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EU Women Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor

The Role: 

The role of EU Advocacy Advisor is an exciting opportunity to join ActionAid and advance its work on Women Rights and Migration within climate and economic justice streams of work, to achieve a feminist just transition in the EU and the 45 countries where ActionAid works

The EU Advocacy Advisor role anchors ActionAid’s influence with EU institutions and Brussels-based civil society networks and allies, leading policy analysis and strategy on the issues of women rights and migration in relevant EU spaces.  

Coordinates with European ActionAid (AA) country offices, providing support for collaborative initiatives at the regional level. Assists AA country offices across the federation to advance their objectives when EU/ EC institutions are targets or potential allies.   Collaborates with colleagues in the AA Global Secretariat (GS) and federation to support advocacy, campaigns and research, joining the dots between issues in the Global North and South, amplifying impact and advancing AA’s strategic priorities.

Who we're looking for: 

A passionate activist with a cool policy head, excited to advance the interconnected issues of women rights (climate/economic justice) and migration alongside NGO allies and social movements. You should have significant experience of EU policy spaces, NGOs, networks and strategies. Policy experience in gender, migration, climate justice, development, will be an advantage. You should have broad knowledge of the various issues ActionAid works on and of European politics, as well as capacity to develop basic competency in new areas as needed.

You should have a strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, with a deep understanding of intersectional struggles at global and European level, and a recognition of Europe’s impact and responsibilities in the wider world. You should have a strong understanding of and passion for ActionAid’s theory of change, recognising that injustice can only be overcome by strengthening the individual agency and collective power of oppressed groups to achieve system change.

You are able to work both independently and collaboratively, with strong policy analysis and writing skills, and a proven ability to build influential relationships with policy makers and civil society allies. You should be skilled in driving clear, measurable objectives and key results, including in cross- functional and matrix settings. We are looking for a strong team player who is able to work closely with others (often from a distance) to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities with proven ability to think strategically and analytically. Proven initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in an organizationally complex and changing environment. Proven ability to work and deliver high-quality work on own initiative with minimal supervision, ability to work to deadlines under pressure.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay 

How to apply: 

Please click on the "apply"  button via link here to start the application process:  

Applications close on 10th February 2023 by 17:00 GMT. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

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 as unsuccessful. The suitable candidate must have the rights to work in Brussels

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us: 

ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values. ActionAid will only recruit candidate who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid.

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EU Women Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor
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