Climate Justice Advocacy Advisor

  • Anywhere
Organization: MS ActionAid Denmark
Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

The Climate Justice Advocacy Advisor position is placed in the Policy, Evidence and Fundraising team (KNOW) in the international unit. The KNOW team manages global programmes, communicate impact and learning and supports institutional fundraising. They analyse data, develop knowledge and evidence on key approaches, support policy influencing and lead the institutional fundraising strategy for international work. More specifically, the position sits within the Global Programme on Climate Justice.

The team is comprised of 3-4 members of staff currently based in Denmark, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The Global Programme is part of ActionAid Denmark’s Danida funded international programme.

The Tasks

The Climate Justice Advocacy Advisor will mainly work within the thematic leadership remit of climate climate justice and will among others perform the following tasks:

Global and regional advocacy

  • Initiating long-term advocacy partnerships with external organisations relevant to AADK climate justice objectives.
  • Carry out relevant climate justice advocacy work targeting e.g. the EU, the AU, SADC and other relevant international decision-making bodies.
  • Co-ordinate the advocacy of relevant ActionAid members towards regional and international bodies.
  • Develop and co-create international advocacy strategies together with other climate justice professionals within the ActionAid federation and partners.
  • Co-ordinate advocacy activities with for example the AA global Secretariat to ensure alignment.

Policy development and capacity sharing

  • In co-ordination with colleagues in the Global Programme and the wider federation, develop policy positions targeted at being used in advocacy and influencing work.
  • Leading capacity sharing initiatives specifically on climate justice advocacy.


Required skills

  • Solid experience in carrying out advocacy.
  • Solid experience in supporting others to carry out advocacy.
  • Experience with or good knowledge of regional and international institutions and how they are best influenced.
  • Experience with or good knowledge of climate justice.
  • A proactive ‘doer’.
  • Fluency in English.

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of any other relevant languages, including French, Portuguese.
  • Knowledge of wider development issues, including economic and gender justice.
  • Experience with developing and formalizing partnerships and partnership agreements.

We offer
  • A 1-year appointment working full time 37 hours/week including frequent travel to Tanzania and other ActionAid offices.
  • A position based in an ActionAid country, ultimately depending on AADK strategic priorities and the respective local conditions (such as work permit processes, local political tensions, national regulations etc.).
  • A salary package at grade D according to the standards of ActionAid International.
  • An advantageous pension scheme and when applicable housing, education, relocation allowances as well as a full group insurance coverage.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of working from home.
  • A workplace with a purpose, working for creating political and social change.
  • A lot of great, fun and dedicated colleagues.

How to apply


We would love to hear from you soon! Send a short CV and your motivation letter to us through our recruitment system before the deadline on 30th November 2022 using the link below to submit your application. To support a fair and inclusive recruitment process with equal opportunities for everyone, ActionAid Denmark encourages you to submit your CV without a picture.

Vacancy link: Climate Justice Advocacy Advisor (



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