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SWAN IS HIRING – Executive Director

SWAN is searching for a new Executive Director! 

We are looking for a candidate with lived experience of sex work and extensive knowledge of the CEECA region to lead and represent our organization. They will be responsible for the overall management of SWAN, whilst working with, and reporting to an elected board of sex worker representatives from the region, who will oversee their work.

What we’re looking for:

  • Lived experience of sex work, and the ability and willingness to speak publicly, on behalf of SWAN and its membership, as a sex worker;
  • In-depth knowledge of the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – understanding of the geopolitical environment within the region, its sex worker movement, and the issues affecting the community;
  • Minimum 3 years of senior management experience and strong leadership and management skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of English, with an ability to produce/ review high-quality professional documents and communicate effectively with a wide range of partners, members and donors;
  • Knowledge of Russian is desirable;
  • Strong fundraising and donor relationship experience, understanding of the funding environment for sex workers’ rights issues, and that of the region;
  • Experience in playing an effective representation role for organisations/ teams both internally and externally with a broad range of partners, and policy-makers;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, including strong presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing ;
  • Experience working within a multi-lingual and multicultural environment;
  • Readiness and ability to travel internationally for meetings and events, including to Hungary to conduct administrative responsibilities;

Many strong applicants will have some qualifications but not others. We highly encourage everyone to apply! The successful candidate will be provided with technical support from the outgoing Executive Director.

Please see the full Terms of Reference for the position and information on how to apply.

Deadline for submitting the application is August 15th, 2023. Interviews will take place the first week of September, 2023.

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