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Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Application Deadline: 18th February, 2021

INPUD is seeking a committed team member to join the INPUD Secretariat to advise and coordinate our Global Advocacy work, funded under the Love Alliance project. The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator’s work will involve the realisation of the project’s focus on global advocacy, amplifying linkages between global, regional and national advocacy and partnerships.

The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will contribute to INPUD’s mission and advocacy work by conducting strategic advocacy at the global level to ensure key decision-making platforms and fora are shaped by the needs and priorities of people who use drugs. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with the Executive Director and relevant team members. The Coordinator will also oversee the development of advocacy and technical documents grounded in the needs and perspectives of the community. The Coordinator will work to build up the advocacy capacity of the networks through the provision of timely advice and support on advocacy and influencing. Overall, the role of the Coordinator is to amplify linkages between the national, regional and global levels to contribute towards building a cohesive, strong and united voice and platform towards advancing the rights of people who use drugs. 

We are seeking someone with a track record of regional and/or global-level advocacy, particularly at the UN and national government levels, as well as someone with intimate knowledge of drug user rights and harm reduction principles. Lives experience of the issues impacting the lives of people who use drugs would be an asset. Must have strong collaboration skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills (including strong English language skills), and an ability to work with MS Word and Excel. 

For the full criteria, please see the job description and person specification here. 

To Apply: Please send your CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact details of at least two referees, which must include your current or most recent employer, to (with cc to