Christian Aid has a vision: a world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenging and changing the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised. As an international development NGO, Christian Aid has been actively campaigning internationally, regionally and nationally on the root causes of global poverty, including key issues of our time such as climate change, economic justice, displaced people, gender and inequality.
About the role
As part of the Global Advocacy team in the Policy and Public Affairs Department, this role will support the shared development and implementation of advocacy strategies across key countries where Christian Aid has a presence, or regional and international processes we seek to influence. Supporting the International Advocacy Manager, the post holder will have a key role in implementing international advocacy initiatives related to priority themes.
Working through and collaborating with alliances and with partners from around the world, this role aims to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies to influence strategic targets and processes beyond the national level, to regional and international fora. The role will collaborate with strategic partner coalitions and alliances to maximise progress on key advocacy areas, building a global movement for justice and effectively coordinating and integrating north, south, regional and global campaign initiatives. This post will also provide campaign and advocacy expertise to colleagues in the International Department and beyond, as well as working closely with them on supporting related initiatives.
We are looking for a strategic thinker, with a track record of implementing successful campaign 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 from across different teams and building cross-sectoral coalitions that have an impact. Experience in working with ecumenical and faith-based organisations is an advantage.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of broader issues, debates and politics of international development. We are looking for a good influencer able to champion our international advocacy both internally and externally and proactive in identifying opportunities to advance our advocacy agenda. We are also looking for a good communicator able to translate complex policy issues to different audiences. Good knowledge in online social media campaigning as well as ability to speak Spanish or French is also desired.
We welcome full-time and part-time applicants. This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We would consider applications from people able to work from any country where Christian Aid has an office.
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.