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Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Officer


Contract Length: One-year fixed- term (contract extension based on performance) 

Location: Lagos/Abuja

Salary: very competitive 

Report to: Executive Director  

Application opening date: 27th November 2018 

Application closing date: 4th January 2019 

NB- This is a senior position.


The Role:

Are you committed to engaging with communities and organisations? Do you have impressive persuasive skills that would help gain support for our plans to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria?

As the Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Officer, you will be leading on Bisi Alimi Foundation engagement work with key stakeholders which cut across; politics, religion, media, civil society, legal professions and the business community and developing the foundation policies based on proactive and realistic approach

In this role you will work with the Executive and the BAF team to develop a realistic policy and protocol of engagement that fits into Bisi Alimi Foundation's 5 years strategic plan that starts in 2019. You will also arrange and attend events, deliver presentations, record and respond to stakeholders’ enquiries.

You will have experience of policy paper development, stakeholder and community engagement, outstanding verbal and written skills and the ability to draft social media content. You will be enthusiastic and driven and be used to working to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment. And by joining us, you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and to progress your career.

Job specification:

BA/Master qualification in Communication, Business Administration, International Development, English, English Literature or Law 

Two-Five years working experience, working in Civil Society, Business, Sales, Marketing or Law

A very good command of English language

Passionate about LGBT rights

Good knowledge of policy development

Deep understanding of national, regional and international legal mechanism on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as it relates to LGBT issues in Nigeria

Have a good understanding of the key stakeholders mentioned above. 

Person specification:

Sociable  

Social media savvy

Can work independently but also with a team 

Good command of spoken and written English 

Access to network in the key stakeholder groups listed above.

Living in Nigeria 

Available to travel at short notice

Fundraising skill 

Good report writing skills 

Committed to LGBT issues in Nigeria 

Application process: Interested candidates should send in their CVs and a cover letter of not less than 800 words and not more than 1200 demonstrating suitability for the role to info@bisialimifoundation.org


About Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF)

The Bisi Alimi Foundation is a diaspora organisation registered in England and Wales with the sole aim to accelerate social acceptance for LGBT people in Nigeria. The foundation is committed through its Training department to engage and work with key stakeholders in business, media and legal sector in Nigeria to advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

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