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Join MS´ International Programme & Policy team in Copenhagen.


Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS)


Søndag, 20. maj 2018 - 23:55


Policy Advisor



Do you want to extend your experience in a fast-paced international NGO where efforts are growing around the topic of economic inequality for youth? And do you want to have a say in ActionAid DK’s participation in the global EODWY network? Then join our International Programme & Policy team in Copenhagen.

Summary of the position: 

The Policy Advisor will be central to AADK’s initiatives on strengthening Economic Opportunities and Decent Work for Youth (EODWY), and particularly in AADK’s Global Programme on EODWY. The Advisor will support the programme with technical input and advice on national, regional and global labour market issues (policies, programmes in the formal and informal sectors and with public and private stakeholders).

The Policy Advisor will also support AADK’ strategic partnership countries in the implementation of their national EODWY components. The Policy Advisor will be central to ensuring that the global programme on EODWY continuously develops based on knowledge and experiences deriving from the national, regional and international components of the EODWY programme as well as from the partners to the programme. The Advisor is expected to drive and contribute to the qualitative knowledge gathering and ensure knowledge sharing in internal and external fora, so that AADK and the AA Federation become a significant voice in the debate on EODWY. 

As the Senior Policy Advisor, you will:  

  • Provide policy and technical inputs to the Global EODWY programme component – incl. facilitation and development of relevant research studies on issues such as labour market structures incl. national, regional and international legal and programmatic frameworks (on education, working conditions, vocational training, social entrepreneurship, public and private investments etc.) with a view to improve the meaningful participation of young people in the informal and formal labour market in developing countries;
  • In collaboration with national partners, identify relevant regional and international policy entry points with the purpose of advocating for improved labour market structures for young people;
  • Represent AADK in relevant Danish and international policy fora;
  • Represent AADK and provide technical inputs to relevant AAI and other meetings/working groups etc.;
  • Facilitate of international stakeholder meetings;
  • Provide policy and programme technical inputs to national EODWY programmes to strengthen links between national and global EODWY programmes;
  • Participate in relevant meetings and reviews concerning national EODWY policy and programme issues;
  • Provide inputs to development of tax advisor job descriptions etc.;  
  • Contribute to fundraising proposal;  
  • AADK policy and communication focal point towards media and other stakeholders concerning our EODWY work; 
  • House, Cluster and Team meetings; 
  • Participation in NGO fora and relevant Conferences. 

The job requires that you have:  

  • Minimum 5 years work experience with relevant EODWY agendas from an international development perspective, preferably with a strong youth focus;  
  • Experience working on EODWY policy advocacy processes with the view of positioning AADK and the global EODWY programme in relevant policy fora; 
  • Experience working with different labour market partners (e.g. unions, employers), incl. significant international organisations e.g. ILO, Africa Union; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and intermediate Danish;
  • Master degree in relevant area i.e. within international development, political/social science, macro-economics, or similar. 

And it is good, if you have: 

  • Networking skills;  
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to prioritize many demands;  
  • Ability to work independently with various and multiple tasks as well as collaborate with others in respect of diversity when collaborating with co-workers and partners with a different background and work culture; 
  • A well-organized and structured mindset.

We offer you:   

  • An 8-year appointment with flexible working hours, so that a healthy balance between private- family- and worklife is possible;  
  • A comprehensive compensation package where salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the agreement between AADK and the AC organizations;
  • An obligatory pension scheme is a part of the package, as well as salary supplements for fixed-terms;  
  • A shared lunch arrangement;
  • A broad, professional network of passionate, international colleagues;  
  • A young, informal and dynamic working environment characterized by a modern management culture and cooperation across the organization. 


Application deadline: 20 May 2018 at midnight Danish time (CET) 

Interviews are expected to be conducted on or around 25 May 2018 and a possible second interview the following week. 

Start date: 01 August 2018, or soonest possible and preferably before said date.  

Location: Fælledvej 12, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

You can get more information about the position through our Head of International Programe and Policy, Mads Benedictus Jørgensen [email protected] 

You can also hear more about the working conditions and retrieve organizational documents through our HR Consultant, Cecilia Højstrøm, [email protected]  

See more about working in AADK here: www.ms.dk/job

Read more about our new strategy here: https://www.ms.dk/dokumenter/strategier  

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