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Advocacy Officer - UK

Orbis is an international NGO that transforms lives by working to eliminate avoidable blindness. There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, yet 80% of eye conditions can be prevented or treated. Our innovative programmes focus on long-term, lasting solutions and we are the only NGO in our sector to provide training to the whole eye care team: from ophthalmologists, anaesthetists, nurses and biomedical engineers to community based health and outreach workers.

Our vision is of a world where no-one is denied the chance of an education, a job or their future by becoming needlessly blind or visually impaired.

Orbis Europe, Middle East, and Africa is seeking to appoint a London-based Advocacy Officer on a 6 month contract.

Overall Purpose of the Job
Following the development of a new global strategy, one of Orbis’s key aims is to elevate the issue of eye health at the international level, in particular ensuring our work corresponds with the global development agenda and feeds into the Sustainable Development Goals. As Advocacy Officer you will be responsible for developing our emerging advocacy in the UK and Europe.  This new role will be responsible for reviewing the work that Orbis has undertaken so far on developing its advocacy approach and turn it into a structured plan for implementation in 2017. You will begin to develop relationships with key decision makers and represent Orbis at relevant meetings. And although this post is based in the UK, you will also work closely with global Advocacy colleagues.


Salary:                          Circa £26k per annum
Location                       London
Closing Date:              Friday 9th September
First Interviews:         Friday 16th September
Second Interviews:   Friday 23rd September


All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by 14th September, it means that your application has not been successful.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter to Laura Burnell, Head of Communications, Orbis EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ or lburnell@orbis.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons, irrespective of any protected characteristic they may have.

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