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Capacity Building Officer


DIRECTORATE: Programmes and Global Engagement

Position: Policy Officer - Advocacy and capacity building

Location: Brussels

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract of 22 Months

Salary: Grade C (annual up to 33,809£) / local terms of employment apply


ActionAid is a member of Eurodad the European Network on Debt and Development. As part of the Global Engagement Team, you will support the EU Advocacy Advisor in delivering ActionAids contribution to build capacity of Eurodad members and partners to effectively advocating for economic justice at EU level and in other key multilateral organisations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


Establishing a culture of excellence and innovation, you will ensure best advocacy and campaigning practices in order to inspire and promote the work of Eurodad members and partners and play a key role in influencing strategy and planning using our experiences and work. You will be instrumental in developing guidelines for strategic advocacy planning and monitoring, testing and evaluating their effectiveness. You will be responsible for developing training toolkits and setting up and animating effective and engaging training workshops to educate on Eurodads strategy in various areas. Importantly, you will bring a strong gender lens to Eurodads work and approaches, championing feminist leadership and diversity and inclusion principles.


With a degree in Economics, law or political science you must have experience in advocacy and policy analysis in an EU context and a good knowledge of EU decision making processes and institutions. You will be able to demonstrate a strong womens rights background and understanding of gender impact on economic policy. Most importantly, you must have a commitment to improvement of womens and human rights and decent work and public services.


If you have the technical expertise and training skills to make a significant difference to our organisation we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 27th January 2019 to hrworkspace@actionaid.org.  Interviews are likely to be held w/c 4th February 2019.


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 is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.


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Dinsdag 08 januari 2019 / Zondag 27 januari 2019



Javier Garcia