22 Sep 2022

Global Advocacy Campaigns Climate Advisor at Islamic Relief

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Job Description

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation that provides development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.

Job Purpose:

  • Lead on the planning, implementation, coordination and review of Islamic Relief’s global advocacy work program on climate, working closely with our international offices.
  • Develop influencing strategies and plans to advance IRW’s priority campaigns by identifying and seizing relevant opportunities to engage, pressure and persuade relevant UN spaces and at international, regional, sub-regional, and national stakeholder level
  • To be responsible for COP strategies, drawing on evidence-based research from member offices
  • Coordinate and empower IR Partners and National Offices to implement advocacy climate strategies
  • Work with campaigners and communications staff across the Islamic Relief Family to ensure that policy, media and campaign ‘products’ and events are well targeted
  • Coordinate with regional offices to develop strategies for dealing with institutions
  • Assist policy/advocacy/capacity building campaigns staff in IRW country offices with strategic advice and knowledge on climate issues such as adaptation and mitigation
  • Develop key policy/advocacy, messages for the global family on climate change
  • Provide a voice to communities that IRW serves through compelling advocacy campaigns and reports, ensuring that they are at the heart of the process of Advocacy.
  • Occasional travel required globally

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • A Degree in a relevant field
  • Good diplomatic and coalition-building abilities, including being able to understand and value competing viewpoints and divergent interests and find common ground among them
  • Excellent communication, representative and persuasive skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication
  • Knowledge of:
    • The global humanitarian and development policy and institutional arena and frameworks, its challenges and blockages, and how they can be addressed
    • Knowledge of Islamic teachings in development/climate change and their representation externally (where possible)
    • Ability to manage large meetings and communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Pragmatic tactician, able to gather and analyse intelligence to identify the levers, interests and incentives that could make decision-makers more receptive to our calls to action and moving quickly to seize windows for change when they open
  • Comfortable with complex issues and ability to translate them into clear and actionable demands for decision-makers
  • Understanding of the media and working with journalists
  • Confidence in dealing with dignitaries
  • Strong ability to work calmly under pressure to tight deadlines and balance competing priorities
  • Sensitive to the complexities in working with wide and diverse civil society coalitions, in particular, NGO and social movements and media networks
  • Results focused – ability to plan, coordinate and deliver objectives and targets with a positive drive to achieve results
  • IT literate with a command of MS Office applications, in particular, interface presentation tools
  • International travel will be required as a part of the role
  • As international travel is required as a part of the role, we require applicants who are willing and able.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 9 October. 2022


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