Reports to: Country Director
Type of Role: 5-year fixed term contract (contingent on proposal award)
Plan International seeks an outstanding Advocacy Lead [Contingent on proposal award] to lead the Consortium’s influencing work, positioning it as a reliable partner for FGM issues at international level and building the movement to eliminate FGM in Africa as part of the anticipated Supporting the Africa Led Movement to End FGM Programme across 6 countries (Kenya, Somaliland/ Somalia, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali) with an expected budget of approximately £35 million over five years. Advocacy Lead will provide advice and capacity building support to Country Offices, and Consortium partners (networks and organisations) at multiple levels, with a particular focus on youth-led and women-led organisations, to strengthen their organisational and activism capacities; to enable their active participation in campaigning; and to increase their leadership on FGM.
The project will focus on accelerating the pace of change to end FGM and achieving results at scale. The programme looks at achieving change at scale in the chosen countries, but also reinforcing this with a more global approach to grassroots networks and campaigns/advocacy. The programme will deliver community-level projects to end FGM by changing attitudes and behaviours towards harmful practices, empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls.
In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas:
Competitive salary and package available.
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