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DIRECTORATE/CLUSTER: Programmes & Global Engagement   

Position: EU Gender Equality Advocacy Manager  

Duration: Fixed Term Contract 2 Years

Location: Brussels Office   

AAI Grade: D / Local terms and conditions of employment will apply

Annual gross salary: £36,035

 ActionAid is a leading international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. Were amongst the first few international development organisations with our head office based in Africa. We also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how were run. And thats what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice the Power in People.

Do you have experience of working on gender equality or womens rights issues and are passionate about creating change? If yes, this role at ActionAid International is just the opportunity you need to make your mark and drive change. Join us EU Gender Equality Advocacy Officer and lead a major project on gender equality in EU policies and tools.

 As the Advocacy Officer you will lead the implementation of ActionAid two year project for a gender-responsive EU development policy that guarantees meaningful policy and financial support to womens rights programmes and organisations in the global South.  This will involve, executing project plans, gathering intelligence on EU gender equality issues, connecting womens rights partners from Southern countries with EU processes as well as acting as our main representative in Brussels on womens rights matters.  You will also use opportunities to increase the visibility of our work on gender equality, especially with EU institutions, the media and public. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure strong connections between public engagement and policy work as well as coordinate the production of communication and mobilisation tools, as well as desk research about EU development assistance for womens rights. In addition, you will help track the projects impacts, ensure its daily management and delivery, contribute to the donor relationship and ensure compliance with reporting requirements with the support of finance colleagues, as well as the formal donor manager ActionAid USA.


Ideally qualified at degree level you must have solid experience of working on human rights and gender equality or womens rights with a multi-country focus. You will have successfully managed multi-country donor-funded projects and gained policy advocacy experience particularly in the EU context. As well as being familiar with commissioning and managing research processes aimed at shaping development assistance or influencing policy too.


Please visit our website for further information.


Application Procedures


If you have the right skills and experience please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 14th November 2017 to Interviews are likely to be held w/c 20th November 2017. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Belgium. 

If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please dont apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

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