Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Officer
Contract Length: One-year fixed- term (contract extension based on performance)
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.