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Job Title: Advocacy and Communications Coordinator
Reporting to: Executive Director
APSP is a network of individuals and organizations operating at sub-national, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract between states and citizens. APSP is now active in 30 countries in Africa
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare annual communications plan consistent with the APSP’s mission, strategic and programme objectives (plan may be periodically revised as necessary)
Act as the budget holder for APSP’s communications & advocacy related activities
Implement communications plan and coordinate with other team members and other stakeholders such as the National CSO platforms, the media, and relevant government institutions to develop quality products that help achieve organizational goals and objectives
Provide technical assistance, including planning, implementation, editing, design and other services as required by the APSP and the National CSO Platforms in Africa for the development and implementation of their strategic communication plans
Prepare various external communication materials called for in the communications plan, or tailor existing materials for the APSP audiences
Identify and maintain good relationships with key partners, including journalists and communications contractors
Update and maintain the APSP website and social media tools to promote information and public engagement
Provide oversight on project documentation and oversee an effective network-wide information management system
Facilitate the production of quarterly newsletters and disseminate to the APSP audiences
Develop and disseminate advocacy materials and information on social protection to the APSP audiences
Obtain, understand, and effectively communicate and disseminate project research in a timely manner to the APSP partners in Africa and beyond
Regularly compile content collected from progress made in different countries where APSP works
Education and Experience
A degree in Communications or journalism with at least 3 years’ experience in advocacy and communications in an NGO environment at the level being advertised and a working knowledge of French.
A relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage.
Applicants must submit 1 detailed CV, cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for this position, contact information for 3 referees and current and expected remuneration package.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you meet the requirements for the above position, please send your application to jobs [at] africacsp.org (indicate the job you are applying for i.e. Advocacy and Communications Coordinator in the subject box).
For the detailed job description please visit www.africacsp.org
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