Prospectus is delighted to be working with Anti-Slavery International, in the recruitment of an exciting new role, Head of Regional Advocacy Programmes, that will make a critical contribution to achieving Anti-Slavery International's five-year strategy. Please note, fluency in written and spoken English and French is required for this role.
Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest human rights organisation. Their vision is freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always. Anti-Slavery International believe that modern slavery is a contemporary issue of the highest importance, and they are determined to work with others to make sure people can be free from slavery across the world. Currently, Anti-Slavery International are working with local partner organisations in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ghana and Tanzania, with a focus on eradicating the practice of descent-based slavery and exploitation in child domestic work. As Anti-Slavery International look to expand their work geographically, the Regional Advocacy Programmes Team will provide invaluable insights and learning to help drive credible and effective advocacy strategies through their understanding of the distinct political and economic environments and prevailing social, cultural and religious norms in different country contexts, as well as developing partner relationships.
As the Head of Regional Advocacy Programmes, you will be central to driving systemic change in some of the most challenging settings globally. The successful candidate will initially cover the organisation's active work in sub-Saharan Africa and in time broaden this to Asia. Using considerable advocacy and programme management expertise, the Head of Regional Advocacy Programmes will motivate and lead a small team of dedicated professionals to develop and deliver national advocacy strategies and cutting-edge programming to help eradicate slavery in these contexts. The Head of Regional Advocacy Programmes will provide strategic, rights-based expertise on slavery issues in these contexts within the wider Advocacy and Programmes Team.
The successful applicant will boast experience of strategic advocacy and influencing, as well as project development and management for an international human rights or rights-based development organisation, including: excellent experience of developing and delivering effective and collaborative advocacy strategies to achieve systemic change; developing project concepts and proposals to achieve positive change in law, policy and practice; managing and monitoring the delivery of projects; solid budget and financial management; and donor reporting and engagement. You will have considerable knowledge of international human rights and relevant frameworks, and experience of working in the human rights or rights-based development sectors. You will have experience of working in one or more region in which Anti-Slavery International work, particularly West and East Africa and South Asia. You should have solid experience of leading, motivating and supporting a diverse team, including with geographically dispersed team members and consultants, as well as the ability to represent the organisation, both at a senior level in national and international forums, and at the grassroots; as well as in the media and among a wide range of stakeholders.
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In order to apply, simply submit your CV. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to assess your suitability and discuss the role further. Please note that the role may close earlier than the date advertised.