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Program Coordinator - Capacity Bridging


MADRE is an international women's human rights organization and feminist fund that partners with community-based women's groups in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East who face war and disaster. MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; resources are shared equitably and sustainably; women participate effectively in all aspects of society, and people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.

MADRE offers a comprehensive model of support to our grassroots partners using three interconnected strategies—grantmaking, organizational strengthening, and legal advocacy—to meet urgent needs and create opportunities for women and girls in marginalized communities to assert their agency and voice.

Using these strategies, MADRE provides long-term and flexible financial and direct service support to community-based women’s and girls’ groups who are largely under the radar of traditional philanthropy and/or where conflict or disaster have rendered them difficult to fund and challenging to reach. We work at the intersection of three program areas—Ending Gender Violence, Advancing Climate Justice, and Building a Just Peace—and across five priority communities who are disproportionately marginalized: young women and girls, Indigenous women, Afro-descendant women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities.

The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, in MADRE’s nearly 40-year history, we have disbursed over $58 million in grants and in-kind support to organizations across the globe.

The Position

MADRE is seeking a Program Coordinator of Capacity Bridging to work closely with the Program Officer of Capacity Bridging and our global South grassroots partners to strengthen their organizations based on the partners' priorities as they seek to advance the leadership, power and influence of women, girls and LGBTIQ people. The Program Coordinator will support the provision of capacity bridging initiatives that enhance the ability of partners' to take advantage of opportunities  (advocacy, networking, convenings, trainings, technical assistance or otherwise). They will also support research, needs assessments with and for partners, and the identification, evaluation and pairing of third-party capacity bridging trainers and facilitators with partners. The Coordinator will also build a database of such trainers and facilitators for use by MADRE and other organizations. The Program Coordinator will contribute to the capacity bridging work across all MADRE regions of focus and will work closely with Arabic-speaking partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). 

Capacity Bridging  and Networking

  • Work with the Capacity Bridging Program Officer to map out, identify and recruit capacity bridging providers and help develop concept notes and promotional materials as needed.
  • Work closely with the Program Officer to recommend partners for MADRE technical assistance grants.
  • Maintain close communication with global South partners to assess organizational strengthening needs and capacity bridging opportunities, especially within the MENA region.
  • Coordinate with MADRE’s partners involved in capacity bridging projects.
  • Coordinate logistics: prepare disbursements, contracts, as well as evaluation and assessment of projects with consultants and capacity bridging partners in both English and Arabic.
  • Coordinate the collection and reconciliation of financial documents and correspondence as needed. 
  • Supervise the work of interns as needed.

Database and Evaluation

  • Build and maintain a capacity bridging database to create a network of trainers and consultants from the global South.
  • Coordinate and compile partners' feedback of trainers to strengthen the capacity bridging provider’s network and database.
  • Track program participants’ projects, lessons learned,  and evaluation of providers.
  • Prepare quarterly reports, updates and presentations for staff on capacity bridging implementation progress to share with staff, Board, supporters, peer organizations and other external audiences.

Cross Collaboration and Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with MADRE staff members involved in capacity bridging projects.
  • Work closely with MADRE staff members to share available support for partners and grantees in organizational strengthening and campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Learning and Evaluation team to develop evaluation and assessment tools. 
  • Represent MADRE at speaking engagements and meetings.
  • Other relevant duties when needed.


  • Familiarity with community-based organizing in the global South.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent in education and training experience.
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills including dynamic public speaking ability, and the ability to work closely with global South partners and people of different national and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, while managing multiple projects with specific timelines.
  • Applicant must be willing to travel internationally between 5-10% of the time when the pandemic subsides.  
  • Experience with databases and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation systems is a plus.  
  • Fluency in Arabic is required.

This role requires the eligibility to work in the U.S. While this job may be remote anywhere inside the US it will require occasional in-person meetings at MADRE’s headquarters in New York City. International and domestic travel may be required when the pandemic subsides.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Deadline to submit applications: Monday, February 14th, 2022  

Salary is $70,000, annually

Comprehensive benefit package offered to include, but is not limited to medical, dental, vision, EAP, Life and Retirement.

MADRE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ people, and women are all especially encouraged to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our culture, our reputation, and our organization’s achievement.

MADRE values a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization including diversity in experience, and diversity of perspectives. MADRE is committed to uplifting the rich backgrounds and abilities of all employees and to promoting greater diversity in positions of influence. Differing points of view will be sought and diversity will be valued.

At MADRE, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff with a variety of lived experiences. We believe that diversity enhances our ability to bring integrity, quality, creativity, and empathy to our work. We recognize the ways multiple identities intersect in specific experiences of oppression and privilege, and how these intersections contribute to an individual's knowledge and expertise. We strive to be a team that values diversity and strengthens our intersectional approach to equity, in our workplace and our programming.