DIRECTORATE: Programmes and Global Engagement
Position: Humanitarian Global Policy Advisor
Fixed Term Contract: Three Years
Location: Global Secretariat Hub Office (Nairobi, Johannesburg, London) or AA Country Office
Salary: GS Grade E
Local terms and conditions of the national GS Hub Office or Country will apply
At ActionAid International (AAI), we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies. Join AAI as Humanitarian Global Policy Advisor and you will be part of a global team helping people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. We are committed to women’s leadership in humanitarian response.
We want you to lead the strategic development of our humanitarian policies, particularly enabling women and young people to claim their rights during emergencies. This will include ensuring our humanitarian thinking and policy priorities are rooted in our country level responses and that we have a strong external presence in relevant humanitarian fora by developing relationships with key international humanitarian decision makers, movements, researchers and institutions. Your role will involve delivering systematic, updated and timely policy advice to countries and to support and, where appropriate, lead, external policy engagements and influence. You will also ensure strategic engagement with relevant stakeholders to inform our policy positions and recommendations, especially proposing alternatives that put women’s rights at the forefront of our approach.
Ideally a graduate you must have in-depth knowledge of the international humanitarian system, standards and relevant policy debates as well as an understanding of global humanitarian architecture and how best to influence it. You will be an experienced lobbyist of UN agencies and politicians with a record of influencing international agreements too. Comfortable coalition building and developing networks in political or NGO settings.
To succeed you will be a committed to women’s leadership you will be a good communicator with an excellent command of English and strong interpersonal and presentation skills. You will also be flexible to travel extensively.
If you have the right skills and relevant experience please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 11th April 2018 2018 to email@example.com. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 23rd April 2018. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the Nairobi, London or Johannesburg Office.
If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.
Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.
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