Advocacy Officer at Women for Women International Nigeria – Read this application guide carefully, the direct application link is just below this guide.
Women for Women International is an International non-governmental organization whose mandate includes providing women survivors of wars, civil strife and other conflicts resources for survival, reduce poverty level and ensure their self-sufficiency. The organization, with headquarters in Washington DC, USA, has country offices in eight countries, including Nigeria.
We implement a 12-months training and education program designed to improve key social and economic outcomes for the most socially excluded women. The program targets every aspect of women’s lives; health and wellbeing (including nutrition, hygiene & HIV/AIDS prevention and protection), economic stability, family decision making and social safety nets.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Advocacy Officer
Location: Jos, Plateau
Employment Type: Full-time
- The Advocacy Officer will play a central role in supporting Change Agents and coordinating community and national advocacy efforts. The successful candidate must be experienced in advocacy, understand community dynamics, and have demonstrated advocacy experience.
- This position will be located in Plateau State, and reports to the Advocacy Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Change Agent Program Implementation and Support:
- Adapt the Change Agent curriculum to the local context.
- Work with Change Agents to develop ‘work plans’ for their advocacy efforts and provide frameworks to support planning and monitoring advocacy activities.
- Manage the annual meeting with Change Agents which will be to support peer-to-peer learning, and for organizational review and learning of the program.
- Work with NGO partners, in collaboration with the Advocacy Coordinator, to ensure that there are opportunities for Change Agents to become involved in the planning of joint-advocacy strategies.
- Contribute to the review of advocacy strategies for effective implementation and result delivery
- Train and mentor Change Agents using the curriculum and in line with best practices and advocacy strategies
- Facilitate learning across communities and shares lessons learned to review advocacy strategies
- Collaborate across departmental teams to assess the impact of Change Agents’ activities in the country office.
Joint-Advocacy in Communities:
- Manage the relationship with NGOs to support advocacy activities that seek to affect change at the community level.
- Ensure that WfWI participants/graduates are consulted in developing plans in line with the progress of grants.
Joint-Advocacy with National NGOs/Partners:
- Coordinate consultations between WfWI participants/graduates and national partners to ensure that advocacy objectives are more sensitive/inclusive to the needs of marginalized women.
Inform Key Influencers and Local Donors:
- Collaborate to map out and build connections with influencers and foreign officials to identify targets for WfWI to build relationships with and also develop a baseline of statements that relate to VAW and WEE by these individuals.
- Monitor target statements on VAW and WEE to measure change.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date files for advocacy documents.
- Keep an up-to-date inventory of training supplies and monitor usage in the most effective manner
- Keep and record Change Agents’ advocacy activities and in the implementation of the community action plan
- Adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies and the organizational values Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.
- Candidates should possess a University Degree in the Social Sciences plus a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the following sectors: social services, education (preferably with adults), psychology, community development, and/or women’s issues.
- NGO experience is preferable, particularly international NGOs, is highly desired.
- Knowledge of relevant human rights laws
- Experience working on community development issues.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize, paying attention to details.
- Established competence in negotiation and influence.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to ensure effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Applications.
- Demonstrated commitment to ending violence against women.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in organizing training and working with the community and traditional leaders.
- Excellent report writing skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Required oral and written communication skills in English and verbal fluency in Hausa language.
Application Closing Date
20th January, 2023.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter and 3 professional references to: email@example.com using “Advocacy Officer” as the subject of the email.
Disclaimer: The duties, responsibilities, and activities of this job description may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
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