Team Lead Advocacy

Help — Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe was founded in 1981 to support Afghan refugees. Today, we are active in more than 20 countries. Together with our worldwide partner organizations, we work every day to enable people in our project regions to lead self-determined and dignified lives.

  • City: Kyiv
  • Full or part-time employment : Full-time
  • Willingness to take a person with a disability/student/veteran : Yes
  • Higher Education : Required
  • Contract period : 2 years with the possibility of extension

Team Lead Advocacy shall support of broader public and key stakeholders in the mission of Help-Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. in Ukraine. Candidate shall develop and coordinate advocacy efforts, strategies, and plans of Help-Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. in Ukraine. Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervision and development of regulatory initiatives with civil, governmental, and international partners.
  • Overview of advocacy component implementation within all projects.
  • Liaison with Help Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. in Ukraine team members.
  • Monitoring and analysis of existing policies and legal framework under advocacy activities.
  • Prepare and conduct communication needs assessments, including corporate change initiatives.
  • Revision of previous advocacy efforts.
  • Manage partner perception about Help-Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V Ukraine and apply the results in the communications and advocacy strategies.
  • Prepare, draft, and disseminate advocacy materials.
  • Attend various meetings with key stakeholders and report on their outcomes to CD and DCD.
  • Organize meetings with decision-makers and other stakeholders, as well as advocacy events.
  • Provision of support strategic and legal advice to CD.
  • Risk mitigation and analysis of advocacy efforts with governmental stakeholders.
  • Close cooperation with other Team Leads regarding their advocacy initiatives in the areas of construction, humanitarian assistance, SME development, and agriculture.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in social sciences, journalism, law, human rights, or proven experience working in a relevant role.
  • Proven experience of engagement in advocacy on human rights, IHL, humanitarian or development issues.
  • Strong communication skills: advanced English and fluent Ukrainian (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills.
  • 2 years of progressing working experience in government relations.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent planning skills with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Policy analytical skills

Candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs in English as soon as possible.

Please include the job title as the subject of the email. Additional confirmations (diplomas, letters of recommendation, etc.) are not required at this stage.

We encourage qualified candidates to submit resumes as soon as possible, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.