Executive Director

Executive Director

No Means No Worldwide

Remote/Location Flexible, US   |   June 8, 2021

About No Means No Worldwide

No Means No Worldwide (“NMNW”) is a non-profit organization with a mission to end sexual violence against women and children. As one of only a few evidence-based, dual-gender violence prevention programs for women and youth in the world, NMNW offers programs that teach empowerment self-defense to women, girls, and gender equity to boys in communities with high rates of gender-based violence.

NMNW developed its system for violence prevention, intervention, and recovery in 2009 in Kenya and is adapting and scaling up its programs globally through training and technical assistance for strategic partners. NMNW programming was designed and adapted based on a classic feminist model developed in the 60s and 70s called Empowerment Self-Defense. This model is the only strategy that has continually been proven to reduce rates of sexual assault.

As a result of the high demand for scale-up, NMNW is expanding its impact by training Instructors from locally based implementing partner organizations to deliver its curriculum and programs. NMNW supports partners over the long-term by providing ongoing training, technical assistance, resource mobilization, and sharing of best practices in order to sustain and scale programs effectively.

NMNW is expanding through strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and governments. From 2009 until 2015 NMNW focused its work in Nairobi, Kenya in order to test and refine the curriculum and model. Following a successful expansion project in Malawi in 2015, which proved the replicability and efficacy of the model in a different country context, NMNW is now poised to scale its programs globally. Thus far, training programs have taken place in Kenya, Uganda, United States, South Africa, and Ethiopia, with future expansion plans of partnering to further programs in Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, Lesotho, and Botswana.

The Opportunity

No Means No Worldwide is seeking an ambitious, talented, and visionary leader in violence prevention to scale programs for the organization while maintaining operational fidelity and take the organization to new heights in this next chapter, building on the strong track record and successes of the last decade.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic, operational, financial and managerial responsibility for NMNW and reports to the Board of Directors. With a deep passion for NMNWs mission, the Executive Director will drive significant results both internally and externally, with a particular focus on the unique needs of trainers and instructors.

The Executive Director will be a champion for the rights of women and children, specifically in the prevention of gender-based violence. They will participate in shaping agendas surrounding global impact goals, research agendas and best practices. A strong track record in galvanizing effective partnerships with a proven ability to effectively mobilize a range of stakeholders globally is required.

Expressing Interest

Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director Global Practice, and Josyanne Roche, Senior Search Associate of Koya Partners, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. No Means No Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

Read and download the position profile HERE.