Over the past five years of our current strategy, we’ve successfully carried the banner for youth-led development. We’ve demonstrated from the grassroots to the United Nations that young people can and must play a lead role in development. Our Global Policy and Practice team has been at the forefront of some of our biggest successes – from making sure young people’s voices shaped the new Global Goals, through to changing the practice of institutions, strengthening the global youth sector, and launching innovations like our ‘Big Idea’. Now, with our new strategy in sight from October 2016 and exciting growth happening across the organisation, we’re entering an era of incredible opportunity for Policy and Practice at Restless Development.
From the UK Youth Summit to the World Humanitarian Summit, the Open Government Partnership to the International Civil Society Week, we have been showcasing the power of youth, ensuring that young people are face to face with decisionmakers and advocating for change. In the coming months, we’ll be stepping up our youth advocacy and influencing work even more. We’ll need a dynamic advocate who can help to position us to make the most of these opportunities.
The Global Advocacy Manager will play a key role in determining where we now take our global advocacy work, and how we work with our country hubs around regional and national policymaking on issues including livelihoods, sexual health rights, humanitarian response and the monitoring and accountability of the Global Goals. The Global Advocacy Manager will support the development of emerging policy and advocacy across the organisation, coordinate specific influencing opportunities and ensure a coherent approach for policy and advocacy through key networks and coalitions. The Manager will also work closely with the Campaigns team, advocacy staff in our New York office and in our Africa and Asia country offices to link global policymaking with our campaigns around key youth development priorities.
The closing date for this position is Thursday 23rd June 2016. Please send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.