The Global Advocacy and Campaigns Adviser will work to deliver global influencing strategies and cross-organisational campaigns focused on Malala Fund’s thematic goals of: securing more and better financing for girls’ education, enhancing the quality of education for girls and tackling the social norms that prevent girls from learning and leading. Over the next eighteen months, we will advocate for these goals within the context of a cross-organisational COVID-19 campaign, the global Generation Equality process; and climate action ahead of COP 26.
The ideal candidate will have proven networking skills, political instincts and strong knowledge and experience of both global institutions and influencing policy and decision makers. They will have excellent communication and project management skills, experience of working with coalition led campaigns, and delivering high-impact and creative global advocacy strategies and campaigns.
- Support the planning and delivery of effective and creative global influencing strategies and campaigns related to girls’ education and COVID-19 campaign, the Generation Equality process; and climate action ahead of COP 26, ensuring they align with and amplify national advocacy efforts.
- Coordinate Malala Fund’s day-to-day work on key campaigns, ensuring close integration of advocacy and communications activities using project management tools.
- Support the wider organisational objectives on ensuring a strong MEL framework for global advocacy campaigns.
- Represent Malala Fund and disseminate its policy positions within the wider sector through working groups and coalitions.
- Contribute to developing positions, key messages, briefings and campaign materials.
- Draft and disseminate letters and other correspondence to decision-makers.
- Monitor global and national policies and processes that impact Malala Fund’s global advocacy priorities, identifying opportunities to influence.
- Support Malala Fund’s strategic engagement at key global moments, high level events and conferences (both virtually and in person) such as UNGA, UN CSW, Generation Equality Forum, G7 etc.
- Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts with stakeholders across the education, women’s movement and climate groups, key donor governments and multilateral institutions.
- Where appropriate, represent Malala Fund in cross-sector and coalition working, identifying strategic opportunities to work with allies and influence decision makers through collaborative work.
- Significant experience in supporting the delivery of successful global/international advocacy campaigns.
- Experience of project managing and supporting the delivery of high level policy influencing conferences and events at UN level.
- Experience of using project management tools and digital campaigning tools to communicate campaigns effectively to supporters and wider audiences.
- Overseas experience supporting national level advocacy campaigns would be an advantage.
- Understanding of multilateral institutions (such as UN, EU, G7, G20, AU, World Bank) and pathways to influence governments.
- Ability to utilise research and policy findings to support global and national advocacy campaign outputs.
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
- Strong commitment to gender equality, racial justice and other social justice issues.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex ideas into clear and concise briefings and presentations.
- Strong commitment to the Malala Fund’s mission to empower girls through education.
- Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning within advocacy and campaigns.
- Excellent team player with ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across departments and external stakeholders.
- Undergraduate qualification in a related subject
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