• Global Advocacy Advisor at Sightsavers

  • Posted on: 7 November, 2018 Deadline: 18 November, 2018
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    Sightsavers - Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

    Global Advocacy Advisor

     

    Sightsavers has country offices based in East, Central and Southern Africa and supports these offices on delivering advocacy related projects, as well as providing links and consistency between the international advocacy projects and out policy influencing work at national level.

    The purpose of this 5 month Consultancy work will be advise and support our country offices on a number of international advocacy projects and on the effective delivery of Sightsavers country level advocacy initiatives.

    The main areas of support will focus on national level advocacy and linking international and national policy influencing work, by leading the advocacy components of proposal developments across the ECSA region and giving specialist support in these areas on a day-to-day. The Tanzania country office will be given support to develop and implement a plan to influence the country’s Voluntary National Review the Sustainable Development Goals, including the development of a budget for these activities.

    Working with our offices in Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia the post holder will help to design advocate plans for the implementation of commitments made at the Global Disability Summit, as well as working with the Head of Advocacy and policy team to ensure there is an opportunity to assist Sightsavers influencing objectives in the ECSA region.

    The ideal candidate will poses relevant academic qualifications (or similar) in a social science, have significant experience of working as a development professional with INGO’s, especially within advocacy work. A background in developing and delivering advocacy plans, leading or coordinating advocacy efforts at national level and knowledge of current issues and best practice ion development, particularly in health, education, right and governance is also required.

    This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sightsavers career website on jobs.sightsavers.org to apply

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