DIGNIFIED WORK ADVOCACY ADVISOR - ASIA

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 August 2019
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Closing on 18 September 2019
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Job Description

CARE is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the role of Dignified Work Advocacy Advisor – Asia, who will play a leading role in shaping advocacy strategies and initiatives for CARE’s regional “Made by Women” program strategy focused on Dignified Work for female garment workers. The person in this role also provides leadership and technical support to CARE Country Programs in Asia and at regional level on specific advocacy issues relevant to the regional program.

Working with teams across the region, and at global level, the Dignified Work Advocacy Advisor – Asia will conduct analysis to identify and advance Made by Women advocacy priorities; provide capacity building and technical support to country programs, including on capturing the results of advocacy initiatives; lead specific regional initiatives; and prepare advocacy, campaign messaging and talking points. In addition, the Dignified Work Advocacy Advisor – Asia will develop and build strategic partnerships to advance advocacy priorities and play a key representational role in external forums.

**This position is currently funded through 30 June 2020, with an option to extend.

Responsibilities:

Strategy development

  • Conduct analysis to inform future strategy development for the Made by Women regional program strategy and identify focus areas for future advocacy initiatives
  • Develop a three-year advocacy strategy for Made by Women
  • Monitor international, regional and national policy and dialogue relevant to the program, to inform advocacy planning and to promote CARE’s role in influencing agendas

Design and implement advocacy initiatives

  • In collaboration with the regional team and country program teams, identify priority advocacy issues to advance impacts through the Made by Women program
  • Co-ordinate CARE’s engagement in strategic advocacy initiatives at regional level
  • Engage in relevant policy debates, and generate media releases, advocacy briefs, talking points, research briefs, and key messages for campaigns
  • Conduct specific, relevant and timely research or analyses to inform advocacy

External networking

  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships on regional program priorities, in consultation with the regional program team and country program staff

Technical support and capacity building

  • Develop and implement an annual plan of technical support for country program advocacy initiatives, including ratification of the ILO Convention and Recommendation to Combat Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (ILO190), and other relevant advocacy issues to advance the voice of women, workplace protections and ethical supply chains
  • Provide direct technical support for a multi-country program on worker well-being, supporting timely delivery of quality advocacy plans and initiatives
  • Manage a small grants mechanism available to country programs to advance advocacy initiatives on dignified work for female garment workers, ensuring activities are strategic and outcomes focused
  • Provide technical support to country offices to ensure results of advocacy initiatives are captured and quantified, and strengthen program learning and documentation on advocacy initiatives
  • Contribute to fundraising and proposal development
  • Ensure lessons from country program across Asia inform global and regional agendas and decision making

Internal networking and reporting

  • Develop and maintain strong internal relationships with the Asia regional team, Focal Points in Country programs and global advocacy teams
  • Compile a concise quarterly workplan and activity report
  • Comply with CARE’s policies and procedures

​​Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree with 3-5 years relevant work experience in an International NGO focused on Advocacy
  • Demonstrated track record in advocacy, at least 3 to 5 years
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advocacy technical support, training and capacity building to country program teams
  • Experience in designing advocacy initiatives with a focus on gender equality
  • High level analytical skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and experience in generating policy and research briefs
  • Ability to work well under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Excellent representation and communication skills, including in cross cultural work contexts
  • Ability to develop and maintain networks with remote based teams and to work within matrix management environments
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of CARE
  • Ability and willingness to travel for up to 40% of time, and to connect with global colleagues in the evenings
  • Experience or understanding of working in Asia desired

About the Organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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