Senior Program Officer, Inequality and Exclusion, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
The Inequality & Exclusion Grand Challenge is an ambitious multi-stakeholder multi-year applied policy initiative. Working with country partners, from Sweden to Sierra Leone, and institutions including Oxfam and the OECD, we aim to pioneer policies that address both economic and group-based inequalities. After three years of research on what is needed and what works, culminating in the launch of our flagship report From rhetoric from action, we are transitioning to the next phase of the project. Going forward, we will be focusing on policy implementation and experimentation as well as strengthening our international advocacy activities. To meet the needs of this new and exciting phase of work, we are expanding our team. The Senior Program Officer role will be new to the team, providing advocacy leadership and expert technical advice on the implementation of policies in countries. As we shift the Grand Challenge’s emphasis from policy research to policy action, we will need strong leadership qualities, proven ability to collaborate with a range of partners, and original thinking. This is a job for someone dedicated to applying policy knowledge to deliver a more equal world.
The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) is seeking a Senior Program Officer for its Inequality and Exclusion Grand Challenge as part of its Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. The Senior Program Officer will provide policy advocacy leadership and expert technical advice on the implementation of policies to address inequality and exclusion in our partner countries. This is a key role to unlocking the next stage of our work, moving from policy research to policy implementation.
The Senior Program Officer will:
- Drive the implementation and experimentation of policies at the country level. This will require liaising with multiple partners, as well as, where appropriate, helping with technical design, providing advice on policy legislation, proposing policy amendments, and responding to relevant country demands for support.
Work with the Pathfinders team and wider academic partners to capture the distributional impacts of policies and other outcomes as part of comprehensive policy evaluation.
Lead on the planned new policy innovation website, engaging with web developers as well as research partners to ensure the creation of an engaging and helpful online policy hub. Once created, provide oversight of promotion and on-going development of the online policy hub.
Design methods of raising awareness of policy experiments and innovation, inputting on a communications strategy for an international audience.
Supporting resource mobilization at national, regional and global level, by developing project concept notes and proposals, liaising with research and development institutions, drafting project documents and agreements, and developing specific fundraising activities for selected projects.
Initiate and contribute to research, including writing policy briefs, developing tools, and guides for wide dissemination to ensure we continually create and share knowledge as the Grand Challenge initiative progresses.
Work closely with the Program Lead, and Pathfinders team to manage research grants, donor relations and project staff and consultants.