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EU Women Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor


Deadline 10.02.2023 €4,370/month (est.)

ActionAid is looking for a EU Women Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor

Position: EU Women Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor

Location: Belgium, Brussels

Contract duration:  Fixed term contract for 2 years, with a possibility of extension after the 2 years

Entry Salary: €52,448.89 per starting annual gross salary. Local terms and conditions of employment will be applied.

Extra-legal benefit: pension scheme, local transport support, lunch vouchers.

Closing date:  10 February 2023 by 17:00 GMT

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website for further details.

The Role:

The role of EU Advocacy Advisor is an exciting opportunity to join ActionAid and advance its work on Women Rights and Migration within climate and economic justice streams of work, to achieve a feminist just transition in the EU and the 45 countries where ActionAid works

The EU Advocacy Advisor role anchors ActionAid’s influence with EU institutions and Brussels-based civil society networks and allies, leading policy analysis and strategy on the issues of women rights and migration in relevant EU spaces.  

Coordinates with European ActionAid (AA) country offices, providing support for collaborative initiatives at the regional level. Assists AA country offices across the federation to advance their objectives when EU/ EC institutions are targets or potential allies.   Collaborates with colleagues in the AA Global Secretariat (GS) and federation to support advocacy, campaigns and research, joining the dots between issues in the Global North and South, amplifying impact and advancing AA’s strategic priorities.

Who we're looking for: 

A passionate activist with a cool policy head, excited to advance the interconnected issues of women rights (climate/economic justice) and migration alongside NGO allies and social movements. You should have significant experience of EU policy spaces, NGOs, networks and strategies. Policy experience in gender, migration, climate justice, development, will be an advantage. You should have broad knowledge of the various issues ActionAid works on and of European politics, as well as capacity to develop basic competency in new areas as needed.

You should have a strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, with a deep understanding of intersectional struggles at global and European level, and a recognition of Europe’s impact and responsibilities in the wider world. You should have a strong understanding of and passion for ActionAid’s theory of change, recognising that injustice can only be overcome by strengthening the individual agency and collective power of oppressed groups to achieve system change.

You are able to work both independently and collaboratively, with strong policy analysis and writing skills, and a proven ability to build influential relationships with policy makers and civil society allies. You should be skilled in driving clear, measurable objectives and key results, including in cross- functional and matrix settings. We are looking for a strong team player who is able to work closely with others (often from a distance) to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities with proven ability to think strategically and analytically. Proven initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in an organizationally complex and changing environment. Proven ability to work and deliver high-quality work on own initiative with minimal supervision, ability to work to deadlines under pressure.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles 

  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay 

How to apply:  

Applications close on 10th February 2023 by 17:00 GMT. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

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