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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 9, 2022
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation that provides development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
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    Global Advocacy Campaigns Climate Advisor

    Job Purpose:

    • Lead on the planning, implementation, coordination and review of Islamic Relief’s global advocacy work program on climate, working closely with our international offices.
    • Develop influencing strategies and plans to advance IRW’s priority campaigns by identifying and seizing relevant opportunities to engage, pressure and persuade relevant UN spaces and at international, regional, sub-regional, and national stakeholder level
    • To be responsible for COP strategies, drawing on evidence-based research from member offices
    • Coordinate and empower IR Partners and National Offices to implement advocacy climate strategies
    • Work with campaigners and communications staff across the Islamic Relief Family to ensure that policy, media and campaign ‘products’ and events are well targeted
    • Coordinate with regional offices to develop strategies for dealing with institutions
    • Assist policy/advocacy/capacity building campaigns staff in IRW country offices with strategic advice and knowledge on climate issues such as adaptation and mitigation
    • Develop key policy/advocacy, messages for the global family on climate change
    • Provide a voice to communities that IRW serves through compelling advocacy campaigns and reports, ensuring that they are at the heart of the process of Advocacy.
    • Occasional travel required globally

    The successful candidate must have or be:

    • A Degree in a relevant field
    • Good diplomatic and coalition-building abilities, including being able to understand and value competing viewpoints and divergent interests and find common ground among them
    • Excellent communication, representative and persuasive skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication
    • Knowledge of:
      • The global humanitarian and development policy and institutional arena and frameworks, its challenges and blockages, and how they can be addressed
      • Knowledge of Islamic teachings in development/climate change and their representation externally (where possible)
      • Ability to manage large meetings and communicate complex concepts clearly
    • Pragmatic tactician, able to gather and analyse intelligence to identify the levers, interests and incentives that could make decision-makers more receptive to our calls to action and moving quickly to seize windows for change when they open
    • Comfortable with complex issues and ability to translate them into clear and actionable demands for decision-makers
    • Understanding of the media and working with journalists
    • Confidence in dealing with dignitaries
    • Strong ability to work calmly under pressure to tight deadlines and balance competing priorities
    • Sensitive to the complexities in working with wide and diverse civil society coalitions, in particular, NGO and social movements and media networks
    • Results focused – ability to plan, coordinate and deliver objectives and targets with a positive drive to achieve results
    • IT literate with a command of MS Office applications, in particular, interface presentation tools
    • International travel will be required as a part of the role
    • As international travel is required as a part of the role, we require applicants who are willing and able.

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