Migration Policy and Advocacy Project Manager

WONDER Foundation empowers women and girls through quality education and access to good work so that they can exit poverty for good. Established in 2012, we work with women-led local NGOs in 18 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe towards a future where women and girls can make informed life choices and lead the way in their own personal development, and that of their families and communities. WONDER’s approach is based on six pillars that guide our work with our partners and stem from our belief in the intrinsic human dignity of each person.  

As a charity, we are hugely proud of the work that we and our partners around the world do to provide women and girls with the chance to transform their lives through education. Undertaking research to better understand the needs or our partners and the women, girls and wider communities that they service is important to design and deliver projects that meet those needs and to advocate for them.   

At WONDER you would be joining a team who committed to working together to reach ambitious goals. We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid of a challenge but is also open to collaborating and refining ideas with teammates who are committed to your success.  

The Migration Policy and Advocacy Project Manager would be working on a specific project at WONDER, from September 2022-August 2023, initially undertaking research into out-of-school migrant girls, and then producing written research materials which would be published. You would also be responsible for planning and delivering the dissemination of the learning from this project and undertaking related advocacy work.  

   

Key Roles and Duties 

 Undertaking advocacy to work towards better education for out-of-school migrant girls. You would be managed by Olivia Darby, Chief Programmes Officer (CPO) at WONDER, in this role.  

 

Research 

  • Project Management of your research, including developing the research design in collaboration with the CPO 
  • Qualitative Research – identifying stakeholders, planning and undertaking interviews, focus groups or other formats as agreed;  
  • Desk research to understand the wider context 
  • Analyzing results  
  • Producing a research paper 

Dissemination and Advocacy 

  • Preparing a dissemination and advocacy plan with support from the CPO and Communications Manager 
  • Preparing the launch of the research, with support from the CPO 
  • Identifying opportunities to share the research with stakeholders, and meeting with them to do this 

 

Person specification 

You will have:  

  • Proven qualitative research skills  
  • Excellent written English  
  • Excellent organisation skills  
  • Excellent communication skills  (written and oral) 
  • An understanding of policy making  
  • You will be able to work flexible hours but the hours you work could also adapt to your own commitments

Desirable skills and experience:  

  • Policy and Advocacy Skills and experience (especially in the areas of education or migrant integration) 
  • Communications Planning  
  • Experience (paid or unpaid) working with female migrants  
  • Lived experience of migration 

Application Process and Timeline 

  • Application deadline is August 20th 
  • Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to olivia@wonderfoundation.org.uk  
  • Interviews will take place on a rolling basis 
  • The role will begin in September 

Migration Policy and Advocacy Project Manager

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August 16 July

September 2022

2 days a week

£28,000 pro rata

Hybrid home/office (in Brixton)