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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions - as part of a global community committed to lasting change.
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    Consultant - Policy and Government Relations

    Position Overview
    The Consultant for Policy, Government Relations responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Identify and establish partnership opportunities with Nigeria Federal, State, and Local governments including around:
      • Vaccine Distribution Strategy and Access/availability
      • Resume Learning / Education
      • Equity and Justice, including gender equality and marginalized groups
      • Environment / Climate Change
      • Engagement with the Private Sector
      • ECOWAS / AU/other national and regional organizations
    • Secure the official endorsement of Nigeria and another government from the region for Global Citizens Recovery Plan for the World and campaign activities
    • Facilitate high-level participation of Government officials, ideally leaders’ level, in all of GC’s tentpole broadcast moments throughout the year, tied to specific policy and/or funding outcomes, including securing use of official logo and quotes for use in the campaign.
    • Secure new policy and/ or financial commitments from Nigeria and another government in the region, in line with Global Citizen’s plan, in particular:
      • Health and the global fight against COVID: in particular financial commitments for the ACT-Accelerator and additional financing/supplementary budget for vaccine procurement;
    • Pursue new relationships and opportunities with stakeholders in line with Global Citizen’s strategy, including with the private sector, artist, talent, philanthropic organisations and civil society in order to strengthen Global Citizen’s presence and relevance in the markets ahead.
    • Develop relationships with at least 3 individuals from the region (former Heads of State, high level politicians, etc.) who could support the Recovery Plan for the World, including servicing as judges for the Global Citizen Prize in December 2021.
    • Support Global Citizen Government Relations, Policy and Business Development Teams with regional analysis, horizon scanning, research and implementation, as appropriate.
    • Coordinate GC’s efforts, in partnership with external allies, to secure new charitable giving from foundations, philanthropists and corporate organizations.
    • Work with grassroot NGOs and activists to amplify GC work in Nigeria to support our policy objectives

    Required Skill and Experience:

    • 7+ years of experience that includes a combination of: Policy and Government relations (Nigerian government, NGO, public/private sector administration experience preferable),
    • Experience developing campaigns from concept through execution
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines and stay organized to execute campaigns
    • Collaborative style and strong work ethic
    • Experience working in a dynamic team environment, remotely and autonomously
    • Deep experience in coordinating with multiple teams across multiple partnerships
    • Able to facilitate strategic and tactical decision-making on a day-to-day basis
    • Demonstrated interest in the international development sector
    • Has shown a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key Nigerian policymakers and staff around support for global issues
    • Preferred: Online campaigning / organizing with a focus on recruitment and engagement, Rapid response email and social media campaigning, Offline grassroots organizing or events coordination experience


    Why Global Citizen?

    • In this coming decade of action and accountability, Global Citizen will be the leading international voice, educator, and influencer that rallies humanity to take full responsibility and accountability for eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. You have a chance to contribute and make this world a better place for all.

    More Details:

    • Must be authorized for employment in Nigeria

    Method of Application

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