Flexible Location
£41,483 - £45,341 per annum
Job description
This role can be based in any Christian Aid office. If based in the London office, £4,170 London allowance will be added to the salary.

About us

Christian Aid is an international development charity that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty, for this to become a reality unequal power relations need to be changed. Our organisation strategy, Standing Together, asks us to focus on poverty, power and prophetic voice, thus we work in partnership to eradicate extreme poverty, dismantle its root causes across the world, and enable the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised to be fully realised. Through our development programmes, policy, advocacy and campaigning, we work with and for people of all faiths and none to deliver long-term sustainable development projects that enable poor and marginalised children, women and men to achieve equality, dignity and justice. We also provide urgent, practical and effective humanitarian assistance in the wake of disasters and conflict.

This role sits in the Programme Policy, Research and Learning team (PPRL); one of three teams which make up Christian Aid's Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Department. Although the team sits in PPC, it has a cross-organisational remit, providing thought leadership and advisory across our policy, advocacy, campaigning, development and humanitarian work. PPRL exists to generate and provide thought leadership to the organisation; offer research and sector-based expertise to support practice across our global programmes; and to enhance the links between national programme delivery and learning, and global policy analysis and understanding.

About the role

This role leads the small 'strategic advisory' hub, which works to support staff across the organisation in interpreting, applying and making meaningful the key elements of Christian Aid's analytical framework (on poverty, power and prophetic voice). Through the development of strategic frameworks, guidance on key concepts and active engagement with staff across our development, humanitarian and advocacy programmes strategic advisors ensure that Christian Aid is developing and delivering programmes in line with organisational strategy, and that learning and good practice from country programmes informs organisational thinking. In this way the strategic advisors ensure that our work on poverty, power and prophetic voice across our different types of programmes are coherent.

In addition to leadership of the hub, this role is specifically responsible for leading Christian Aid's thinking and practice on women's rights. We take a gendered approach to women's rights, emphasising the complexity of intersectional inequalities, power relations and the need for gender justice; and we believe we have a specific role to play, as a faith-based organisation, in securing women's rights. This role therefore ensures that our corporate campaigns integrate in-depth gender analysis, and that Christian Aid is able to built on its reputation as a faith-based organisation which champions women's rights and gender justice. It coordinates our cross-organisational group on gender and inequality, and will actively seek funding opportunities and contribute to fundraising initiatives to ensure strong and consistent work on women's rights

About you

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is passionate about gender and women's rights; who has experience of working at the highest levels influencing policy and practice on women's rights. You will be as comfortable speaking out about gender with faith actors as you are in providing advice and guidance for colleagues working on policy, development and humanitarian programmes and advocacy. You will have excellent knowledge of current policy and political debates on women's rights, gender and inequality, and how these intersect with debates on faith and development, and you will also have extensive experience in delivering programmes on women's rights. Equally important will be your interpersonal skills, your ability to build strong relationships and work across different departments, appreciating a diversity of cultures, workstyles and perspective. You will thrive on learning and developing with others, enjoy facilitation and creating space to promote critical thinking and learning from practice. You will be confident at team leadership, at managing your own workload and competing priorities.

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.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
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Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Refreshed on: 07 June 2020
Closed date: 17 June 2020
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Tags: Advocacy