Regional Policy Officer - East and Central Africa

Tearfund, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, Education AdvisingPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd July, 2019


Job Description

Tearfund has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Policy Officer to join our Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) Team.

Our work in ECA includes a range of projects with local Christian NGOs and churches. The Regional Policy Officer works closely with each country office in the ECA Region (Rwanda, DRC, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burundi and the Central African Republic) to build the capacity of Tearfund staff, partners and churches across the region to advocate in their respective contexts.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about social justice, and possesses a good understanding of grass roots and local partner led advocacy in development and humanitarian contexts.

Do you have experience in

  • Community engagement and working with grassroots partner organisations
  • Capacity building in advocacy

Do you have:

  • The ability to design, rollout and evaluate capacity building initiatives for grassroot organizations.
  • The ability to use evidence-based messages to influence organizations, decision makers and communities to make or change policies, resource allocation decisions to improve the well being of marginalized communities.

Are you a committed Christian with a concern for vulnerable and marginalized communities? Then this could be the role for you!

All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to safe-guarding issues.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.

This role will be based in Ethiopia and we can only accept applications from candidates with the right to live and work in region.

Salary: 878,146 ETB per annum plus benefits package (according to local market).

Contract: Full-time


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