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Action Aid is looking for a Feminist Alternatives to Neoliberalism Policy Adviser

Feminist Alternatives to Neoliberalism Policy Adviser

Closing date:  31st January 2024 at 23:59 GMT

Job location: Preferably Nairobi or Johannesburg (possible in other African countries with ActionAid presence)

Contract type: Fixed Term – 1 Year

The Role:

Working closely with our lead partner Nawi- African Feminist Macroeconomics Collective you will coordinate a series of processes contributing to documenting African feminist perspectives on alternatives to neoliberalism. This includes convening an Africa regional meeting of key, diverse movements and individuals to propose feminist alternatives to neoliberalism with an Africa-specific perspective. It will involve preparatory work, including identifying a reference group, soliciting individual short think pieces, and collaboratively framing the agenda of the meeting. You will also coordinate the production of a white paper to be created and widely circulated following the convening.  You will work with relevant ActionAid staff on donor reporting, as well as mapping additional funding opportunities for future work of this nature. In the process you will also contribute to ActionAid’s wider efforts towards deepening understanding of what a feminist just transition looks like in practice.

Who we’re looking for:

You should have 7 years or more experience working in a similar role in civil society organizations preferably with a strong feminist/ women’s rights / economic justice / Pan-African focus. Experience with budgeting, tracking budgets and budgets reporting is essential. You should have proven experience in policy analysis and commissioning research gained in an NGO or public policy context. You should have experience in advocacy in regional and international policy spaces relevant to women’s rights and gender equality, and related negotiation and networking skills. You should have very strong thematic, programme and policy knowledge of feminist economic alternatives with understanding of links with public services, climate justice and wider system change. Experience with organizing regional / international events convening diverse actors is essential. You should have fundraising experience with a range of funding institutions and knowledge of feminist funding approaches.

You should be someone with excellent strategic, innovative, and creative thinking; the ability to generate enthusiasm and collective drive to grow an exciting, radical, and impactful body of work on a feminist just transition and alternatives to neoliberalism from a majority world perspective. Exemplary writing and speaking skills, being able to communicate both complex and simple information in a clear and digestible way for various audiences are essential. Fluency in English; proficiency in French or Portuguese is an added advantage.

What we offer 

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. We offer a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to:

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • A workplace that embraces feminist leadership principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

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How to apply 

Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Applications close on 31st January 2024 at 23.59 GMT Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

Candidate will require the right to work in the job location at the time of appointment

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date. 

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 for harassment, exploitation and abuse.

Our commitment to Safeguarding 

ActionAid is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are also committed to preventing and responding to any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and child abuse and abuse of adults at-risk, whether carried out by staff/representatives or resulting from our work. ActionAid expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

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