Advocacy Manager (Somalia)

Advocacy Manager (Somalia) The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work for Somalia. The role is responsible for identifying factors driving Somalia’s humanitarian crisis for public and private advocacy, produce advocacy materials for policy, research, analysis and guidance for the NRC global network for internal and public purposes, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities in-country and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved protection and humanitarian response environment in Somalia. The role envisages working closely with the NRC Somalia team. Generic responsibilities Lead and coordinate NRC’s engagement with humanitarian policy issues and related advocacy, including by developing briefing papers and helping NRC’s team navigate issues relating to humanitarian access; Work with field teams to identify key advocacy issues relating to NRC’s programmes, in…

Humanitarian Access Technical Assistant

Humanitarian Access Technical Assistant The 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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Humanitarian Access Technical Assistant Webcruiter ID: 4274189795 Location: Nigeria Full-time/part-time: Full-time Employment type: Permanent position Percentage of full-time: 100 Job Purpose The purpose of the Humanitarian Access Assistant position is to support the implementation of delegated access portfolio in community engagement, relationship building and actors mapping according to Plan of Action for NRC Nigeria. Duties and Responsibilities General Responsibilities: Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Participate in the Nigeria access strategy implementation Travel to relevant LGAs/areas that NRC currently operating in or planning to operate new programs and facilitate the process Update the actor mapping sheet with relevant contacts that influence the NRC operations in northeast Nigeria In close collaboration with Humanitarian Access, build a network of key informants from the community, local authorities or gatekeepers. Contribute to the humanitarian access tracking online sheet and keep records of any access challenges, solutions and lesson learned Facilitate access for NRC activities at the field level and camps Conduct access assessment in new areas based on programmatic demands Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy Specific Responsibilities: Contribute to NRC access and program expansion to new areas Responsible for orientation of new recruits on access related in newly accessible areas that NRC expanding too in the field. Contribute to data collection on access incidents from focal points in the field location. Ensure regular field visit for Access monitoring and community engagement. Qualifications Professional Competencies: Minimum of Diploma in Social Sciences, Degree or equivalent to related field Minimum 1 year relevant experience within field of expertise (Access, Security, Community Liaison or Program) in a humanitarian/recovery context Understanding of humanitarian access and principles Fluency in English, both written and verbal Strong Interpersonal Skills: Liaison and negotiation skill with non-government stakeholders Context Skill, Knowledge & Experience: Knowledge of the context in northeast Nigeria Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and shuwa languages Personal qualities Strategic thinking Planning and delivering results Working with people Communicating with impact and respect Analysing Handling insecure environments We Can Offer Position Grade Level 4 60% Travel 5 Months Contract till December 31st (renewable)

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