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Advocacy Officer

Job Description

JOB TITLE : ADVOCACY OFFICER

Purpose of Position:

To offer support to the department with a particular focus on advocacy, gender, child protection and policy formulation.

Major Responsibilities:

Policy

  • Assist in crafting and developing policy briefs for advocacy work in WVZ operational areas on issues of birth registration, gender and ending violence against children.

  • Participate in policy platforms/forums that are in WVZ’s line of work particularly on issues relating to children.

  • Assist and participate in the crafting and formulating WVZ policies and frameworks.

Advocacy

  • Provide support in the coordination and implementation of all WVZ Advocacy, Child Protection and Gender Programs.

  • Develop Disability Inclusion Advocacy Programs to scale up interventions and policies to ensure programs are disability friendly.

  • Facilitate the design, planning and implementation of World Vision Advocacy Campaigns.

  • Support Area Programmes in implementing and rolling out Citizen Voice & Action (CVA).

  • Support Area Programmes in implementing and rolling out Channels of Hope (CoH) models to advocate against Gender Based, effects of HIV & AIDS and harmful practices on Maternal Newborn Child Health and Maternal Child health.

  • Popularizing and implementing the `It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign with a specific focus on child sexual violence.

  • To facilitate training and raising the awareness of the WV programming models into the CP system in collaboration with the CP unit.

  • Consolidate pre and post workshop reports.

  • Enhance monitoring of the `It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign, CoH and CVA.

  • Coordinate participation and representation of organisation in specific national advocacy initiatives in conjunction with relevant partners.

  • Attend coalition and other child focused networks.

  • Participate in advocacy related WebEx and joining the advocacy and child protection community of practice.

Gender

  • Facilitate mainstreaming of gender into APs and grants in World Vision areas of operation.

  • Create awareness and enhancing capacity of staff in understanding gender concepts.

  • Design and implementation of community based gender projects.

  • Empowerment of men, women, boys and girls to promote gender equality and any other programs that contribute to the Sustained Development Goals, particularly goal 3 `Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women’.

  • Popularization of the Domestic Violence Act and 4Ps campaign.

Advocacy Communications

  • Drafting advocacy articles, press releases, branding and profiling articles for the global campaign.

  • Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt in the implementation of advocacy related work and the global campaign.

  • Design and procure advocacy oriented communication products, campaign and IEC materials for the department.

  • Ensure overall coverage and documentation of advocacy initiatives.

Administrative Support

  • Assist in providing administrative support to the Advocacy department.

  • Process payment requests, purchase orders and procurement requisitions and ensuring that the costs are correctly allocated and invoices processed timeously.

  • Ensure efficient and timely procurement of advocacy related goods.

  • Assist in producing monthly departmental narrative reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A Degree in Social Sciences/Communication and Development Studies.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy gender or child protection role.

  • Demonstrate an understanding on advocacy, gender, child protection and policy issues.

  • Requires at least a level of organisational and management skills and ability to execute tasks.

  • Demonstrate ability to offer administrative support

  • Gender, policy formulation, communication and child protection dynamics as an added advantage

  • Thorough knowledge of development work, office systems, including experience with computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database management) required.

  • Good interpersonal verbal communication skills.