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.
Central African Republic (CAR) is experiencing a humanitarian crisis, with more than 600,000 internally displaced, and 500,000 of refugees in neighbouring countries, and many more affected. NRC started the current country programme in CAR in February 2014, and is currently operating in five field offices; Berberati in the South West, Dekoa in the Centre West, Kaga Bandoro in the Centre North, Ndele in the north, Alindao in the southeast, as well as the capital office in Bangui. The security situation is highly volatile and very difficult to predict. NRC’s geographical areas of intervention are stable at the moment but it is difficult to predict if they will remain stable, even in the short term.
The programme portfolio includes all five core competencies of NRC. ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter and Education, Mediation, as well as Protection and Community Based Planning programmes.
The Advocacy Adviser will be supporting the Central African Republic and Cameroon country programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between programmes and advocacy to develop products with a NRC-evidence base;
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 related to the project ensuring potential risks associated with NRC’s positions are assessed and sign-off procedures are adhered to;
Represent NRC to key stakeholders and identify opportunities to advocate NRC’s position
Ensure the provision of high quality analysis on the humanitarian situation pertaining to displacement-affected, 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;
Ensure that relevant NRC Country Offices and departments (Field Operations, External Relations, Partnership & Policy) are informed and briefed on response situation and priority advocacy issues;
Actively network with other organisations involved in the response, and lead on development of joint field-based advocacy and positions towards target audiences;
Prepare high-quality briefings, letters and other written materials for internal and external use, ensuring strong evidence-base in messaging and following agreed sign-off procedures;
Revise and update the NRC Country Office advocacy strategy as necessary and draft and deliver necessary reporting documents, including Advocacy Key Messages;
Seek fundraising opportunities for advocacy and contribute to the development of quality proposals, ensuring inclusion of research and/or advocacy activities on specific humanitarian and protection issues affecting displacement-affected where appropriate;
Liaise and coordinate with Regional Advocacy, media and communication department on talking points, press releases and external communications products geared for international audiences.
Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Strong managerial and interpersonal skills
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
Solid understanding of international legal and policy processes relating to displacement
Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis, drafting of messages, coordination and networking
Knowledge of the region
Handling insecure environments
Empowering and building trust
Working with people
Initiate action and change
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