Pan Africa Senior Advocacy Adviser

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
Organization: Christian Aid
Closing date: 28 Jul 2020

About us

Christian Aid has a vision: A world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, 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 and economic justice.

About the role:

As part of the Global Advocacy and Policy team in the Policy in the Public Affairs and Campaigns Department, this role will maximize the impact and effectiveness of Christian Aid’s advocacy and influencing in a collaborative and coordinated way toward UN agencies, Africa Union, multilateral banks and other significant targets.

With a focus on our two main campaigns on economic justice and climate justice, the post holder will connect national movement-building in Christian Aid’s country programmes with relevant strategies at a pan-African level. As a strategic role for the organisation driving our influencing work at the Pan Africa level, the post holder will ensure Christian Aid delivers impactful advocacy and influencing work. Working through and collaborating with regional coalitions, network and partners, the postholder will also support advocacy and influencing strategies across countries where we work and seek to influence within the context of a clear coherent strategy at regional and global levels.

About you:

Christian Aid is looking for an experienced individual to shape and deliver our global advocacy in a pan-African context. The successful candidate will be experienced in working in a Pan Africa setting and of engaging regional institutions, as well as in navigating regional civil society and participating in coalitions, understanding how this connects to national and global level influencing. The postholder will be persuasive, able to negotiate and opportunistic to bring about change, whilst maintaining a coherent, organisational approach.

With a track record in delivering impactful advocacy and using a range of approaches, you will need to be a great team player with proven experience of building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. Experience in working with ecumenical and faith-based organisations is an advantage.

Further information

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 C-high of the Country Pay scale where the role will be based and will be offered as appropriate based on the ranges below:

Kenya: Band C-High - Salary Range: KES 5,205,974/- p.a - 5,662,112/- p.a.

Ethiopia: Band C-High - Salary Range: USD 26,358/- p.a. - 27,450/- p.a

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.

We work with people of all faiths and none, to tackle poverty and injustice, and are an equal opportunities employer.

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.

How to apply:

Click the link below to apply and answer the questions listed

1. Build partnerships:

Tell us about a time when you had to build relationships with different individuals or other organisations to further your own organisation’s goals. What was the context? What were your responsibilities? What actions did you take? Why? What were the results of your actions? How did you know you had furthered your organisation’s goals?

2. Communicate effectively

Tell us about a time when you had to adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience. What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this particular audience? What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know?

3. Deliver results

Please tell us about a time when you adapted or amended your original decision because it did not produce the expected or desired result? What was the context? What was the original decision? Why did it not produce the desired results? What was your task? What action(s) did you take to review and then adapt the decision? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact on you/your team/the organisation?


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