IBIS is an International Non Government Organisation which has been operating in Ghana since 2001.
We are seeking a National Policy Advisor who will be responsible for advising and representing IBIS on national, regional and international policy issues. This is particularly so in relation to providing advice relevant to our existing programmes – education, governance and human rights.
- Advise and support the development of advocacy strategies for both IBIS and its partners in order to affect policy change in education, gender, governance and human rights/peace
- Support the capacity building of staff and partners in advocacy and mentor Ibis Ghana staff / partners in policy engagements
- Facilitate workshops as required to strengthening civil society’s capacity to influence policy
- Advise IBIS in research and documentation processes aimed at influencing policy
- Support regular contact between IBIS and relevant state institutions, research institutions, think tanks in education, governance and human rights
- Facilitate IBIS’s partnership with national level civil society organisations and coalitions
- Lead IBIS’s work on Aid Effectiveness
- Contribute to fund raising by supporting the development and writing of project proposals
- Represent IBIS on policy platforms
You will be joining a dynamic team of committed professionals working in a supportive team environment where gender and diversity are valued. The post attracts a good remuneration and benefits package.
Required Skills or Experience
- Masters Degree or equivalent level of understanding and experience in the fields of Development Studies, Social Studies
- At least four years experience in policy advocacy at the local, national and regional levels
- Experience of programme development and facilitation, contributing to social change
- Experience in networking with civil society organisations / coalitions and development partners
- Ability to steer group processes & build sustainable multi-stakeholder coalitions
- Experience of programme monitoring, reporting and documentation
- Excellent communication, presentation and team working skills
How To Apply
Application forms and other relevant data can be downloaded from www.metacept.org or by email to: [email protected]. If you encounter difficulties call Peter on 020 9375933. Closing date for returned Application Forms is Friday, 22 July 2011 – regrettably only short listed candidates will be contacted.
More information on IBIS can be found on: www.ibiswestafrica.com or www.ibis.dk. We would particularly welcome applications from women.