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Policy and Campaigns Officer


Position: Policy Advocacy and Campaigns Engagement Officer

Report to: Policy Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator

Location: National Office – Kampala

Purpose of the position:

Supports the Policy and Campaigns Coordinator in all aspects of policy and campaigns integration in the WVU strategy, technical approaches and technical programs, including their implementation in area programs. This will be aligned to EARO and Partnership Advocacy strategies. The job-holder will work closely with sector specialists and program officers to identify, plan and implement the relevant policy and campaign agenda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

Policy advocacy and campaigns frame-works and guidelines developed and disseminated

  • Working closely with Sector Leads and Program Officers, develop and roll-out roll-policy and campaigns frame-works, including guidelines, to Area Programs.

  • Support the Program Officers in orienting staff and partners.

  • Facilitate development of sector specific advocacy and campaign materials to ensure relevant messages and appropriate branding.

Defining evidence based advocacy agendas.

  • In consultation with Sector Leads and Program Officers identify sector advocacy issues critical for achieving child well-being targets.

  • Facilitate evidence building through research, reports from CVA engagements and case studies as well as publication and dissemination of the findings.

Enhance technical capacity of staff and partners in advocacy and campaigning;

  • Identify advocacy and campaigning building needs of staff and partners

  • Contributes to the design and implement an advocacy and campaign capacity building agenda for staff and partners.

  • Follow-up on action plans, mentor and couch trained staff and partners to do things differently.

Build partnerships, networks and collaborations for effective joint policy engagements and campaigns in the respective sectors.

  • Map-out sector aligned partnerships, networks and collaborations at the cluster and national levels.

  • Support the Partnership Coordinator and Program Officers, to establishment/nurture partnership and coalition where there are gaps, at the district and national levels.

  • Facilitate sector leads and program officers to influence the coalition agendas in the best interest of children during coordination meetings.

Resource mobilization

  • Participate in resource mobilization, through proposal writing to ensure integration of Policy Advocacy and Campaigns.

  • Contribute to development of fundable concept notes and share them with GAM team for marketing.

Monitoring and review of policy advocacy and campaigns to document promising practices, draw lessons and impact assessment.

  • Work with the Program Officers, and Communications team to develop and publish stories of most significant change and case studies for wider dissemination.

  • Compile and submit quality progress reports, monthly, semi-annually and annually.

  • Facilitate regular reviews and reflections on policy advocacy and campaigns, as well as mid-term reviews and impact assessment.

  • Facilitate publication, launch and dissemination of products from reviews and impact assessments.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.

  • Should have a minimum of 5 years field experience in advocacy Campaign coordination, Behavior Change Communication.

  • Must have strong advocacy and communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion.

  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills

  • Strong coordination and team building skills

  • Good writing and documentation skills