Project Manager - WIEGO Social Protection Programme: Challenging the Global Orthodoxies Undermining Universal Social Protection

Remote‌ ‌position‌ ‌-‌ ‌Home-Based‌ ‌Location‌


WIEGO is a global action-research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor in the informal economy, especially women. Worldwide, an estimated two billion people — 61 percent of all working people in the world and 70 percent of those working in middle- and low-income countries — work in the informal economy, meaning that they lack the labour and social protections that help smooth income, protect against risk, and keep households out of poverty.

About Social Protection

The Social Protection Programme works to inform policy debates through its research and enhance the ability of informal worker organizations to advocate for social protection. We are seeking a Project Manager to support a new SPP project on Challenging the Global Orthodoxies which undermine Universal Social Protection.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Social Protection, the Project Manager will have a wide range of responsibilities overseeing this project including research management, advocacy, monitoring, learning and evaluation, time management and communications. There is a strong research component to this role, and prospective candidates should be comfortable with research design and the management of research.

The‌ ‌post-holder‌ ‌will‌ ‌work‌ ‌from‌ ‌home‌ ‌and‌ ‌therefore‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌need‌  ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌own‌ ‌computer‌ ‌equipment‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌Internet‌ ‌connection.‌ ‌WIEGO‌ ‌is‌ ‌particularly‌ ‌interested‌ ‌to‌ ‌hear‌ ‌from‌ ‌women based in the Global South. This is a‌ ‌part‌ ‌time‌ ‌contract‌ ‌position‌ until March 2023, for approximately 2.5 days per week .‌ ‌Salary‌ ‌is‌ ‌dependent‌ ‌on‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌location‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌profile‌ ‌as defined by WIEGO's Remuneration Policy–‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌successful‌ ‌candidate.

About You

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree, at least to Masters-level; PhD is an asset) in public/social policy and other related disciplines.  You will have at least 5 years previous experience  in a non-profit, public policy organization, research, or academic environment with some project management experience. You will have a strong track record of social protection research and policy advocacy (or related areas) for and with low-income groups in Africa, Asia or Latin America.

Application Instructions & Deadline

For further information about the position, please see the Terms of Reference.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application by 29th July 2021, which should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae to