Advocate / Campaign Strategist, Anti-Sex Trafficking Programme (London)
The Advocate/Campaign Strategist will work with an inter-disciplinary team to address issues of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and ensure that all women and girls are protected by the law and can access justice.
Equality Now is an international legal advocacy organization that seeks to protect and promote women and girls’ rights around the world. Working with grassroots organisations, human rights organisations, and individual activists, Equality Now uses the law to promote gender equality. We do this by challenging laws that discriminate against or increase the vulnerability of women and girls and promoting laws that would protect their wellbeing. Through such legal and systemic change, we hope to realize a world in which women and girls live as equal citizens, free from violence, discrimination, and exploitation.
Equality Now’s work currently focuses on four programmatic areas: legal equality, ending sexual violence, ending harmful practices, and ending sex trafficking. We have offices in New York, London, Nairobi, and Beirut and a presence in India, China, and the Republic of Georgia. For more information about our programs, please visit www.equalitynow.org.
As a member of the programme team, the Campaign Strategist will have a portfolio of campaigns and be responsible, with other campaign team members, for delivering against agreed campaign outcomes. A typical campaign team is built around the three pathways in our theory of change - legal, advocacy, collaboration – and is comprised of a leader, a legal advisor, an advocacy strategist, and a member of the Communications team. The successful candidate will be able to take on one or more of these roles in each of the campaigns in their portfolio, depending on their skill set.
- Steer the campaign toward successful achievement of anticipated outcomes through the three ToC pathways (strategy, methodology and learning);
- Ensure activities deliver agreed outputs and are documented;
- Manage and report on any key deliverables for specific grants;
- Provide legal research, analysis, and recommendations on strategy;
- Support case development;
- Deliver training on the law and issues related to gender equality;
- Map out clear advocacy pathways and strategies (local, national, regional and international as necessary), monitor progress and advise on adaptation;
- Map context and key stakeholders, including those most affected by discriminatory laws;
- Identify a diversity of key allies and design and implement strategies to engage them.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A masters degree in a relevant discipline OR equivalent experience in gender or human rights advocacy
- Five years relevant professional experience in analysis and strategy development
- Five years professional experience in human rights, women’s rights, social development, international advocacy and/or international law
- Expertise in sex trafficking and sexual exploitation
- Experience in advocacy at the national, regional, and international levels including engaging with policy and law makers
- Proven experience of building and maintaining networks and partnerships, coalitions and movements
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights with a focus on women’s human rights and gender equality
- Ability to work as part of a team and across teams and collaborate respectfully to achieve shared goals
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment
- Strong analytical skills and excellent written and oral communication
- Strong organisation and planning skills with a drive for results, outcomes and impact
- Evidence of skills in communications for change
- Experience in proposal development and grants delivery
- Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning
- An understanding of the experiences and needs of adolescent girls
- Spanish, French, or Arabic language skills in addition to fluent English
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] with the position title in the subject line. No calls please. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2020.
Equality Now is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. Candidates must have authorisation to work in the UK. Please note at the end of your cover letter if you object to Equality Now retaining your application information past the date that the position is filled.