Global South-based Strategic Scaling within Systems Lead
The Global Parenting Initiative (GPI) is a collaboration of universities, NGO partners, and
donors across the world, which seeks to develop and test new methods for delivering
parenting programmes and take them to scale. We are seeking expressions of interest for a
Strategic Scaling within Systems Lead to support on the development and coordination of
our advocacy work in the Global South.
The Strategic Scaling within Systems Lead will be a central member of the GPI team working
in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford, Cape Town, Makerere and other academic,
NGO, and government partners. They will have extensive amounts of independent work and
responsibility within the project as part of an international research team with wide policy and
programming impact. The post will be based in the Global South with the potential to travel
internationally subject to pandemic restrictions.
The ideal candidate is an excellent networker and relationship builder and possesses a
strategic mind, knowledge and experience of influencing government and decision makers
particularly in the Global South, as well as experience in working with media organisations,
donors, UN agencies, and inter-governmental organisations. They will have excellent
research and public speaking skills; project management skills; skills in developing and
implementing strategic campaigns and delivering high-quality social media, web, and print
products and tools; strong knowledge of global affairs and the development of interorganizational relationships; and experience of working with coalitions and delivering high-impact and creative global advocacy strategies at national and/or regional level, both digitally and in person.