Advocacy and Campaign Manager
Crisis Action works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict. We are an international organisation with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Cairo, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington DC. Crisis Action is a catalyst and convenor of joint action whose work behind the scenes enables coalitions to work quickly and effectively. As a coordinating body we seek no public profile or media spotlight; it is the voice of the coalition that matters.
The Advocacy and Campaign will work with the Director of the Washington DC office to expand and enhance Crisis Action’s work with our partner organizations in Washington, and globally, to drive forward, develop and coordinate campaigns and advocacy to stop conflict.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
- Development and implementation of campaigning towards the US government and globally
- Strategic use of social media and traditional media
- Drafting press releases
- Political analysis of key US positions
Eligibility and Requirements
- A proven track record in media relations, advocacy, and campaigning.
- Proven ability to analyze complex political issues, to identify advocacy opportunities and to define sophisticated strategies for achieving policy change.
- High level relationships across key US media and exceptional media skills including ability to write articles, prepare media releases, brief journalists, promote stories, and coordinate large-scale media drives.
- Knowledge and experience of using a range of popular campaigning tactics, including stunts, photo ops, social media, advertising etc to achieve campaign aims.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with conflict issues and serious human rights violations.
- Knowledge of US government policies and processes both in relation to Congress and the Executive.
- First-rate project management and organizational skills.
- Excellent political judgment and instincts, especially with regard to foreign affairs.
- Ability to instill trust and confidence in partner organizations and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.
- First-class interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain high-level contacts within governments, the media and the voluntary sector.
- Experience of working with global teams and with people from varied cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to identify advocacy opportunities and suggest innovative campaign activities.
- The drive and initiative necessary to take ideas forward to fruition in a coalition setting.
- High levels of energy, enthusiasm and ambition.
- Resilience and an ability to cope with multiple internal and external demands.
- Excellent administrative and information technology skills.
- Understanding of the challlenges involved in organizing NGO activity
Interested individuals should appply via Crisis Action's website by October 13th, 2013. The application can be found at: http://crisisaction.org/opportunities/. Interested applicants should forward their application and necessary information to Michaela Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.