Inkomoko Head of Advocacy Jobs in Ethiopia

Inkomoko Head of Advocacy Jobs in Ethiopia

About the Opportunity

This is a new position for Inkomoko and the Head of Advocacy will lead all the advocacy initiatives of the organization, across multiple geographies. In Inkomoko’s 2030 strategic plan, we recognized the need to create a positive enabling environment for the entrepreneurs we serve – particularly with respect to refugee rights, financial inclusion, and ensuring government policies and private sector practices are conducive to the growth of our clients.

To achieve thriving communities, Inkomoko believes in a holistic approach of supporting micro and small businesses including refugees at individual, market systems and advocacy for a favorable business environment.

The Head of Advocacy role will be a strategic, systems-level thinker who is committed to engaging partners and government to advance opportunities for displaced or marginalized entrepreneurs.


Specifically, the positions responsibilities include:

  • Define the advocacy strategy and roadmap. Map the core barriers to our clients’ success, the stakeholders who maintain/impact that status quo, and approaches to change. This role requires someone who can see a big vision, as well as targeted opportunities to make lasting change.

  • Lead execution on advocacy approaches. Lead the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to promote the rights and economic contribution of refugees and IDPs . Take action, pulling in our Senior Leadership Team (c-suite, Managing Directors and Regional Directors) to ensure that our strategy comes to life. Constantly scan the legal and regulatory frameworks to see opportunities for inputting our perspectives into the conversation. Get a seat at the table.

  • Coordinate government relations. Build and maintain relationships with government officials, NGOs, UN agencies, and other stakeholders and work in deep partnership with them to influence favorable policies and regulatory opportunities that support refugees and Internally Displaced persons.

  • Represent Inkomoko’s perspective. Contribute our perspectives to top-line industry conferences and publications to influence collective knowledge at the intersection of forced migration and private sector development.

  • Proactive communications and engagement with cross-functional internal teams Collect insights and trends from the field and our clients to integrate into our advocacy strategy and decision-making at all levels of the organization. Be able to take a real-life experience of an individual entrepreneur and extrapolate the larger policy implications.

  • Define and measure qualitative success. Engage the
    MEL team to both define qualitative metrics of success, as well as pose to them the data and stories that you need to make your case. Prepare and present reports, briefings, and other materials related to advocacy efforts.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of relevant experience working across East Africa in issues of advocacy, refugee rights, entrepreneurship/livelihoods policy, government/bi-lateral relations.

  • A sense of urgency and patience to run the long marathon of systems change.

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and sees opportunity and can craft a plan to leverage it.

  • A deeply strategic thinker with an understanding of how systems link together and how to leverage adjustments for meaningful impact.

  • Great communication and storytelling skills, with ability to build sincere rapport with a variety of stakeholders and to speak persuasively with compassion, conviction, and data insights.

  • Government relations, partner management, and stakeholder engagement experience with C-level decision-makers.

  • Community organizing or campaign experience is a plus.

  • Proactive and ability to work independently and in coalition.

  • Available to travel frequently across East Africa.

  • Unrelenting commitment to equity, refugees, poverty alleviation, improved livelihoods and the Inkomoko mission.

  • Master’s degree in a related field, preferred but not required.

  • Lived experience of displacement is highly respected and sought for all leadership roles at Inkomoko.

    What You'll Get

    This role is inside a high-growth, mission-driven social enterprise. By joining, you’ll access:

  • Competitive salary, and potential KPI-based bonus

  • Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth

  • Diverse colleagues and policies that show our commitment to equity and inclusion

  • Talented, passionate, and committed team colleagues across the region

  • Ability to make a significant social impact to your community

  • Generous health insurance, staff savings, parental leave, sabbatical, and more benefits.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Inkomoko Head of Advocacy Jobs in Ethiopia

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