ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
Are you a feminist leader? Committed to ensuring that intersectional feminist and decolonial practice informal policy and programmes?
Do you bring visionary team leadership and a collaborative approach to your work? Can you work across countries, cultures and time zones to build relationships for impactful analysis and research reports?
Then we need to hear from you!
ActionAid UK is looking for its next Head of Research and Programme Policy. We seek someone with a track record on gender equality and women's rights, who can provide a strong feminist steer across a range of disciplines, ensuring our programmes, policy, funding, influencing and external work is grounded in our policy analysis and research.
We're looking for a people person, who can build relationships internally and externally, who can influence and inspire, and who can lead a passionate and skilled team of policy, technical and research professionals. An understanding of and commitment to decolonisation of development is crucial, as is an understanding of the roles of women's rights organisations and movements.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, and those with a disability.