ActionAid International: International Campaigner – Land Grabs

ActionAid International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The vision of ActionAid International is a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.

ActionAid International seeks to appoint an International Head of Information Technology, based in the following ActionAid International ‘hubs’: Johannesburg, London, Rio, Nairobi or Bangkok.

Base salary: GBP£31 617.

At ActionAid we've undergone significant planned change to ensure we are better positioned to deliver lasting solutions to the problems of global poverty. A new structure and fresh thinking has re-energised the organisation. We've now created fantastic career opportunities for experienced sector professionals who want to be part of an organisation that is delivering a bold strategy to provide sustained improvements to the poorest and most excluded people in the world. Join our action to end poverty now and be part of something truly amasing.

Our 2012-17 strategy sets ambitious objectives. One of the most important is to bring to an end the European and UK targets on biofuels that are driving land grabs in many African countries. This is causing farmers to be displaced from their lands and increases in the price of staple foods around the world. As soon as you join us, you will take over responsibility for delivering our Europe-wide campaign on biofuels and plan for our much broader international land grabs campaign.

You’ll manage multi-country actions, events and mobilisation activities so they meet our objectives. This will involve drawing support from across our international federation and helping to plan each country’s campaign. Much of your success will also depend on your working effectively with our Land Grabs Campaign Manager and Global Engagement Team so that our public and supporter campaigning and communication strategies win influential and widespread support.

Having already planned and executed campaigns that successfully engaged the public and influenced decision-makers, you understand the audiences we need to address, and how to tailor messages and delivery to them. You know how to make complicated ideas easy to understand, and have produced campaign materials that demonstrate this online and in print. You’re also adept at online research and understand digital campaigning methods and tactics.

On a more general level, you have shown you’re skilled at building effective working relationships and influencing audiences from a wide range of backgrounds.  As a highly capable project manager, you’re also used to working with outside agencies and overcoming all sorts of problems to meet your targets on time.

For more information and full job description, refer to www.actionaid.org/jobs.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to programmes.jhb@actionaid.org. Clearly indicate which position and location you are applying for.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

We respect all candidates but we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

For more about ActionAid International, refer to www.actionaid.org/?intl=.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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