Advocacy Officer

ALI is starting a two-year project aimed at enhancing the legal protection of crustaceans in Italy through advocacy and lobbying.  The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for the development of the project and in this role he/she will specifically carry out the advocacy strategy, in synergy with the Farmed Animal Programme Leader and in cooperation with the policy advisor, as well as other external consultants and partner NGOs.

The ideal candidate has specific experience in similar roles in non-profit organisations in Italy or abroad.

Objectives and responsibilities

The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for ensuring the timely execution of the advocacy plan outlined by the organisation, carrying out a set of activities, including:

  • Drafting research briefs, policy documents, internal reports, position papers, guidelines;
  • Map and take contact with different stakeholders, building partnerships and coalitions;
  • Cooperate in carrying on the media dissemination plan;
  • Support lobbying activities;
  • Organise events.

The Advocacy Officer will also take care to periodically compare the progress made with respect to the interim objectives and deliverables, in order to determine whether the project will reach the expected results or not. He/She will also propose appropriate strategy changes to seize unexpected opportunities that might arise for faster achieving the desired policy objectives.

Education, experience and skills required

  • University degree or doctorate, preferably in law or economics;
  • Research and critical analysis skills;
  • Broad management autonomy;
  • Organisational skills and determination in the pursuit of results;
  • Pragmatic, proactive, constructive and positive attitude;
  • Experience in dealing with different stakeholders;
  • Ability to manage collaborative projects with external stakeholders;
  • Fluency in English and Italian.

Affinity to the organisation’s vision and mission is deemed necessary.
A traineeships in European institutions is considered a plus.

Employment contract

Full-time, 40 hours per week under Italian law. All staff work remotely.

The project is subject to funding that ends in June 2024.

How to apply

In case you meet all (or most of) the requirements listed above, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this job!

We prefer to receive applications through this form but sending your CV along with a cover letter to jobs@ali.ong is also fine.

Pleas note that the CV and cover letter MUST be written in English (or at least both in English and Italian). Applications only in Italian will be rejected.

Due to time constraints we will only be able to set interviews with a very selected number of candidates that better suit our minimum requirements. Make sure to outline in the cover letter the reasons why we should hire you, based on relevant experience and skills