Youth Engagement Advisor

Location: Any AAI Country Office including Global Secretariat Hubs

Duration: 3 Years Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

Terms and conditions of base location will apply

Coordinate federation programming, policy, and campaign work relating to youth, young feminist, young LGBTI movements, and youth related issues across the 4 Strategic Priorities and through the Youth Programme Framework; provides oversight for the Activista network in conjunction with country coordinators; and provide regular analysis of the political context for young men and women, especially those facing intersecting discriminations to inform ActionAid strategies and approaches. Coordinate with countries across the ActionAid International (AAI) Federation, and works closely with the Youth Working Group, as well as country/member delegated responsibilities by the Global Secretariat.

Coordinates federation programming, policy, and campaign work relating to diverse youth movements and intersecting youth related issues, support the strengthening of the Activista network, build links and form effective relationships with  key allies in diverse youth movements, including young feminist & LGBTI, anti-racism/xenophobia networks and ensure that AAI global campaign and country campaigns have a strong youth engagement angle. You will also be involved in providing regular analysis of the political context for youth, especially those facing multiple and intersecting discriminations based on gender, sexual orientation, class, caste, race, to inform ActionAid strategies and approaches.

You must have substantial experience of using Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in working with young people, young feminist, LGBTI, networks that are representative of diversities Demonstrable strong project management skills and aptitude, preferably in a cross-cultural, cross-organisational and network environment. Substantial knowledge and demonstrable experience engaging with international policy, advocacy and campaigning spaces, especially those that pertain to youth related issues; strong understanding of international human rights instruments, treaty bodies, and intergovernmental spaces; and substantial experience of working in coalitions and skills in alliance building and network-formation is required.

Strong interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrable experience of working with people from different organisations, functions, countries and cultures to deliver objectives and projects and strong communication skills and proven ability to translate complicated ideas into clear messages, and the ability to sell ideas, influence and persuade at all levels and across cultures is required. You must have substantial knowledge of issues impacting young women, LGBTI youth, young people at the intersection of caste, race, class, gender and  sexual orientation.

A relevant Bachelors or Master’s degree or more than three years’ experience working with organizing or policy influencing with young women and men and you must be proficient in English. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Portuguese, or other language used in ActionAid countries and experience or knowledge of marketing, voluntary fundraising and communicating to a youth audience is advantageous.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the country where you will be based. We may not be able to consider your application if you do not have eligibility to work.If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.


Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.