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Zonal Advocacy Communications and Child Protection Coordinator

Job Description


Position: Zonal Advocacy, Communications and Child Protection Coordinator

Purpose of Position

To provide technical leadership in the planning, implementation and reporting of advocacy, communications, child protection and social inclusion initiatives in the zone. The position will build capacity of staff and stakeholders and facilitate external engagement with key partners and duty bearers at the zonal level in line with national office strategy objectives.

Major Responsibilities

Programme Planning and implementation

  • Lead in the development and implementation of a Zonal Advocacy, Communications, CE&CE and Child Protection annual business plan

  • Support in the planning and implementation of advocacy, communication, child protection, social inclusion initiatives and Christian commitments in the zone

Monitoring and reporting

  • Coordinate reporting for advocacy, child protection and CC at zonal level

  • Lead in analysis, monitoring, and reporting on the implementation of policies and standards for advocacy

  • Reporting on all child protection incidences on Integrated Incidence Management System (IIMS

Capacity Building

  • Build the capacity of staff and stakeholders in advocacy, child protection, cc models/initiatives in the zone

  • Provide guidance to Zonal, District and AP staff on Child protection standards and reporting protocols

Networking and collaboration

  • Represent World Vision Malawi at relevant advocacy platforms

People management

  • Manage direct reports performance

Learning and innovation

  • Lead in identifying and documenting lessons and promising practices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or its equivalent

  • Knowledge of Malawi government operating systems including local governance structures

  • Knowledge of the NGO environment in Malawi

  • Strong drafting and analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.

  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.

  • Three to five years’ project management experience working in the NGO sector in areas of public policy advocacy, gender, and/or child rights.

  • Strong experience in building capacity of staff and stakeholders in public policy advocacy, gender, and/or child rights.

  • Experience is supervising staff