Tearfund Regional Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya
Who we are: We are a Christian organisation partnering with the local church
wherever possible to see change in the lives of those in greatest economic
We believe poverty is caused by broken relationships with God, others,
the environment and ourselves. Restoring those relationships is key to how we
work, and we want to see change that is economic, material, environmental
We are courageous, truthful, compassionate, servant-hearted and Christ-centred; values that are at the heart of Tearfund.
Our vision: To see people freed from poverty, living transformed lives and
reaching their God-given potential
Our mission: We follow Jesus where the need is greatest, responding to crisis
and partnering with local churches to bring restoration to those living in poverty.
Our values: We aspire to be courageous, truthful, compassionate, servanthearted
To support the scale up and implementation of advocacy responses in Southern and East Africa by working closely with country offices to build the capacity of Tearfund staff, partners and churches across the region to advocate on issues in their respective contexts, as well as leading on research and public policy formulation on regional strategic issues.Develop and review an SEA advocacy implementation plan, working closely with the Cluster Lead for SEA and Country Representatives in line with the Tearfund Corporate Strategy and SEA country priorities.
SEA level advocacy support
Support Cluster Lead for SEA to develop and review, all country programme strategies to ensure that advocacy is prioritised, implemented and measured in line with Tearfund Corporate Strategy and good practice.
Monitor the public policy, development and humanitarian environment across SEA, providing
briefing papers, and analysis, and recommending appropriate public policy responses.
In collaboration with the Cluster Lead for SEA, research, design and implement any SEA regional level advocacy initiatives.
Document, record and disseminate lessons learnt from advocacy initiatives implemented by staff, partners, and other organisations, and share this learning with SEA staff and the International Advocacy Matrix Team.
Ensure good linkages between SEA public policy issues and global policy issues, by coordinating with SEA staff and the International Advocacy Matrix Team.
Support corporate media and advocacy campaigning ensuring SEA country and regional public policy messages are represented.
Country level advocacy support
In conjunction with SEA Country Representatives, and in line with SEA country strategies, support the development of country level advocacy plans and complimentary capacity building plans to strengthen country programme strategies.
Provide public policy advice and support to staff and partners in the research, analysis and documentation of public policy information with particular emphasis on addressing underlying causes and effects of issues in the SEA region.
Support, mentor, coach and guide staff and partners to design and implement local and national level advocacy initiatives including facilitating advocacy project design workshops.
Provide advocacy training, accompaniment and advocacy advice to staff and partners to build country programme capacity and to improve the effectiveness of advocacy initiatives
Support staff and partners in strengthening and developing national and regional advocacy
networks and alliances that are strategic and tactical and support country and regional priorities.
In conjunction with the International Advocacy Matrix Team, produce capacity building materials to support staff and partner advocacy initiatives in SEA.
Conduct reviews and evaluations of SEA advocacy programmes and share learning with staff and partners across the region and link with the International Advocacy Matrix Team to bring this into the wider organisation.
Support staff and partners to write public policy reports, briefings and deliver public policy messages to churches and ecumenical bodies, SEA Governments, UN Bodies and NGO fora.
Policy Analysis and Information
Support staff and partners to conduct research and develop public policy positions relevant to their country context.
Remain up-to date on issues relevant to Tearfund’s advocacy work in the SEA region, including international and regional policy contexts and technical developments.
Brief SEA staff, partners and senior Tearfund staff accordingly.
Coordinate Tearfund contributions to relevant external advocacy bodies and coalitions.
Ensure public policy consistency on issues relating to Southern and East Africa.
Networking & Public Representation of Tearfund
Build and maintain relationships with others outside the organisation, including partners, churches and ecumenical bodies, NGOs, Governments, UN Bodies, and Regional Bodies (such as the African Union, SADC and COMESA), relating to SEA regional and relevant public policy issues, particularly in the focus countries.
Represent Tearfund, with senior counterparts where required, at external events such as Government public policy forums, interagency meetings and NGO network meetings.
Work with other agencies and networks to engage in joint advocacy activities.
Degree or equivalent qualification Degree or equivalent qualification in politics, sociology, international development, law or human rights
Good understanding of development
and humanitarian issues in the region and international relations
Demonstrable understanding of the
role of public policy in development
Proven experience in research, public
policy influencing, advocacy or campaigning in humanitarian, development or human rights sector
Experience of influencing powerful
government decision-makers in order to bring about change
Substantive experience of capacity
building in advocacy
Experience of working with marginalized groups or communities
Experience in producing, coordinating
and disseminating high-quality policy
submissions, briefings and research
Substantive relevant experience of
public policy and advocacy issues in Southern and East Africa
Familiarity with NGO sector
Ability to research and analyse
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to think and plan strategically
Ability to negotiate within and outside
Networking and collaboration skills
Ability to influence others through
clear, concise and articulate written
and verbal communication
Ability to write reports and public
Ability to be largely self-supporting in
Proficient in written and spoken
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 13th May, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Tearfund Regional Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya
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