Advocacy Consultant

Remote position - Home-Based Location

Role Description

This is a part-time consultant support position for 9 months. Time required is estimated at 2 days/week. The position will report to the WIEGO International Coordinator and working in close collaboration with the Management Team, Programme Directors and Communications Team. We are ideally looking for someone based in Central America, but are open to finding the right candidate in other locations.

The purpose of this role is to support increasingly effective advocacy for WIEGO and to ensure organizational cohesion by coordinating advocacy objectives across all programmes, projects and initiatives.

This is a 9-month contract operating as a pilot for WIEGO, initially focused on our COVID-19 response work. A determination will be made in June 2021 as to whether the role will continue and be integrated into the WIEGO Team on an ongoing basis.

The role will likely evolve based on specific advocacy objectives, but is expected to include the following:

  • Ensuring internal information flow and tracking WIEGO advocacy activity
  • Consult with all Programme teams, as well as the Research and Communications Teams in order to support the International Coordinator in developing a comprehensive advocacy agenda
  • Support on development of advocacy strategies, key messages and materials for advocacy efforts, as required and in collaboration with programme leads
  • Stakeholder mapping and audience profiles, as needed
  • Support to WIEGO Programmes in strengthening the advocacy capabilities of their team members, Net affiliates and local partners through training and accompaniment
  • Facilitating clear and open lines of communication between key WIEGO team members on matters related to effective advocacy
  • Support to formulate key performance indicators for advocacy
  • Tracking and reporting on advocacy outcomes
  • Attend WIEGO Campaigns Committee meetings
  • Other advocacy-related work as required

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Thorough understanding of informal work and the issues facing informal workers (specifically street and market vendors, domestic workers, waste pickers and home-based workers)
  • Excellent language skills, ideally in both English and Spanish
  • At least 5 years of effective advocacy and campaigning experience, ideally within international development and/or the labour and/or feminist movements
  • A broad advocacy and communications skillset, including: strategy development, alliance-building, campaign implementation and materials development
  • Self-directed and self-motivated, with a strong sense of appropriate processes to facilitate buy-in and consensus
  • At ease working across cultures and time-zones

We are ideally seeking someone based in Central America, but are open to candidates based elsewhere if all other qualifications are met.

Compensation

In line with the current WIEGO pay scale, based on experience and role profile.

To Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to recruit@wiego.org no later than Friday, October 9th, 2020. Interviews will take place in the first half of October, with the role ideally starting later in October 2020, or early November.

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