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Advocacy Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Qualifications
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in education, public policy, law or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in policy and communications.
  • Excellent research and public-speaking skills
  • Track record of and knowledge of engaging with government priorities, systems, and structure.
  • Experience and understanding of the refugee and livelihoods sector.
  • Proven success in developing advocacy and/or communications strategies.
  • Ability to identify emerging trends in communications, develop related strategies and efficiently translate them into meaningful plans.
  • A “big picture” problem solver, bias for acting, passion to drive projects independently while collaborating cross-functionally, highly organized, with strong time leadership skills
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to craft and deliver presentations to large and small groups; deep understanding of grammar, strong attention to detail and fine-tuned editorial skills
  • Must have initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimum supervision and with a team.
  • Advanced knowledge in computer applications. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
  • Leading and managing processes of a strategic advocacy plan for Re:Build brainstorming with the project managers and other tea members
  • Collaborate with the Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager to prepare evidence-based policy briefs, presentations, advocacy statements, talking points, training materials, and respond to meaningful advocacy moments with messages and materials related to the project, to help Re:Build partners to engage in constructive dialogue with governments, humanitarian agencies, donors and other relevant stakeholders
  • Closely monitor and document policy debates, changes in policies, and shifting strategies and ensure relevant information is disseminated to project staff in a timely manner
  • Identify and keep abreast of appropriate opportunities and points of use where Re:Build can influence, intervene or contribute to relevant policy processes
  • Contribute to relevant policy research, key studies and reporting at regional and country levels.
  • Track key events, fora and meetings in Kenya and work with ReBUILD Project management Unit, key actors, and IRC staff to coordinate representation, attendance and sharing on Re:Build lessons.
  • Take part in relevant country advocacy, as guided by key partners and present key messages.
  • Update key messages and communications materials on livelihoods and economic self reliance for urban refugees to reflect the specific context and update as the context evolves.
  • Proposing and lobbying initiatives for the organization; writing, publishing, and disseminating advocacy briefs; developing policy work and activities.
  • Coordinate advocacy work with the implementing partners by building their capacity to enhance policy change and awareness
  • Support the establishment of neighborhood Committees and support registration of Refugee Lead Organization
  • Revising policies related to advocacy work; and preparing reports to share with the Country Program SMT, Re:Build leadership and other stakeholders. Overseeing advocacy budgets for Re:Build.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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