Christian Aid seeks an Economic Justice Programme Manager

Economic Justice Programme Manager

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Economic Justice Programme Manager

  • Post Date:December 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone, Harare, Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Kenya, Ouaga, Burkina Faso
Closing date: 31 December 2022

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see attachment for more information.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

To support Christian Aid’s global policy and advocacy (GAP) team to effectively manage its economic justice programme.

About you

You will possess;

  • Significant experience in managing complex international policy advocacy projects, including budget management and donor reporting.
  • Knowledge of feminist macroeconomics and economic justice issues at the global and regional level (i.e. gender-responsive budgeting, the care economy, debt and tax justice, development finance, public financial transparency, accountability and representation, business and human rights)
  • Familiarity with relevant civil society landscapes and key stakeholders (i.e. within global/regional/national women’s rights movements, debt and tax justice movements, feminist economists, Pan-African movements, etc.)
  • Proficiency in English and French, including on technical subject matters relating to macroeconomic policy and gender justice.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience communicating complex policy issues to various audiences, including non-technical audiences and policymakers.

Competency questions:

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnerships

Give us an example of a time when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organisational agendas

  • What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded?
  • What was your task?
  • What action(s) did you take? Why? How?
  • What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of when you demonstrated an understanding of how personal and external factors affect other people’s communication needs and styles and how you managed those differences to ensure that everyone was heard

  • What was the context? Who were the different people and what different needs and styles did they represent?
  • What was your task?
  • What actions did you take to ensure that everyone was heard and felt heard?
  • How successful were you? How did you know?

Strive for improvement

Please tell us about a time when you demonstrated your openness to new and radical ideas to address an issue

  • What was the situation? What was the issue or problem?
  • What was your task or responsibility?
  • What action(s) did you take to seek or respond to new ideas? Why?
  • What was the outcome(s)? What did you learn from this?

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.