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Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Job Title: Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Reporting to: Director, UK and EU

Location: London

Job Details

The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation (CFHK Foundation) presses for political and economic consequences for China’s failure to keep its promises to respect Hong Kong’s freedoms. Hong Kong’s fate, like that of Ukraine, is linked to the preservation of freedom, democracy, and international law in the region and around the world. 

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Our focus areas are political prisoners, press freedom, promoting adherence to the rule of law in a free and open environment, and highlighting the competition between authoritarian and democratic values. Hong Kong is important in its own right as well as in the context of relations between China and the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and the European Union. 

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Our organization needs a self-starter with a proven record of public affairs and advocacy work across the UK and Europe. An ability to multi-task and to get stuck into various projects and other demands in a small NGO. Familiarity with Hong Kong and Chinese political issues is a major advantage. Familiarity with the human rights community is also desirable. 

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This is a role for someone who can bring experience, connections and networks, to help elevate the work of the CFHK Foundation across the UK, Europe and the EU. This is a great role for someone with previous public affairs, advocacy or lobbying experience to gain people management skills and to elevate their own professional development. 

 

We are looking for someone with excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure, with a sense of responsibility and capacity to meet deadlines.

Position Responsibilities

  • Establish regular contact with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies and others across Europe to keep them informed about the organisation’s work and policy concerns  

  • Organise or attend regular meetings with these stakeholders, representing the CFHK Foundation and forging contacts with key decision-makers. Report back to colleagues on the content of such meetings and arrange follow-up 

  • Monitor proceedings of the UK and European Parliament and European institutions and provide analysis and summaries for senior staff and board members  

  • Provide written or oral briefings for senior staff members and advise them on contact with decision-makers 

  • Keep abreast of current affairs 

  • Support the drafting of press releases and statements 

  • Work with the Communications and Media Manager to liaise with journalists 

  • Support colleagues with political and advocacy objectives 

  • Contribute to organisation and management of public events 

  • Collaborates with our senior leadership in the UK and Washington D.C. 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Experience working in public affairs and advocacy 

  • Experience of working with Parliaments, government institutions, the EU or parliamentary assemblies 

  • Vital to have an interest and/or experience in China/Hong Kong issues, China's relations with the international community and European countries, political prisoners, human rights and press freedom 

  • Great networking skills, the ability to build and maintain contact with decision-makers and staffers 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

  • Cantonese, Mandarin or any other language is a bonus but not necessary 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience   

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and a team player

 

Application Details

Applicants should email a CV and a short letter explaining why they would like to work for us and how their relevant experience qualifies them for the role to mark.sabah@thecfhk.org, with the subject line “Application for Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager.” 

 

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