The Brave Movement seeks a dedicated Advocacy Officer for the “No More Silence: Africa Fights Child Sexual Violence” 18 month project working across eight countries, focused on ending childhood sexual violence across East, West, and Southern Africa. This critical role involves developing and implementing advocacy strategies in collaboration with the Brave Movement Campaign Manager in Africa, fostering collaboration with survivor-led organizations, and actively engaging with the African Union to drive policy changes and interventions.
The Brave Movement is a global movement of survivors and allies, united to drive advocacy and campaigns for transformative change. We launched in early 2022 and are growing fast with members and partners in all regions of the world. The Brave Movement was initiated, and is hosted by, Together for Girls, a global partnership to end violence against children and adolescents.Closing date19th January 2024LocationKenyaSalaryCompetitive
The Advocacy Officer at the Brave Movement will play a pivotal role in driving national advocacy and campaigns for transformative change, with a focus on ending childhood sexual violence.
Reporting directly to the Brave Movement Campaign Manager in Africa, the Advocacy Officer will manage specific responsibilities, including coordination with external consultants. This is a 18 month position with the possibility of renewal.
Responsibilities and duties
- Assist in the implementation of advocacy strategies under the guidance of the Campaign Manager.
- Support efforts to influence national and regional policies related to childhood sexual violence.
- Collaborate with survivor-led organizations, experts, and allied groups to strengthen national and regional coordination efforts.
- Contribute to the development of key campaign messages and support the launch of bold and transformative campaigns at the national level.
- Support advocacy efforts to include survivor voices within the African Union and in key decision-making spaces.
- Contribute to efforts towards the African Union officially recognizing childhood sexual violence as a critical issue, pushing for effective interventions and policies.
- Assist in the facilitation of workshops and networking opportunities to empower survivors and allied organizations at national and sub-country levels.
- Manage logistics, planning, and administrative duties related to workshops, including but not limited to: Identifying suitable workshop locations, supporting survivor organizations with logistics, and arranging travel for participants to the workshops.
- Support grant management tasks, including but not limited to: Monitoring grant timelines and deliverables, collaborating with relevant stakeholders for successful grant implementation, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements and reporting.
- Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities, including support in the implementation of M&E frameworks, assist in tracking and assessing project outcomes and impact, and provide regular reports on project performance
- Other duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Proven experience in developing and implementing advocacy strategies.
- Strong understanding of child protection issues and the dynamics of childhood sexual violence in Africa.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
- Verbal and written fluency in English.
- Experience working with survivors.
- Knowledge of the child protection sector.
- Additional languages, especially French, Spanish or Kiswahili.
The Brave Movement is a survivor-centered global movement campaigning to end childhood sexual violence. Millions of children worldwide experience sexual violence. This threatens the safety and protection of all children and adolescents in our communities.
Childhood sexual violence remains a taboo and continues to affect individuals, families and communities globally. For many years, victims have been silenced, stigmatized, and shamed whilst perpetrators have been exempt from justice.
That changes now: sexual violence against children must be recognized worldwide as an unacceptable, preventable, and criminal act. The Brave Movement is led by survivors of sexual violence with different backgrounds and experiences who share a common knowledge of what it’s like to feel alone, to be hidden, to live scared and to hold onto misplaced blame.
As part of a growing global alliance, standing alongside these courageous survivors, the Brave Movements is campaigning to turn the shame onto perpetrators and systems that protect them and is determined to ensure that other children do not experience what our survivor leaders have.
Through the Brave Movement, survivors and allies together, we are calling for bold and transformative action to end childhood sexual violence for good.
Location and ways of working
This position is a full time (40 hours per week), 18 month position, with possible renewal that must be based in Kenya. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya. Together for Girls is not able to sponsor visas at this time.
This is currently a remote position. All team members are expected to be available during the core working hours of 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The other four hours that the team member chooses to work are flexible and may be coordinated with their supervisor. This position will also require travel up to 20%.
This role offers a competitive salary adjusted to the cost of labor in the city where the candidate resides. Final salary within this location adjusted range will also be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and years and type of experience.
For example, the annual salary for the position for a candidate based in:
- Nairobi, Kenya will be Ksh 5,056,000 – Ksh 5,925,000
- Mombassa, Kenya will be Ksh 4,223,500 – Ksh 4,985,000
Together for Girls offers competitive pay, paid leave, and comprehensive health insurance. Specific benefits vary by country.
Culture and values
Together for Girls seeks to create a courageous, inclusive, and flexible culture that empowers our staff to have the capacity and ability to deliver change. We strive to build and maintain psychological safety, trust, and accountability among team members in order to foster honesty and openness about our needs and challenges while also prioritizing self-care. We are a rapidly expanding organization that requires staff to be nimble and flexible, comfortable with uncertainty and able to adapt in real time to emerging opportunities.
Together for Girls, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment free from discrimination and harassment. Our policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin including ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Together for Girls, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S.
Please submit a CV and brief cover letter to [email protected] by January 19th with the subject line Advocacy Officer Application_LAST NAME.
NOTICE—All job candidates must apply online and submit an application through our official process. Together for Girls does not send unsolicited job offers