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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
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  • Christian Aid’s Africa programmes are transforming lives for women and men, girls and boys. We are looking for someone with the passion, leadership, ambition and experience to lead resource mobilization for Christian Aid’s Africa Programme. Do you have the influencing and relationship building skills to develop high level partnerships with donors...
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    Africa Advocacy Adviser

     

    About the role

    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 campaigns and advocacy 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 a strong understanding of how change happens on effective advocacy and campaigning strategies, as well as with the experience of working with African civil society, on advocacy, campaigning, or communications. Good knowledge in online social media campaigning, NGO programme experience, experience in managing multi-country advocacy projects, as well as the ability to speak French is also desired.

    Further information

    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

     

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    Global Thematic Advisor-Markets and Livelihoods

    About the Role

    This role provides thought leadership on markets and livelihoods across Christian Aid.  It does this through providing technical leadership and thematic advisory to enhance the capacity of programmes/ partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organisation and through generating learning and evidence from programme practice; linking this to improving programmes and influencing public policy.  The advisory work includes responsive support, to country programme and fundraising colleagues as they design and deliver programme work on markets and livelihoods; and proactive programme development and fundraising to grow and strengthen the markets and livelihoods portfolio. The post-holder will promote research and learning, through generating evidence from our programme experience and sharing learning internally, through communities of practice and other approaches. The post holder will represent Christian Aid externally in relevant networks to raise the visibility of our work and bring learning from other organizations and networks.

     About you

    You will be a passionate advocate for pro-poor market development, you will have deep knowledge of market system and participatory markets approaches, integrated livelihoods and value chain analysis, within international development and humanitarian contexts. You will be familiar with debates and practice on business and human rights, financial inclusion, economic justice and debt relief and social protection; and have extensive practical experience of markets and livelihoods programme design, management and implementation at the country and local level, having had exposure to a range of market and livelihood programmes in different national settings. You will bring a strong understanding of evaluation, programme learning and adaptive programming, and an active interest in programme research. You will have excellent facilitation and communication skills, experience in providing training and technical support and an ability to promote critical thinking and reflection.  You will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker with an ability to build effective working relationships across organisations, including at a distance. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to influence others, negotiate and develop win-win solutions and excellent interpersonal skills,

    Further information

    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

    Method of Application

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