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Senior Manager, Advocacy & Policy, Mastercard Foundation Accelerating Impact for Young Women in partnership with BRAC (AIM) at BRAC

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Job Description

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • Post-graduate/Master’s in Public policy, Public Affairs, Development Studies, International Relations, Sociology, Communications, Human Rights, or Gender Issues.

Required Competencies:

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of advocacy and campaigning for policy change.
  • Strong ability to develop and deliver advocacy strategies
  • Strategic thinker, capable of identifying strategic advocacy moments and opportunities, relevant to the work of AIM.
  • Strong policy analysis and research skills and knowledge of advocacy around AGYW, gender and/or development issues.
  • Ability to interpret and synthesise data and evidence from different sources.
  • Proven knowledge of human rights-based, youth and gender approaches to policy and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and forge productive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Advocacy work experience in the global South, preferably East and West Africa is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to be a team player and to work independently and with initiative.
  • Proven ability to perform under pressure and prioritize with multiple competing demands.
  • Highly organized, analytical, strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel frequently to BRAC countries as needed.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must; proficiency in Swahili or French is a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and networking skills.

Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in areas such as public policy, national and/or regional policy advocacy, international relations, sociology, communications, human rights, or gender issues or proven experience in a related field.
  • Experience in policy and advocacy in Africa and strong connections with key partners and stakeholders in the region are strongly preferred
  • Significant professional experience in a similar level role in the not-for-profit sector, an international/intergovernmental organization, a social movement, a research centre or a social enterprise.
  • Experience in capacity building of CSOs, grassroots networks etc.
  • Experience conducting policy analysis and synthesizing technical information and materials for decision making for advocacy actions.
  • Experience in management or coordination of research, policy, and advocacy-related events;
  • Knowledge of key international, regional sustainable goals agreements and conventions.

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