Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer

Organization: Health Poverty Action
Closing date: 6 Dec 2021

We are recruiting a dynamic senior campaigner to deliver impactful campaigns on the root causes of poverty and poor health. The role will develop policy, advocate with decision makers and generate creative campaigns. The Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer will also lead on areas of strategy and deputise for the Head of Policy and Campaigns as required. The role will suit a passionate campaigner with a broad skill set. Successful candidates will be comfortable developing robust policy positions, advocating with decision makers and communicating with the public. They will have superb writing skills and the ability to work flexibly in a fast paced environment.

Location: Flexible. Either home based or in one of HPA’s offices across the world.

Salary: 32,656 GBP

Hours: 35 hours per week (part time and flexible working will be considered.)

Closing date: 11.59 GMT 6 December

Interview dates: 13-14 December

About Us

Health Poverty Action acts in solidarity with health workers, activists and communities worldwide to improve health and challenge the causes of poverty. When we stand together, we are all powerful. We do this in three distinct ways:

  • We approach health as an issue of social justice
  • We prioritise those missed out by others
  • We address the full range of factors which impact on health

Health Poverty Action is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

At Health Poverty Action, we value diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We strongly encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Context of the role

Poverty is created. The way the world is shaped by those in power results in the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. HPA works to expose and effectively communicate about the root causes of poverty and poor health to mobilise people to affect change. This includes both in our global policy and campaigns team as well as at a local and national level through our in country teams.

The role will require close working with the Head of Policy & Campaigns who oversees Health Poverty Action’s policy and advocacy work and other policy and campaigns and programmes staff.

We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic and passionately committed person to drive forward our work. Successful candidates will be comfortable developing robust policy positions, advocating with decision makers and communicating with the public. They will have superb writing skills and the ability to work flexibly in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will be skilled in developing advocacy strategies.

MAIN FUNCTIONS OF POST

· Develop policy and manage research for HPA’s campaigns

· Develop engaging public campaign actions to generate public support

· Build and maintain relationships with key decision makers at both national and international levels

· Represent the organisation in a range of external networks and high level events

Leading on strategy development and deputising for the Head of Policy and Campaigns as required.

Key responsibilities

· Work with colleagues to implement the influencing strategy for HPA’s campaigns (The senior role will lead on areas of this)

· Maintain up to date knowledge of core policy areas

· Develop well researched, credible policy positions

· Produce a range of publications including consultation responses, reports, briefings and blog posts

· Build and maintain relationships with key decision makers to influence policy and practice

· Develop engaging public campaign actions to generate public support

· Represent the organisation in a range of external networks

· Develop campaign stories and resources and generate media coverage

· Organise and speak at events and conferences

· Act as media spokesperson when required

· Grant management and reporting to funders

· Provide policy support to programmes teams and country offices when required

· Contribute to a range of other tasks as required

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria

· Sound understanding of the root causes of poverty and poor health

· A demonstrable commitment to Health Poverty Action’s values

· Experience of at least one of the following (gained in a professional or voluntary capacity)

  • Researching and developing policy
  • Advocating for policy change
  • Developing and implementing public campaigns

· Excellent writing skills and the ability to distil and effectively communicate complex information to a range of audiences

· Excellent organisational and time management skills

· A high level of initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision

· Excellent attention to detail

· Strong communication skills and a confident public speaker

· Ability to advocate with senior decision makers

· Excellent influencing and networking skills

· Ability to engage the public on issues of global justice

· Excellent strategic thinking

· Fluent written and spoken English

· Experience of developing and implementing influencing strategies

Desirable Criteria

· An understanding of drug policy reform as a development issue

· Experience of working with colleagues across different countries to link national and global level campaigns

· Experience of developing and implementing influencing strategies

· An understanding of framing communications

· Experience of delivering advocacy training

Health Poverty Action recognises that all adults and children have the right to protection from abuse and exploitation. Health Poverty Action condemns exploitation and inappropriate behaviour and is committed to taking action for the protection of programme participants.

How to apply:

Please see our website for further details and to apply