Policy process engagement and influencing – on sustainable livestock
Working with other ILRI staff and partners, develop and implement policy development plans at different levels, from local to international levels.
Targeted engagement with investors and partners as well as alliance-building and networking
Map key investors and partners, develop and manage stakeholder relationships effectively;
Represent the organization in the different advocacy forums;
Work alongside internal and external stakeholder to provide technical advice and support.
Ensuring good documentation of insights and learning, and wide dissemination of outputs
Lead ILRI’s engagement of the project, including participation in policy processes and events relevant to sustainable livestock;
Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver effective engagement content –including writing briefings, reports, case study evidence and other relevant materials to influence policies;
Collaborate with Communication and Knowledge Management team to support the development of press and campaigning strategies that support policy change strategies.
Project management and coordination
Overall coordination of the project including monitoring of outputs.
Master’s degree in international development or related field;
10 or more years of professional experience in a related field;
Skilled in engaging and influencing a range of partners and decision makers in the agriculture and development arenas;
Experience in facilitating and convening multi-stakeholder processes at different levels (global, regional and national);
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills;
Experience in development agenda-setting/influencing processes;
Thorough understanding of sustainable livestock and/or agriculture in developing countries;
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings;
Fluent in spoken and written English; additional language an advantage.