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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.