Advocacy Coordinator– Birth Registration NGO Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
– Birth Registration
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
Coordinator– Birth Registration will work as part of the DBR team in Uganda to:
Develop and manage a communication for
behavioural impact (COMBI) campaign aimed at increasing birth registration
rates in Uganda, at the national level and in defined project locations.
Formulate and implement an advocacy strategy
that supports strengthening a rights-based national level CRVS system.
Represent Plan International Uganda’s position
on birth registration issues in national level forums.
Key Duties and
Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI)
participate in COMBI workshop to develop a communication strategy of action for
birth registration in Uganda.
design and implementation of a communication for behavioural impact campaign,
aiming at increasing birth registration rates in Uganda in collaboration
with relevant government ministries and partner organisations.
in close collaboration with partners, coordinate the development, pre-testing
and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure
effective and efficient COMBI advocacy.
in liaison with local team members to develop partnerships with religious
groups, traditional leaders, and other organized groups in the community, as
well as civil society organizations, to orient them on DBR programme goals and
to solicit their support for COMBI Advocacy
training materials and activities to build capacity of service providers in
participatory & behavior communication at national and district levels in
support of programme sustainability.
technical support to government counterparts in the development and
appropriate use of COMBI interventions.
and work with private sector partners to secure financial or in kind
contributions for COMBI interventions 
with advertising agencies the production and dissemination of the
communication messages and materials (including development of technical
specifications, effective media coverage, outdoor promotion etc.) 
and evaluate COMBI programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports.
Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with staff
and  partners.
technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other
counterparts, and coordinate and manage the evaluative elements of the DBR COMBI
component milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings,
previews and reviews and annual reporting.
in budget planning and ensure compliance and the optimal appropriation of
allocated DBR COMBI component funds.
and develop an advocacy strategy to support birth registration and CRVS system
strengthening in Uganda, supporting the aims of the DBR programme.
high quality COMBI advocacy resources and tools as required including talking
points, policy briefings, letters, reports, communications and media lines for
internal and external use on birth registration.
the lobbying of decision-makers at high level in line with the DBR advocacy
closely with Plan International Uganda media team to advise on media
lines and strategy and to make optimal use of national and international media
to influence key advocacy targets and public opinion.
Plan International Uganda in relevant forums to achieve the outcomes
outlined in the DBR advocacy strategy. This will include leading the
preparation or required materials and follow-up actions in technical working
groups, advocacy round tables, network meetings etc.
Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI):  Ensures that Plan International’s
global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion
(GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of
the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as
applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited
to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their
responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct
(CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported
and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Plan International
Advocacy  Coordinator– Birth Registration
job vacancy must hold an Advanced university degree in Political Science,
International Relations, Public Policy, or Social or behavioural Sciences. A
Bachelor’s degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and
experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Broad knowledge and experience in designing and
implementing communication strategies focused on behaviour and social norms
changes, as well as supporting communication tools/materials, in Uganda or
similar contexts.
Demonstrable recent experience in policy and
advocacy at national levels, specifically in the areas of research, context
analysis, strategy development and implementation, and external relations.
Practical experience in monitoring the delivery
of communications campaigns and adapting the approach and materials based on
Experience in working with national level
stakeholders (government and development organisations) to bring about
meaningful policy and legislative changes.
Excellent capacity building and facilitation
Ability to communicate clearly and work
independently yet cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a number of
long distance working relationships.
Strong project management skills including
project planning and budget management, and use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
Ability to formulate strategies and concepts,
thinking creatively and innovatively.
Working knowledge and experience of implementing
communication strategies that resulted in an increase in birth registration
rates is desirable
Good knowledge on CVRS, birth registration,
child protection, and gender equality development issues as well as governance
issues in Uganda.
Adopts a rights-based approach to policy and
advocacy work to fulfil human and child rights and hold duty bearers accountable
for their responsibilities to protect and deliver rights.
Plan International’s Values in
We are open and accountable:
Promotes a culture of openness and transparency,
including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the
highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe
organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact:
Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets
high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement,
open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise
long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together:
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others,
willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan
International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships
with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the
organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others,
willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan
International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships
with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the
organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 31st December 2017
Deadline: 20th October
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