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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.

Advocacy Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description
Objective 1 – Supports the formulation and implementation of advocacy and communications plans for projects.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise closely with Advocacy Manager to develop and support the integration of new communication approaches, tools and techniques into AAH programming in the State.
  • Create messaging materials designed to target beneficiaries and relevant actors on the design and delivery of AAH programming.
  • Document and share good practices and lessons learnt from the programme’s activities through the development of regular updates reports, case studies, briefs and IEC materials
  • Support staff capacity building, particularly the Behaviour Change Communication staff in use of communication tools, materials and approaches.
  • Undertake regular visits to all intervention sites to monitor communication messaging, use of tools and materials and to identify challenges and solutions.
  • Manage image and video library for communication, reporting and other needs.
  • Organization and implementation of the celebration of International/national days and campaigns (Global Handwashing Day etc).
  • Working with the Deputy Advocacy Manager, liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing press releases.
  • Provide necessary support to the institutional capacity building of government stakeholders and partners as per AAH mandate.

Objective 2 -Participate in regular external meetings at LGA and State levels when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Represent AAH at State Working groups and other coordination meetings when required by the Deputy Advocacy Manager
  • Provide Coordination team with regular updates on the political and policy developments in the State as well as humanitarian updates and state level conversations.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the Advocacy Manager and Area Coordinator.

Objective 3-Collect evidence based information and testimonies that AAH can use to inform programming and advocacy.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Collect and provide evidence based information, specifically around challenges and concerns, to inform state and national level advocacy.
  • Collect testimonies and stories from the beneficiaries that can be used for advocacy at a national and international level.
  • Organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization workshops to enable lessons learned to be used in future program designs as well as build institutional capacity of external stakeholders.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Advocacy Manager: hierarchical relationship- reporting, exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.
  • Area Coordinator:  Exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and security issues
  • Operations Support Coordinator: Collaboration and exchange of information on relations with Government Institutions at district level, operational and security issues
  • Senior Advocacy and Protection Advisor: work very closely to provide information, specifically around challenges and concerns within the humanitarian response.
  • Advocacy Manager: Exchange of information, collaboration, coordination on early recovery, policy and development agenda
  • Other Managers: Collaborate to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.  In addition, oversee technical oversight, technical support, coaching.

External:

  • Governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • International and Local Aid Organizations : exchange of information
  • Donor representatives: hosting field visits, exchange of information
  • Cluster and other coordination forums.

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from reputed university 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 organization, preferably in humanitarian and development contexts.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication duties.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word) and graphic designing.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Familiar with Northeast Nigeria context.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.
  • Administrative and management competence would be an asset.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

More Information

  • Job City Damaturu, Yobe State
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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.

Action Against Hunger saves lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency:

  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 6,500+ field staff assisting more than 14.9 million people in 2015
  • 35+ years of expertise in contexts of conflict, disasters and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.

Why Our Work Matters

Deadly malnutrition claims the lives of 1 million children each year, even though it’s:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute malnutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE: Therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions
  4. AFFORDABLE: Just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

You can trust Action Against Hunger. Here’s why:

  • Highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, ten years in a row
  • Listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch
  • We're accountable, meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau standards
  • Earned Guidestar's Gold Participant Seal for our commitment to transparency
  • Awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America

What Others Are Saying

Don’t take it from us: here’s what others have to say of our work:

“Action Against Hunger is a NGO that is action oriented. I can truthfully say that they deliver services to those in need and are very present on the ground. They make lasting positive change in the lives of people. I worked for them in four countries and have a good understanding of how they work.”

– Holimata, Great Nonprofits Review

“Action Against Hunger is in war-torn countries that many fear to tread. They are technical people… that forgo the comforts of modern life to assist local populations and refugees at the most fundamental level in the most dangerous locales. They provide nutrition, healthcare, sanitation, and food sustainability. They train populations to be self-sufficient. Although these dedicated men and women want to eliminate the need for their services, humanity is not willing and forces them to witness the most heinous actions.”

– President Nelson Mandela, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2004

“As a field worker and a partner... I recommend Action Against Hunger as an effective and important organization. Through their integrated approach and expertise in nutrition, food security and water, sanitation and hygiene they are saving lives and improving them for years to come in some of the poorest parts of the planet.”

– Water Advocate, Great Nonprofits Review, Dec. 8, 2011

“Action Against Hunger—the title speaks for itself. This is a remarkable organization with a staff of energetic, enthusiastic and deeply committed people who are determined to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people. There are millions who do not have access to clean water, food, health services or education. They are condemned to a grinding life of poverty with no choices. Action Against Hunger is changing this. Their training programs are improving the quality of life and health and, above all, bringing hope to thousands in underdeveloped countries. I commend them for their outstanding work and welcome the opportunity to express my support.”

– Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2006

“I’ve been covering humanitarian crises since the early 1990s and have often been impressed by the work of Action Against Hunger. They are among the first to respond when tragedies unfold, and they work to ensure that communities have a fighting chance to get back on their feet... The nightly news can often seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember there are effective ways to fight hunger and overcome poverty, and along with groups like Action Against Hunger, you can become part of the solution.”

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0 USD Damaturu, Yobe State CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Action Against Hunger

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.

Advocacy Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe Start Date: ASAP Job Description Objective 1 - Supports the formulation and implementation of advocacy and communications plans for projects. Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise closely with Advocacy Manager to develop and support the integration of new communication approaches, tools and techniques into AAH programming in the State.
  • Create messaging materials designed to target beneficiaries and relevant actors on the design and delivery of AAH programming.
  • Document and share good practices and lessons learnt from the programme’s activities through the development of regular updates reports, case studies, briefs and IEC materials
  • Support staff capacity building, particularly the Behaviour Change Communication staff in use of communication tools, materials and approaches.
  • Undertake regular visits to all intervention sites to monitor communication messaging, use of tools and materials and to identify challenges and solutions.
  • Manage image and video library for communication, reporting and other needs.
  • Organization and implementation of the celebration of International/national days and campaigns (Global Handwashing Day etc).
  • Working with the Deputy Advocacy Manager, liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing press releases.
  • Provide necessary support to the institutional capacity building of government stakeholders and partners as per AAH mandate.

Objective 2 -Participate in regular external meetings at LGA and State levels when required. Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Represent AAH at State Working groups and other coordination meetings when required by the Deputy Advocacy Manager
  • Provide Coordination team with regular updates on the political and policy developments in the State as well as humanitarian updates and state level conversations.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the Advocacy Manager and Area Coordinator.

Objective 3-Collect evidence based information and testimonies that AAH can use to inform programming and advocacy. Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Collect and provide evidence based information, specifically around challenges and concerns, to inform state and national level advocacy.
  • Collect testimonies and stories from the beneficiaries that can be used for advocacy at a national and international level.
  • Organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization workshops to enable lessons learned to be used in future program designs as well as build institutional capacity of external stakeholders.

Internal & External Relationship Internal:

  • Advocacy Manager: hierarchical relationship- reporting, exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.
  • Area Coordinator:  Exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and security issues
  • Operations Support Coordinator: Collaboration and exchange of information on relations with Government Institutions at district level, operational and security issues
  • Senior Advocacy and Protection Advisor: work very closely to provide information, specifically around challenges and concerns within the humanitarian response.
  • Advocacy Manager: Exchange of information, collaboration, coordination on early recovery, policy and development agenda
  • Other Managers: Collaborate to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.  In addition, oversee technical oversight, technical support, coaching.

External:

  • Governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • International and Local Aid Organizations : exchange of information
  • Donor representatives: hosting field visits, exchange of information
  • Cluster and other coordination forums.

Position Requirements Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from reputed university 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 organization, preferably in humanitarian and development contexts.

Skills & Experience Essential:

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication duties.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word) and graphic designing.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Familiar with Northeast Nigeria context.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.
  • Administrative and management competence would be an asset.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
2019-01-12

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