Action Against Hunger Advocacy Manager and Communications Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Action Against Hunger Advocacy Manager and Communications Manager Jobs in Nigeria



Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.


Responsibilities


Expand and improve ACF’s/WINNN advocacy and communication work for tackling undernutrition in Jigawa State.

  • Development of project specific advocacy and communications action plan and provide technical guidance throughout their implementation.
  • Develop and drive implementation of the state focused advocacy and communication plan in collaboration with advocacy coordination team.
  • Analyse and understand the state government structures, parliamentary and political processes including key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Increase visibility and dissemination of ACF/WINNN programme interventions by developing a range of communications materials and other activities for sharing with the stakeholders.
  • Identify both global, federal and state events/celebrations and organize awareness-raising events and campaigns.
  • Explore media opportunities for broadcasting ACF/WINNN activities and showcasing community initiatives.
  • To develop or contribute to the development of advocacy products such as policy briefings, letters, submissions and other advocacy products.
  • Facilitate documentation and coordinate the collection of evidence from ACF/WINNN programs in the state to influence state policies and practices.
  • Facilitate institutional capacity building of government stakeholders and partners as per ACF mandate.
  • Facilitate and create platforms for active and meaningful engagement of citizens with the government stakeholders.


    Collaboration and representation in advocacy fora

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about WINNN objectives and activities.
  • Provide Coordination team and State Team Lead with regular updates on the political and policy developments in the State and state level conversations.
  • Develop and coordinating partnerships with other parties on advocacy activities (NGO, civil society) and facilitating joint advocacy activities.
  • Engage in networking, building relations with State stakeholders to continually inform, challenge and improve advocacy messages and tactics
  • In collaboration with the advocacy coordination team, support the development of policy and advocacy materials such as talking points, briefing notes, position papers for ACF.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the State Team Lead and Area Coordinator.


    Capacity building and repository of information

  • Responsible for regular progress reports on advocacy activities, outcomes, lessons learned, best practices and challenges as related to the project at the state level.
  • Create a
    repository of advocacy and communication initiatives, tools and documents and support colleagues in the identification, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned from ACF/WINNN interventions.
  • Provide context specific, field-level information to national and global advocacy efforts.


    Requirements


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy, Development Communication or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience at the national/state level in providing communication packages to promote the activities of the organization, preferably in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Credibility to lobby, network, influence and represent AAH Nigeria at all levels.
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication duties
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Excellent writing/editing, analytical and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger Advocacy Manager and Communications Manager Jobs in Nigeria


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