This post is funded through a grant to Equal Measures 2030 focused on increasing the accountability of key governments, specifically in the seven focus countries, on their SDG commitments to girls and women. The responsibilities of this role will directly contribute to the results and deliverables outlined in the grant.
The post holder will be responsible for significant coordination with other members of the EM2030 Secretariat, particularly the Advocacy team, to ensure a consistent, joined-up approach to technical project and influencing/advocacy support across the country partners of EM2030.
The post holder will also play a key role within the regional influencing/advocacy space, identifying and leveraging opportunities that will directly support the achievement of the national partners’ advocacy objectives.
The role will be required to provide written insights, analysis, and content on the national projects or national and regional context for gender equality and the SDGs to contribute to EM2030’s products, including the SDG Gender Index, Gender Advocates Data Hub, and other related media and communication materials for example briefings or press releases.
Responsibilities of the Position:
- Lead on the logistical arrangements and coordinate with the EM2030 Secretariat to design the content of a ‘Reflections and strategy workshop’, bringing together the EM2030 national partners in your region in April or May 2019. The workshop aims to capture learning from the 2018 pilot year and set NIPs up for success for 2019.
- Directly support the contextualisation and successful delivery of the data-for-advocacy training curriculum by NIPs, including by ‘training the trainers’, acting as a facilitator during the workshops in country as needed, and capturing outcomes of the workshop.
- Act as a focal point for project and technical support to the EM2030 national partners (NIPs) within the relevant region, including inputting into and advising on advocacy and actions plans, ensuring appropriate M&E approaches aligned to EM2030 requirements, drawing links and learnings from EM2030 projects both intra- and inter-regionally, and identifying data technical support needs (which are then directed back to the Head of Data and Insights in the EM2030 Secretariat), amongst others
Regional expertise, influencing and external engagement
- Develop a regional influencing plan to be implemented by the EM2030 regional position over the sub-grant period, drawing on and complementing the EM2030 NIP influencing plans and targeting the regionally-relevant seven EM2030 focus country governments in particular
- Represent and promote EM2030 and its products, particularly being able to communicate the SDG Gender Index and Gender Advocates Data Hub, in strategic regional spaces
- Identify, build, and maintain external relationships to represent EM2030 in coordination with EM2030 Secretariat
Engagement with EM2030 structures
- Report to EM2030 Head of Policy and Advocacy via dotted line management
- Act as a key member of the EM2030 Secretariat, including participation in work planning and all EM2030 advocacy team meetings, EM2030 Secretariat calls, and, at a minimum, EM2030 Advocacy Working Group meetings and EM2030 Data Working Group meetings
- Coordinate and liaise with other EM2030 policy and advocacy staff supporting NIPs
- Link and liaise with the other EM2030 regional coordinators, primarily via the EM2030 advocacy team meetings and independently, in order to ensure coherence and consistency of approach and support offered to EM2030 NIPs
Requirements for the Position:
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
- Experience in policy and advocacy work with regional and/or national actors, evidencing the creation of integrated influencing plans that utilise the full range of communications, campaigns and public affairs techniques
- A strong understanding of NGO structures, the girls’ and women’s equality movement, the SDGs and how these operate
- Proven experience in managing cross-cultural relationships and intercultural communication, including with grassroots, local, and/or national organisations
- Experience project managing grant portfolios and building positive relationships with donors and grantees · Excellent management skills of complex multi-level projects
- Strong communication and representational skills, including to high-level representatives, as well as written analysis skills
- Excellent people skills, able to work in a collaborative and supportive way with colleagues across regions, in a multi-cultural environment and across different time-zones
- Ability to conceive, plan and implement events that drive influence and stakeholder engagement
- Effective negotiator and problem-solver in complex situations, including with partners
- A bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience in human rights, political science, international development, or related field
- Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights
- Fluency in English and one other Asia regional language is required.
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