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Senior Advocacy Officer

Are you socially and politically highly engaged? Do you have a strong sense for justice and freedom of religion? Are you an advocacy professional who loves to craft impactful public policy and advocacy strategies to mobilize political leaders and the global church? And is your preferred way of working collaborative, coaching others to improve, and working across cultures? Then our Open Doors International (ODI) Advocacy Team is looking forward to welcome you in their international team! We are looking for a senior advocacy expert who can shape and direct advocacy strategies and align our advocacy activities across the global ministry. You will collaborate with colleagues in many different contexts across the world.


  • Research, plan and implement advocacy strategies that strengthen the persecuted church.
  • Provide thought leadership on creative public policy recommendations
  • Advocate before international institutions to strengthen the persecuted church.
  • Organize and provide advocacy trainings.
  • Provide mentorship and oversight to advocates across the ministry.
  • Build partnerships with the key stakeholders and influencers in the international arena who carry authority to help strengthen the persecuted church.


  • Committed Christian with a passion for the Persecuted Church.
  • A relevant master’s degree, e.g., international law, political science, or international relations.
  • Experience in advocacy research, drafting policy recommendations and implementing campaigns.
  • Proven knowledge of political environments and systems.
  • A proven interest in human rights and finding creative ways to strengthen the persecuted church through advocacy.
  • Excellent coaching, networking, communication, and writing skills (in English).
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team in a continuously changing environment.


Working at Open Doors means that you are actively involved in serving the worldwide Persecuted Church. We offer you a versatile position in an international, dynamic environment, a professional team and the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. As a global organisation we are used to combining working from home with working from the office and to have flexible working hours. This position is preferably based in Europe or South Africa.


Please send your email with your resume and short motivation to the HR department of Open Doors International: vacancy@od.org before May 20. If you have questions about the position, please use this same email address. We will assess applications on a rolling basis.

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  • 5 jaar werkervaring

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