BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to empower the most marginalized in extremely poor, conflict-affected, and post-conflict states. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, BRAC now works in more than 20 countries in Asia and Africa and takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty, running programs in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture and food security, and human and legal rights. Together, the initiative will result in systemic change that creates a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women, 1.9 million households, and 9.5 million people in 7 countries in Africa by 2027.
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.
BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she can transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. In preparation for the launch of the programme, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic, and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position.
No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Title : AIM Advocacy, Partnership, and Knowledge Coordinator
Staff Category : National
Tenure : 1 year
Salary : Negotiable
Reports to : Program Manager – AIM
Duty Station : Country Office
Safeguarding Job Responsibilities
BRAC International is looking for a dynamic, creative and results-oriented advocacy and mobilization professional to lead the AIM programmer’s advocacy and alumni engagement work at the country level. Working directly with AIM programme participants and country-level staff, this position will be supporting the programme’s advocacy agenda in the country; build capacity of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to advocate for their rights and influence policies; support programme participants to identify advocacy spaces and facilitate their leveraging of those. The Officer will work closely with the programme team to establish a detailed work plan, processes and procedures that will be geared towards ensuring a seamless transition for programme participants while also developing effective strategies for alumni engagement and management. By doing so, we aim to ensure the sustainability of the programme’s impact and foster continued self-advocacy among our alumni in their respective communities.
In addition, the role will also serve as the in-country knowledge management focal point, ensuring proper documentation, knowledge sharing, and dissemination of best practices to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of the program.
The Grassroots Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement Officer will be responsible for the development and delivery of the advocacy and alumni engagement strategy of the Mastercard Foundation Accelerating Impact for Young Women in Partnership with BRAC (AIM) programme. Working closely with the Programme Manager – AIM, the position will do the following:
Alumni engagement and management may be a challenge due to the high number of participants and due to the high mobility of program participants.
Ensuring successful advocacy initiatives will include overcoming social stereotypes,bias and discrimination based on gender, age and other factors.
Establishing the necessity and effectiveness of advocacy work within a short timeframe. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs)
Completed the development, planning and rollout of the AIM programme advocacy and alumni engagement strategy in the country.
Established alumni groups meeting at least once per month for 12 months following the programme
At least 10% of participants and YDCs members newly engaged in local, regional, or national level advocacy meetings/decision-making spaces following their training on advocacy Completed mapping of key stakeholders instrumental to the operationalization of the advocacy and alumni engagement strategy and completed outreach with at least 50% of those identified. Produced or supported the production through colleagues of at least 2 knowledge products (reports, stories, case studies etc.) per quarter by championing knowledge management and learning.
Bachelor’s Degree or Masters
Social Sciences, International Development, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism
Education and experience:
4 – 6 years’ experience in leading advocacy portfolios, community mobilization, campaign management, stakeholder management, and/or supporting self-governance transition of youth groups, preferably in social and economic development.
A robust understanding of the policy landscape around AGYW’s social and economic development, preferably in the African context.
Prior experience in programme-related knowledge management processes. Prior experience working with women groups in advocacy and campaign work. Experience in strategic relationship and partnership management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: (required)
Ability to coach and motivate colleagues with key advocacy messaging and skills.
Competencies: Self-motivated and pro-active, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, team building attitude, ability to work in a dynamic environment, demonstrate gender and cultural awareness.
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and criminal records disclosure. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.
All qualified and interested applicants can submit a cover letter with their CVs with three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer/line manager, along with a copy of your educational qualification. Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title on the subject line.
DEADLINE: January 31 2024
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED