Somalia: Advocacy Specialist- (Advocacy and Communication)- Somali National

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 16 Sep 2019

Background

DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall Purpose of the role:

The Advocacy and Communication Specialist will facilitate the development and implementation of the Durable Solutions Program Consortium communication and advocacy strategy and visibility plans.

The DSP Consortium Advocacy & Communication Specialist is a staff member of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) and works for Consortium Members (including WYG and ReDSS)

Responsibilities:

· The DSP Advocacy and Communication Specialist Program works in close collaboration with the DSP Consortium partners and senior Program staff of each of the implementing agencies. Specific responsibilities include:

· Work with the Consortium members to execute communication and visibility plans for the different projects and follow up of the plans to ensure link with the programs;

· Facilitate the development and collection of success stories, case studies, lessons learnt from the field in collaboration with the Consortium Members

· Develop and disseminate DSP communication products e.g. fliers, brochures, newsletters;

· Organize dissemination events related to DSP content and learning;

· Develop and distribute digital materials such as stories, videos, pictures/photos from the Field.

· Facilitate field visits for media and journalists in collaboration with the Consortium Members

· Facilitate media outreach and public information sharing together with the Consortium Member Communication teams

· Lead advocacy activities and trainings for the consortium members

· Represent the consortium in advocacy meetings and events outside the consortium

· Undertake other duties as may be required by the consortium that relate to the specified role or enhance implementation and adoption of best practices

· Lead the role of collecting, repackaging studies as policy briefs as well as in disseminating and archiving of studies on behalf of the DSP Consortium.

· Any other additional tasks

Experience, education and technical competencies

· University degree in relevant field (Advocacy, Public Policy, Communication and Media Relations.

· Minimum of 5 years of work experience in advocacy, communication and media relations.

· Previous experience working in the humanitarian and development sector

· Experience in writing of journalistic products – articles, case stories, press releases

· ​Experience with layout and graphic design

· Experience coordinating digital content production for website and social media

· Photography and video skills are highly required

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Proactive self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision.

· Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);

· Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops

ABOUT YOU

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

· Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

· Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

· Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

· Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Conditions

Availability: 1st Oct 2019

Duty station: Kismayo, Somalia

Reporting to: Chief of Party- Durable Solutions

Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension.

THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

Commitments

DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies no later than 16th September 2019.

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