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  1. Closing date for applications: 

    ActionAid International want to work with you to design a template for mapping public policies and ActionAid and allies work that supports or hinders rural livelihoods and climate justice for young people and rural women across the globe. The mapping will be conducted at global, regional and national level.


    The objective is to identify which policies are aiding or hindering right to food, food sovereignty and agroecology, women’s rights to land and natural resources and building climate resilience. The work will be used to support young people, rural women to influence public policy that strengthens rural livelihoods and climate justice.


    As well as designing the mapping and assisting in gathering information, the successful candidate or organisation will be required to produce a clear, concise paper of key findings and implications for countries including opportunities for further engagement at local, national and global level and run a webinar for the platform and partners to best understand what has emerged.


    You must have demonstrable expertise on women’s rights, geographic expertise in at least some project countries as well as experience in managing and coordinating evaluation/research exercises, including with or through country-based partners, delivering agreed outputs on time and on budget. Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to ethical issues in research/evaluations.

    How to apply

    We invite interested individuals, groups or research institutes to submit the following application documents:

    • Copy of CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the research and evaluation (maximum 4 sides of A4 each);
    • A maximum 4 sides of A4 expression of interest
    • A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame;
    • Financial proposal detailing consultant(s)’ fees, data collection and administrative costs
    • One recent example of piece of work.
    • Contact details of two independent referees


    Please send your applications to: Ruth Obwaya ( by 27th of November. We are aiming to select the consultant by 12th of December 2018 and start the contract asap.

    For further information or questions about these ToR please contact: or

    If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

    Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

    ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

    Reg. Charity No: 274467

  2. Closing date for applications: 


    AAI Global Secretariat

    ActionAid (AA) is an international anti-poverty agency formed in 1972. We are a partnership between people in poor and rich countries working together to end poverty and injustice. We are seeking to recruit the following positions to be based in either London, Nairobi or Johannesburg:

    1. Digital Campaigner (Maternity cover for 6 months) – The role will coordinate ActionAid's regional and global online advocacy and campaigns presence and advises countries on digital strategies. You will be responsible for making the online presence of the signature campaign come to life. Leads the development and roll-out of communication and digital engagement tools and products for signature campaign, support country campaigns and our youth programming and engagement. To qualify for this role you need a Relevant Bachelors or Master’s degree or more than five years’ experience in civil society campaigning.

    2. Internal Communications Coordinator (1-year contract) - The role will lead in ensuring timely, accurate management information is shared and cascaded from Directors through to staff. The role holder will promote informal and formal communications around mission related achievements and activities reinforcing a culture of “excellence and activism” and support the Global Secretariat Leadership on specific communications related activities. To qualify for the role you need a degreeand/or a minimum of five years’ work experience in internal organisational communications and information management. Do you have proven ability to write and tailor key messaging in an accessible manner to various stakeholders? Are you Experienced and have excellent skills in the use of communications technology (specifically social media, audio and video, intranet/sharepoint, Microsoft Office 365 etc.)? Look no further than this role.

    For more information on the above roles, refer to the attached job descriptions.

    Application Procedure

    Please send your CV and cover letter to by close of business on the 19th December, 2018. You are requested to highlight in the cover letter how you specifically meet the criteria for these roles. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

    Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

  3. Closing date for applications: 

    Executive Director

    ActionAid International in Malawi 

    Location: Art Business Park Unit 3-5/Behind Kaunda Puma Filling Station/Mchinji Road, Lilongwe Malawi 

    Closing date for receiving applications is 25th December, 2018

    The Organisation:

    ActionAid Malawi is a locally registered non‐governmental organisation under the Company’s Act 1984 as a company limited by guarantee and is affiliated to ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe regions. ActionAid International is a global justice Federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. ActionAid works to strengthen the capacity and active agency of people living in poverty and exclusion, especially women, to assert their rights. 

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director tenable at its Head Office in Lilongwe to head the organization.

    The Role: 

    The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will inspire vision, strategic leadership and financial sustainability as well as guidance to harness ActionAid's human and financial resources, partnerships, all finances and other resources in delivering the organisation's mandate in line with its values and established policies. 

    Qualifications & Experience:                                                                                      

    1. The ideal candidate should have a post graduate degree either in social sciences, development studies, management, international development studies or any other development ‐ related area.

    2.       At least 5 ‐ 10 years in the top management position of a development organisation working in poverty alleviation programmes with proven initiatives, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a changing environment. 

    3.      Experience working as Executive/Country Director for a similar organisation, including proven ability to lead and develop the capacities of multi‐disciplinary professional team undertaking comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy is an advantage

    4.       Strong analytical, problem solving, crisis management, conflict management and risk management skills.

    5.       Proven experience in financial management and financial control and management systems with the budget size of at approximately MWK 16 billion a year.

    6.       Sound awareness of the political, social, economic and historic environment in which ActionAid’s poverty alleviation programmes are operating at both national and community levels.

    7.       Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts with human rights-based approach, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated expertise in at least one specialist development field.

    8.       Fund raising skills with the knowledge of the donors landscape in Southern African countries in general and Malawi in particular.

    9.       Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level negotiations on matters affecting ActionAid Malawi programmes.

    For more information on the above roles, refer to the attached role profile.

    How to apply:

    Interested individuals should apply to or visit:‐director‐actionaidinternational‐malawi   submission should be made by 5pm 25th December, 2018 Malawi time. 

    ActionAid Malawi welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  All applications will be considered on their individual merit. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate, in line with ActionAid Malawi Pay and Benefits Policy. Suitably qualified Malawian national, especially women leaders, are encouraged to apply.  Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.