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Policy and Advocacy Paid Intern

Duties And Responsibilities

The Policy and Advocacy Intern will support in policy development, providing analysis and advice to ensure greater impact and influence.

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The Policy and Advocacy Intern will undertake research, policy, and advocacy on areas which may include

  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Cash Transfer programming
  • Strengthening devolution

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake research and analysis, reviewing alternatives in relation to policy deliverables, to contribute to the policy process and to inform decision making
  • Support the policy and advocacy department in the identification and prioritization of key issues in the humanitarian and policy strategies.
  • Support in the update of a humanitarian policy blog and other relevant communication channels that seek to contribute to the regional humanitarian policy issues and priorities.
  • Provide a range of project support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives
  • Support the preparation and review policy advice to ensure alignment with policy directions
  • Undertake research and collate information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to contribute to the achievement of policy outcomes..
  • Assist in any other duties requested by relevant colleagues.

Person specification

  • Completed degree in Law
  • Available for a period of not less than 6 months
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Skills And Experience

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the development of public policy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, analyse financial and operational data and information, think analytically and critically

Policy and Advocacy Officer

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Job Summary

The Policy Officer coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing analysis and advice, to support KRCS and/or Government policy initiatives and commitments.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Undertake research and analysis, reviewing alternatives in relation to policy deliverables, to contribute to the policy process and to inform decision making
  • Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives
  • Prepare and review policy advice to ensure alignment with policy directions
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committee meetings, and stakeholder consultations to support engagement as well as policy development and implementation
  • Engage in dissemination of KRCS’s policies to board members, staff and volunteers of KRCS
  • Undertake research and collate information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to contribute to the achievement of policy outcomes.
  • Organise and host trainings, workshops and other policy related events.
  • Liaise and maintain regular contact with government officials, politicians and policy makers on key policy issues;
  • Manage staff resources, and others who from time to time may be assigned to the research and formulation process;
  • Assist in any other duties requested by the Chief Executive.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in law, political science or relevant field.
  • Experience working with refugees and asylum seekers
  • Three (3) years of relevant working experience

Key Competencies for the positions

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the development of public policy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, analyse financial and operational data and information, think analytically and critically
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, remain open to new ideas and experiment with improved systems and proven methods

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