A MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL ADVOCACY MANAGER
We are looking for: A MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL ADVOCACY MANAGER
Context: In Jordan, based in Amman with regular travel to countries across the region
Since few months, a Middle East Regional Office has been created by ACF Spain and ACF France to provide support to the ACF Country Offices based in the Middle East: Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) and Yemen.
The main objectives of this platform will be to reinforce the knowledge management at regional level for an improved accountability through a regional MEAL strategy, to reinforce the HR management and capacity at regional level, and to intensify ACF profile at regional level through improved accountability, visibility and coherence.
Length of contract: 6 months (renewable) starting from the 1st of July 2016**
The position: Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Crisis and Conflict Advocacy manager (based in Paris), you will provide technical support, training and strategy for ACF-France Countries: Jordan, Iraq and Yemen.
More precisely, you will be in charge to:
· Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate ACF national and regional advocacy strategies for Middle East
Develop and coordinate ACF advocacy in the Middle East as part of the ACF International network
Support, develop and coordinate the advocacy strategies of ACF each mission in close cooperation with each country office, and ensure complementarity and coherence of messages across national, regional and international levels, aligning messages to the different targets and ensuring a joint ACF position for the region
Implement regional and national advocacy activities: carry out context, stakeholders and policy analyses for the missions, key messages and asks, briefing papers, letters, etc.
Support managing advocacy grants and lead the writing of further successful advocacy funding proposals
Work closely and provide necessary information and messages to the Regional Communication Officer
· Support and enhance policy and advocacy capacity in ACF missions
Provide technical assistance on humanitarian advocacy to ACF missions: support the development of national advocacy strategies and action plans, assist in recruitment and matrix management of advocacy positions, develop and roll out advocacy tools
Organise and implement advocacy trainings for ACF teams on advocacy, IHL and humanitarian principles
Identify and support missions in their partnerships with civil society organisations and platforms at national and regional level
Develop and enhance ACF position at regional level
Represent ACF in advocacy regional fora
Develop a good network of contacts and strategic partnerships and alliances with other humanitarian and development actors in the region
Elaborate strategies to approach donors and promote advocacy actions
You hold an advanced university degree in international relations/ affairs, social sciences, or similar field, with at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in planning and implementing advocacy activities. You have a strong and demonstrated expertise in humanitarian Advocacy and International Humanitarian Law and/or representation, negotiation and influence of aid policies at a high level, especially in Middle East.
You have a demonstrated working experience in policy analysis, data collection, analysis and interpretation, writing and production of reports, policy briefs and publications.
Autonomous and result-oriented, you have strong political and diplomatic skills and capacity to promote consortiums and partnerships.
English fluency is compulsory. Arabic and French would be an asset.
A first experience with ACF will be a plus and previous experiences in the Middle East will be much appreciated
Capacity to work in complicated security environment is required.
Status: According ACF HR policy.
o apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/1950/A-Middle-East-Regional-Advocacy-Manager/
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- Organization: ACF - Action against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim
- Location: Amman
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2016-07-03