POSITION TITLE: Manager of Policy and Advocacy - SDG2 Advocacy Hub
LOCATION: New York, Washington, DC or London preferred
REPORTS TO: Director of SDG2 Advocacy hub
CLOSING DATE: January 8th, 2019
The SDG2 Advocacy Hub is looking for a Manager of Policy and Advocacy to join the Hub’s secretariat. In this role, the Manager of Policy and Advocacy will focus and analyse policy opportunities and translate this into clear messages to use across the Hub’s Network to coordinate action on SDG2 priorities. They will split their time as follows: 60% of time to policy advocacy; 30% of time to network building and 10% of time to general department work.
The core responsibilities/activities of this role includes:
- Work to ensure policy connections are clear and connected to all aspects of our work;
- Support the Director in developing proposed policy priorities for the year;
- Contribute to communicating policy goals to a broad audience and build messaging related to broader SDG2 goals.
SDG2 Advocacy Hub Representation:
- Represent the SDG2 Advocacy hub at key events;
- Present and speak to SDG2 priorities at partner events and calls.
- Support content creation for the Hub platform that furthers key policy priorities;
- Support director in creating relevant thought-leadership pieces for Hub secretariat and members. as required.
- Work with key partners on reports and data relevant to SDG2 to help create communication resources;
- Draw on the existing evidence base to advocate for greater attention to – and increased investment for– those cost-effective actions which can be scaled up now to address malnutrition.
- Provide support as required to national level partners.
- Required 5 years of policy development/analysis and/or advocacy focused on food security, agriculture or nutrition.
- Experience working with coalitions is a plus.
- Ability to cross sectors and see connections between traditionally defined sectors.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in Development, Nutrition or Agriculture preferred.
- Must be fluent in English and conversational in French or Spanish.
- Experience working with diverse groups, including ability to reach across racial, ethnic, generational, socioeconomic and denominational lines
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to gain new knowledge and apply it to specific situations, researching and performing straightforward analyses of information from varied sources.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, use of the Internet for research and experience with data collection and the importance of databases
- Must be able to conduct trainings via webinars and conference calls
- Occasional travel to meetings and events is required (no more than 20 percent of time)
- Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
- Work with a dispersed team globally.
- Must be responsive to emails and phone calls off-site during evenings, weekends, and holidays to support time-sensitive matters.
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email the address above with any queries about this role.