Norwegian Refugee Council Advocacy Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council Advocacy Manager Jobs in Nigeria



NRC is looking for an Advocacy Manager for our area office in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Advocay Manager is to ensure the implementation of advocay activities in Nigeria.


Since 2009, violent attacks on civilians by the armed group Boko Haram have left widespread devastation in northeast Nigeria. At least 17,000 people have been killed and approximately two million people are displaced within Nigeria. More than 14 million people in northeast Nigeria today are affected by the crisis caused by Boko Haram.


Out of these, seven million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 92 per cent of displaced people reside in either informal settlements or with low-income host communities, creating a strain on already limited resources. The remaining 8 per cent live in more formalised camps. NRC has been in Nigeria since 2015.


Responsibilities


  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
  • The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work in Nigeria.
  • S/he is responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved in collaboration with the Protection coordinator protection and humanitarian response environment in Nigeria.
  • Identify and coordinate NRC’s advocacy response to prioritised issues both within the country and internationally
  • Develop and implement country-specific advocacy strategy, aligned to overall country strategy and support the development of the advocacy part of program strategies.
  • Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between programmes and advocacy by working closely with programme staff to integrate advocacy into programme planning and implementation.
  • Line management, including development of staff if applicable
  • Ensure systematic training on advocacy and communication and build capacity of technical staff
  • Provide high quality analysis on key humanitarian and displacement trends and prepare evidenced-based policy briefing papers, policy position statements and other public-facing advocacy products when strategic and relevant
  • Liaise with other NRC Country, Regional and Global Representation Offices to coordinate the strategic delivery of advocacy messaging and
    to maximise impact
  • Advise on media lines and media strategy, ensuring potential risks associated with NRC’s positions are assessed and sign-off procedures are adhered to
  • Represent NRC to key stakeholders, strengthen strategic advocacy networks and identify opportunities to advocate NRC’s position
  • Keep Advocacy strategy for NRC Nigeria updated.
  • Active participation in INGO advocacy working group
  • Support the CCs advocacy work with stakeholders
  • Continuously identify and follow-up opportunities for influencing based on NRC Nigeria’s advocacy priorities, both in country and internationally through NRC’s Representation Offices;
  • Ensure the provision of high quality analysis on the humanitarian situation pertaining to displacement-affected population, contributing to improved NRC programmatic response and informing internal and external advocacy products
  • Support programme staff in incorporating and integrating advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s programme activities, strategy and budgeting.


    Requirements


  • Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Professional knowledge about protection principles and advocacy, and the use of media for public advocacy
  • Strong managerial and interpersonal skills
    Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st June 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Advocacy Manager Jobs in Nigeria


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