Advocacy Manager NGO Careers – International Community of Women Living with HIV/ AIDS East Africa

Job Title:    Advocacy Manager
Organization: International
Community of Women Living with HIV/ AIDS East Africa
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS East Africa is a
regional advocacy network and membership based organisation. ICW Eastern Africa
exists to give visibility to women living with HIV in Eastern Africa. ICW
Eastern Africa believes that gender inequalities and the lack of sexual &
reproductive health & rights for women are at the heart of the HIV epidemic.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
Manager will oversee the development and execution of a Regional Advocacy
Strategy for ICWEA, that derives its mandate from the Regional Strategic Plan
& in the context of Sustainable Development Goals
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
In charge of strategizing, planning and
implementation of emerging policy and advocacy and coordinate with the wider
ICWEA membership & Country Chapters;
Ensure that the ICWEA membership is informed of
changes in the Health landscape through regular meetings and other means of
Build partnerships and linkages with the wider
International, Regional and National Health, HIV and Women Movements;
Working closely with the Programme team, support
the organisation and country chapters to implement advocacy, monitoring and
accountability initiatives at national, regional and global levels;
Position the organisation to engage in key
global platforms and form partnerships with Global, Regional and National
Partnerships e.g. the Global Fund, UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO, Stop TB Partnership
Lead the Research and policy development work;
Lead the development of comprehensive, dear and
innovative advocacy messages to strengthen the advocacy and policy work. These
may include but not limited to Policy Briefs, Issues Papers, Best Practices and
position Papers;
Lead ICWEA Secretariat, members and country
Chapters to engage in priority conferences and platforms like the IAC, IAS,
CSW, AWlD, Women Deliver, FP2020, HIVP4R, CROI etc.
Develop and manage advocacy budgets including
quarterly reforecasting and monitoring of income versus expenditure;
Work in close liaison with the Business
Development Department develop and implement fundraising and resource
mobilisation strategies geared towards Advocacy, policy and research work;
Ensure high quality reports clearly
communicating process, outcome changes and impact;
Supported by the M&E Manager, ensure a
robust M&E framework for the Regional Advocacy Strategy and effectively
implemented, for continuous learning;
Actively participate in strategic reviews and
planning for the organization;
Prepare periodic work plans and budgets for the
advocacy department;
Organize events to promote ICWEA to the public
and to stakeholders;
Prepare and submit periodic reports on the
advocacy, public relations and communications activities of ICWEA;
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s
Degree in Development Studies or Social Work and Social Administration, or
Social Sciences or Communications with a certificate in advocacy &
At least three 
years’ work experience in programme implementation, advocacy &
communication in an NGO setting with experience in working with partner
organizations Advocacy, rights and communications
Global, regional and national policies and
legislations relating to HIV&AIDS and gender
Rights of people living with HIV, with a focus
on women and young girls living with HIV
Practices and trends in HIV& AIDS prevention
and care in the region and globally
Working knowledge in gender audit and analysis,
policy analysis and Research
Bilingual applicants (English, French and
Swahili) will be given priority.
Note: ICWEA is an equal opportunities organisation but this
position is ONLY open to Women openly living with HIV.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send in their
applications with a cover letter and detailed CV together with academic
documents and testimonials indicating the position they are applying. The position
applied for must be clearly marked in the Email heading or on the top of the
envelope which must be addressed to;
The Executive Director, ICWEA,
P.O. Box 32252, Kampala Uganda
E-mail to: and copy to:
Deadline: 12th December 2016
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