Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) – Advocacy Officer.

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A. POSITION SUMMARY

Employment:

Full time

Working hours:

Monday to Friday reporting in the office from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 P.M

Supervisor:

Project and Contract Manager

Staff Responsibility:

None

Duration of Contract:

Two years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance

Duty station:

 PACJA Secretariat, Nairobi Kenya

Grade and Salary level:

Grade 4,Annual gross salary range of 48,000-66,000 USD

The Advocacy Officer is in charge of contributing to the achievement of AACJ’s mission to promote climate justice regionally and globally by influencing policies, systems, structures, and practices of the Governments and actors through lobbying and advocacy.

S/he will collaborate extensively with Advocacy Leads of the AACJ Consortium and with the colleagues in the 8 project countries to develop, organize and execute a wide range of activities to influence policy and practice according to the scope of the AACJ project, and specific results-oriented pathways. S/he will build the policy capacity of the implementing partners and advice on project implementation on matters on issues of policy and advocacy.

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a) Coordinate the development of an advocacy and campaign strategy for the AACJ Project together with the advocacy staff of the (consortium) partners in the project
b) Work with consortium partners to develop and implement capacity strengthening trajectories around advocacy and influencing
c) Proactively work with advocacy staff of the (consortium) partners to identify potential ACJ advocacy agenda’s by identifying human rights protection and governance gaps relevant to AACJ strategic interests.
d) Work with advocacy staff across the consortium to ensure when relevant timely development of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and other advocacy materials for the project.
e) Advice technical staff and other relevant stakeholders on meaningful engagement with key actors and institutions.
f) Provide guidance and thought leadership on all policy and advocacy and governance developments relevant to AACJ’s work
g) Act as focal person for information dissemination towards the donor in case of any arising issues in a timely and effective way regarding the violation of climate justice rights;
h) Perform any other duty as maybe assigned by the Project and Contract Manager


C. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
a) An agile, strategic, and critical thinker, with the ability of setting process, performance, and outcome goals.
b) Excellent communication skills both verbal and written English, ability to speak French and Portuguese will be an added advantage
c) Ability to pay attention to details
d) Excellent planning and organizational skills to manage own workload and co-ordinate
the work of others.
e) Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills
f) Ability to quickly understand and absorb new topics, issues, and disciplines and distill relevant advocacy strategies from them;
g) Ability to deliver oral, catchy, and informative presentations to various audience;
h) Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting.


D. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
a) A degree in international relations, communications, public relations, or a related field
b) At least several years’ experience in the climate change/Justice discourse Minimum 5 years’ experience in the implementation of advocacy projects.
c) At least 5 years of work experience in a similar position preferably with INGO
d) Demonstrable experience and achievements working in and advocating towards multi-stakeholder platforms and processes and working on advocacy within movements;
e) Track record in policy analysis, writing and editing articles, website content, reports, and press releases;
f) Experience working in an international environment;
g) Good understanding of political affairs and international institutions dynamics in Africa.
h) Excellent experience of working with governments, intergovernmental agencies, the private sector, CSOs
i) Good understanding of the policy process in international fora, i.e., UNFCCC, SBSTA, and others;
j) Experience in stakeholder mapping and strategizing according to policy objectives of different projects.

 

E. HOW TO APPLY:

If you meet the requirements, kindly submit your applications to;

Human Resources and Partnership Manager
Email: hr@pacja.org copy to info@pacja.org
by 27th May, 2021.

Citizens from all African countries are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

https://www.pacja.org/vacancies

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