Consultancy: Equitable Compensation
Time commitment: 7 months
Compensation: Budget of $15,000 - $20,000, depending on selected consultant rates and level of effort
The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads), powered by a vibrant community of over 1700 members, works towards freedom for past, present, and future abortion seekers by resourcing movements and strengthening connections within the global community of abortion advocates, artists, scholars, activists, journalists, community workers, and providers. Our efforts are rooted in our values:
- Community care: The network values care in the abortions we want to destigmatize, in the work we do, and in the way we treat each other as fellow members in the network. We seek a world where abortions are considered normal and allowed to have the meaning and valence relevant to the person having that abortion; where people can access the abortions they need or want, with dignity and humanity. We believe support, exchange, and uplifting each other are integral to the work of ending stigma.
- Equity: We come together with different needs, unequal backgrounds, and diverse contexts, and we acknowledge and consciously address these. We intentionally turn systems upside-down to see them better, remake them, or dismantle those preventing our success and progress. We hold an intersectional feminist approach, that understands our intersecting social identities and experiences, to co-create our collective liberation. We center lived experiences of abortion and abortion stigma, we shift narratives of scarcity to abundance, and we challenge the power.
- Authentic engagement: Experience is expertise at inroads, and thus there are multiple ways to “make inroads” on abortion stigma. Members share, be, learn, listen, act, make decisions, and steer the direction of the network. When we engage in a circular process of reflection and action, we connect and create the community of practice. We nurture our differences as strengths that allow us to generate spaces of honest learning, shared desires, and radical support.
- Fearless passion: We are aflame with the conviction that a conscious, committed, and multifaceted strategy will pave the way for a world without abortion stigma. We challenge any boundaries or binaries that are put on us--they have no place in our liberation--and we vibrantly celebrate each other’s successes and observe the failures. We are one and many, authentic and creative, accountable to only ourselves and our communities. We will end abortion stigma, and we will do it together.
Over the past several years, inroads has embarked on a transformative journey toward being an independent organization. On 1 September 2020, inroads launched into independence and a whole new stage of organizational and network growth and change to serve our community. This past year, in the midst of an unprecedented global upheaval, has represented a period of blooming: learning, evolving, and strengthening our roots to ensure we continue to intentionally grow our capacity in service of our powerful community. In our first year of operating as an independent non-profit organization, we have finalized and begun the implementation of a new five-year Strategic Plan (developed in partnership with our community), expanded our team to include a total of 5 countries (and 6 different time zones), and co-created values aligned human resource policies and practices for our global and remote staff.
Hiring, supporting, and compensating team members in varied local and country contexts presents challenges, both in terms of equity across the team, and compliance with different legal and tax jurisdictions. In line with our commitment to provide equitable, transparent, externally competitive, financially sustainable compensation and benefits, and to be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, inroads is seeking a skilled, values-aligned consultant with expertise in supporting small global social organizations towards the objectives of institutionalizing equity-based practices, specifically equitable compensation. This aligns with our strategic goal to build a flexible and values-driven organization.
Budget: $15,000 - $20,000 depending on consultant rates and anticipated level of effort
Activities and Deliverables
- Conduct a review and assessment of inroads current compensation and benefits across geographies, differential job demands, differential constraints, qualifying life-events, and identities.
- Identify and analyze peer organizations’ compensation principles and practices, especially those who are values-aligned and have undergone a similar process.
- Make equity-based recommendations to the inroads operations team for compensation and benefits
- Develop a 3-5 page report that documents the process, including key lessons, reflections, and tools.
Extended Deadline to apply: April 27th
Interested candidates should send submit their applications which should include the following:
- Cover letter that shares why you are interested on this consultancy and provides a high level overview of how you would lead this process, and examples of previous equitable compensation processes that you led and/or supported
- Budget - please provide a budget that identifies the costs for the consultancy
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and we anticipate contacting all applicants by May 4th. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.