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Actionaid International

Directorate:
Campaigns and Policy

Position:
 Digital Campaign Coordinator

Location:
Johannesburg, Nairobi, or AA Country in the Global South

Duration: 6 months Fixed Term Contract, initially

Salary:
 Competitive

(Will be on the Local Country’sTerms and Conditions and benefits)

Have you experience of digital campaigning in a supporter based organisation? 


Are you looking to develop your skills at the cutting edge of digital campaigning? 

If the answer is yes join ActionAid International as Digital Campaign Coordinator and help create engaging work and deliver against objectives..

At ActionAid International we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies. 

As Digital Campaign Coordinator you will develop our digital campaigning strategy, plans and projects across the federation as well as provide advice on development and use of digital tools for campaigning.

Working closely with Campaign Project Teams and stakeholders across member countries you will drive innovation and ensure the effectiveness of multi country digital campaign projects to deliver objectives, recruit supporters and retain people.

You will implement ideas for globally-coordinated campaign pushes, assisting in content production and identifying appropriate digital channels. 

You will also pinpoint capacity gaps and suggest ways to improve. In addition, you will commission and manage external agencies where necessary. 

We will look to you to provide research based strategic advice on the development and use of new tools for digital campaigning and supporter engagement as well as monitor and evaluate effectiveness.

Substantial experience of digital campaigning in a supporter based organisation should mean you have an excellent knowledge of digital engagement and using the internet as a campaigning tool. 

You must know how to use social networks, blogging and other social media effectively, and how to write successful online content for a mixed range of audiences. 

You will also have experience of administering open source CMS systems (preferably Drupal). Strategically, you need to be able to develop plans for supporter engagement and development. 

This will involve working closely with colleagues across the organisation, so you have to be adept at working collaboratively with people from other disciplines.

Your work will create emotional connections, mobilise supporters and make a real difference.

Are you the right person for the job? Please read this carefully before you apply:

Please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

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 don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. Thank you for your understanding.

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

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Directorate: Campaigns and Policy

Position:
International Policy Manager Women’s Rights

Location:
Johannesburg or Nairobi

Salary: £45 489 Grade E

Local terms and conditions will apply

Purpose of the Role:
 The International Policy Manager leads and coordinates the development and strengthening of AAI’s policy expertise on issues surrounding the women’s rights and the Safe Cities Multi-Country Campaign (MCC). Responsible for collaboratively defining policy priorities on women’s rights and providing systematic and updated policy advice.  

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Lead or coordinate development of AAI’s public policy positions and provide strategic policy analysis and advice on the women’s rights, being fully up to date with key global debates and helping AA positions to be informed by these in order to have maximum impact.
  • Design and develop strategic research on women’s rights that will inform policy and campaigning work, complementing and building on programme based evidence and research. In coordination with the International Programme Manager sustain a high level of policy insights from Local Rights Programmes.
  • Provide strategic policy advice on an on-going basis and inform AAI’s public policy and media positions on this strategic objective.
  • Engage in relevant policy debates on development finance and labor rights, internally and externally.  Identify and develop links and partnerships with relevant movements, activists,  academics, and research bodies, public policy experts and decision-makers in INGOs and in regional, international and multi-lateral institutions relevant to the SO and multi-country campaign.
  • In collaboration with the Research Coordinator and Advocacy Coordinators and the International Communications Team, plan and produce communications assets for use in policy seminars and other policy advocacy-focused events, and for the international website.
  • Support capacity development plans for countries on policy analysis and identify policy resource people and key partners across the federation who can provide peer support
  • Provide strategic policy advice as a participant in the women’s rights to the International Platform and the International Leadership Team, as and when needed for purposes of planning and strategy development.
  • Represent ActionAid’s policy activities to key audiences, including donors, supporters and campaigners and help establish and maintain relationships with funding agencies that prioritise women’s rights or the safe cities campaign – both governmental/inter-governmental or private.
  • Responsible for managing delegated budget responsibility for resources within approved limits. Delegation to other team members can be done but overall responsibility remains with Budget holder.
  • Responsible for preparing activity based budgets and monitoring actual monthly spend against these budgets, including providing relevant accruals and explanations for variances.
Desired Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant postgraduate degree
  • Strategic thinker and innovator, capable of spotting trends and opportunities in respect of women’s rights and translating these into practical interventions to promote our campaign and policy advocacy objectives
  • Substantive experience in leadership roles advising organisational leaders on public policy debates, including economic justice, for purposes of strategy development
  • Excellent advocacy and networking skills and connections at international or regional level for advancing AAI’s influencing agenda and public profile.
  • Good IT skills, including with social media platforms
  • A very strong team player willing to play a specific role in contributing to a larger global campaigning or influencing effort
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Vacancy: Regional Administrator
 
Location: ActionAid International Africa Regional Office, Nairobi
 
Terms: Local Terms and Conditions apply
 
Salary: KShs 202,262.00 per month
 
The Organization: ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in over 45 countries across the globe in the achievement of a world free from poverty and injustice. 

Its vision is “a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity”. 

Our mission is “to work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice.” 


ActionAid International Africa Regional Office is part of the ActionAid International Secretariat and provides leadership and management support to all countries in Africa where ActionAid has presence. 

ActionAid International has approved its Strategy for 2012-17, ‘’People’s Action to End Poverty’, which reaffirms the organizational commitment to a human rights-based approach to development.

The Position:
 ActionAid is looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Team Business Administrator for the Africa Region. 

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to two Africa Regional Directors in the Institutional Development Directorate in planning and delivery of annual priorities and plans.

The role enables effective communications within the directorate; with countries and the International secretariat. 

It supports the Regional Coordinators to collate and review country plans, progress reports, risks and plans by ensuring regular updates are provided as required. 

The role supports the management of the team calendar as it coordinates engagements with colleagues from within the organisation. 

The role also manages logistics around meetings, travels and key events.

Desired qualifications, Skills, knowledge & Experience
 
The successful candidate will have:
  • A first degree or Higher Diploma in Project / Business Administration / Management or other relevant field from a recognized institution; 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the development sector and in project management; 
  • Proven administrative / office experience where initiative, problem solving, liaison and diplomacy are required; 
  • Excellent liaison, diplomacy, problem solving and organisational skills; 
  • A self-starter, requiring little supervision to prioritise tasks and produce high quality work under pressure; 
  • Excellent demonstrable written and verbal communication skills. 
  • A high level of proficiency in English is essential. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent analytical, planning and presentation skills;
  • Practical knowledge of microsoft applications (PowerPoint, excel, word and access);
  • Strong team working abilities and a strong commitment to ActionAid values including a human rights based approach to development, championing women’s rights and value working with diverse cultures and the poor and marginalized groups.
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Application Procedures:
 
Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and two names of your nominated referees to: vacancies.africa@actionaid.org by no later than the May 5, 2015. 


Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

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