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Advocacy Officer

Nairobi, Kenya
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Industry: Farming
Description: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
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  • In collaboration with the Platform Director and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop a comprehensive action plan for the implementation of terms of reference within the duration of the contract.
  • In collaboration with the Platform Director and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop criteria for the selection of critical stakeholders for the CBD and UNCCD CoPs.
  • Undertake desk research on the publicly available information on the CBD and UNCCD COP priorities of identified country stakeholders and partners.
  • Based on the findings of the desk assessments, in consultation with key internal stakeholders, develop questionnaires and undertake in-depth interviews with selected critical stakeholders to:
    • Understand the key successes and challenges facing identified countries in the implementation of biodiversity and desertification commitments.
    • Ascertain a more detailed understanding of country and other stakeholder priorities for negotiations at COPs 16 of CBD and UNCCD
    • Identify topics of interest under negotiations at the COPs which could benefit from CGIAR positions and the key entry points in the negotiations where these issues will be addressed.
    • Make recommendations on possible joint engagement opportunities.
  • Develop a report on priorities of identified critical country stakeholders and global partners and ensure it is updated periodically, ensuring a robust process of policy advocacy intelligence analysis.
  • In collaboration with center engagement experts, and based on feedback on intelligence gathered, develop a CGIAR advocacy plan for engagement at CDB and UNCCD, with clear proposed activities, deadlines and goals, and coordinate its delivery.


  • Master’s degree in social science, political science, international studies, or other related field
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience
  • Experience in supporting global advocacy in international decision-making processes
  • Experience undertaking assessments of stakeholder priorities, identification of entry points for advocacy,
  • Experience in preparing high quality analytical reviews/ assessments
  • Experience in developing/ coordinating development of advocacy plans, preferably with international organizations and large international NGOs.
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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