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Project Officer

Employer
ActionAid
Location
Farringdon, Central London
Salary
£35,608 - £36,685 per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2021
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Job Details

The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.

 

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid-hosted project that acts as a critical civil society watchdog of the IMF and the World Bank. By monitoring the work of these institutions, supporting and connecting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change, we aim to challenge their power and contribute to the development of policies that are gender transformative, equitable, environmentally sustainable and consistent with international human rights norms, with international institutions that are democratic, inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

As Project Officer, your work will primarily focus on the IMF and supporting the Bretton Woods Project team more widely. This involves directly engaging with senior-level IMF officials and staff to further advocacy targets, coordinating with and representing BWP in key civil society communities, and producing high-quality advocacy outputs.

You will also be monitoring key developments at the IMF and contributing to team-wide communications outputs such as the Bretton Woods Observer, Dispatch, and Newslens, and to the institutional strengthening of the Bretton Woods Project.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of economic justice issues as they relate to international financial architecture, be familiar with the IMF’s key activities and have a strong grasp on common criticisms of the IMF and World Bank.

You will have experience of interacting with policymakers in a political environment and in producing high-quality written policy outputs relating to international economic justice issues.

Please note that this is a fixed term contract role until 31 September 2021.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working.  We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. 

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

Company

ActionAid is an international development charity which works in 45 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Founded in 1972, ActionAid is an international federation and has offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok and Washington DC, as well as London.

ActionAid UK is part of the international federation and almost all of the people and partners who run ActionAid programmes are from the developing world. This means its staff are on the ground, experiencing poverty at first hand. They see day-to-day how poverty affects people’s lives, and are uniquely placed to give a voice to the women and children who suffer most.

ActionAid’s work has several different components, unified by a commitment to place women and girls at the centre of its work. The charity aims to end hunger by giving millions of people in extreme poverty the skills they need to grow sustainable food, and campaigns to address the causes of hunger.

ActionAid also responds to emergencies and conflicts. It provided emergency assistance to more than 600,000 people in 2015 and trained nearly 46,000 others to protect lives and prepare for emergencies. In total the charity responded to 27 emergencies around the world last year.

Improving access to education is another facet of its mission. 59 million children, more than half of them girls, were out of school in 2013. ActionAid works with more than 5,000 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help over a millions girls and boys get the free, quality education they are entitled to.

Women’s rights and gender equality informs all of ActionAid’s activities. The charity works with communities against female genital mutilation, gender-based violence and forced early marriage.

ActionAid also campaigns for tax justice, fairer wages and more effective aid which can tackle the roots causes of poverty. It estimates that poorer countries lose around $200 billion a year from tax dodging by companies.

A variety of different roles are available at ActionAid including policy adviser, fundraising offer and HR manager. Employee benefits are plentiful, encompassing the opportunity to develop new skills, a pension scheme, childcare vouchers and free advice services.

ActionAid also supports selected UK employees to travel to host countries in order to gain first-hand experience of its in-country work. Frequent secondments, whereby employees work, for a period, in another department or different country in the federation, take place. The charity encourages job shares.

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