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SOS Children hires 01 Advocacy Advisor

SOS Children hires 01 Advocacy Advisor

Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 22 Septembre 2017

Description de l’offre
JOBfrom SOS Children’s Villages International
Closing date: 22 Sep 2017


Working location: DAKAR, SENEGAL (with 30% field travel)

Contract duration: 12 months

SOS Children’s Village IOR WCAF is looking for a Regional Advocacy Advisor WCAF. He/She will build capacity for advocacy at national and regional levels; improving knowledge-sharing, visibility and representation; ensure the coordination of all advocacy activities in WCAF region through proactive communication with Member Associations and General Secretariat.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

40% MA support

25% Knowledge management and learning

15% External representation

10% Cooperation with Liaison and Advocacy

10% Inter department collaboration

Strengthen regional advocacy

Ensure development of a clear regional strategy on advocacy in line with SOS’s 2030 strategy

Finds information on important activities and events of the civil society, international organizations, NGOs.

Leads the development of tools, systems and structures to support advocacy

Liaises with partners, recommend, organize and prepare meetings with key potential partner organizations

Drives regional planning processes in this area of work, facilitates relevant sessions of regional forums.

Actively participates in the SOS Global Advocacy Network (GAN), representing WCAF

Supporting MAs for national advocacy

Coordinate, support and ensure the consistency of MA strategic and annual planning on advocacy

Provides information, advice and expertise in the field of work, in line with the priorities identified for GSC and MAs

Tracks and records the work within the Member Associations, through reviewing progress reports & statistics, other monitoring & evaluation reports, and regular contact with relevant staff and country/programme visits

Advises national focal persons on the development of required resources (tools, systems & structures), through relevant regional forums and processes

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Master or Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Child Protection or relevant field

Extensive experience, progressively responsible, working in child protection/governance programming with a strong advocacy content, preferably in the Central and West Africa Region

Proven representation and advocacy skills.

Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. Child Protection Minimum Standards, SPHERE, HAP Principles, etc.) and international documents related to children rights (e.g. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children) as well as African regional entities such as African Union, ECOWAS

Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and French (Portuguese or Spanish desirable)

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

Commitment to SOS Children’s Villages values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Protection policy

We offer:

Diverse, creative and challenging opportunities in an international working environment

Possibility to make significant contribution towards the development of MAs in the Region

Competitive compensation package and excellent development opportunities

In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks

What We Stand For: SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organization, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Eff orts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application (CV+Cover letter IN ENGLISH) by 22nd September 2017 at the latest to the below address.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The position title “ADVOCACY ADVISOR“ must be mentioned in the subject line
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