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Advocacy & Communications Manager Bangladesh


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

NRC is looking for an experienced advocate to join the team in Bangladesh as an Advocacy and Communications Manager. The role holder will be responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, strengthening the incorporation of it into all aspects of NRC’s activities, and guiding NRC’s messaging to promote an improved protection and humanitarian response environment. If you are an influential and strategic leader; with strong communications, networking, and collaborative skills; and a background in protection, analysis, messaging, and coordination, then this is the role for you!


What You Will Do

  • Advocacy strategy revision and upgrades.
  • Strategic delivery coordination of advocacy and communications.
  • Advocacy response identification and coordination.
  • Advocacy incorporation and integration into all aspects of programme activities, strategy, and budgeting.
  • Advocacy coherence, advocacy integration, and synergy reinforcement between programmes and advocacy.
  • Messaging and information sharing coordination and development of advocacy products.
  • Protection analysis on humanitarian and displacement trends. Preparation of public-facing advocacy products and written materials for internal and external use.
  • Advise on media lines and media strategy, ensuring potential risks are assessed and sign-off procedures are followed.
  • Strengthen advocacy networks and advocate NRC’s position.
  • Advocacy training and capacity building.


What You Will Bring

  • Analysis, messaging, coordination, and networking experience.
  • Advanced degree, or similar qualification.
  • Protection principles and advocacy knowledge.
  • International legal and policy processes understanding, relating to forced displacement and migration.
  • Refugee and internal displacement understanding relevant to the Bangladesh context.
  • Complex and volatile context exposure.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Managerial and interpersonal skills.
  • English fluency, both written and verbal.


What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The opportunity to work in the steadily growing NRC mission of Bangladesh that has scaled up since inception in 2018 to respond to the Rohingya influx, and that has an increasingly growing portfolio and funding. NRC interventions are used to increase the acceptance of humanitarian assistance amongst Rohingya and Bangladeshi populations.
  • As of 2022, NRC is also working to respond to severe floods in Sylhet. Bangladesh is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries while also hosting nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. This is considered a protracted emergency in which displacement and recurrent climate disasters combine.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. The current context is set against a backdrop of continued conflict in Rakhine State, steady attenuation of humanitarian access, and political pressure to repatriate refugees. This is characterised by multiple localised emergencies adversely affecting communities and populations with low levels of resilience, high vulnerability, and acute poverty.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.


What We Offer

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh duty station.
  • 18-month contract duration.
  • 40% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.


Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

  • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.
  • Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
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