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Communication and Advocacy Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – VA 11/2021

Position Title   Communication and Advocacy Coordinator
Number of positions   1 (One)
Reporting   Consortium Director
Level   X3
Duty Stations   Mogadishu, Somalia

Organisational background:

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 2000 staff based in in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The Communications and Advocacy (C&A) coordinator will lead the communications and advocacy work within Caafimaad Plus consortium. He/she will align and streamline internal communication and advocacy efforts across the consortium and external relations with the Government, the Donor(s) and other key stakeholders.

Purposes

The purpose of this position it to lead and coordinate communication within the Caafimaad Plus consortium and externally to showcase the consortium’s humanitarian response work to stakeholders at local, national, regional, and international levels. The incumbent will also lead advocacy component to increase visibility of the consortium and its donors and position the consortium as a leader in humanitarian response preparedness.

Engagement:

The C&A coordinator will focus on strategic partnerships and relationship building with key stakeholders fighting hunger and malnutrition within government institutions, donor community (GAC, GFFO, SIDA, ECHO, etc), UN Agencies (UN Women, UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA), like-minded NGOs and private sector in the country. In addition, He/She will position consortium with key audiences and ensure Caafimaad Plus consortium leads in visibility in the country. Networks to develop and deliver communication capacity building activities and conduct orientation activities on advocacy integration.

Delivery

Develop and implement communication and advocacy plans and activities for Caafimaad Plus consortium including development of relevant products (presentations, fact Sheets, policy briefs, documentation of case studies and success stories, videography and vibrant social media platform) for both internal and external use.

Essential job duties.

Project Management (50%)

Support the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) in organizing meetings and events, ensuring effective scheduling, preparation, tracking and follow up.

Lead the development of the consortium’s communication strategy and plan and relevant materials that arise therein.

Develop and manage consortium’s visual brand and messaging at implementation sites and locations.

Manage Caafimaad Plus consortium online content including social media accounts to showcase the outcome of health, nutrition, and livelihood interventions on the targeted beneficiaries.

Support mobilization and advocacy campaigns in areas supported by the consortium to facilitate successful implementation of programmatic activities on time and within budget.

Support writing of fundraising-related content to inspire donations and communicate the impact of support given.

Develop online, direct mail and direct engagement platforms for fundraising to engage individual and corporate donors

Identify and disseminate success stories and other novel ideas in regional, national, and international media Document consortium’s good practices, success stories and lessons learnt and package them well for sharing with government, donors and key stakeholders.

Track results of policy and advocacy initiatives at the output and outcome levels. Write monthly, quarterly, and annual communication and advocacy reports

Government Relations and Influencing (20%)

Increase Caafimaad consortium’s visibility in its efforts towards influencing policies, promoting social protection and nutrition financing in international development.

Lead development/ maintenance of relationship with Government, regional/national leaders, and relevant policy and decision makers.

Advocacy Capacity Development (15%)

Facilitate training on advocacy skill to CMU and TWG members

Lead Caafimaad Plus consortium in development of field advocacy action plans Motivate and engage peers to share ideas and catalyze the advocacy agenda

External engagement (15%)

Creatively communicate Caafimaad Plus role in humanitarian responses, and enhance visibility of the consortium utilizing multiple media channel (print, electronic, and social media)

Manage Caafimaad Plus brand and communications quality control and ensure adherence to organizational and donor communications guidelines and protocols.

Coordinate production of a diverse range of information products including audio/visual communications, when needed to achieve specific, program, policy and advocacy goals

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Fiscal Responsibility

Budget for communication and advocacy related activities/ interventions and ensure implementation of these activities within budget, scope and time.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse.

Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.

Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance

Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, boys and girls regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age or marital status,

Value and respect all cultures.

Promote and uphold the PSEA policy and procedures.

Physical Demands

To travel to the field, the employee must attest to a level of physical fitness capable of enduring physically difficult, highly stressful situations, which may include the necessity to walk long distances, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.

Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as infectious diseases.

Required Qualifications and Professional Experience.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication related Course (e.g. in PR, external communication, Journalism) or other Social Sciences related discipline.

Minimum 4 years work experience in a Communication role or a role that involves Advocacy for an NGO. Experience in program or project design

Required Skills & Experience

Excellent communication and advocacy skills, preferably in international development, with preference for those that have professional experience working in Africa.

Excellent English language skills: both written and spoken

Strong understanding of current lobbying and policy development landscape.

Ability to translate complex information in a compelling and accessible way for non-technical audiences. Experience in developing and advocating for gender equality and child rights policies.

Ability to develop analytical evidence-based policy papers and reports. Excellent skills in problem-solving, analysis, and critical thinking.

Outstanding interpersonal communication and presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively

with diverse constituencies including senior management

Initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity.

Good team player with strong relationship building skills, ability to engage and inspire others

Skills in content editing and writing publications including monthly newsletters, articles, and the annual report

Experience in developing organic social media and website content including blogs and moderating social media communities

Experience developing media strategies and press releases, and managing media relationships

NOTE:

All employment offers with Action Against Hunger are conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references and the signing our code of conduct, Safeguarding Policy with a particular focus on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Safeguarding. This position will also be subject to robust reference and background screening checks.

How to Apply

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to: hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 24th November,2021 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. Communication and Advocacy Coordinator Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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