Policy and Advocacy Officer


Dignity Network Canada

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Advocacy/ Policy
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 67000-72000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:20/12/2023
  • Location:Canada 
Human rights LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Movement building
Primary Job Responsibilities
●Lead the development of resources (including briefs, factsheets, submissions, reports, position papers, op-eds etc.) on SOGIESC -related issues within the context of Canada’s development assistance and foreign policy.
●Work with Global Affairs Canada and other relevant departments to identify and find opportunities to build Canada’s support for SOGIESC-related issues in global affairs and international assistance.
●Support the development and execution of creative strategies to encourage further action by government actors on SOGIESC issues in foreign policy and development assistance.
●Prepare policy documents on relevant global research, studies and best practices related to SOGIESC issues and human rights for governmental audiences and awareness-raising among the general public.
●Support the Executive Director around all aspects of advocacy, government relations and policy education work, including logistics related to external meetings, roundtable events and conferences.
●Support the logistics on government and advocacy related meetings and trips.
●Coordinate Dignity Network Canada’s Advocacy and Government Relations Working Group, which includes approximately 20 representatives of DNC members.
●In collaboration with team members, engage elected and unelected officials towards increasing support for SOGIESC issues in Canadian foreign policy and development assistance.
●Seek out and support existing opportunities for collaborative advocacy and coalition work to increase support for SOGIESC issues in Canada’s development assistance and foreign policy.
●Represent Dignity Network Canada at relevant events, conferences and external meetings with government officials and other stakeholders as required.
●Research, follow, and build the organization’s internal knowledge around emerging issues related to our mandate.
●Organize policy education and advocacy events.
●Oversee activity budgets (for example: events, publications, etc.)
●Support Dignity Network Canada with grant administration, fundraising, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning, operational and administrative tasks as needed. 
●Other duties as may be required by the employer.
●Minimum of 3 years’ experience, preferably in a non-profit, civil society organization or government environment working on issues related to international development, human rights, SOGIESC issues, sexual and reproductive health, gender, global health, public affairs or global affairs;
●Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills especially the capacity to develop policy and advocacy materials and documents;
●Experience engaging in multi-sectoral collaborations and coalition work;
●Demonstrated commitment to gender equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices;
●Commitment and support of the 2SLGBTQI+ communities in Canada and LGBTQI+ communities internationally;
●Comfortable using digital tools to manage work and collaborate with team members (e.g. GoogleSuite, Asana, Zoom, Dropbox etc.);
●Demonstrated capacity to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders;
●Flexible and adaptive, able to respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances;
●Willingness to travel and work outside of normal business hours, when necessary;
●Bilingualism (English/French) a strong asset, but not required for position. 
●Eligible to work in Canada

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