Global Advocacy and Campaigns Adviser

London, New York City or Washington, D.C. | Full Time

Position Summary

Malala Fund uses our platform to influence the global agenda on girls’ education, secure commitments from governments and multilateral institutions and monitor progress. The Global Advocacy and Campaigns Adviser will work to deliver advocacy strategies and cross-organisational campaigns focused on Malala Fund’s global priority issues of securing more and better financing for girls’ education, enhancing the quality of education for girls and tackling the social norms that prevent girls from learning and leading.

The ideal candidate has proven networking skills, political instincts and some knowledge of the global international development institutional architecture. They have excellent communication and project management skills, with experience of delivering high-impact and creative advocacy strategies and campaigns.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Support the planning and delivery of effective and creative global and national advocacy strategies and campaigns, advising on the best tactics to achieve results.
  • Coordinate Malala Fund’s day-to-day work on campaigns, ensuring close integration of advocacy and communications activities.
  • Contribute to developing positions, key messages, briefings and campaign materials.
  • Draft and disseminate letters and other correspondence to decision-makers.
  • Monitor global and national policies and processes that impact Malala Fund’s global advocacy priorities, identifying opportunities to influence.
  • Support Malala Fund’s strategic engagement at key global moments, events and conferences.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts across the education sector, key donor governments and multilateral institutions.
  • Where appropriate, represent Malala Fund in cross-sector and coalition working, identifying strategic opportunities to work with allies and influence decision makers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven experience in global advocacy and delivering effective policy change campaigns.
  • Understanding of multilateral institutions and pathways to influence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex ideas into clear and concise briefings and presentations.
  • Strong commitment to the Malala Fund’s mission to empower girls through education.
  • Undergraduate degree in a related subject.
  • Existing authorisation to work in the U.K. or U.S.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume or CV and cover letter through the form on the right of this page by November 15, 2019. If you have any questions please email hiring@malalafund.org, indicating “Global Advocacy and Campaigns Adviser” in the subject line of your email.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive when a position is posted, we are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process.

Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.

About Malala Fund

Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.