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Advocacy Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, political science or other relevant social sciences
  • At least 3 years relevant professional experience in research, knowledge management, organizational learning and other related fields.
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • Strong research background and experience working with both researchers and policy makers and program managers in the civil society sector.
  • Strong written and verbal English and Kiswahili communication skills.
We encourage female candidates, candidates with disabilities and candidates from marginalised groups to apply.

Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strategizing and executing the tools and methodologies for advocacy including campaigning, lobbying, alliance building and networking to improve communities’ access to services.
  • Identify diverse ways and means for improving organizational advocacy mechanisms
  • Plan and implement collective actions and lobbying initiatives for legal reforms and ground implementation of policies and frameworks initiated by government or project for safe guarding citizen’s legal rights.
  • Strategize needs assessment for strengthening advocacy mechanisms so that these become more inclusive, responsive and accountable.
  • Coordinate with relevant organizations to improve effectiveness of project interventions
  • Manage community-led advocacy planning and ensure the execution of the advocacy strategy in coordination with partners and stakeholders
  • Assist the Programs Manager in designing, planning and implementing advocacy strategy and campaigns for INEND.
  • Organizing seminars, workshops and trainings/convenings for INEND;
  • Assist Program Manager in writing up budgets and take care of logistics.
  • Actively participate and represent the organization in various networks and movements to share INEND’s position on various issues after in-house consultation.
  • Support the process to form networks with various stakeholders such as development sector donors, NGOs, private sector, research organizations and academic institutions to mobilize their support for sustainable development initiatives.
  • Keep tabs on INEND’s research and use the channels of advocacy to facilitate the process of lobbying for policy making/change.
  • Identify advocacy needs and formulate and implement advocacy plan and strategies;
  • Work closely with the Communication and Partnerships Officer, Capacity Development Officer and the Research and Documentation Officer.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals for funding and report writing;
  • Perform consistent program monitoring, evaluation, learning, and periodic reporting related to advocacy.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Key Result Areas:
  • Building a stronger movement by strengthened skills, knowledge and resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Policy changes for the respect, promotion and protection of the human rights of Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • An improved quality in Sexual and Gender Minorities’ programming and access of services.

Job Requirements

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