Job: Policy Advocacy Volunteer - Asylum Access, Tanzania

Organization: Asylum Access

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Policy Advocacy Position Description

Asylum Access Tanzania active seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the Policy Advocacy position. Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

Policy Advocacy Position Responsibilities

Duties may include but not limited to:
  • Assist the Country Director in the implementation of policy advocacy strategy of AATZ
  • Participate in local, regional and global networks to ensure the strengthening of AATZ goals
  • Help in advising governmental and international organisms to apply public policy and meet established national and international standards as well as pressure them to improve and develop new standards
  • Assist in the update and monitoring of the Annual Plan of AATZ
  • Assist on initial setup NETWORKS upon which AATZ is involved.
Required Qualifications:
  • A degree in law or public policy or international studies or human rights or refugee rights or other relevant master’s programs
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive
  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting with limited resources
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to take ownership of projects, manage multiple deadlines, and work effectively with a high attention to detail **
  • This position is based out of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for the entire duration of the commitment
Hours and duration:
  • This is a full-time, unpaid volunteer position requiring a minimum commitment of 6 months. Candidates with the ability to provide 1-year commitment will be preferred.
How to apply:

Interested candidates can send in the resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample to [email protected] with “Policy Advocacy - Tanzania” on the subject line

Please specify the duration of your availability and the proposed start date in the application. (Example: Available to volunteer for 6 months starting Oct 2017)

Please note that all Asylum Access VA positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. If selected, VAs are responsible for obtaining their visa and work permit.

Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer