Policy Officer for PCTT

Reporting to:

The Director and the Head of the Policy, Communications, and Training Team (PCTT)

Key Responsibilities

1. Draft policy statements;
2. Provide policy support for the advocacy campaigns, workshops and publications on relevant issues and of global importance;
3. Provide policy formulation, oversight, advising, research writing and communications;
4. Issue media releases in advocacy and campaign activities;
5. Represent the organisation on behalf of or as instructed by the Director or PCTT Head, in policy arenas
6. Assist in organizing advocacy and campaign events and activities;
7. Ensure the production of publications and advocacy materials including primers, policy papers, position papers, statements, magazines, books, factsheets, reports, brochures, pamphlets, etc
8. Provide content for the websites maintained by IBON International; and
9. Perform other tasks assigned by the Director or the PCTT Head


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

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

4) Desirable aptitude, skills and knowledge:

§   Understanding current debates on international development policies

5) Willingness to travel


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