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.
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.
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.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
Salary & Currency : The Salary and Currency for this role will be aligned to Band D Mid of the Country PayScale where the role will be based and will be offered as appropriate based on the ranges shown below :
Africa Advocacy Advisor Country Support
Salary Band : D - Mid
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.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.
Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
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.
As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions :
What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome(s)?
If you were successful, how did you know?
What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this audience?
What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know?
What was the context? What made the situation either difficult or ambiguous? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you take to clarify the difficulty / ambiguity?
Why did you decide what you decided? What were the results? Was the outcome successful? How did you know?