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Policy Specialist

Islington, London
£37,210 to £38,336
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Policy Specialist When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Salary - £37,210 - £38,336 - pro rata Permanent - Part time - 17.5 - 21 hours per week ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want. his role sits within the Research and Programme Policy unit, which is comprised of policy and technical advisers who develop policy thinking and programme-based research to influence ActionAid UK s target decision-makers, agenda-setters, donors, and academic audiences. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated policy specialist to help drive forward ActionAid UK's work challenging the structural barriers to women's economic rights. This post will play a key role in researching and producing a number of deliverables under ActionAid's Valuing Women's Work programme in collaboration with colleagues and partners in Malawi, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya, amongst others. To succeed in this role, applicants must have experience of working within the International Development sector, along with knowledge of how national and international policies can hinder or support the realisation of women's right, especially women s economic rights. An understanding of macroeconomic policy and its impact on women s everyday lives is particularly important. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of researching and producing policy outputs for a range of audiences. This role demands a specialist who will bring research skills, networking ability and a spirit of collaboration to ActionAid UK as it delivers on its 5-year Strategy - Together with Women and Girls. You will have the proven ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and colleagues from the global South, and a commitment to applying an intersectional feminist lens and approach to research and analysis. We will look to you to undertake qualitative pieces of desk-based research and analysis, and to help shape policy recommendations. Alongside your colleagues, you may also plan and manage research projects, including research and policy work taking place in the Global South. We are keen to receive applications from those with an understanding of UK and international politics in the field of international development and from those with proven experience of campaigning or advocating for social change. ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process. We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, and those with a disability
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  • Job Reference: 707250859-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Action Aid
    Action Aid
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Salary: £37,210 to £38,336
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent