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Job opportunity: Communications & Advocacy Manager (Senior Level)

Impact Santé Afrique
Job opportunity: Communications & Advocacy Manager (Senior Level)

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Impact Santé Afrique:
Non-Governmental Organization
Title: Communications & Advocacy Manager (Senior Level)
Section: High Impact programs
Employment: Full time
Location: Cameroon or based anywhere

Job Description

Impact Santé Afrique (ISA): Is an African nongovernmental organization based in Cameroon. ISA specializes in advocacy and strategic communications with the main objective of contributing to the malaria fight and improvement of people’s health. ISA coordinates the newly launched global platform of malaria civil society organizations (CS4ME) which aims to increase malaria advocacy for programs that are communities centered, gender sensitive, sufficiently funded and inclusive of civil society. ISA seeks an experienced Communications & Advocacy Manager to supports its programs and help achieve its malaria programs objectives in Cameroon, DRC and for CS4ME (Africa/South East Asia).

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for the overall development and
implementation of ISA communication and advocacy plans. He/she will lead the implementation of
integrated initiatives in policy analysis and engagement, advocacy, campaigning and influencing work at the national and international regional levels to achieve significant impact. He/she is also responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of ISA's communication activities and events to enhance the organization's core mission to increase advocacy for malaria.

Program design and implementation
  • Contribute to the strategic direction, decision making, efficiency and development of the organization and the maintenance of ISA's brand image.
  • Contribute to the development and Manage the execution of the advocacy strategic plan.
  • Develop the policy and advocacy strategy to ensure that the goals and strategic objectives are aligned with regional and global priorities.
  • Lead the operational implementation of the strategy related to the development of integrated advocacy and communication campaigns that ensure maximum impact, effectiveness and largescale transformational change at both the policy and community levels.
  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships, networks, and alliances within and beyond sectoral stakeholders, government counterparts, CSOs and NGOs involved in health-related activities, particularly malaria.
  • Identify key gaps and opportunities in public policies where ISA's advocacy interventions can have a significant impact and lead to incremental change.
  • Plan, guide and pilot the use of innovations and successes from ISA’s advocacy work to influence policy makers and improve malaria programs.
  • Evaluate the results of advocacy interventions to better shape our Advocacy strategy.
  • Lead the planning, implementing and delivering quality campaigns linked to identified advocacy priorities at global and national levels.
  • Strengthen the capacities of CSO partners to increase their involvement in advocacy, policy and decision making.
  • Manage the advocacy and communication team to ensure the achievement of programs targets.
  • Develop and implement a communication and media strategy to strengthen the country program's brand image, influence stakeholders in order to promote change on key malaria and health financing issues identified through policy analysis and implementation of programs.
  • Develop and maintain a positive and proactive relationship with the medias and funders.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars and other strategic/important events at the national, regional and international levels.
  • Manage the development and delivery of materials to media and other audiences, such as speeches, articles, statements, press releases, blog content and other social media, developed in close collaboration with the program and finance teams.
  • Ensure that the Communications Officer's fieldwork is integrated into programmatic reports and all communication and outreach initiatives of the organization.
Support ISA Growth
  • Identify key gaps and opportunities in advocacy where ISA programmatic approach can have a significant impact and lead to incremental change.
  • Design and develop quality influencing communications and advocacy project proposals that are aligned with the organization's strategic priorities and meet donor requirements.
  • Ensuring quality and timeliness of reporting in accordance with donors and ISA standards.
  • A Master degree in Communications, or Advocacy, Social Sciences Or related field.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in Communication or Advocacy.
  • Experience in an advocacy role is essential.
  • Excellent English writing skills and good French knowledge
  • Ability to work in an international/multicultural environment.
  • Good knowledge of advocacy issues and actions, experience/knowledge of African and international associative networks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including report writing) in English and
  • French to produce professional documents of national and international standards and to participate in policy discussions and debates.
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Strong negotiation and influencing skills. Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and various stakeholders such as government officials, partners and community members, donors, CSOs, actors in other sectors, and senior policy makers.
  • A positive and dynamic attitude.
  • Strong organizational skills, work methodology: Ability to plan, prioritize and organize own and others' work; ability to work under pressure to meet established deadlines.
  • This position requires some international travel.
To Apply

Applications including a cover letter, CV or resume, and 3 professional references are due by February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm GMT +1. Please submit your application to : 
title: Communications and Advocacy Manager

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