Functional Title: Policy Consultant
Location of Work: US Based
Time Period : October 2021-February 2022
The International Center for Research on Women and the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States have been working on a collective effort to develop a vision for the highest standard of U.S. foreign policy that promotes overarching goals of gender equality, human rights, bodily autonomy, peace and environmental integrity, while prioritizing the articulation of concrete policy recommendations. This effort began in August 2019, a group of U.S. foreign policy experts and advocates for global gender equality came together over the course of three days to sketch out an initial draft of a U.S. feminist foreign policy. This discussion benefited from a research review of other countries’ feminist foreign policies, as well as insights gathered through a series of global consultations with more than 200 feminist activists from over 40 countries as to what a global template or gold standard for feminist foreign policy should entail. The resulting publication, launched in May 2020, includes a proposed definition, key principles and policy recommendations that provide a visionary approach for a fundamentally different way of conducting foreign policy in a manner that places people and planet above profit and individual interest. The coalition has been advocating for the U.S. administration to adopt a feminist foreign policy and key components of what that should entail, including by highlighting immediate steps the administration should take in the first 100 days as well as some longer-term goals laid out in the paper.
The International Center for Research on Women seeks to hire a consultant to develop and draft the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy’s annual report card on the Biden-Harris Administration’s progress on adapting and implementing the recommendations outlined in our Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy in the US paper, and outstanding asks from our Transition Memo and 100-day agenda as noted in our 100-day scorecard.
The annual scorecard will follow the framework laid out in the 100 day scorecard and apply that categorization (Policy articulation, Leadership and structures, Funding, Accountability) to the cross cutting items and those items specific to certain foreign policy levers (Foreign Assistance, Humanitarian Response, Defense, Diplomacy, Immigration, and Trade) that were identified in the Coalition’s original paper. The evaluation of the Biden-Harris administration’s progress on implementing key components of a feminist foreign policy should include both commitments to the items and the actual implementation of those items, including potential case studies or examples of that implementation.
This contract is a deliverable-based contract. Payment will be supplied based on delivery of the following products: