ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.
We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.
So we work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty.
Our strategy is to build international momentum for social, economic and environmental justice, driven by people living in poverty and exclusion.
In practice, this means working closely with people living in poverty and exclusion, civil society organisations, social movements and supporters. Together, we deliver grassroots programmes, provide emergency relief and campaign for things such as women’s economic rights, tax justice and climate justice.
Our work falls into four broad areas: women, politics and economics, land and climate, and emergencies. We have a particular focus on women’s rights; it’s a thread that runs through all our work.
Action Aid International (AAI) has been going through a period of organisational transformation resulting in a newly defined Global Secretariat (GS) Leadership Team reporting directly to the AAI Secretary General.
This position will hold a dual regional (Europe and Americas) and global functional role (Global Public Engagement and Supporter Growth).
It is a very strategic role essential for the success of ActionAid’s Global Strategy. Alongside three (03) other director positions, this role will be part of a Global Management Team that provides leadership to achieve internal coherence and external impact.
The Director will harness the capacities and energy of both the regional and functional teams reporting to him/her to jointly drive transformation of country impact and sustainability in collaboration with other Global Secretariat teams.
In the capacity of Director for Public Engagement and Supporter Growth, the role will drive co-creation and implementation (along with interested AAI countries) of a public engagement strategy to revitalise and expand AAI’s popular base in both Global North and Global South countries, encompassing communications; campaigning, organizing, and movement building; and public giving.
The role will collaborate closely with the Director for Political and Programmes Strategy to ensure that public engagement strategy and influencing strategy are mutually reinforcing, and that we better integrate community programmes, policy advocacy, and public engagement to achieve more impact and attract more supporters at local, national and global levels. The Director will also oversee AAI’s flagship public-facing global campaigns, and champion and oversee the transformation of ActionAid’s child sponsorship product and the renewal of AAI’s global identity and brand narrative.
Key Activities and Areas of Responsibility
Strategic Impact and Contribution
System, Policies and Procedures and Product Management
Issue Resolutions, Crisis/Risk Management
Communications, Influencing and Coordination
Education and Qualifications
Action Aid Culture, Values and Feminist Leadership
It is part of every staff member’s responsibility to contribute to ActionAid International culture and comply with organisation’s values and practice, which are:
Location: Europe- ActionAid Global Secretariat (GS) Hubs
Contract Type: Permanent
Direct Reports: Region Head of Country Engagement and Transformation, Public Fundraising Lead, Head of Campaigns and Communications, Executive Coordinator, Country Directors for CPs
Matrix Reports: Finance Advisor, HR and Change Management Advisor, CMR Advisor
How to Apply
Closing date: 1st July 2022 @ 23:59 BST
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a 1-page cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: AAI_EURPEGS
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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