ActionAid is hiring an
Position: Economic Justice Lead (Global)
Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi or London
Contract duration: Permanent
Entry Salary: £59,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing date: 7th February 2023 at 23:59 GMT
This role provides overall leadership to policy and programme work on economic justice and public services for the ActionAid Federation. It will involve representing ActionAid in key external engagements and global policy spaces, maintaining strategic partnerships with economic and social justice movements, public sector unions and relevant networks and campaigns globally. You will advance ActionAid’s work for economic system change, supporting tax justice and global action on debt, opposing austerity and public sector wage bill constraints and supporting the transformative financing of public services.
You will help to frame strong collective positioning across ActionAid’s economic justice work, building consensus and supporting learning and the generation of knowledge across the federation. A key objective will be to encourage coherence between ActionAid’s work at local, national and international levels, seeking to build rooted campaigning and policy influencing work. You will advance ground-breaking research and advocacy work, based on ActionAid’s feminist research and feminist leadership principles
You will work closely with the global leads on climate justice and women’s rights on a wider system-change agenda, supporting the overall coherence of ActionAid’s strategic priority work, helping to convene and connect diverse movements and partners for a wider transformative agenda. You will also lead and coordinate strategic resource mobilisation for economic justice and public services work and oversee management of multi-country projects.
Who we're looking for:
You should have extensive practical experience of economic justice work internationally, using a human right based and intersectional feminist approach. You must have a strong experience of working with key economic and social justice movements and challenging the power dynamics involved in global policy processes. You will be a high level strategic thinker , committed to challenging dominant paradigms and advancing rights based and feminist alternatives.
You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.
What we offer:
ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including
How to apply:
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Applications close on 11.59 GMT on 7th February 2023**.** Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
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