African Child Policy Forum Senior Technical Officer: Advocacy and Communications Jobs in Ethiopia

African Child Policy Forum Senior Technical Officer: Advocacy and Communications Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 30 Aug 2019

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Senior Technical Officer: Advocacy and Communications

African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is a leading, independent Pan-African centre of policy advocacy and dialogue on the African child.

It aims to provide a knowledge-based and advocacy-driven platform for dialogue; contribute to improved knowledge of the problems facing children in Africa; identify policy options; strengthen the capacity of governments and CSOs to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes; and promote and strengthen an Africa-wide movement for children.

ACPF seeks to recruit a dynamic professional to fill the position of a Senior Technical Officer: Advocacy and Communications.

The Senior Technical Officer: Advocacy and Communications reports to the Executive Director and works closely and collaboratively with the ACPF technical team in the design and implementation of advocacy and communication strategies.

The candidate will be the principal officer responsible for the development and implementation of a vigorous advocacy strategy and programme to promote a more child-friendly Africa and greater accountability among African governments to promote child rights and child wellbeing.

He/She would also be responsible to translate the organisation’s work into effective advocacy messages for different audiences. The ideal candidate is an experienced professional familiar with development and human rights issues in Africa

How to Apply:

The successful candidate should meet the following basic requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Journalism, Social Sciences, Law, or Media Studies

  • Proven record and experience, preferably with international NGOs - Work with the media would be an asset

  • Project Management Experience

  • Fluency in English; knowledge of the French language is an advantage

  • Ability to work in multicultural settings

    ACPF is an equal opportunities employer. African nationals and women are especially encouraged to apply.

    Applicants can send their resume on or before 30 August 2019 to If you have not been contacted two weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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