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    ActionAid Uganda (AAU) seeks an experienced Civic Space and Governance Advisor to provide efficient capacity building to its staff and ActionAid Federation members signed up to the Shrinking Space Project 5, which is aimed at expanding civic and political space across the world.  An overall objective of the placement is to support the development of consensus on strategies for, and programmatic policy responses to, addressing the challenges, risk mitigation; and identifying emerging opportunities for engagement around shrinking political space. 

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    ActionAid Uganda (AAU) seeks an experienced Tax Justice Advisor, who is able to provide efficient capacity development to both national staff at the ActionAid office and its partner organisations. An overall objective of the placement is to provide technical advisory support on tax justice, policy analysis, research, campaigns and advocacy so as to hold government and corporate accountable in the implementation of tax policies.  Specifically, the Advisor will support the tax power campaign focusing on improving transparency and accountability in the way government generate taxes, allocate and effectively utilize them.

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    Competitive, Local salary and terms and conditions of employment of the base location will apply
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    DIRECTORATE: Programme Development, Quality and Impact

    Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer – Shifting the Power Project

    Location: Dhaka, Nairobi, Islamabad

    Duration: 18 Month Fixed Term Contract

    Salary:  Competitive, Local salary and terms and conditions of employment of the base location will apply 


    Experienced in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and processes in an international development / humanitarian environment you are now looking for a new challenge where your work will make a positive difference.

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    Do you have a curious, trusting approach to your leadership? Do you have experience with activism and training within the NGO sector?  – then you might be our next Global Platform Manager!
    Training4Change and the Global Platform concept The GPs are training hubs located all over the world, where volunteers, activists and NGO employees get training and participate in projects and activities. The fundamental aim of the GPs is to empower young people to create positive social change, through training, capacity support, mentoring, networking, cultural exchange and incubation of young people with innovative ideas. Please read more on our website:           
    About Global Platform El Salvador
    At the Global Platform in El Salvador we train organizations and individuals in the knowledge, skills and attitudes to throw off poverty and injustice and to challenge decision makers. Through innovative trainings and capacity development, we aim to unleash the potential of young people by giving them power to do social change. We believe that social change is possible when youth around the world come together and create local activities with global visions.As a Manager at Global Platform Myanmar you will be managing a team of around 8 staff and be a core focal person for ensuring  ActionAid Denmark strategic activities around capacity development and youth mobilization in the Central Americas region. Every year, approximately 4000 volunteers and professionals are trained at our Global Platforms. As the Manager at the Global Platform you will be part of a team of approximately 100 employees around the worlds at our Global Platforms in in Denmark, Nepal, Myanmar, El Salvador, Jordan, Ghana, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Jordan and Palestine. Other new platforms are under development and expected to open in the near future. You will report to the International Head of Training4Change.
    For more information go to
    About the job
    The platform manager is responsible the overall leadership and management of the Global platform. It is your finest task to keep the platform relevant, viable and innovative. This includes
    Management and leadership
    • Managing and supervising the Global Platform team, ensuring training quality and an open and constructive learning environment build on trust, commitment and curiosity, 
    • Ensure sparring and overall supervisory support to the Training coordinator on all training and course development and manuals as well as evaluation of the conducted trainings.
    Embedding and communicate the impact and relevance of the global platforms work, through development of effective branding and promotion strategy and tools. Ensure a smooth co-operation with ActionAids Country Offices in the Central Americas regions programmatic work. 
    Training and activism
    • Furthering youth engagement on the platform through innovating and organizing impactful concepts for activities and fruitful collaboration with Activista (see more about Activista here).
    • Identify new potential strategic partners in the region, with whom partnerships with our training programme can be cultivated and thereby advancing the agenda of marginalized youth in Central America.    
    Ensuring financial sustainability, including responsibility to develop strategic relationships with current and new partners, as well as raising funds, cultivating relationships with donors, and market the platform and its activities.  The GP handles all economic tracking and reporting to AADK, AAI and donors.
    Qualifications for platform manager
    • Relevant educational background
    • Experience in cultivating markets and relationships leading to more income-generating activities 
    • Experience with and ability to work within a team, preferably some years of management experience
    • Previous experience in working with youth volunteer programs, social movements or mobilization of young people
    • Training background and experience in facilitation
    • Vast interest in regions social and political context
    • Fluent in Spanish 
    • Fluent in English
    • Previous experience from working in El Salvador or another GP is an advantage
    Personal skills
    • A high degree of maturity and trust in own abilities
    • Able to make independent decisions, while respecting the input and position of others. 
    • Innovative and entrepreneur mindset
    Employment Conditions
    A contract starting as soon as possible, running for one year with the possibility of an extension.Monthly Salary: DKK 18.141, subject to local tax.Pension: 10% of the salary.You will pay local tax of the salary.
    Housing provided or an allowance to procure housing.
    Please see further on employment conditions in our manual found here:
    Should you have any questions, please forward them to Mette Marie Yde, Operational Manager of Global Platforms at
    Application deadline is 19th of February and first interviews are expected on the 24th of February and second interviews as well as possible personality profile on 25th -26th of February. 
    As we only accept applications submitted through our online recruitment system, please use the link/button below.
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    DIRECTORATE: Programmes

    Position: Humanitarian Information Officer

    Location: London

    Salary: £33,664 - £34,682 per annum

    Duration: Ten Months Fixed Term Maternity Cover Contract - (with possibility of extension)

    Terms and conditions of base Location will apply 

    If you are passionate about making a difference, have proven experience of developing information systems around humanitarian policy and programming this role as Humanitarian Information Officer with ActionAid International is for you.



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    DIRECTORATE: Programmes

    Position: Terms of Reference for consultancy to carry out Project Base 

    Location: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and SADC region 

    Purpose of the Role:

    ActionAid International is the principal/lead in a consortium of six organisations contracted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement a project which aims to ‘Strengthen Social Accountability and Oversight Capacity for Rights-based Public Resources Management in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa’. The other consortium members are International HIV/AIDS Alliance, SAfAIDS, East and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum, Training Centre for Development Cooperation and the Public Service Accountability Monitor programme of Rhodes University. The pre-planning phase of the project will run from 1 August 2015 – 30 March 2016. The main implementation Phase 1 of the project is expected to run for 3 years from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2019

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    DIRECTORATE: Fundraising and Communications

    Position: Business Development Manager – Asia and Middle East (Maternity Cover)

    Location: Bangkok, New Delhi, Hanoi and Phnom Penh

    Duration: Maternity cover – 9 months

    Salary: £36,035 per annum

    International Grade D

    Purpose of the Role:


    The Business Development Manager uses an entrepreneurial approach in working with staff from ActionAid offices throughout the Asia and Middle East region (including programme, finance, fundraising, and M&E) to develop and submit high quality donor proposals and tender bids that are aligned with ActionAid’s priorities, demonstrate impact, and offer value for money. S/he is proactive in identifying new and non-traditional sources of funding from a range of institutional donors and working with ActionAid country staff and other fundraising teams to leverage ActionAid’s funding prospects. S/he builds the capacity of ActionAid country offices to develop and manage strategic consortium partnerships with other NGOs and private sector organisations where appropriate. Skills development and capacity building of ActionAid staff within the portfolio countries is also a key part of the role through training, mentoring, and feedback on proposal development processes, fundraising strategies and donor scoping activities.