Hashtag Generation

STRATEGY DIRECTOR

About Us:

Hashtag Generation is an antiracist, feminist movement led and run by a group of young tech-savvy Sri Lankans working towards building a society where everyone has the skills, information and tools to be active participants in making the decisions that affect their communities, technologies and bodies. The group adopts a non-partisan approach and works with the strong conviction that decision-making at all levels should remain transparent and radically inclusive in order to remain sustainable and to build lasting peace in Sri Lanka. 

Our work consists of initiatives such as advocating for youth participation in decision-making, strengthening women’s civic and political engagement, advocacy for the rights of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities and raising awareness on the importance of cyber security and countering misinformation and online hate speech. 

The Strategy Director  will serve under the guidance of the Board of Directors and will be pivotal in developing and executing strategic initiatives to further our organization’s mission. This role involves leading efforts to enhance our impact through strategic planning, program development, and stakeholder engagement.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Strategic Planning and Leadership:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans to advance the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Lead the formulation of long-term strategies, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and priorities.
  1. Program Development and Management:
  • Oversee the design and implementation of high-impact programs that address key issues related to human rights, digital media, gender equality, and platform accountability.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making data-driven adjustments to enhance outcomes.
  1. Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships:
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with donors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Represent the organization in various forums, advocating for key issues and influencing policy changes.
  1. Organizational Development:
  • Support the strengthening of organizational capacity through strategic initiatives and programmatic support.
  • Lead efforts to enhance internal processes and systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to other departments to ensure cohesive and integrated operations.
  1. Reporting and Accountability:
  • Monitor and report on the progress of strategic initiatives, providing regular updates to the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain accountability for the achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in strategic planning, program management, and stakeholder engagement in the development sector, with a focus on human rights, gender equality, digital media and democracy.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in law, management, social sciences or a related field.  
  • Expertise: Strong understanding of social media, human rights and social issues. 
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in Tamil or Sinhala, along with English
Skills and Competencies:
  • Leadership: Proven leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Decision-Making: Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Organization: Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, with a keen eye for detail.

Hashtag Generation is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage young people from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Process: 
  • Please apply by June 12, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Initial applications should be emailed to [email protected] and must include:
    • Letter of interest (attachment) setting out why you are interested in the role
    • CV/Resume (attachment)
    • Note the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email
    • Please include your current location and city in your email