Advocacy Associate

About SEWA Bharat:

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a movement to empower women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat is part of the national SEWA movement. Established in 1984, it is a national federation of SEWA organizations of women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat emerged out of the need to address the SEWA movement’s challenges with geographical expansion and coordination. SEWA Bharat comprises a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workers’ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health and social security.

Job Description:

Support in creating visibility for enabling women’s economic empowerment through collective social enterprises and micro-entrepreneurship

  • Draft position papers/op-eds/policy notes/reports based on SEWA Bharat’s experience on women’s entrepreneurship
  • Represent/support representatives from SEWA Bharat in advocacy events, speaking engagements, stakeholder meetings to disseminate SEWA Bharat’s learnings built through its intervention supporting women’s entrepreneurship

Support liaising with stakeholders such as government, private sector, philanthropic institutions, multilateral organisations, etc.

  • Draft letters, proposals, concept notes to engage stakeholders 
  • Create presentations or documentation to engage with stakeholders, as and when required
  • Identify stakeholders, ensure consistent follow ups and manage relationships on behalf of SEWA Bharat

Support conceptualisation and organising of advocacy events 

  • Support conceptualisation and lead execution of advocacy events like webinars, roundtable discussions, workshops etc related to women’s collectives enterprises
  • Identify and finalise speakers and guests, develop concept notes, agendas, plan logistics for the event organising and post event follow ups
  • Cross coordinate with multiple teams such as research team for advocacy outputs and communications team for events

Other tasks

  • Maintain a database of SEWA Bharat’s advocacy engagements relating to women’s entrepreneurship
  • Collate information on government programmes and schemes that can be utilised WESS supported enterprises; further support the enterprises in the application process
  • Identity funding opportunities and draft proposals on behalf of WESS and its cohort of enterprises

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Public Policy, Development Studies, Law
  • 0-4 years of work experience in public policy, advocacy, partnerships and/or government relations
  • Interest in issues relating to women’s entrepreneurship
  • Ability to analyse, synthesise complex information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Compensation & Location:

  • Compensation according to industry standards & commensurate with experience 
  • The full-time role will be based in New Delhi with an expectation to travel up to 10 days per month

Application Process:

To apply, please send the following documents to [email protected] with the subject *Name*_Advocacy Associate 

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 relevant writing samples