Advisor in Advocacy

Politik & Menschenrechte
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Lome
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 25.01.2024

HORIZONT3000

For a 2-year assignment we are looking for an

Full time position, starting as soon as possible, based in Lomé/Togo

This assignment is a cooperation between HORIZONT3000 and Caritas Africa.
As a fast-growing institution it is currently undergoing an organisational review against the Caritas Internationalis Management standards. This process includes a scale up of its capacities for advocacy.

Caritas Africa is desirous to have a generalist that may conduct advocacy in different conceptual work areas. The advisor will support international advocacy alongside the Caritas Africa policy and Advocacy Officer, the Debt and Inclusive Economic Recovery Campaign Manager, a social media account manager and a Graphic Designer.

The primary target of its work are their members. Policy direction derives from the board and various committees. As part of faith actors raising awareness on destruction of our common home [earth] and the inherent adverse effects taking tall on poor and marginalized people and communities. Caritas Africa conducts trainings, workshops, webinars, policy briefings, exchange visits; solidarity visits and attends local, national and international events as part of a response design in fulfillment of the four work-strands mentioned above.

Target group/s are 46 member organisations on the African continent.

Necessary qualification

First Degree in one of the following: Development Studies, Political Science, Agricultural Economics, Social Science, Public Policy and Governance

Duties of the jobholder

a) Communication
* Support the development and implementation of a communications strategy for 2024-2027
* Liaise communications and advocacy to media organisations, governmental bodies, national groups, private sector, educational and international organisations, etc.
* Advise the leaders in organising media outreach
* Train staff: press briefings, interviews; talking points for senior staff; production/distribution of communication products
b) Advocacy
* Assist in the general implementation of the advocacy strategy (methods, approaches; resolve communications/ PR problems, outreach)
* Identify key policy issues, influence opportunities and targets.
* Support conducting context analysis with 46 member organisations collating the social, political and economic contexts, youth and women’s rights
* Conduct political economy analysis, track policies at UN, AU, RECs and state

Requirements

* Excellent communicator
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office and publisher software
* Strong team player able to work in a diverse, fast-paced and multicultural environment with some staff working remotely across Africa.
* Able to work under pressure and sometimes with tight deadlines
* Ability to travel including at short notice, including during weekends and holidays. Caritas Africa Compensates holidays and all non-working days used for travel
* Fluent English, good French, and Portuguese. Swahili is an added advantage

We look forward to receiving your application via our Job potal https://horizont3000.onlyfy.jobs/job/h76o0y98
Fnancial benefits can be found under
www.horizont3000.at/FAQ
Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities are very important to HORIZONT3000. We welcome applications regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Note that this position is restricted to EU-citizens or citizens with a work permit for the EU.

Lomé, Togo

Project environment

Position and Climate

Lomé is the capital of Togo with almost 2 mio inhabitants, located on the Gulf of Guinea. Lomé is relatively dry with an annual average rainfall of 850 mm (ca. average 59 rainy d/y); temperatures range from 25°C to 30° C.

Housing

Caritas Africa will support with securing adequate and safe accommodation.

Supply

It is the administrative, industrial and trade center, busy with the export of cocoa, cashew, palm and cotton. Lomé is a modern city that organises international events and welcomes high-ranking delegations. The supply situation in the city is good; in the backland, the range of products and services is significantly limited.

Security

There is a risk of pickpocketing, car thefts and armed robberies, especially at night. Due to the possibility of demonstrations at any time, gatherings of people should be avoided. Travelling in the border area with Burkina Faso is not recommended.

Partner organisation

Caritas Africa is formally linked to the Catholic Church as its social pastoral ministry in Africa. The Africa Region, as one of the 7 Regions of the Caritas Internationalis Confederation (162 members), was formally constituted on January 20, 1995, in Matola, Mozambique, following the approval of its first statutes by the member organisations (national Caritas). It is a network of 46 National Caritas organisations in 46 African countries; including adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Caritas Africa is headquartered in Lomé, Togo and has an ancillary office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently, Caritas Africa receives funding support from Caritas International General Secretariat, CAFOD, Trocaire, Caritas Japan, Caritas Australia, Jubilee USA, Secours Catholique, Banca Popolaire Etica, Caritas Italiana and Caritas Sant’ Antonio, Caritas Denmark amongst other partners.

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