Deadline has now passed.
We’re looking for an experienced, dynamic Advocacy Manager to take our campaign forward into its crucial next phase. Could you be the person to ensure that aid donors are at the forefront of the data revolution?
This is an exciting and fast-paced role, leading on the organisation’s advocacy strategy and implementation. It includes managing a team that engages with key targets including the U.S., EU, World Bank and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) – as well as a broad range of other governments, donor agencies, international organisations and civil society organisations – on the publication and use of open aid data.
This is a full-time position based in London and frequent travel is required.
Salary: £34-43,000 (depending on experience)
- Leadership and coordination of advocacy strategy: responsible for developing and delivering Publish What You Fund’s overall advocacy strategy, including focus on donor implementation and the integration of other finance flows into the campaign.
- Direct advocacy: engagement on implementation of aid transparency with donor agencies and partner country governments and representation of Publish What You Fund on the steering committee of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
- Management and coordination of advocacy team: managing the advocacy team and liaising with external consultants working on Publish What You Fund’s advocacy activities and management of advocacy and communications budget.
- Coordination with Aid Transparency Index team: working closely on the production and dissemination of an annual Index, including liaising with donor agencies, providing technical advice to agencies and the developing partnerships with CSOs.
- Mobilising key stakeholders across the world: liaising with partners, policy makers and campaign organisations on advocacy work, ensuring that key partners remain engaged with the campaign.
- Contribute to overall strategic and financial planning as part of the Senior Management Team: including working with the Communications Manager and the Managing Director on external representation and with the Finance Manager on the advocacy and communications budget.
- Fundraising: contributing to the development of the overall fundraising strategy, representing the organisation in meetings with existing and potential funders and leading on specific bids.
- At least three years’ experience in advocacy or campaigning roles – including high-level stakeholder management.
- Ability to develop and deliver advocacy strategies on time and on budget.
- Proven track record in developing relationships with senior government and civil society stakeholders as part of successful advocacy work.
- Experience of at least one of the following agendas: aid transparency; aid/development effectiveness; government transparency; open data; or freedom of information.
- Excellent analytical skills and concise writing style, able to produce succinct policy briefings.
- Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills: Confidence, diplomacy and fluency when interacting with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to plan, manage and implement projects, including prioritisation, identifying possible risks and troubleshooting problems in a timely and professional manner.
- Knowledge of one or more key campaign targets (U.S. Government, EU institutions, EU Member State governments, World Bank, IATI)
- Experience of managing, training and mentoring a small team
- Successful budget planning and fundraising
- Proficiency in language of major donor agencies (especially French, German or Japanese)
- Experience of working with civil society campaigns and organisations
- Experience of working in or with developing countries
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages by 17 November outlining:
Why you want to work at Publish What You Fund and why you are suitable for the role, addressing the responsibilities and requirements listed in the job description, to email@example.com.
Download the full Advocacy Manager Job Description.
If you recognise the importance of aid transparency and are passionate about effective advocacy, then please visit www.publishwhatyoufund.org to find out more about our activities.