18 February 2015

The Right to Education Project is seeking a Research & Advocacy Coordinator

Location: Central London

2 years Fixed Term Contract, Part time for 17.5 hours per week

Salary: For London base – Salary - £19,549 per annum for 2.5 days per week (equivalent to c£39,000 full time)

Local Terms and Conditions of the base location will apply

Use your extensive experience of working in multi-country agency on education and understanding of international law as a Research & Advocacy Coordinator at ActionAid International and be part of the global ActionAid family helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.


As Research & Advocacy Coordinator you will work on a two-year research and advocacy project linking the right to education, privatisation and tax justice with ActionAid programmes in Tanzania, Ghana and Pakistan.

This will involve working with colleagues in country to frame a common approach to research and advocacy as well as support the work on an ongoing basis. You will also be involved in country visits to ensure effective delivery, providing advice through distance support and regular communications, helping with analysis and collating findings from local and national research into an international report – which will be disseminated widely and used for global advocacy. We will look to you to develop an advocacy strategy for communicating research findings, build credible national advocacy plans and maintain close coordination between stakeholders to maximise effectiveness.

A postgraduate in a relevant field or with extensive experience including international human rights law you will have a background in education gained in an international agency or from working across countries. This must be complemented by a comprehensive understanding of policy issues and programme practice on education. Experienced in research design and delivery you will be comfortable synthesising and analysing complex information, identifying learning and communicating it effectively. You must also possess strong communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and a demonstrable interest in development issues.


Application Procedures:

Applications should be sent to: jobs@actionaid.org by no later than 2nd March 2015. Your application should consist of your up to date CV and Cover/Motivation letter.  You are requested to highlight in the Cover/Motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies.  We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.  We will not be able to consider your application if you do not have the right to work in the UK.

To download the full job description for this role, please visit the ActionAid UK Website.


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