London, Greater London
£30,000 - £33,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Job Title: Advocacy Officer

Salary:  £30,000 – 33,000 depending on experience  

Length of Contract: 12 months (fixed term)

Based: London – flexible (home or office based)

Closing date: 03 November 2021


About us

BAAG is a unique advocacy and networking agency which aims to support humanitarian and development programmes in Afghanistan. Founded in 1987, we have around 30 member agencies and work closely with Afghan civil society groups, reflecting Afghan views and aspirations. BAAG is the only coordinating agency of its kind in the UK. It is a source of expert advice for policymakers, donors, media, and the public.


About the role

This role will support a new project funded through the Open Society Foundation to support advocacy for continued support to the Afghan State and Afghan civil society and the contribution they can make to the future of the country.


The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for developing and managing a Policy and Advocacy Action Plan for the project year. It will set out key policy and advocacy ‘products’ and messaging to be delivered during the year, and set against key advocacy moments linked to other events and government meetings on Afghanistan.  This will depend upon the structures which the Afghan interim government puts in place, such as the interim NGO Commissions. Briefings will be offered to the international community and relevant UK and European government representatives.


The Advocacy Officer will work in close collaboration with a Communications Officer and will report to the Director of BAAG.


About you

You should possess a sound understanding of the Afghanistan context and have demonstrated experience working with Afghan civil society networks and donors. You will have expertise in consulting I/NGO representatives to inform and develop evidence-based policy and advocacy messaging. A good understanding of the international donor environment, strong networking skills and proven experience on strategic advocacy engagement with governments and other important stakeholders will be a key part of the role.  You will have a good understanding of designing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies and action plans and be proficient in monitoring them to demonstrate the changes they have made or contributed towards. You will uphold BAAG’s core values, including on inclusion, accountability, gender equality, and do no harm.


Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


If you have not been contacted by CoB 05 November 2021, please assume your application was unsuccessful.


Closing date:   03 November 2021

Planned Interview date: week beginning 15 November 2021

Refreshed on: 26 October 2021
Closed date: 03 November 2021
Job ref: Advocacy Officer Post
Tags: Advocacy