Job advert: Advocacy and Communications Coordinator Cameroon

NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
Job advert: Advocacy and Communications Coordinator Cameroon

Job Description

The Advocacy and Communications Coordinator will play a lead role in coordinating the Country Office advocacy and communications initiatives, plans and activities.

Generic responsibilities
  • Identify and Coordinate NRC’s advocacy response to prioritized areas including protection-related issues;
  • Develop/update and implement country-specific advocacy strategy, aligned to overall country strategy;
  • Develop/update and implement communication and media strategies and action plans ;
  • Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between programmes and advocacy to develop products and initiatives with a NRC-evidence base;
  • Ensure systematic advocacy training on advocacy and communication and build capacity of core competence staff.
Specific responsibilities
  • Support the provision of high quality analysis on the humanitarian situation in Cameroon, pertaining to displacement-affected, contributing to improved NRC programmatic response and informing internal and external advocacy products;
  • Support programme staff in incorporating and integrating advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s programme activities, strategy and budgeting;
  • Ensure that relevant Country Office staffs are informed and briefed on prioritized advocacy issues;
  • Actively network with peers from other likeminded organizations involved in the response, and lead on development of joint field-based advocacy towards target audiences;
  • Coordinate the preparation of high-quality briefings, letters and other written materials for internal and external use, ensuring strong evidence-base in messaging and following agreed sign-off procedures;
  • Draft and deliver necessary reporting documents related to the advocacy, communication & media strategy/strategies, including Advocacy and media Key Messages;
  • Participate in relevant fundraising opportunities for advocacy and contribute to the development of quality proposals, ensuring inclusion of advocacy activities on specific humanitarian and protection issues affecting displacement-affected where appropriate;
  • Produce strong communications and media products, including press releases, media updates, photos, videos and social media posts;
  • Develop and maintain a media network with international and local journalists and advise on media engagement ;
  • Liaise and coordinate with Regional Advocacy, media and communication department and if necessary with global representation offices on talking points, tweets, press releases etc. geared for international audiences;
  • Build a database of high-quality activity photos for NRC archives.
Generic professional competencies
  • Post-graduate in a related field such as Human Rights, Mass Communication, Protection, Social Works among others;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within the humanitarian field;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Skilled in photography and video production;
  • Experienced in writing Press Releases and media Talking points;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal.
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Solid understanding of international legal and policy processes relating to displacement;
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis, drafting of messages, coordination and networking;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Knowledge of the Central and West African region.
We Offer

Beginning: July 2021

Fix term Contract of 12 months

Duty Station: Maroua with 40% of field travel

Salary and benefits;
Grade 7 step 1 NRC Cameroon salary Grid

Apply Before : 06/22/2021, 06:00 PM

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