Vacancy: Policy Lead maternity cover 10 months FTC

1 March 2023


We’re looking for a Policy Lead who is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and wider secretariat team and is responsible for leading all Policy work, including overseeing policy research and analysis.

The Policy Lead will be involved in networking and representation at the global level; overseeing all GNDR’s influencing and lobbying on policy issues and supporting the Regional Teams at regional and national level; Coordinating GNDR’s thought leadership on “Risk Drivers”; coordinating all donor funded policy projects; and overseeing GNDR’s external communications; supporting the regional team in the recruitment and management of and communication with the members; overseeing the election of Board and RAG members; coordinating the member led capacity strengthening; and internal and external communication.

The remit of this post will cover the following core responsibilities:

  • Policy analysis and research
  • Influencing and Lobbying
  • Support to  regional and global advocacy
  • Networking
  • “Risk Drivers”
  • External Communications
  • Team Management

We are ideally looking for candidates that have the following attributes and skills:

  •   Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. International Development International Relations)
  •   Understanding of and experience of working with Sendai Framework for DRR and other post-2015 frameworks
  •   Experience in advocacy, including the development of advocacy messaging and materials
  •   Relevant experience in disaster risk management
  •   Relevant experience in project implementation
  •   Experience of working in civil society organisations
  •   Experience of working with donors and UN bodies
  •   Ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way
  •   Strong analytical skills
  •   Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and passionately, both orally and in writing
  •  Comfortable in cross cultural communication with people from different backgrounds
  •  Committed to GNDR’s values
  •   Ability to work in a small team in an office environment
  •   A calm, confident and welcoming manner
  •   Good organisational and effective time 

Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in any of GNDR regional hub locations.  Currently the role is working from home with regular times in the office, as government guidance allows. There is a possibility that the FTC could be extended to 12 months.

Competitive salary and benefits based on regional location. 

Candidates should only apply if there are located in any of GNDR’s regional hubs, which are: UK, India, Kenya, Guatemala, Senegal and Indonesia.

May 2023   

To apply for this position all applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV to with the subject line referencing the role title.

As an international charity, GNDR strives to be inclusive in all its activities, and encourages applicants of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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