Christian Aid Vacancy for Senior Inequality and Economic justice Advisor for LAC(Various Locations)

Christian Aid believes that poverty can be ended and that to do so unequal power relations and inequality need to be challenged and changed.

Christian Aid and its global partnership is working to deliver priority impact areas, including in economic justice and inequality and this role supports delivery on these global impact areas with a specific geographical focus in the LAC region. This would cover both policy development and advocacy delivery. The post will have a specific focus on regional policy-making body as well as bring national and regional perspectives and capacity to global processes.

About the role

This post will be located in one of the CA offices in Managua, Sao Paulo or La Paz, but will have a regional remit and will work across the LAC programme.

The LAC programme consists of 5 sub programmes: Central America, Haiti and DR, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil where the regional head of LAC regional is based.

The post will work closely with the Global Leads on Economic justice (currently based in the UK) and on inequality (to be based in the LAC region) to both manage and specific deliver projects as necessary. This role will also work closely with country and regional staff, and with key partners, across the LAC region, supporting and developing Christian Aid’s policy and advocacy work.

About you

A strategic thinker, with strong networking skills, you will have experience of working with people across different countries and contexts and experience of developing advocacy strategies and of advocating and influencing a range of decision makers including national governments and regional bodies in the Latin American and / or Caribbean region. You will have familiarity with development related policy and regional/global debates on economic justice and inequality in Latin America for example related to COSIPLAN, UNASUR, FDI, GREFI, FOSPA and regional development banks. You will have experience of working with a gender focus and an understanding of the causes of intersecting inequalities in the LAC region

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish including ability to communicate effectively across cultures and at a distance and experience of working with a focus on prioritisation, delivery, impact and accountability.

Ideally you will also have experience of providing technical support to partners in the development of advocacy strategies, some experience of managing researchers and/or consultants and experience of project working and project management techniques

Further information

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

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, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

  • Salary (full time):  $33,000 – $37,000
  • Type of contract:  Permanent
  • Contracted hours:  35
  • Location:  Various
  • Closing date:  21 March 2018
  • Interview date:  31 March 2018