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Policy Advocate, Africa Region at International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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Nairobi

1 week ago


Job Description

As the world prepares to mark the 25 th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action via a process set to include two hallmark events known as the Generation Equality Forum, ICRW seeks a Nairobi-based advocate support feminist organizing and the development of progressive policy commitments at the Kenya national level and potentially regionally as well. Building on recent work to identify strategies for the development of an advocacy program in ICRW’s Africa Regional Office, this position will with ICRW’s Global Advocacy team and Africa Regional Office leadership and research team to leverage our research base and policy analysis expertise to support the development of bold, transformative commitments in line with the goals of the 6 Action Coalitions that will emerge from the Generation Equality Forum.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  2. Strong written and oral communications skills, as well as excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills required
  3. Must possess strong skills in report writing and editing, visual presentation of research findings, and strategic planning
  4. Must be detail oriented, flexible, and able to take initiative
  5. Ability to work both independently and in close coordination with and across teams
  6. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively required
  7. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks
  8. Social media skills, particularly Twitter, strongly recommended
  9. Fluency or good reading comprehension in a foreign language a plus
  10. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample

Education + Experience

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, development studies, economics, or other social science
  2. Master’s degree preferred