RESULTS seeks Policy Advocacy Coordinator
Policy Advocacy Coordinator
The position of Policy Advocacy Coordinator will provide crucial support to the Policy Advocacy team. The post will be ideally suited for an individual with some work experience at the beginning of a career in international development, particularly in policy or research or public affairs. We are looking for someone who will be proactive, efficient and flexible in supporting our policy advocacy work. Having a can-do attitude that includes the more administrative aspects of the role is essential. This post will provide good opportunities for developing project management and advocacy skills; an understanding of key international development issues; research and writing for advocacy; and experience of working with civil servants.
RESULTS has a long and successful history of providing policy input to decision makers in institutions that make crucial choices in international development such as DFID and the EC, but also important multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and SUN (Scaling up Nutrition). We also are a strong policy voice within our sector, influencing and Page 2 of 5 supporting other Civil Society organisations. Much is known about how development can be more effective but this knowledge does not always inform policy and policy-in-practice. Our role is less focussed on creating new field research, but more about translating the best evidence into succinct, effective, policy recommendations that are taken up and implemented by these major development actors to help end poverty.
The heart of the policy team’s role is to provide solid policy evidence and messaging to underpin all of RESULTS work. The policy team goes beyond the production of this evidence: it also delivers it as highly-focussed advocacy messaging to the stakeholders who require the most detailed and nuanced levels of technical briefing. These audiences particularly include civil servants and the staff of key development agencies and civil society organisations, but also the parliamentarians and members of our grassroots network who are the strongest champions for our work.
- Support the team with research and writing, for example researching information for a submission to an enquiry, or for a report or briefing pack.
- Administrative support to the Policy Advocacy Team: overseeing correspondence to officials, taking reports and publications through the production process; supporting the organisation of delegations; maintaining contact lists.
- Assist with arranging opportunities to publicise our key messages – eg planning public events and arranging the logistics for events; leading on effective distribution of our materials; arranging outreach to the media (traditional and digital media).
- Contribute to the RESULTS UK site, blog and social media to help achieve our organisational objectives and strengthen our brand presence.
- Assist with programme planning: attending coalition meetings, identifying key opportunities to collaborate with partners or influence decision-makers.
- Assist with working with the Grassroots Advocacy Team to ensure maximum synergy and throughput between the relationships our grassroots campaigners build with their local Page 3 of 5 MPs, and the work led from the office to support MPs in Parliament.
- Support the effective management of donor-funded projects, e.g. leading monitoring and evaluation, assist with monitoring monthly finances, six monthly reporting.
- Project development: assist and develop particular projects that change over time. Responsibilities change within the team as budgets develop and opportunities arise. Examples could include: Helping to set up an advocacy tour with a speaker from the global south meeting with parliamentarians, DFID officials, journalists or others. Helping to prepare the agenda and briefing pack for a delegation to a developing country. Helping to prepare funding bids for new sources of income
- The post holder will also carry out other duties as necessary. These may be in direct support of the Head of Policy Advocacy, for example work in support of human resources, arrange whole-staff trainings; plan workshops, develop new proposals, scope new programmes etc.
- Represent RESULTS as required at meetings with coalitions or partner organisations.
- Support with policy team and overall office administration tasks.
Please apply by sending a CV (maximum 3 pages) and cover letter (maximum 2 pages) in English to firstname.lastname@example.org – do not send any other documents or attachments at this time. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th April at 5pm. Interviews will be scheduled towards the end of the following week.