Global Platform Coordinator

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Are structure, process and procedures your thing? Are you able to make a plan and stick to it, although you are not the one carrying it out? Do you thrive working with an eclectic group of people with different goals, and do you obtain your goals through respectful communication and a strong coordinating hand? Then you are the one we are looking for!

ActionAid Denmark is part of ActionAid International, a global federation working in 45 countries guided by the shared global strategy ‘Action for Global Justice’. AADK contributes to the common global work on Youth, through our Youth Organising and Activism (YoA) Team working to strengthening the global youth network of AADK for learning and organizing through strong locally rooted initiatives, regional cooperation and global linkages for solidarity, inspiration and global advocacy.

Within the YoA team, the Global Platform Secretariat is coordinating and providing the ongoing support the the Global Platform network of Youth led spaces for building collective power.

Being the Global Platform Coordinator you will:
Your main role will be supporting your colleagues within the Global Platform (GP) project on administrative, procedural and structural foundation to consolidate and develop the project in alignment with our strategy.

This includes:

Creating, strengthening and carry out policies and procedures:

  • Procedure and operational systems set-up around the Global Platform project within the YoA team.
  • Support the overall annual planning by the Global Platforms including specific support in setting up targets and follow-up procedures, also in connection to submitting mandatory reports.
  • Ensuring that the Global Platforms are informed and follow procedures for Security plans, Induction programs, HR and financial procedures, etc.

Network support and organisational liaison:

  • Actively liaise with AA offices in general on overall GP related operational issues in collaboration with the AADK Senior Programme Managers.
  • Actively support the development of and facilitate GP network and peer support functions.
  • Actively engage in and support annual GP gathering and monthly GP managers webinars.
  • Linkage to Global Contact secretariat when relevant.

Supporting sustainable financial set-up:

  • Support systems and mechanisms in becoming self-sustainable (financially and otherwise) and provide in-depth support to 3-5 GPs in cooperation with another GP Project colleagues in the YoA team.
  • Support and facilitate the input of the Global Platforms into fundraising proposals at a global level.

Our new colleague:

  • Possesses a passion for structure and optimising procedures.
  • Is tenacious but has a diplomatic and patient approach to difficult situations and political obstacles
  • Is self-assure and is comfortable asking for and getting input.

You have:

  • Experience in project coordination, setting up planning and follow-up structures. Preferable in a context of many stakeholders and program goals.
  • The skills to analyze what opportunities and possible barriers for success a specific context holds.
  • Successfully worked in intercultural settings, and with and for younger people.
  • Facilitation skills, both practical and communication.
  • A relevant higher degree

We offer you:
An 8-year fixed-term appointment based in Denmark with flexible working hours, so that a healthy balance between private- family- and work-life is possible.

A comprehensive compensation package where salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the agreement between ActionAid Denmark and Danish labor unions. An obligatory pension scheme is a part of the package, as well as salary supplements for fixed-terms and managers. Different terms and conditions could apply if the position would be based outside of Denmark.

A shared organic and vegetarian lunch arrangement.

A broad, professional network of passionate, international colleagues.

A young, informal and dynamic working environment characterized by a modern management culture and cooperation across the organization.

You will become part of AADK’s Youth Organising and Activism team; a solid team of dedicated professionals and activists, who are consistently working on creating change supporting and innovating social movement building, organizing, rooted campaigning and youth-led activism by working directly with young people their networks, organisations and movements.

The team is a global support team with employees based in 8 different countries.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please write Senior HR Consultant Christina Vitale,, if you need further information regarding the job, please write Head of Youth, Organizing and Activism, Camilla Holm-Jensen,

See more about working in AADK here:

Read more about our new strategy here:

Application deadline: August 12th 2019 at midnight Danish time (CET)

First interviews are expected to be conducted August 16th, second interviews on the 22nd.

Start date: October 1st at the latest.

We only receive applications through our recruitment system, so please use the link below to submit your application.

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