Policy Officer for Reality of Aid Network

Thu, 2019-08-22 17:45 -- ibonwebadmin
Job Description: 

Key responsibilities

Key elements

% time

Policy Research and Research Coordination

  • Conduct and oversee research and data-gathering of both secondary and primary information needed for the publications of the Reality of Aid network.
  • Coordinate research outputs of regions
  • Assist the Secretariat in drafting policy briefs in aid of policy discussions of the ICC


Advocacy & Campaigning

  • Draft policy statements of the ROA Network 
  • Issue media releases in support of ROA’s advocacy and campaign activities
  • Represent the network in behalf of or as instructed by the ICC, as appropriate, in policy arenas
  • Provide staff work in support of the ICC in relating to targets for advocacy
  • Assist the Secretariat in organising advocacy and campaign events and activities


Online and Printed Publication Management

  • Ensure the production of the Reality of Aid network publications and advocacy materials including primers, policy papers, position papers, statements, magazines, books, factsheets, reports, brochures, etc.
  • Provide content for the websites maintained by the Reality of Aid network.


Research and Communications Needs Assessment

  • Coordinate with the  ICC and Secretariat regarding research, writing, and communications needs for advocacy campaigns.



  • Actively participate in collective discussions and strategizing of the Reality of Aid network advocacy campaigns and programmes.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the ICC Chairperson, and the head of Secretariat that will further the work of the Reality of Aid network.





  Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

  1) Essential experience:        

  • At least three years’ work experience on policy research and advocacy
  • Management of publications
  • Working with bilateral and multilateral donors
  • Working with diverse CSOs
  • Writing clear reports on complex projects
  • Work in a developing country and/or experience working with organisations from the Global South.

  2) Desirable experience:

  • Making presentations to civil society organisations or decision-makers
  • Involvement in an international network
  • Involvement in an international campaign

  3) Required aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Researching, writing, editing and copy-editing
  • Public speaking
  • Knowledge of the workings of bilateral and multi-lateral donors
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively with non-government organisations worldwide
  • A very high standard of spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Strong program experience required as successful applicant will be trained as potential Coordinator

  4) Desirable aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Understanding current debates on aid and development effectiveness policies
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish.

  5) Willingness to travel