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Christian Aid Africa Advocacy Advisor – country support ,July 2020

Africa Advocacy Advisor – country support

  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Contract length:3 yrs
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria, Burundi – Bujumbura, Ethiopia, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Harare, Zimbabwe, Juba, South Sudan, Lilongwe, Malawi, Nairobi, Kenya, Ouaga, Burkina Faso
  • Closing date:5 August 2020

As part of the Global Advocacy and Policy team in the Policy,Public Affairs and Campaigns (PPC) Department, the post-holder will support the development and implementation of national advocacy strategies across Christian Aid’s country offices in Africa. This role will support African country staff and partners to raise capacity and delivery of national advocacy in relation to our priority campaigns; as well as collaborating with them to deliver impactful global and multi-country advocacy strategies.

This is a key role to strengthen the linkage between programmes and advocacy. Supporting the Senior Pan-Africa Advocacy Advisor and the Global Advocacy Lead,  the post holder will help to integrate this work into our national programmes and where relevant participate in regional and international advocacy initiatives.

About you: 

We are looking for a strategic thinker, with a track record of implementing successful campaign strategies that brought about policy changes. You will need to be a great team player with proven experience of building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, and of working in networks or coalitions. Experience in working with ecumenical and faith-based organisations is an advantage.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the African contexts in which we work, and the ways in which our global campaigns and other priority issues apply to these contexts, including at the regional level.  We are looking for a good influencer with strong understanding of how change happens  on effective advocacy and campaigning strategies, as well as with experience of working with African civil society, on advocacy, campaigning or communications. Good knowledge in online social media campaigning,  NGO programme experience, as well as ability to speak French is also desired.

Further information:

Application is by submission of a CV with supporting statement. Please ensure you address the competency requirements in your supporting statement. These can be found in the role profile and in the global competency model attached. To apply please follow the link assigned to the advert.

This role can be based in any Christian Aid office in Africa, but it requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

The Salary and Currency for this role will be aligned to the Country Pay scale where the role will be based and will be offered as appropriate based on the ranges within the attached document.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance,  and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


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