Advocacy Officer
Together for Girls
RemoteWork must be performed anywhere in Kenya

The Brave Movement  seeks a dedicated Advocacy Officer for the “No More Silence: Africa Fights Child Sexual Violence” 18 month project working across eight countries,focused on ending childhood sexual violence across East, West, and Southern Africa. This critical role involves developing and implementing advocacy strategies in collaboration with the Brave Movement Campaign Manager in Africa, fostering collaboration with survivor-led organizations, and actively engaging with the African Union to drive policy changes and interventions.

The Brave Movement is a global movement of survivors and allies, united to drive advocacy and campaigns for transformative change. We launched in early 2022 and are growing fast with members and partners in all regions of the world. The Brave Movement was initiated, and is hosted by, Together for Girls, a global partnership to end violence against children and adolescents. 

Position Overview

The Advocacy Officer at the Brave Movement will play a pivotal role in driving national advocacy and campaigns for transformative change, with a focus on ending childhood sexual violence. Reporting directly to the Brave Movement Campaign Manager in Africa, the Advocacy Officer will manage specific responsibilities, including coordination with external consultants. This is a 18 month position with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in the implementation of advocacy strategies under the guidance of the Campaign Manager.
  • Support efforts to influence national and regional policies related to childhood sexual violence.
  • Collaborate with survivor-led organizations, experts, and allied groups to strengthen national and regional coordination efforts.
  • Contribute to the development of key campaign messages and support the launch of bold and transformative campaigns at the national level.
  • Support advocacy efforts to include survivor voices within the African Union and in key decision-making spaces.
  • Contribute to efforts towards the African Union officially recognizing childhood sexual violence as a critical issue, pushing for effective interventions and policies.
  • Assist in the facilitation of  workshops and networking opportunities to empower survivors and allied organizations at national and sub-country levels.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Required

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Strong understanding of child protection issues and the dynamics of childhood sexual violence in Africa.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Verbal and written fluency in English.

Desired

  • Experience working with survivors.
  • Knowledge of the child protection sector. 
  • Additional languages, especially French, Spanish or Kiswahili.

Background

The Brave Movement is a survivor-centered global movement campaigning to end childhood sexual violence.

Millions of children worldwide experience sexual violence. This threatens the safety and protection of all children and adolescents in our communities.

Childhood sexual violence remains a taboo and continues to affect individuals, families and communities globally. For many years, victims have been silenced, stigmatized, and shamed whilst perpetrators have been exempt from justice.

Location & Ways of Working

This position is a full time (40 hours per week), 18 month position, with possible renewal that must be based in Kenya. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya. Together for Girls is not able to sponsor visas at this time.

This is currently a remote position. All team members are expected to be available during the core working hours of  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The other four hours that the team member chooses to work are flexible and may be coordinated with their supervisor. This position will also require travel up to 20%.

Compensation 

This role offers a competitive salary adjusted to the cost of labor in the city where the candidate resides. Final salary within this location adjusted range will also be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and years and type of experience. 

For example, the annual salary for the position for a candidate based in 

  • Nairobi, Kenya will be Ksh 5,056,000 – Ksh 5,925,000
  • Mombassa, Kenya will be Ksh 4,223,500 – Ksh 4,985,000

Together for Girls offers competitive pay, paid leave, and comprehensive health insurance. Specific benefits vary by country.

Please submit a CV and brief cover letter to careers@togetherforgirls.org by January 19th with the subject line Advocacy Officer Application_LAST NAME.


Published On: January 11th, 2024 / Categories: AgriJobs, News / Tags: /

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