External Engagement and Influencing Manager

Location: 
London, UK
Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time, Fixed term, 2 years, renewable
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Monday, 6 April, 2020
Options Consultancy Services seeks an External Engagement and Influencing Manager to lead and manage the external engagement strategy for the anticipated What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Impact at Scale (What Works II) programme.
Responsibilities: 

Options is preparing to bid for the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Impact at Scale (What Works II) programme. The first phase was a flagship initiative for DFID, with a major investment in research & impact evaluation to establish ‘what works’ to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), bringing together world-leading researchers. Phase I included 15 prevention interventions and impact evaluations in 12 countries. What Works II is a 7-year programme that will systematically design, implement and rigorously evaluate the scale-up of violence prevention efforts.

The External Engagement and Influencing Manager will lead and manage the external engagement strategy for the programme. They will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the advocacy, communications and policy influencing strategies, driving use of evidence to influence more effective, scaled up VAWG prevention efforts – nationally and globally

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject area, such as international development, gender studies or social anthropology
  • Proven experience of working in collaboration with non-governmental organisations including NGOs, CBOs and WROs in the Global South
  • Proven experience in the management of teams, including managing a virtual team
  • Experience in developing and maintaining successful relationships with a diverse range of organisations, partners and stakeholders
  • Track record of representing an organisation or programme externally, through panel discussions, conferences, and meetings with high level stakeholders
  • An excellent communicator with an ability to influence at a senior level
Application process: 
  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing Date: 6th April 2020

  • Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including CRC, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

 

Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit

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