CARE is seeking a Senior Regional Advocacy Advisor to join our Global Advocacy team, which works to align our advocacy strategies globally, build capacity regionally, and help to achieve our strategic planning goals by changing policy in the U.S. and around the world. The Senior Regional Advocacy Advisor will lend direction and support to colleagues based in country offices or regional units to build advocacy capacity and facilitate peer to- peer learning. S/he will lead the development or advancement of advocacy tools, including the CARE International (CI) Advocacy Handbook training modules, to build and retain a roster of advocacy champions in regions all over the world. Secondarily, the Advisor will provide a resource to US based advocacy colleagues and other CARE member partners to advance local to global advocacy objectives, and will provide intelligence on policy analysis and policy implementation to advance our CARE International policy agenda.
- Support the development and advancement of regional advocacy strategies and initiatives that have demonstrated high impact and capacity to be scaled up, or “Impact Growth Strategies (IGS).”
- Provide strategic guidance and support to colleagues in two geographic regions (or sub regions) implementing the “Impact Growth Strategies” (IGS) as they plan, develop and implement advocacy and partnership strategies linked to their long term programs and key impact groups.
- Foster and facilitate learning both peer to peer and in northern government capitals, and in the U.S. to advance advocacy objectives at the local, national, regional and global level. Identify and develop both internal and external opportunities for cross-learning, collaboration and campaigning.
- Support the development of new strategic advocacy materials, tools and resources to build advocacy capacity across CARE.
- Represent the unit and CARE in relevant events and meetings with external audiences, to strengthen the organization’s influence, profile and partnerships.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
- Seven years of previous professional experience in a similar position or an equivalent combination of work, study, and volunteer experience that has included responsibility for activities or outcomes other than academic assignments;
- Conduct policy analysis, research and writing related to issues of global development;
- Significant experience developing partnerships and building coalitions to advance organizational learning and program impact;
- Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization;
- Management of people and programs/projects;
- Ability to function in complex, changing environments, and to work with diverse groups as well as independently;
- Strong skills in policy analysis and formulation of advocacy strategies;
- Experience and understanding around analyzing underlying causes of poverty;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others and develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Strong training /facilitation skills;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly to convey information effectively and to write persuasively for a variety of audiences, including policymakers and donors;
- Ability to speak a second language, particularly Spanish, French, Portuguese or Arabic desired.