Advocacy, Policy and Communications Coordinator, Jordan INGO Forum - Jordan

Amman


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Position Description:

The JIF was established in 2012 and currently brings together 52 international organizations working in Jordan. The JIF exists primarily to serve the needs of its members to enable them to help people in need and improve the lives of vulnerable populations in Jordan. JIF’s main objectives include information sharing/ communication; coordination; policy development and advocacy; and external representation of the INGO community.

In 2015, JIF added a national officer position to expand its activities, and in 2017 JIF expanded to three total staff in order to improve services to its members and increase advocacy related to operational space and protection issues. JIF (and JIF advocacy) is guided by its Terms of Reference, its elected Steering Committee and ultimately by the Country Directors of member organizations. JIF is presently hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Jordan and is based in Amman.

The Advocacy, Policy and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for defining and coordinating the JIF strategic advocacy response, and coordinating internal and external communications.

Our Ideal Candidate:

This position is ideal for an independent thinker who can design and implement creative and novel approaches to advocacy. They are a university graduate with at least 5 years of experience, including at least 2 years in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO/UN. They will also have applicable work experience in policy analysis, advocacy strategic planning, communications, research, data gathering and/or information management.

We are particularly looking for an individual with strong communication skills and a demonstrated capacity to develop and implement advocacy strategies with clear theories of change, particularly related to protection issues and operational space. They are a self-starter, able to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Familiarity with humanitarian principles and response architecture (such as UN-led coordination mechanisms) is also important. Knowledge of the Jordan context or previous experience working in Jordan or the Middle East desirable.

Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills is essential for success in this role.  Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Duty Station: Amman, Jordan

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-26

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