Advocacy Officer – agricultural investment data and U.S. foreign aid
Do you want to help farmers, taxpayers and government officials get better access to information?
Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid transparency. Launched in 2008, we exist to make information on aid flows and activities open by default, and to make sure it is shared and used.
We believe that whether it’s fighting poverty, famine or climate change, transparent aid is better aid.
We envisage an aid sector where information is freely and readily available and is being put to use by key actors, from donors down to the citizens who receive aid, to improve development outcomes, strengthen good governance, promote democratic participation and ultimately reduce poverty.
We are looking for an experienced advocate who has contributed to high level policy change, with an interest in open data and the ability to analyse and communicate data trends and issues. You will work with a small, passionate team and must be prepared to participate in tasks outside of your role on occasion in order to get the job done.
This position can either be undertaken as a full time role, working on agricultural investment data and U.S. foreign aid, or as a part-time position, working on agricultural investment data only. The project on agricultural investment data aims to make more and better data available to investors, governments and citizens. Publish What You Fund is doing this work as part of a consortium led by InterAction. Our work on U.S. foreign aid aims to improve the quality, frequency and timeliness of data on U.S. foreign assistance. This involves technical and logistical support to Publish What You Fund’s U.S. representative.
The position is based in London, with regular travel to Washington, DC. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. We will also consider applications from people based in the U.S., provided they are willing to spend at least one week per month in London.
Essential skills and experience
- Experience of advocacy and campaigns, including high-level stakeholder management
- Ability to draft and edit materials to a high standard for different audiences
- Ability to work on own initiative to tight deadlines, in collaboration with team members
- Experience of events planning, organization and management
- Experience of data analysis, and willingness to develop this skill further
- Experience in developing countries and understanding of development issues
- Knowledge of open data and geographic information system tools (e.g., ArcGIS)
- Language skills (French most useful)
How to Apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you want to work at Publish What You Fund and your suitability for the role by 5.00pm GMT, Monday February 29th, addressing the responsibilities and experience required as listed in the job description, to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please specify if you are interested in applying for the position on a full-time or a part-time basis.
Salary dependent on experience and competitive for the sector.
If your application is shortlisted you will be asked to participate in a telephone interview. If you are successful, you will then be asked to attend a face to face interview, most likely in March.