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Policy Advocacy Specialist

AMREF Health Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Policy Advocacy Specialist will provide technical guidance on policy advocacy priorities relevant to gender equality and SRHR for the project teams and partners, lead the mentorship, coaching and capacity strengthening of the county-based Advocacy Outreach Coordinators, Trainers of Trainers, national, and county youth-led partner organizations in identifying, developing and executing policy advocacy strategies and action plans. The Policy Advocacy Specialist will lead advocacy Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the project, including implementing and overseeing policy advocacy reporting systems and outcome harvesting by the county and national partners for shared learning, donor reporting, and manage the MEL consultants.

Responsibilities

Lead the analysis and monitoring of current policies, events, policy decisions and trends related to youth SRHR and gender equality with implications for the project’s advocacy priorities
§ Evaluate and document the benefits and effects of proposed advocacy policy priorities by the youth, related to gender equality and SRHR
§ Provide technical support to the youth led organizations in drafting policy briefs and policy submissions related to their advocacy strategies Policy Advocacy Capacity Strengthening
§ Develop a policy advocacy capacity strengthening plan for project staff, county partners and youth led organizations
§ Lead the training, mentorship and coaching of project staff, youth-led partner organizations in identifying, developing and executing policy advocacy strategies and action plans
. § Oversee the work of local policy advocacy consultants who are providing content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support to the project for the implementation of gender and SRHR advocacy strategies
§ Provide technical support to a cadre of high-quality youth trainers in the project curricula.
§ Lead the development and delivery of professional development to support the implementation of the project’s youth in action advocacy curriculum.
§ Hold training and facilitating role including Master Trainer at in-person trainings for the project policy advocacy trainings
§ Conduct research and consult with key collaborators for the refinement processes of the youth in action advocacy curriculum
§ Provide mentorship and coaching on policy advocacy to the county partners and youth led organizations Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
§ Manage the project MEL consultants and oversee the development of the MEL framework for outcome harvesting of advocacy wins
§ Oversee policy advocacy reporting systems and outcome harvesting by the county and national partners for shared learning and donor reporting

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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