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Christian Aid

Christian Aid


Position: Pan Africa Senior Advocacy Adviser
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Ethiopia, Harare, Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Kenya - Ethiopia, Kenya
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches, and local organizations who passionately champion dignity, equality, and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and recognize the value this brings in forming strong, creative, and high-performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone live out our values of dignity, equality, justice, and love. We value a good work-life balance, so we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for most of our roles too.

Learn about our vision, mission, and values

About the role

As part of the Global Advocacy and Policy team in the Policy in the Public Affairs and Campaigns Department, this role will maximize the impact and effectiveness of Christian Aid’s advocacy and influence in a collaborative and coordinated way toward UN agencies, African Union, multilateral banks, and other significant targets.

With a focus on our main campaigns on economic, climate justice, and crisis context the post holder will connect national movement building in Christian Aid’s country programs with relevant strategies at a pan-African level. As a strategic role for the organization driving our influencing work at the Pan Africa level, the post holder will ensure Christian Aid delivers impactful advocacy and influencing work. Working through and collaborating with regional coalitions, networks, and partners, the postholder will also support advocacy and influencing strategies across countries where we work and seek to influence within the context of a clear coherent strategy at regional and global levels.

About you

Christian Aid is looking for an experienced individual to shape and deliver our global advocacy in a pan-African context. The successful candidate will be experienced in working in a Pan Africa setting and in engaging regional institutions, as well as in navigating regional civil society and participating in coalitions, understanding how this connects to national and global level influencing. The post holder will be persuasive, able to negotiate, and opportunistic to bring about change, whilst maintaining a coherent, organizational approach.

With a track record in delivering impactful advocacy and using a range of approaches, you will need to be a great team player with proven experience in building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. Experience in working with ecumenical and faith-based organizations is an advantage.

Competency questions

As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Tell us about a time when you had to build relationships with different individuals or other organizations to further your own organization’s goals

  • What was the context?
  • What were your responsibilities?
  • What actions did you take? Why?
  • What were the results of your actions? How did you know you had furthered your organization’s goals?

Tell us about a time when you had to adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you have to communicate and to whom?
  • How did you adapt to meet the needs of this particular audience? What were the things you did differently?
  • What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know?

Please tell us about a time when you adapted or amended your original decision because it did not produce the expected or desired result.

  • What was the context? What was the original decision? Why did it not produce the desired results?
  • What was your task?
  • What action(s) did you take to review and then adapt the decision? Why? How?
  • What was the outcome? What was the impact on you/your team/the organization?

This role is open to the nationals of the Country where the role is based

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see the attachment for more information.