Purpose of position:
To provide leadership in Advocacy and coordinate design and implementation of campaigns at the local and National levels for Word Vision Chad. Facilitate external engagements with different stakeholders and build capacity of key development partners to mainstream campaign interventions and ensure linkages with World Vision Chad’s strategic Objectives.
Ensure that advocacy is implemented effectively as a ministry area and is integrated across other ministry areas including Ministry Quality, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) and Gender.
Support ADPs in development and implementation of Programme-policy initiatives such as CVA integration.
Co-ordinate advocacy initiatives on strategic issues that affect multiple ADPs and the NO .ie ITAW Campaigns , and CVA
Develop and implement a comprehensive advocacy integration skills development plan for all staff and partners including youths and children.
Advocacy Implementation Plan and strategic leadership
Develop and implement a national Advocacy and External Engagement Implementation Plan, a framework for advocacy initiatives that contributes to achieving targets in the overarching NO Strategy.
Provide strategic leadership and coordination in situations requiring urgent advocacy action within the NO ;such as the ITAW Campaigns, CVA and humanitarian advocacy
Provide policy direction to the NO including models and messages for evidence based policy influencing at multi level
Develop and facilitate Children and Youth Network development and engagement plan.
Maintain current understanding of the political and policy context
Lead National Efforts at influencing government at local and national level to implement the relevant SDGs related to CWB outcomes and the IT takes a World to end violence against children campaign.
Capacity enhancement and advocacy support to ADPs
Model best advocacy practice in the NO through Advocacy knowledge management and best practice.
Promote the effective and meaningful participation of WV in functioning and vibrant national networks in the area of advocacy & campaigning for children in the country
Oversee the replication of emerging advocacy good practices across ADPs and at national level
Represent WV Chad in national and international high level events related to global, regional and national advocacy and campaign themes.
Public Co-ordination – External
Develop and maintain an external engagement framework to ensure that WV is recognized as strategic partner for government, UN agencies and civil society organizations
Provide support to the ND in directly engaging senior government officials including parliamentarians, policymakers, the UN agencies and Civil Society Organizations in Chad in critical issues including the post MDG processes and community Resilience building in Chad
Support National Director and leadership team in engaging external individuals /institutions towards the development and implementation of child well being strategic relationships
Leading & supporting others
Provide empowering and influential leadership to PR, CVA and CHN Advisors in the following manner:
Review and provide valuable feedback in their various strategies, performance objectives ,work plans and key reports (annual program report , child wellbeing report, national advocacy annual report, newsletters)
Provide hands -on support in key advocacy moments and programmatic for CP, Campaign and Gender capacity development processes at various levels
Resolve team difficulties
Promote innovation and organizational learning
Facilitate team work
Engage and motivate staff
Promote reflective practice
Facilitate action learning and reflection
Work collaboratively with the RAM unit to support programs and WV partnership in mobilizing human and financial resources for advocacy and campaign purposes
Assemble data for the purposes of resource acquisition, donor engagement
National advocacy annual report production.
Ensure that an effective and operational national advocacy data collection mechanism is in place
Leads periodic review (every six month) of advocacy data from the local and national including CVA Data
Share recommendations and conclusions for national, regional and global audiences
Use programme data to enhance advocacy work
Provide leadership for the campaign strategy
Lead the development and implementation of World Vision Chad’s campaigns starting with but not limited to It takes a World to End Violence Against Children
Review NO Strategies and policies and ensuring that campaign issues are embedded and work closely with technical teams to ensure alignment with NO strategy
Ensure that WV Chad’s campaign contribute to the achievement of the National Office\s Strategic Objectives
Coordinate and ensure synergy in all campaigns in the national office (WASH, Education, economic development and livelihood).
In liaison with Advocacy Manager mobilize supporters and develop policy statements and undertake appropriate advocacy tactics that will contribute to the realization of WV Chad’s Strategic objectives
Support DME and ADP Managers to design and monitor outputs and evaluate outcomes of campaigns Proactively enhance learning, innovation and knowledge management around campaigns
Produce knowledge management materials including child-led advocacy or community change projects, campaign fundraising and WV Mali image branding
Identify and build networks of children from the AP to National levels for the purposes of amplifying their voice on issues that affect their wellbeing.
Build capacity of all technical leads to undertake policy analysis and develop policy products for their respective sectors
Build capacity of children, other vulnerable groups, Community Based Organizations, local government agencies and other service providers to implement campaign and advocacy interventions.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Masters degree in development studies, social sciences, social Sciences, or related field.
At least, three (3) years of relevant professional experience including development and implementation of Child protection, advocacy or campaign strategies, within the country
Proven experience to facilitate networks and institutional learning
Excellent training and coaching delivery skills
Experience of working with local, international and social media for campaigning and advocacy purposes
Management of organizational relations to with other organizations through networking and alliances.
Representational experience at national and international level.
Strong competencies to plan, prioritize, and ability to deliver to tight deadlines and budgets
Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills; demonstrated skills to present in public
Excellent writing and editing skills – fluent in English, and in French
Travel requirements – this position entails a minimum of 30% travel both within and outside the NO.