Research And Policy Manager in United States

at a Confidential Company

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

• Work with programme team and partners to conduct relevant political, economic and social research
• Plan and coordinate research to support advocacy on focus issues
• Be the main in-country resource for producing policy and advocacy messages,
• Generate policy papers and lobby briefs
• Vigorous networking to continually inform, challenge and improve advocacy messaging
• Manage relationships with lobby targets,
• Maintain ongoing knowledge, understanding and analysis of relevant government and donor policy and practice and civil society campaign initiatives.
• Identify the research capacity gaps of advocacy partners and allies,

• Develop, implement, monitor and report on agreed work plans,
• Collaborate with the programme team to develop new programmes and fundraise
• Ensure that all advocacy clearly articulate gender perspectives
• Coordinates country programme communication and documentation
Required Skills or Experience
(E) – Essential, (D) – Desirable
• Demonstrable ability to work as part of a fast –paced, interdisciplinary team(E)
• Understanding of national and local government and public policy making (E)
• Demonstrable skills and experience in participatory research methodologies
• An understanding of how to use policy analysis, research, lobbying, public campaigning, media, communications and alliance-building (E)
• Strong written and verbal communications skills and experience of planning, conducting or commissioning research. (E)
• Proven experience of engaging with and influencing decision-makers, (E)
• An understanding of campaigns, movements and civil society organisations, (E)
• A drive to achieve results; a high level of personal energy and pro-activity, demonstrated by concrete examples of achievement and initiative taken in previous roles (E)
• Significant experience of working in partnership with grassroots civil society organisations, national and international NGOs and networks and development agencies; understanding of how to accompany and build the capacity of partner organisations. (E)
• Technical knowledge of development policy (D)
• Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and proven experience of research and strategy development. (E)
• Thorough understanding and active commitment to promoting gender equity issues and the interests of marginalised people in all advocacy work. (E)
• Enthusiasm for and commitment to Our International values and mission. (E)
• Excellent inter personal and team skills and a proven ability to build good relations both internally and externally ( E)
• Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver outputs and reports to agreed deadlines. (E)
• Programme development expertise and demonstrable experience in fundraising for advocacy work(E)
• Fluency spoken and written English
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