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Reference: 76211

Date Added: 17 October 2020
Closing Date: 5 November 2020

Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Officer

Working For: Help Refugees/ Choose Love

Location: London

Salary: £28,000-35,000 full time

Job Details

Help Refugees/ Choose Love seeks a talented and creative Policy & Advocacy Officer to secure policy changes that promote the rights, justice and dignity of displaced people.

Policy & advocacy work:
• Map targets, moments and tactics for achieving change
• Develop key messages and policy positions using evidence from our partners and in consultation with Choose Love staff, partners and experts by experience
• Create thoughtful policy recommendations & actions to create meaningful long term change
• Prepare high quality, evidence-based policy submissions, briefings and responses to Bills
• Work with our field teams, programmes team and partners to gather data to inform policy work
• Research, evidence gathering and copy editing for reports to inform advocacy goals
• Provide evidence for witness statements for strategic litigation cases that advance policy objectives

External Relations:
• Develop relationships and conduct advocacy with government departments, parliamentary bodies, oversight bodies and other political influencing targets
• Develop strategic partnerships at local and national levels with allies and relevant institutional bodies
• Promote the input and voices of experts by experience at external engagements
• Create and maintain database of parliamentary and other advocacy targets
• Represent the organisation at external meetings

Other:
• Provide specialist and up to date knowledge on the rights of displaced people and unaccompanied children
• Act as a spokesperson for the organisation, when relevant
• Undertake any other work, as required

Help Refugees wishes to encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds who can drive and inspire change for refugees and displaced people. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic candidates, and candidates with disabilities.

For more information, see https://helprefugees.org/news/policy-advocacy-officer/  

Closing Date: 5 November 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Application deadline: 9am
Interviews w/c: 16 November

Start date: as soon as possible

Application Details

Please apply with a cover letter (of no more than two pages) outlining your suitability for the role and a copy of your CV to advocacy@helprefugees.org . We are particularly interested in any examples of work you’ve led that demonstrate the requirements above. Please include links to any examples you feel are relevant.

Website: http://helprefugees.org/

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