Policy and Advocacy Officer
Are you someone with policy, advocacy, research, or government relations experience wanting to make a positive difference in the world? Results Canada has an excellent opportunity for you to leverage your advocacy skills to generate the political will to end extreme poverty everywhere.
Results Canada is a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in mobilizing everyday people to generate the political will to end extreme poverty. We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that help realize people’s rights to health, education, and economic opportunity. We believe that a world free of poverty is possible, that proven solutions exist, and that together we can change the world.
Results Canada is recruiting a Policy and Advocacy Officer to join our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. The Policy and Advocacy officer will work across a number of global health and international development issues, with a core focus on efforts to improve women and children’s health and nutrition. Under the direction of the Global Health Policy and Advocacy Manager, the Policy and Advocacy Officer is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Results Canada’s advocacy campaigns and strategic policy engagement; both within Canada and on the global stage.
- Develop, contribute, and lead advocacy campaigns to alleviate global poverty (emphasis on women and children’s health, specifically sexual and reproductive health and rights, immunizations and nutrition)
- Stay up to date on key developments linked to global health and new/emerging opportunities for impact
- Monitor, research, and analyze Government of Canada global health research and development related programs and financing, as well as those of multilateral instruments and development banks, (i.e., Gavi the Vaccines Alliance, Global Financing Facility, World Bank etc.)
- Develop policy briefs and other written or digital materials as needed to inform Results Canada’s volunteer advocates, the general public, decision-makers and parliamentarians about high-impact solutions to end poverty
- Lead/coordinate Results Canada’s role within broad Canadian and global coalitions, working groups, platforms and networks, and engage and assist relevant stakeholders in advancing our priorities to achieve the SDGs and seek out new potential partnerships
- Work with Results Canada’s Parliamentary Affairs Manager to engage parliamentarians and build relationships with key influencers and decision-makers, including Global Affairs Canada
- Support and coordinate Results Canada’s engagement in events (online and in-person), or other special projects, which advance advocacy objectives
- Track and monitor progress of projects and campaigns, set milestones, and ensure that deliverables are met and reported
- Contribute to Results Canada’s social media strategy by supporting the communications team in content creation and amplification
- Lead by example by taking actions (political engagement, letter-writing, etc.), alongside volunteers and in support of our publicly facing campaigns
- Provide strategic assistance to the Global Health Policy and Advocacy Manager in developing effective and efficient processes and support the achievement of broader organizational goals
- Other duties as required
- Post-secondary experience in a relevant field OR relevant experience
- Strong grasp of advocacy and the tools and tactics that can generate impact
- Strong research and policy analysis skills
- Excellent organizational skills and project management skills, including event planning
- Proven ability to communicate with a high degree of effectiveness both orally and in writing
- Knowledge of global health architecture and international development
- Highly self-motivated, with an ability to work independently in hybrid office setting
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
- Experience in strategy development (supporting or leading) – from design to implementation
- Knowledge of computer software (Google Drive, online office and project management software, Zoom, Microsoft Office) and demonstrated aptitude at learning new software
- Willingness to work irregular hours as required for events, calls etc
- Respect for diversity and commitment to creating an environment that values inclusiveness and respect
- Experience with parliamentary engagement and/or government relations.
- Bilingual in English and French
- Knowledge of organizations or instruments that intersect with child health (i.e., GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and Nutrition4Growth)
- Experience with online platforms like Zoom, Slack, Google Suite, Google Groups, Canva, social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn)
- Experience volunteering or working with volunteers, citizen advocates and/or community groups
- Experience working in a low- or middle-income country
- Demonstrated experience of successfully working in a coalition or membership-based environment or in an environment which required engagement of diverse stakeholders
Some domestic and international travel required
Results Canada operates as a hybrid work environment with staff working from home and the Results Canada Ottawa office as required. While remote positions will be considered, there is a preference for the Policy and Advocacy Officer to be based in Ottawa or the immediate surrounding area in order to attend in-person events, parliamentary meetings, etc.
Applications should include your resume and cover letter explaining why the position interests you and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate.
Please email your application (cover letter and cv in one PDF document) to [email protected] by June 25, 2023, and include Policy and Advocacy Officer in the subject line.
Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please note applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and contacted for an interview.
Results Canada is committed to working within an anti-racism, anti-oppression, and anti-colonial framework and our anti-oppression values can be found here. We strongly encourage applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants, people with marginalized sexual or gender identities, and people living with disabilities. We invite candidates to share how they personally identify in their application if they wish to do so.