Policy and Campaigns Officer - Africa

Job Title: Policy and Campaigns Officer – (Africa based)

Job purpose: To link HPA’s local and global advocacy work; identify opportunities to amplify HPA’s national and regional advocacy; champion and build the capacity of HPA’s Africa country offices to undertake advocacy; and lead mental health policy and advocacy across the whole organisation.

Responsible to: Head of Policy and Campaigns

Salary: $2700 – $3000 per month (gross) based on experience and competency

Contract: 1 year, fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension)

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 11.59 pm 12 January 2020

Interview dates: 23 January (In Nairobi or via Skype)

Location: The post is based at Health Poverty Action’s Regional offices in Nairobi. However we are prepared to be flexible for exceptional candidates applying from other countries in the region.

Please note that due to the potentially high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please send your application form to: personnel@healthpovertyaction.org

Health Poverty Action is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and passionate Policy and Campaigns Officer to develop and drive forward advocacy with a particular focus on the Africa region. Based in Nairobi, they will build the capacity of our Africa country teams to pursue advocacy opportunities and provide the link between HPA’s local and global influencing work. The role will suit a dynamic campaigner with a broad skill set. Successful candidates will be comfortable developing robust policy positions, influencing decision makers and possess excellent networking skills. They will be able to identify and support others to pursue advocacy opportunities and be willing to work flexibly with remote supervision.

At Health Poverty Action we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst all of our staff and everyone we work with.

Health Poverty Action recognises that all adults and children have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation. Health Poverty Action condemns exploitation and inappropriate behaviour, and is committed to taking action for the protection of programme participants. In cases where positions include a high level of safeguarding risk, police checks or local equivalents will be carried out.


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