Tearfund Public Policy Advisor - West Africa Jobs in Nigeria

Tearfund Public Policy Advisor - West Africa Jobs in Nigeria

  • Are you an effective influencer who has the ability to negotiate, and work well across diverse teams in an organisation?

  • Do you understand grass roots and local partner led advocacy in development and humanitarian contexts?

  • Are you passionate about social justice? If you've answered yes to all three questions then we would love to hear from you!

  • We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Public Policy Advisor to join our West Africa Team. In this role, you will be involved in the scale up and implementation of advocacy responses within a West Africa support context. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who has proven ability in research, public policy influencing, lobbying, or campaigning, and who can also work on their own initiative with minimum supervision.

  • Our work in West Africa includes a range of projects with local Christian NGOs and churches. The Public Policy Advisor works closely with each country office in the West Africa Region (Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone) to build the capacity of Tearfund staff, partners and churches across the region to advocate in their respective contexts.

    ​You will have experience in​:

  • Community engagement and working with grassroots partner organisations

  • Capacity building in advocacy

  • Lobbying or campaigning

    You will have the ability to:

  • D​esign, rollout and evaluate capacity building initiatives for grassroot organisations.

  • Use evidence-based messages to influence organisations, decision makers and communities to make or change policies, resource allocation decisions to improve the well being of
    marginalized communities.

  • ​Communicate fluently in English​ (both written and verbally) as well as good working​ knowledge of French​ (both written and verbally)​
  • Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith.

    Please note: All applicants must have the right to live and work in one of the following countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia, or Sierra Leone​.

  • Salary and benefits will be dependent on location as this is not an expatriate position.

  • The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.​

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Tearfund Public Policy Advisor - West Africa Jobs in Nigeria

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