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Countries: Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 12 Aug 2020

Position: Campaigns and Communications Officer

Directorate/Cluster: Programmes & Global Engagement

Location: London, Nairobi, Johannesburg

Duration: Maternity Cover – Fixed Term (3 days a week) until December 2020

GS Pay Grade: C/Local Terms and Conditions of employment will apply**

ActionAid International seeks an experienced Campaigns and Communications Officer who will report to the International Project Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be responsible to effectively implement campaign, advocacy and communications plans for the multi-country Norad-funded Tax Justice and Gender Responsive Public Education projects as well as support the development of campaign, capacity, alliance and advocacy budgets and budget tracking.


· Support development of, coordinate, manage and deliver campaign actions, events and advocacy activities in order to meet agreed organisational and project specific objectives and targets;

· Work with ActionAid member countries and other Global Secretariat stakeholders to ensure effective ownership of these activities;

· Support project countries with their project-related advocacy, communication and campaign plans to ensure delivery on project objectives, are linked to organisational strategic priorities and meet country teams’ needs;

· Work with designers, translators, printers to create attractive campaign materials to support NORAD national project countries and regional and international advocacy;

· Work with the Global Engagement Team, Project Coordinator and MEL & Research Coordinator to contribute to the organisation’s knowledge and learning campaigns culture; and

· Liaises with project countries to ensure ActionAid and key partner social media spaces are regularly used for sharing content such as blogs, photos and videos. Writes or share blogs and tweets, etc. where requested.

Required Skills and Qualifications

· Relevant Bachelors degree; A Masters degree would be an added advantage.

· Previous involvement in campaigning actions and campaign or communications planning.

· Experience of undertaking research, fact-checks, and writing for an external audience.

· Strong written and spoken English.

ActionAid values diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all groups. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time. Agency candidates will not be considered.

How to apply:

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to https://actionaidinternational.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=14 by 12th August 2020. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

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