ActionAid is hiring a
Position: Global Advocacy and Grant Coordinator, Anti Racist Public Education
Location: Johannesburg, London, Nairobi or Rio de Janeiro
Contract duration: Four years Fixed Term Contract
Entry Salary: Local terms and conditions in locations specified above apply
Closing date: 23.59PM GMT on 3 November 2022
This role will support the development of ambitious progress on anti-racist public education globally, working in close dialogue with a transformative programme in Brazil. You will lead global advocacy on anti-racist public education, connecting with and drawing learning from around the world to influence global policies and practices. This will include engaging with UN Special Rapporteurs, with UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, and with processes to influence the post-2030 SDG agenda to make issues around racial equity in education a global priority. You will work in close partnership with the School of Education at the University of Bristol who are developing a database of anti-racist education initiatives and a roadmap for transformation. You will also connect closely with wider movements such as the Global Campaign for Education, Education International and the Global Student Forum.
Most importantly you will be connecting with the hugely ambitious transformative work of the SETA project in Brazil, which is working with black, indigenous and quilombo movements, together with the national education campaign, towards a shared vision of a Brazilian public education system built on the principles of racial and social justice where every young person can access their right to quality education. The team in Brazil aims to transform the public education ecosystem in Brazil and to institutionalise a racial equity approach in policy and practice, influencing wider societal attitudes, transforming data and monitoring, shifting government policies and practices, training managers and teachers and mobilising youth and students.
As a member of ActionAid’s Global Secretariat, which has formal fiduciary and legal responsibility for the overall grant, you will work closely with the team in Brazil to ensure full and effective accountability. As well as leading the global advocacy component of the project you will take responsibility for all aspects of grant compliance, working with the part-time Global Project Accountant to ensure reports and accounts on the full project are well maintained and submitted in a timely fashion.
Who we're looking for:
You must have practical experience of engaging in anti-racist education work and a deep understanding of racial politics and education politics, with a strong personal profile in relevant movements / circles and a good understanding of feminist and inter-sectional approaches. Demonstrable experience working in a multicultural context / environment is necessary. Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish is highly desirable.
You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.
What we offer:
ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including
How to apply:
Please click on the "apply” button to start the application process:
Applications close on 23.59 GMT on 3 November 2022. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. We will only consider candidates who have the right to work in the specified locations.
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.
ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.
ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values.
ActionAid will only recruit candidate who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid.
ActionAid International collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants as part of any recruitment process. ActionAid International is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. Please visit our website https://actionaid.org/privacy-and-cookies or click the link Privacy notices to view our GDPR Privacy notice.