Jobs

Regional Campaigners – Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, Asia-Pacific (remote)

Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD) is a joint civil society platform, which provides a space for sharing information on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development across issues and across countries.

 

The network consists of more than 3,300 members from around the world, 80% in the Global South, including a diverse range of community groups, civil society organisations and activists. A4SD leads global campaign activities around key moments during the year, such as the Global Week of Action for the SDGs and the COP Climate Conference. The team is small and decentralized, working remotely but in close cooperation.

 

The Global Week of Action #Act4SDGs is organised in September every year since 2016, with a peak on 25 September (the anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs and coinciding with the UN High Level Week at the General Assembly ‘UNGA Week’). We highlight joint action by civil society and call for greater ambition from governments to deliver on the promises of the 2030 Agenda. A4SD has several key partners in this work: this project is financed by UNDP; and is delivered in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) and the One World Trust in the UK.

 

Our newest project, Zovu, is an online platform supporting community and citizen action. It aims to contribute to a future where sustainability, social justice and environmental protection are guaranteed. Our online space allows for NGOs, social movements and community groups to share their stories and feature their projects alongside those of others in every corner of the world.

 

The main Purpose of the job is to engage and support civil society members and partners in each region to share their stories; develop opportunities to participate in the Global Week of Action to #Act4SDGs; and communicate these stories through A4SD’s new online platform- Zovu.

 

There will be Regional Campaigners in 3 world regions (Africa, Asia & Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean) working in parallel and contributing to the broader communications and engagement strategy. They will be expected to identify and communicate with potential partners and local activists to promote local actions, sharing of stories and wider engagement.

 

The Regional Campaigners will also play a role in overseeing compliance by local partners, following internal and external rules and regulations for project funding activities, working with the Finance & Project Officer.

 

The Regional Campaigners will report to the Global Coordinator, as part of the Coordination Team; they will work directly with the Network Officer on communications priorities and with the Finance & Project Officer on due diligence and verification of funding and project activities.

 

Main responsibilities of the job:

 

Network Engagement

  • Support network mapping and campaign activities in the region
  • Reach out regularly to partners, including local and national NGOs and movements.
  • Maintain engagement with partners and members and coordinate the flow of information, acting as a campaign focal point in the region.

Project support and oversight

  • Identify and collect stories of good practice from national partners to ensure strong campaign engagement on the Global Week of Action.
  • Check and oversee agreements with national partners on small grants for local events and stunts. 

Campaign activation

  • Promote stories of frontline changemakers and support the development of initiatives to be shared on the website- Zovu.
  • Promote, amplify and curate content from users in the region to share via partner websites and social media.

 

Essential skills

  • 2-4 years’ project or campaign experience.
  • Experience working with medium/large networks of partners or community management experience on online platforms.
  • Familiarity with digital campaigning tactics, including email marketing and social media optimization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a drive to approach potential partners and build relationships from the ground up.
  • Availability for scheduled weekly or occasional meetings Monday-Friday roughly from 12 to 4 pm GMT.
  • Command of English as the main working language of A4SD.

 

Desired skills

The skills below are not required, but would be helpful to be considered.

  • Experience in the coordination of grants or subgrants.
  • Experience in multimedia content development.
  • Graphic design.
  • Experience with search engine and social media marketing.
  • Command of Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or other major languages (depending on regional focus).

 

We are seeking to fill 3 roles: one each for Africa, Asia & Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean.

 

These are 6 month contracts in the first instance.

 

How to apply

 

Please send your CV and a short letter of motivation to demonstrate how your experience matches the skills set out above to [email protected]

 

Deadline for applications: 22:00 (EST) Monday 30th May 2022.

 

Interviews are planned for early June 2022.