Closing date: 9 June 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Vauxhall, London
Senior Advocacy Manager
The Senior Advocacy Manager will cultivate a critical mass of support across the political spectrum to accelerate global progress on malaria and will be at the heart of the organisation’s mission. In a period of significant political uncertainty, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of the fight to end malaria - using its convening power, financial muscle and political voice in both domestic and international arenas. The role will also be responsible for binding the UK into the momentous commitment made by 53 Commonwealth countries, under the UK as Chair-in-Office, to halve malaria by 2023. The opportunity is there to be seized to use this commitment to mutually strengthen UK support across and beyond the political spectrum and build support within the Commonwealth institutions and processes. The role will therefore have a particularly outward-looking focus from the UK.
‘UK+’ refers to ‘UK to the Commonwealth, and UK to the world’.
You will be an innovative thinker and doer with proven capacity for self-direction and able to prioritise and manage a portfolio of diverse projects. As an articulate and confident influencer, demonstrating political awareness and sensitivity, you will create sustainable relationships and represent the charity both internally and externally and play an active an engaged role in both supporting UK activity and the broader activities of the charity as a whole.
•Design and lead the delivery of our ‘UK+’ advocacy strategy, with support from the wider team to inspire increased support from the UK government for the malaria campaign.
•Coordinate and drive efforts to encourage projection of UK influence to support and drive enhanced leadership and action on malaria and global health through the Commonwealth and other international platforms (e.g. UN, G7 etc.).
•Develop strong relationships with relevant players to the UK+ strategy in and around Parliament, across the broader Government incl. DFID and FCO, and other non-parliamentary potential champions and allies of the UK+ strategy (incl. day-to-day responsibility for our Royal Patron): including identifying, recruiting and working with champions, key influencers and political targets, and developing targeted collateral such as issue briefs and submissions.
•Develop and coordinate our approach to relevant international Commonwealth processes, incl. Ministerial meetings, and to High Commissions in the UK.
•Monitor and report on the impact of our UK+ advocacy strategy and evolving external context, informing evidenced based strategy development and course corrections, contributing to organisational funding proposals and M&E processes.
•Monitor UK and international debates and policy across health, development and beyond; working with the policy manager and others to identify opportunities for influence.
•Work closely with colleagues to identify and build synergies between our UK+ and international advocacy, policy and communications work.
•Work collaboratively with the communications team to develop and deliver effective digital and traditional media and thought leader opportunities.
•Build external relationships and coalitions in the development sector and beyond in support of the malaria campaign and to ensure an intelligence and insight driven advocacy strategy.
•Provide briefings for directors and external partners on the context and status of the government relations strategy, including in advance of meetings with senior politicians and civil servants.
•Experience of designing and delivering innovative high-impact advocacy and/or campaigns which have influenced governments, parliamentarians and the media to bring about change in policy, practice or funding.
•Superb communication skills and demonstrable experience of effective oral and written communications with a range of diverse audiences, e.g. staging advocacy events, formal submissions, presentations, media briefings and engaging correspondence with key individuals.
•Strong research and analytical skills and an ability to get up to speed quickly on new issues.
•Experience of working in or around UK Parliament and Whitehall and an excellent understanding of UK political parties, key institutions and processes, including parliamentary groups, committees and government departments relevant to the role.
•Experience of engaging a variety of powerful non-parliamentary champions
•Experience of managing multiple projects concurrently, including events organisation and budget management.
•Proven track record of establishing and cultivating strong internal and external networks and relationships at different levels, and effectively working with others to reach common goals.
•Considerable initiative and be a self-starter ready to take on all tasks necessary within a small team.
•A willingness and ability to travel overseas occasionally as required.
•Experience of working in international development and on global health issues.
•Experience of working with UK government and influencers to project UK influence abroad.
•Experience working on matters relating to the Commonwealth and/or with Commonwealth-relevant institutions or groups.
•Experience of identifying and recruiting new cross-sector champions and cultivating high level influencer engagement including long-term relationship management.
Reports to: Director of Advocacy
Location: Vauxhall, London
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits incl. 10% company pension
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Please send your CV and covering statement as to your suitability for the role by email addressed to the Operations Manager on:
Closing date for applications is 5pm on 9th June 2019
1st Interviews to be held 18th June 2019
2nd Interviews to be held 24th June 2019
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact the Operations Manager at the above email address.
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