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Programmes and Advocacy Officer (Africa)

Full Time
Opening Date:
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Closing Date:
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Wednesday 20 October 2020 in Peterborough

Are you passionate about international development and global health?

Do you want to be instrumental in seeing an end to leprosy and associated discrimination across Africa? Are you experienced in meeting the needs of large donors, managing complex programmes and budgets? Do you have the skills to facilitate the capacity development of partners in the global south in Health System Strengthening, community development and inclusion? If so, we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with a passion for social justice to join our dynamic programmes team. You will have at least two years’ work experience in an international development or similar setting (ideally in the global south), and a degree in either Development, Disability, Global Health, Mental Health or other relevant discipline.

You will have excellent monitoring, evaluation and research skills, be self-motivated with the capacity to work on your own initiative, and will be an excellent cross-cultural communicator.

You will be responsible for the development of UK-funded programmes, supporting the capacity development of overseas partners and managing income streams from institutional donors. In addition, you will champion The Leprosy Mission’s work on the global stage and engage in national and global advocacy on Neglected Tropical Diseases (including leprosy), mental health and disability issues. This will require travel overseas for approximately 12 weeks per year (COVID permitting).

The Leprosy Mission England and Wales (TLMEW) is a leading international Christian development organisation with over 140 years’ experience and is part of the TLM worldwide family. TLMEW serves the poorest of the poor in 10 countries across Africa and Asia, raising funds and developing partner capacity to provide life-changing healthcare, training and job opportunities for people who have been excluded and rejected.

TLMEW has a zero tolerence approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, our beneficiaries, staff and communities we come into contact with. Recruitment to roles within TLMEW includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences. Safeguarding is our top priority in everything we do.

TLMEW is an explicitly Christian charity, empathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation is essential.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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