Advocacy Manager NGO Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Title:  Advocacy Manager
Organisation: Norwegian Refugee
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Grade: 9

About US:
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian
organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more
dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for
the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter,
education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and
hygiene sectors.

Job Summary: The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and
strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work in Uganda. S/he is
responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy,
strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s
activities and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved
protection and humanitarian response environment in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Advocacy activities related to urban refugees and protection programming
Develop messages and products related to outcomes of community based
protection analysis
Ensure the provision of high quality analysis on the humanitarian
situation 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
Actively network with other organizations involved in the response, and
lead on development of joint field-based advocacy and positions towards target
Prepare 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
Identify and coordinate NRC’s advocacy response to prioritized protection
issues both within the country and internationally
Develop and implement country-specific advocacy strategy, aligned to
overall country strategy
Line management, including development of staff if applicable
Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between
programmes and advocacy by working closely with programme staff to integrate advocacy
into programme planning and implementation.
Ensure systematic training on advocacy and communication and build
capacity of technical staff
Provide high quality protection analysis on key humanitarian and
displacement trends and prepare evidenced-based policy briefing papers, policy
position statements and other public-facing advocacy products when strategic
and relevant
Liaise with other NRC Country, Regional and Global Representation Offices
to coordinate the strategic delivery of advocacy messaging and to maximize
Advise on media lines and media strategy, ensuring potential risks
associated with NRC’s positions are assessed and sign-off procedures are
adhered to
Represent NRC to key stakeholders, strengthen strategic advocacy networks
and identify opportunities to advocate NRC’s position

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a University degree with minimum 5 years of
relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
Professional knowledge about protection principles and advocacy, and the
use of media for public advocacy
Solid understanding of international legal and policy processes relating
to displacement
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Handling insecure environments
Strategic thinking
Empowering and building trust
Working with people
Initiate action and change
25% within Uganda
How to Apply:
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 20th December

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