Mar 25

Job: External Advisor for Government Relations and Regional Affairs, Asia – Global Citizen (Paris, France)

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Position: External Advisor for Government Relations and Regional Affairs, Asia (with a focus on India and Japan)
Posted by:
Global Citizen
Location: Paris, France
Contract: Full-Time, Temporary

Here’s a job passed along to us from a JET alumna who wishes to remain anonymous:

Since its inception, Global Citizen has leveraged the power of artists, governments, corporations, philanthropists, and civil society to achieve one common goal: ending extreme poverty. In the last decade, Global Citizen has mobilized $48.4B USD towards this goal. Of this, over $22.6B USD has already been disbursed, impacting the lives of more than 880M people.

In 2021, Global Citizen will be undertaking a coordinated advocacy campaign around the Recovery Plan for World launched in late February. The campaign will seek to mobilize new resources to address the most urgent needs brought about by COVID-19 and to help the world recover better together.


The External Advisor for Government Relations’ responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Secure the official endorsement of Japan, India and another government from the region for Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan for the World.
  2. Secure new policy and/ or financial commitments from India, Japan and another government in the region, in line with Global Citizen’s plan, in particular:
    1. Health and the global fight against COVID: in particular financial commitments for the ACT-Accelerator and vaccine donations to poorer countries;
    2. Food security : support to a potential G20 initiative
    3. Education
    4. Climate Change and the environment, including increasing ambition ahead of COP26 (emissions reduction and climate adaptation finance)
    5. Equity and Justice, including gender equality and marginalized groups
    6. Additional financing : support to the issuance and reallocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and increased debt relief.
  3. Facilitate high-level participation of Government officials, ideally leaders’ level, in all of GC’s tentpole broadcast moments throughout the year, tied to specific policy and/or funding outcomes, including securing use of official logo and quotes for use in the campaign.
  4. Pursue new relationships and opportunities with stakeholders in line with Global Citizen’s strategy, including with the private sector, artistic talent, philanthropic organisations and civil society in order to strengthen Global Citizen’s presence and relevance in the markets ahead.
  5. Develop relationships with at least 3 individuals from the region (former Heads of State, high level politicians, etc.) who could support the Recovery Plan for the World, including servicing as judges for the Global Citizen Prize in December 2021.
  6. Support Global Citizen Government Relations, Policy and Business Development Teams with regional analysis, horizon scanning, research and implementation, as appropriate.


  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing campaigns from concept through execution
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines and stay organized to execute campaigns
  • Collaborative style and strong work ethic
  • Experience working in a dynamic team environment, remotely and autonomously
  • Deep experience in coordinating with multiple teams across multiple partnerships
  • Able to facilitate strategic and tactical decision-making on a day-to-day basis
  • Demonstrated interest in the international development sector
  • Preferred: Online campaigning/organizing with a focus on recruitment and engagement, Rapid response email and social media campaigning, Offline grassroots organizing or events coordination experience


For more information and to apply please click here.

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