Project Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 31 Jan 2021

The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid-hosted project that acts as a critical civil society watchdog of the IMF and the World Bank. By monitoring the work of these institutions, supporting and connecting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change, we aim to challenge their power and contribute to the development of policies that are gender transformative, equitable, environmentally sustainable and consistent with international human rights norms, with international institutions that are democratic, inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

As Project Officer, your work will primarily focus on the IMF and supporting the Bretton Woods Project team more widely. This involves directly engaging with senior-level IMF officials and staff to further advocacy targets, coordinating with and representing BWP in key civil society communities, and producing high-quality advocacy outputs.

You will also be monitoring key developments at the IMF and contributing to team-wide communications outputs such as the Bretton Woods Observer, Dispatch, and Newslens, and to the institutional strengthening of the Bretton Woods Project.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of economic justice issues as they relate to international financial architecture, be familiar with the IMF’s key activities and have a strong grasp on common criticisms of the IMF and World Bank.

You will have experience of interacting with policymakers in a political environment and in producing high-quality written policy outputs relating to international economic justice issues.

Please note that this is a fixed term contract role until 31 September 2021.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

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