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Global Advocacy Support Coordinator

About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To expand our Advocacy team, we are looking for a Global Advocacy Support Coordinator.
The position is a  full-time position.

This position is only filled locally in Germany (Bensheim), Ethiopia (Addis Abeba) or Kenya (Nairobi). With contractual conditions of the respective country. An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

  • Act as global advocacy resource person for CBM Country Offices.
  • Support country teams to consistently engage with the disability movement and key political stakeholders for national level and other in-country advocacy. This includes identification of relevant political processes and levers to drive CBM’s advocacy goals in-country, alongside the disability movement.
  • As advocacy method expert, provide support with approaches and processes, framing and systematising targeted activities towards identified advocacy goals in Country Strategic Plans.
  • Support advocacy alignment across countries and in line with CBM’s overall advocacy plan (key messaging, linking programme level, national level and global level advocacy).
  • Analyse relevant trends and make information available to country teams.
  • Support specific advocacy activities together with external alliance partners, CBM Country Offices, CBM partners as agreed. Develop products for engagement such as policy briefs, blogs, position papers, issues papers to inform and influence stakeholders in line with CBM’s organisational strategy.
  • Work with communication teams to develop policy influencing communications across various communication channels.
  • This position will request international business trips.

These are your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, or related field.
  • Solid professional experience in international NGOs and/or multilateral or government agencies, with a proven track record and relevant networks in the field of advocacy for inclusion and a demonstrable engagement with relevant political stakeholders
  • Proven experience in developing advocacy strategies on local and national levels, in particular in countries of the Global South
  • Proven experience in advocacy and results-based management approaches (such as power analyses), including the conceptualisation of advocacy campaigns and specific advocacy products
  • Experience of rights-based advocacy and working with marginalised and vulnerable groups
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills and teamwork
  • English (Professional Proficiency)
  • French, Spanish as second language, German, other language (Advantageous)
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Identification with the Christian values and the mission of CBM

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and extensive social benefits based on the collective bargaining system of Diakonie Deutschland (AVR-DD), 31 days holiday, company pension scheme and a wide range of further training opportunities 
  • Particularly good opportunities to balance work and private life through flexible working hours and generous regulations regarding mobile work
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit
  • A modern building with barrier-free workplaces, very good IT equipment and a variety of social rooms such as a canteen, shower, relaxation room, etc.
  • Living and working in an attractive metropolitan and holiday region

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Your contact person: Mr. Adrián  Recio Oviedo , Tel.: +49 (0) 6251 131 373

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!

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Global Advocacy Support Coordinator

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Veröffentlicht am 10.04.2024

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