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  • Posted on: 20 January, 2016 Deadline: 1 March, 2016
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  • VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

    Advocacy Specialist


    Role overview
    The role involves working closely with and supporting one or more VSO Partners and / or civil society organizations (CSOs) as they develop advocacy initiatives to bring about policy change in Niger State in relation to agriculture and market access for the poor.


    Skills, qualifications and experience required
    An ideal applicant should have a university degree in Social Sciences, International Development, or related field. A minimum of three years professional experience in a related sector or context. Proven track record of delivering successful policy-related advocacy strategies within a development context. Experience in lobbying, advocacy and/or influencing a range of decision-makers e.g. national governments or inter-government organisations. Understanding of a wide variety of advocacy and social accountability programme approaches, preferably with expertise in undertaking applied research. Excellent communication and social skills, the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders in a developing country and non-English speaking context. Ability to work independently as well as with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment. Ability to work both as a team member and independently.


    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, visit VSO Career Page on Force

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