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Tel: 01227 639768

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Location: EC1N London, U.K. (preferred) or Washington, D.C.

Salary expectation: £37,900 to £40,200

Application deadline: Sat 29th May

This is a full-time role

I. Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Global Advocacy and Campaigns, the Policy and Advocacy Officer will support Malala Fund’s policy development and advocacy activities across the work of the Advocacy department. They will contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality global and national policy advocacy strategies for girls’ education through supporting policy analysis, global and national research projects and the project management of advocacy initiatives on the themes of education financing, education quality and social norms. They will represent Malala Fund externally with sector colleagues and contribute to relationships with technical specialists in key government and international institutions.

II. Responsibilities

Strengthening Policy and Advocacy

  • Develops draft key messages and policy recommendations using evidence from our programmes and wider research in consultation with Advocacy colleagues and partners.
  • Produce evidence-based policy briefings to inform global and national advocacy work.
  • Provides research, evidence-gathering and copy-editing support for advocacy reports.
  • Produces advocacy materials, including talking points, high-level correspondence and briefings.
  • Maps advocacy targets, moments and tactics for achieving change across Malala Fund’s priority areas.
  • Support the coordination and implementation of global and national advocacy campaigns.
  • Identifies and implements ways to support greater coherence across the work of the three units within the Advocacy department: Global Advocacy and Campaigns, National Advocacy, Research and Policy.
  • Working with the Research and Learning Officer (MEL) and the Programmes department, helps develop frameworks to monitor and evaluate the impact of Malala Fund’s global advocacy.

External Relationships and Representation

  • Represents the organisation at external meetings with sector colleagues and technical specialists in key government and international institutions as directed, reporting outcomes to the wider team.
  • Undertakes direct advocacy with decision-makers as directed.
  • Creates and maintains a database of advocacy targets.
  • Develops relationships and conducts advocacy with government departments, parliamentary bodies, oversight bodies and other political influencing targets.
  • Promotes and supports the input and voices of education activists and girl advocates at external engagements.

Deadline: Sat 29th May