Senior Advocacy Officer

Have you contributed to high level policy change?

We are seeking an outstanding Senior Advocacy Officer to improve the quality of data available and overall transparency in agricultural funding and U.S. foreign aid.

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 citizens who receive aid, to improve development outcomes, promote good governance, strengthen democracy and ultimately reduce poverty.

The Senior Advocacy Officer will develop and manage robust relationships with stakeholders in U.S. government, NGOs concerned with transparency, and funders of agricultural development work to build a culture of transparency and open data. They will develop and implement an advocacy strategy to ensure stakeholders are engaged, participate and publish what they fund. Working side by side with our partners, they will strengthen the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The post holder will also be called on regularly to draft and contribute to reports on transparency and support our partner organisations with advocacy and communications when required.

The right candidate will have a solid background in advocacy including working with high-level multi-stakeholder management, drafting and editing high level materials and a willingness to become an expert on open data and IATI. You don’t need detailed understanding of the subject to do this job but you must be prepared to work in a small but passionate team, comfortable working to tight deadlines and be ready to apply your experience of data analysis and presentation, event planning and communications. Although not essential, candidates who possess experience of developing countries and understanding of development issues, U.S. government and politics or agricultural development are desirable. Likewise, this unique opportunity has a technical slant so experience of coding (Python most useful) and/or knowledge of open data formats, especially XML, would be beneficial.

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