Advocacy Officer

Closing Date: 10 January 2023, 12:00 GMT

Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 p.a.

Full Time


About the role

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is looking to appoint an outstanding individual for a new Advocacy Officer role to work on our flagship Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). The GPI is a multi-million-pound five-year project with a vision that is bold, ambitious, and immediate: to provide access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential.

Your goals will be to increase the uptake and scaling up of evidence-based parenting programmes across Global South countries, and to support the global movement for evidence-based parenting programmes that prevent violence and promote playful parenting and child development. You will be a central member of the GPI Advocacy Team working in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford, Cape Town, Makerere, and other academic, NGO, and government partners. You will have extensive amounts of independent work and responsibility within the project as part of an international research team with wide policy and programming impact.

Our team welcomes applications from people with caring responsibilities, and we are flexible to family and other commitments.

This role is fixed-term to December 2024. The post is available for an immediate start.

About you

You are an excellent networker and relationship builder and possess a strategic mind with knowledge and experience of influencing government and decision makers particularly in the Global South, as well as working with media organisations, donors, UN agencies, and inter-governmental organisations. You have excellent research and public speaking skills; experience in developing and implementing strategic campaigns and delivering high quality social media, web, and print products and tools; strong knowledge of global affairs and the development of inter-organisational relationships. You have experience working with coalitions and delivering high-impact and creative global advocacy strategies at national and/or regional level, both digitally and in person.


How to apply

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Only online applications received by 12.00 noon GMT on 10 January, 2023 will be considered.