Posted on :
8 Feb, 2011
Sightsavers International’s vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. We work with partners in 34 countries across Africa and Asia to make this a reality.
Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.
Overall purpose and responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Director, Advocacy and African Alliances (DAAA), you will support all global advocacy initiatives, leading where relevant; including supporting the Global Advocacy Team (GAT) in setting and reviewing the international advocacy objectives, ensuring thematic groups (education, inclusion and eye health) achieve their work plans and supporting team advocacy plans as necessary.
You will be responsible for ensuring opportunities from the wider global environment are captured and included in advocacy plans; monitoring performance against the overarching themes; leading on specific advocacy initiatives; ensuring documentation and communication of advocacy work and acting as a key resource for organisational information and learning around advocacy.
Location: The post holder could be based in East or West Africa or the United Kingdom.
Required Skills or Experience
The role has an exigent scope and requires significant development and programme experience in Africa or Asia with focus on social sector advocacy.
You will be required to have 3- 5 years experience and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in the development of advocacy and / or policy work at international or regional level
Additionally, a considerable experience in administration, documentation, reporting and monitoring is necessary.
You must be able to influence high level officials and other INGO leadership.
A minimum of a first degree in Health, Social Inclusion, Education, or professional qualification in related field is required but a postgraduate qualification is desirable.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please email [email protected] for an application pack.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date: 22nd February 2011