Job Title: Senior Advocacy Advisor
Organisation: Care International UK
Salary: £53,450.00 ~ 53,500.00 GBP pa
Deadline: 15th January 2024
Why work for us?
At CARE International UK we affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff. Our actions are consistent with our mission. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. We work together effectively to serve the larger community. We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.
We are looking for an exceptional advocate who is experienced working with high-level stakeholders from UK Government, UN and civil society. You will be a strategic thinker, who has a deep understanding of how to influence change in the UK context, as well as navigate complex global policies and institutions essential to deliver change. You will have a robust understanding of the impact of violence against women and girls, and what stands in the way of justice and equality.
This is a senior position within the team advocacy and policy team. We are looking for someone who has a strong commitment to the promotion of feminist principles of participation, gender equity and empowerment, who can bring creative ideas and tactics on how to ensure the UK Government pursues the same goals within its humanitarian and climate approaches.
To lead the consortium successfully, you will have proven leadership experience, strong communications skills and a track record of successfully managing multiple relationships. Good project management will also be critical.
About the role
This is an incredibly exciting role for anyone interested in being a driving force and challenge to the UK’s leadership on protecting women and girls from violence (VAWG), and gender-just climate and humanitarian approaches. This position will provide leadership for one of FCDOs flagship programmes – the What Works to Prevent Violence – Impact at Scale’ , alongside CARE International UK’s (CIUK) advocacy and policy work to influence the UK Government on gender justice and advancing gender equality globally through its international development work.
The successful candidate will co-chair the consortium’s multi-stakeholder External Engagement and Influencing workstream to ensure that the latest world-class evidence is used to influence VAWG policy, programmes, and ownership within the VAWG field from the outset. The position will sit within the advocacy and policy team at CIUK, and provide thought leadership and engagement across the CARE International Confederation, with a particular focus on engaging women’s rights organisations, as well as making linkages with our programmes and global policy networks. The role will require a candidate adept at translating evidence and learning into high level political influencing strategies within the UK context.
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.
CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse to, sexual harassment of or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International UK expects all staff to share this commitment through our Safeguarding Policy (link here) and our Code of Conduct (link here). They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.
Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do, including recruitment. All offers of employment at CARE International UK are subject to:
– satisfactory references. CARE International UK participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (link here). In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
– appropriate criminal record checks (including a Bridger check, (link here).
By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Equality and Diversity
We are committed to Equality and value Diversity.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role (see person specification). If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by sending an email to, email@example.com
We also encourage people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at CARE International UK.
Please note that in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all job offers at Care International UK are conditional on eligibility to work in the UK
For more information or to apply for this role, please visit the Care International UK Website.