Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor

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Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Closing date: 15 Mar 2023

Starting Salary: With London Weighting: £35,703 – £37,210

Without London Weighting: £32,019 – £33,526 (or National Equivalent)

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 35 hours full time

Location: London/UK, which could be potentially hybrid working with a minimum of 40% of your time in the office (This is the default arrangement for most posts within the UK); or office based in London. However we are open to strong candidates based elsewhere around the world with the location flexible with potential for remote working. As a global organisation we are open to considering applications from candidates in a variety of locations. Terms and conditions will depend on country registration and right to work status of the successful applicant. Some international travel will be required.

Job Profile

The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor (HAA) is an advisor level position in CAFOD’s Humanitarian Programme and Support Team. Working closely with the Head of Humanitarian Policy, other CAFOD staff and local partners, the HAA will support policy analysis, advocacy and other related tasks (eg media work) on both thematic and context-specific issues relevant to promoting local leadership in crisis response.

Through its advocacy, wider programming and partnerships, CAFOD is committed to promoting transformative change in the humanitarian system at global as well as national and local levels to promote the leadership, agency and voice of local civil society and crisis-affected communities themselves. The expertise of our local partners and their networks is at the heart of our advocacy approach. Together with our local partners, CAFOD has played an important role in efforts to promote accountability for localisation commitments made by donors, UN agencies, NGOs and others. We are looking for candidates with relevant experience which could include working in humanitarian action, but also other dimensions of advocacy and civil society response to conflict and/or natural disasters. An understanding of how to advocate for change in the humanitarian system, as well as of the priority challenges and opportunities faced by local civil society, will be essential to deliver in this role.

There is scope for deployments (2-4 weeks at a time) to countries in crisis to support the CAFOD Country Offices or partners at peak moments of emergencies. Total travel is not expected to exceed 3 months in any 12-month period.

To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD website to complete the application form

How to apply

To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD website to complete the application form


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