Biodiversity Senior Advocacy Consultant (Brazil only)

Brazil | Biodiversity | Full-time | Fully remote

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Full time, 6 month contract thru end of the year

As a Senior Advocacy Consultant you will help drive the organization’s advocacy work with government bodies, officials, corporations, NGOs, influencers and media. 

A key focus will be our work to win new protections for biodiversity at global, regional and national levels and to support our efforts on indigenous land recognition both in international forums and within the Brazil context.

Your knowledge and advocacy will inform strategy development and drive relationship and partnership building to win major reforms. You will be working with a core team of Avaaz Campaigners focused on our Biodiversity campaign located across the world. 

 

Responsibilities include

  • Directly and actively managing engagement with government, private and public sector targets;
  • Identifying opportunities and coordinating of civil society common actions 
  • Helping develop impactful outreach strategies and campaigns;
  • Developing compelling advocacy and policy materials and other communications;
  • Acting as a crucial node between Avaaz staff and external actors;
  • Conducting high-level advocacy and relationship building with government, business and third sector officials after alignment on key goals and targets with team points and managers;
  • Monitoring events and identifying opportunities for strong campaigns and moments to use advocacy to advance campaigns, both nationally and internationally;
  • Consulting with experts and rapidly developing a strong strategy, policy, and message;
  • Helping to shape the overall strategic direction of the campaign
  • Drafting compelling communications and advocacy materials
  • Assisting campaign directors in organizing campaign actions and logistics, from ad buys to public protests or petition deliveries
  • Foreseeing risks associated with our advocacy and positions 
  • Localizing, proofreading and rewriting communications in other languages, depending on fluency

 

Qualifications

This is a challenging role that requires high trust, hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative and an ability to deliver results. The core competencies which any successful candidate will display are:

1) Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.

2) Outstanding research abilities and excellent written and oral communication skills.

3) Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment and social change.

4) A working grasp of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function.

5) Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.

6) Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them, while being able to rapidly focus in on the details of each.

7) Strong strategic thinking and campaign planning skills.

8) Tech savvy.

9) Creativity for campaign tactics and strategies.

 

Excellent writing skills in Portuguese is needed.

Fluency in English is needed. 

Fluency in other languages is an advantage.

 

This position will report to one of Avaaz’s Campaign Directors.