ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation backed by over three million people from around the world who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid and trade reform. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency so these resources can be effectively deployed. ONE operates from Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Paris and Washington DC.
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organization backed by over two and a half million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for promises made, and we press them to support policies in development policy and finance, transparency and governance. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency. ONE has offices in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Paris and Washington DC.
We are looking for a Policy Manager to lead on our transparency and accountability agenda in Africa. ONE’s agenda on transparency and accountability covers budget transparency, natural resource revenue transparency and aid transparency. We also work to promote the role of civil society and oversight institutions and engage in international processes such as the G8, G20 and the Open Government Partnership to achieve our goals. The Policy Manager will work with colleagues across the organisation on the core areas of transparency and accountability, and will also support us in the process of incorporating a transparency and accountability perspective into our work on health and agriculture.
The ideal candidate will be a great team player, able to handle a variety of tasks and with a first-rate understanding of global development issues and how they play out in African contexts. Most importantly, he or she will have huge drive and determination to help ONE to play its part in opening governance in Africa, and on a global scale, to accelerate progress on poverty reduction.
Reports to: Director, Transparency & Accountability. This role will also have a dotted line report to the Africa Director
Location: Johannesburg with occassional international travel
Principle duties and responsibilities
Lead ONE's work on transparency and accountability in Africa, ensuring that ONE's work in this area is informed by African viewpoints and realities and that ONE's work in Africa has a strong transparency and accountability perspective
Represent ONE in external meetings with a transparency and accountability focus, including high level meetings as appropriate
Working with relevant members of the Africa team, build and maintain relationships with key African stakeholders working on transparency and accountability
Undertake research and policy analysis relating to ONE's transparency and accountability agenda in relation to policy processes in Africa and African countries' roles in international policy processes
Prepare documents on key transparency and accountability issues - for ONE's website, for blog posts, for talkling points, and for briefing senior policy makers
Take the lead on mainstreaming a transparency and accountability perspective into ONE's Africa focused work on health and agriculture, working closely with colleagues in the Global Policy team
Work with advocacy, media and campaigns colleagues in Africa, Europe and the US to take advantafe of opportunities for promoting policy change
Any other duties as appropriate to the role
Skills and competencies required for the role (candidates should demonstrate how their experience meets these in their application):
Significant experience of working in a policy development role, within the international development sector, preferably in a sub-Saharan Afrcan country
Demonstrable undertstaning of the links between advocacy, policy-making, legislation, and implementation of programs.
Outstanding research and analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex policy issues into digestible briefings and communicate to non-specialist audiences
Excellent communications skills, with experience of infliuencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships
A global outlook with the ability to work within a global team
Masters degree preferred, preferably in a development-related field
Ability to respond flexibly to opportunities and requests, at times with little notice
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Flexible, resourceful and innovative with the ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment
A commitment to ONE's aims
Fluent English essential and a working knowledge of one or more of French, Portugese, Kiswahili is desirable
To apply please include a resume and covering letter, detailing how you meet the skills and competencies outlined in the job description. Please also indicate within your application whether you currently hold the right to work in the Republic of South Africa.
Application deadline: 2nd May 2012
Interviews: Late May 2012
We thank all candidates for their interest, however we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.