FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
29 December 2011
Advocacy & Campaign Officer
Region West Africa
Department Programme Development & Learning
Position Type Fixed Term
Job Family Communications
Niger Oxfam program is looking for a Advocacy & Campaign Officer
The position is national ,only Niger citizen will be considered
JOB TITLE: Advocacy and Campaign Officer
JOB FAMILY: Programme
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering
JOB PURPOSE: To coordinate the advocacy and communications work of Oxfam in Niger including supporting national partners to deliver strategic and effective campaigns for quality public essential services and livelihood. This advocacy post fits into a country programme that currently engages in support capacity development and delivery of essential services and adding livelihood and governance to its work in selected urban and rural areas of Niger. The role will also involve providing advocacy and campaigning support to influence the development of policy and campaign approaches at local and national level with linkages to Oxfam's regional and international work.
Contrat Type: National D1
Duration: 6 months
Salary: From £16,016 to £21,680
Line Manager : Education Programme Coordinator
Matrix Manager: Livelihood and pastoral programme Manager
Staff reporting to this post: None
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: none
Coordinate and lead the ongoing development of the Oxfam Advocacy and Campaigning work in Niger, which is rooted in accompanying and supporting partners, in line with Oxfam's Southern Campaigning Guidelines.
Identify key relationships and develop and manage these relationships, including with Niger active civil society organisations, regional partners, and Oxfam affiliates and teams at country, regional and global level.
Provide specialist advice and skills-development for partners on advocacy, policy analysis, popular mobilisation, media and lobbying.
Accompany civil society advocacy partners, and facilitate transfer of Oxfam skills to these partners, so as to enhance their ability to achieve concrete political change.
Produce, assimilate, analyse, use and communicate information about government and donor policy and civil society activities and positioning on key programme issues including on Education For All, gender, livelihood and governance.
Identify opportunities for OI or affiliates to develop new partnerships and essential services activities in relation to advocacy linked to Oxfam's Joint Country Strategy
Working with partners, allies and colleagues, develop well-focused strategies to
achieve these objectives, to be rooted where possible in long-term partnerships with
Niger CSOs, ensuring a strong link between grassroots and national-level work.
Accompany partners in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating a targeted advocacy strategy to increase and improve delivery of primary basic services, livelihood and governance in Niger.
Identify the capacity building and support needs of partners in relation to policy, advocacy and campaigning - eg power analysis, strategy development, budget analysis and expenditure monitoring, etc - and provide support in these areas either directly or by sourcing support from Oxfam or allies.
Manage relationships with lobby targets, including Niger government ministries, parliamentarians, donors, and international institutions; maintain regular contact to ensure ongoing access to relevant information.
Contribute to the maintain of regular communication with local and international civil society allies (ANCEFA, IE, GCAP, and CME) to share information and collaborate over identifying opportunities, developing strategies and implementing campaigns.
Manage external and internal communications relating to Oxfam advocacy work in Niger, including by engaging and dealing with the media; contributing to Oxfam reports and websites; and maintaining informal communications.
Support gender related advocacy work in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Ministry of Agriculture/livestock, the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations and NGOs.
Maintain communication with and facilitate collaboration of Oxfam affiliates present in Niger, around the specific aspects of advocacy
Skills and Competence
· Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to a wide range of people
· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage complex and sensitive relationships. (E)
· An understanding of African campaigns and movements, and of the functioning and relationships of key players in development, including Southern governments, donor governments, international institutions, and civil society. (E)
· Knowledge and familiarity of the Niger DRSP, Agenda for Change and the National education and livelihood policy and / or of policy issues related to access to basic services, gender and governance. (E)
· Strong campaigning experience and an understanding of how to use policy analysis, research, lobbying, public campaigning, media, communications and alliance-building to influence a political agenda. (E)
· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage complex and sensitive organisational relationships. (E)
· Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting education, livelihood gender equity and the interests of marginalised people in all advocacy work. (E)
· Enthusiasm for and commitment to Oxfam's values and mission. (E)
· Proven ability to produce results within tight deadlines and under pressure situations
· Familiarity with national, global or regional campaign networks working on essential services (D)
· Proven skills in effective media relations and experience in talking directly to media organisations. (D)
· Experience of writing reports, keeping accurate information (D)
· Excellent PC skills including Microsoft Office word processing, Power Point and Excel (D)
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team (D)
AJS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND AJS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
SOME EMPLOYERS MAY ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION.
We accept any degree and its equivalent.