CARE is seeking a Regional Advocacy Advisor – Asia who will play a leading role in shaping and driving regional/multi-country advocacy strategies to scale our impact and contribute to policy development and/or implementation. The position provides advocacy leadership and technical support to CARE Country Programs in Asia and at regional level on specific advocacy issues relevant to the regional Humanitarian/Gender in Emergencies (GiE) portfolio, including support to drive relevant campaigning, communications and fundraising efforts. Working with teams across the region and at global level, the Regional Advocacy Advisor – Asia will conduct analysis to identify and advance Humanitarian/GiE advocacy priorities; provide capacity building and technical support to country programs, including on capturing the results of advocacy initiatives; lead specific regional Humanitarian/GiE initiatives; and prepare advocacy, campaign messaging and talking points. In addition, the Regional Advocacy Advisor – Asia will strengthen and build strategic partnerships to advance advocacy priorities and play a key representational role in external forums, such as the IASC Disaster Preparedness group in Bangkok. The Regional Advocacy Advisor – Asia will help to deliver on policy goals by connecting national, regional and global advocacy work.
The Regional Advocacy Advisor – Asia works closely with the Asia RMU and CARE USA’s Global Advocacy Team and directly with CARE offices and CARE Member Partners in the region to ensure alignment and collaboration across relevant policy and advocacy priorities and strategies.
- Co-design and implement regional Humanitarian advocacy initiatives to CARE’s GiE agenda
- External influencing and partnerships
- Technical support and capacity building
- Internal networking and reporting
- Key responsibilities
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree preferably with Masters or equivalent 5-7 years’ work experience in the same industry/field
- Demonstrated track record in advocacy at least 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 and humanitarian/GiE issues
- High level analytical skills
- Excellent written and spoken English and experience in generate 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 establish collaborative relationships with staff, partners and other stakeholders, and to develop and maintain networks with remote based teams and to work with matrix management environments
- Commitment to the aims and principles of CARE
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multiethnic and multicultural environment
- Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-taking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure
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.
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