WEI Temporary Consultant Position

posted Jan. 8, 2021; updated Jan. 12, 2021


Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for a Temporary Consultant to provide parental leave coverage from March 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. This could be either a part-time or full-time temporary consulting position for 25 to 40 hours per week, depending on the availability and expertise of the candidate.


Duties of the Temporary Consultant:

  • Implement legal advocacy strategies to strengthen international and regional standards on the rights of
    women and girls with disabilities.
  • Support projects aimed at strengthening disability inclusion in the provision of sexual and reproductive
    health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) services. In particular, engagement in the Pacific region, including, e.g.:
            • Liaising with partner organizations in the Pacific region;
            • Providing technical guidance on disability inclusion in guidelines and training materials to develop capacity of service providers in the Pacific region on providing SRH and GBV services; and
            • Supporting implementation of recommendations for Pacific region-wide interventions aimed at strengthening access to SRH and GBV services. 
        • Liaising with advocates, disabled women’s organizations, disabled people’s organizations, and women’s rights organizations worldwide, including within the U.S., to support and coordinate movement building at the intersection of gender and disability.
        • Research, draft, and edit/review submissions, advocacy materials, and other publications aiming to inform discussions affecting the gendered rights of people with disabilities. Audience may include U.N. and regional human rights mechanisms, U.N. and regional agencies, people with disabilities, and others.
        • Represent Women Enabled International (virtually or in person as the COVID-19 pandemic permits) at relevant meetings, briefings, convenings, and conferences.
        • Supervise WEI attorneys, legal interns and legal fellows. 



  • Law degree strongly preferred. Other advanced degree in a related field will be considered.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience with international and/or regional human rights research, analysis and advocacy, including, e.g., experience researching and drafting documents aimed at U.N. and regional human rights bodies and/or U.N. and regional agencies, as well as experience collaborating and/or advocating with those bodies.
  • Expertise in women’s rights and/or disability rights is required. Prior experience with issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and disability inclusion (including inclusive and accessible training methods) a plus.
  • Outstanding writing and research skills.
  • Capable of complex human rights analysis.
  • Cultural competency and ability to collaborate well with partners in the global south is a must.
  • Familiarity with the Pacific region is a plus.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team and supervise and mentor junior staff.
  • Ability to work independently to execute tasks described above.
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and/or disability rights.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency with other U.N. languages is a plus.


Commensurate with experience.


Duration of the position:
March 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.


WEI is located in Washington, D.C. and in New York City. Consultancy may be home-based and remote, but consultant must be willing to work hours that provide sufficient overlap with normal business hours (9am to 5pm) for the U.S. eastern time zone.

To Apply:

Applications should be sent to Personnel@WomenEnabled.org, and must include a cover letter (that includes hourly consulting rate), resume, an unedited writing sample authored by the applicant, and contact information for three references. Please provide materials in MS Word format for ease of accessibility.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received by no later than January 31, 2021.Please include ‘Temporary Maternity Cover' in the email subject line. 

No telephone inquiries please. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WEI is a disability-inclusive workplace. If you require disability-related reasonable accommodations to participate in this application process, please let us know at Personnel@WomenEnabled.org.


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About WEI:

WEI is an international human rights organization that advances rights at the intersection of gender and disability to respond to the lived experiences of people with disabilities at this intersection, promote inclusion and participation, and achieve transformative equality.

WEI is a disability-inclusive workplace. If you require disability-related reasonable accommodations to participate in this application process, please let us know at Personnel@WomenEnabled.org.

WEI is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. WEI encourages candidates of all races, genders and gender identities, ages, disabilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations needed due to disability to perform the essential functions of this position.


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