Policy and Advocacy Officer


Centre for Health Education and Vulnerable Support (CHEVS)

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: $ 800-1500 / monthly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Deadline:07/10/2023
  • Location:West Africa
Intersex rights LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Trans rights
Programme and Management
● Advocacy Programs Management and Implementation
● Work with the Director of Programs and Executive Director to develop and structure CHEVS’ policy advocacy strategy and initiatives while supporting institutional initiatives that amplify CHEVS’ research and advocacy goals.
● Research, analyze, and review gaps around laws and policies, identify emerging policy advocacy-related issues, develop evidence-based advocacy initiatives that can advance local realities and progress on inclusive policies.
● Provide advice and information relevant to key stakeholders that can help facilitate comprehensive interpretation and implementation of existing and envisioned policies.
● Strengthen, build, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and influencers who can shape or inform policies that are more inclusive of LGBTQI persons and issues, at the decision-maker level.
● Identify areas of advocacy in sub-regional and regional spaces, including specifically ECOWAS, United nations, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHRP) in addition to other key advocacy spaces that can advance Human Rights of LGBTIQ persons
● Identify and develop relationships with technical resource persons at country and sub regional level, to support capacity strengthening and other technical assistance related to advocacy initiatives.

Advocacy and Communications
● Identify and analyze regional and thematic developments and trends in feminist and youth organizing and funding on an ongoing basis and maintain an expert understanding of the field of LGBTQI rights and inclusive feminist organizing in order to lead the development of CHEVS’ public responses to current trends through statements, articles, and/or position papers.
● Lead CHEVS into new and emerging opportunities, platforms and spaces especially outside the “typical” advocacy spaces, among emerging economies and politics.
● Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with other LGBTQI and young feminist-led organizations, women’s funds’ partners, international non-government organizations, and other key partners.
● Organize events and represent CHEVS at relevant venues, networks, and consortia to educate and encourage more and better support for LGBTQI youths and young feminist organizing.

Knowledge and skills required
● At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing, and managing advocacy programs or projects related to feminist and/or LGBTQI activism, especially coordinating successful digital/online and highly visual campaigns.
● Experience in planning and implementing advocacy initiatives related to feminist issues, youth, gender, or SOGIESC
● Knowledge about LGBTQI human rights at the regional and/or international level
● An understanding of intersectional feminist issues, advocacy, and/ or donor environment around LGBTQI rights

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