Do you hope for a world in which there is universal respect for human rights; in which poverty has been eliminated; in which people are free from fear and oppression and are able to fulfil their true potential?
A group of independent leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela and chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders use their collective experience and global influence to promote peace, justice and human rights. They support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where there is despair.
We are currently seeking an exceptional Senior Policy Officer to develop policy initiatives that reflect The Elders’ vision, mission and values. Reporting to Jenny Yates, Programme Director, you will be responsible for researching and developing highly impactful peace-building initiatives and for conducting policy analysis to support thematic areas of work. In this senior appointment, we are looking for someone with a wide ranging policy network, able to take the lead on proposing initiatives, developing them and leading all aspects of implementation.
You will be an experienced senior policy professional who is analytical, adaptive, energetic and committed to the mission and values of The Elders. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of a range of conflict situations in Africa, senior-level policy experience on global issues and a track record of developing strategy, leading implementation of plans and activities. You will bring strong diplomatic skills, political acumen and experience of analyzing complex global political situations and in collaborating with a range of organisations and high-profile individuals to develop and influence policy to achieve results. You will be a strategic thinker with a flexible, collegiate style and willingness to work in a small, collaborative team.
If you identify with the vision, mission and core values of The Elders, and can demonstrate the relevant experience and skills, then this is the role for you. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit Perrett Laver's website and apply quoting reference 2649.
The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on 12 September 2016.
The salary for the role will be competitive with market rates and negotiable depending upon experience.
The role will be based in London.