budgets, working closely with all program staff
  • Assists in planning and facilitation of CREA led events e.g. rethink evenings and campaigns
  • Supports grant management related functions including reporting to the donor
  • Supports development of proposals, concept notes and supports the Resource Development team as needed.
  • Works closely with the Communications team in highlighting the program on different social media platforms
  • Helps to develop and represent CREA's work at meetings, forums and conferences at the national, regional and global levels.


Key Qualifications

  • Graduate (Master's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience) in the area of /social science/ human rights/ international development with relevant issues based experience on advancing the rights of related to sexuality, gender, and/or sex work.
  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • Experience with NGOs from the global South and/or international development organizations with experience working in multiple regions and contexts.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with sex workers’ rights, rights related to sexuality and/or gender, sexual and reproductive rights, challenging criminalization, cross-movement collaboration, and a commitment to advancing these rights.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and strong communication skills with both internal and external audiences.
  • Detail oriented and takes initiative with an ability to self-motivate and produce high-quality products.
  • Committed to ongoing professional learning and knowledge sharing with CREA staff.

Persons with disabilities and those who identify as women, gender non-conforming, non-binary and/or trans are strongly encouraged to apply. CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staff and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.

Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to by 30 July 2020. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Organisational Profile

Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.