Job Opportunity: Join Actionaid as a Women’s Rights Programme and Policy Adviser, Apply Now!

The Women’s Rights Programme and Policy Adviser connects the women’s rights and feminist alternatives work across the ActionAid International federation, covering up to 45 countries.

Closing date: 13 December 2023

Contract: 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £39,100.00

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for someone with strong thematic knowledge and experience of feminist programmatic and policy approaches particularly related to care, women’s labour, decent and dignified work, and structural gender-based violence. You are passionate about social justice, a strategic and creative thinker, good with people across cultures and an excellent communicator, able to generate and maintain enthusiasm for a growing radical and exciting area of work. We are looking for someone who has been in a similar role in a women’s rights organization or a broader social justice organization with a strong feminist women’s rights or gender justice focus; preferably covering multiple countries in the Global South.

 You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.

What we offer

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including;

  • A workplace that embraces feminist principles 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay 

How to apply

Please click apply button to start the application process: 

Applications close on 15.00 GMT on 13 December 2023. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. We will only consider candidates who have the right to work in the specified locations.


About us

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.  We work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty. 

All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles:  Self-awareness, Self-care and caring for others, Dismantling bias, Inclusion, Sharing power, Responsible & transparent use of power, Accountable collaboration, Respectful feedback, Courage and Zero tolerance against discrimination and abuse of power.  

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. 

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