Programme Officer – Advocacy

Family for Every Child

Family for Every Child

About the role

Do you have experience of building and strengthening advocacy programmes? Are you interested in coordinating the delivery of high quality advocacy programmes at national, regional and global levels? Do you have knowledge of how to develop and maintain national programmes that deliver demonstrable impact for children? Do you have sound project management skills and are you highly organised?  If yes then we are looking for you!

We are seeking a Programme Officer with a focus on advocacy. This role is key to helping Family for Every Child build and strengthen its advocacy programme. Among other things, this role also involves strengthening local civil society organisation leadership, and helping to develop and maintain a national programme within the US.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, it will be an advantage if you have an understanding of the international development sector, and knowledge of key issues in child protection and child care, in different regions and contexts. You will also need experience of working with local CSOs, and experience in coordinating advocacy programmes.

You will be willing to work sometimes outside of designated working hours to allow for the collaboration with colleagues and members located in different international time zones.

Excellent command of English (oral and written) is a must, and a working knowledge of other languages is useful.

A good understanding of, and empathy with, the mission of Family for Every Child is a must. 

More details

This role is home-based, and support for home office set up, including IT equipment is available.  There is an expectation that regardless of time zone, the job holder will need to work flexibly to support work with colleagues in different time zones.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and strengthen our advocacy programme
  • Coordinate and engage in the delivery of high quality advocacy programmes
  • Support our Ambassadors Programme to strengthen local CSO leadership to influence impact
  • Coordinate a national programme that delivers demonstrable impact for children in the US

Vacancy overview


Flexible, home based, within the country of residence of the candidate. Family For Every Child does not support applications for working visas and there is no relocation support.  We require proof of entitlement to work within the country you are based.

Please note, for this role we welcome applications ONLY from candidates based in Kenya, South Africa or India.


£15,600 – £18,000 – 0.6 FTE

(Based on a full time salary of GBP £26,000 – £30,000 FTE)

Salary will be determined based on experience and location with an appropriate cost of living adjustment against the UK salary scale where relevant.


We pride ourselves on our flexible and family-friendly ways of working and offer a competitive global reward approach.

 Generous contractual benefits including 30 days annual leave (pro rated), pension contributions, sick pay, and contribution to internet costs.

Recruitment timeline

  • Closing date Sunday 5 March
  • Interviews (on Zoom) 13-16 March
  • Start date – As soon as possible after appointment

Working pattern

  • Part time – 21 hours per week.
  • Working pattern to be agreed on appointment.

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How to apply

Click the orange button below.  CVs will not be accepted. Do not apply through LinkedIn or other sites.  All enquiries must be via email and applications will only be considered if submitted via the application form.

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