Communications and Advocacy Manager, World Vision Sudan job at World Vision Uganda (WVU)

World Vision Uganda (WVU)

Communications and Advocacy Manager, World Vision Sudan job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 April 2022

Hiring Organization: World Vision Uganda (WVU)

Job Details:

Communications and Advocacy Manager, World Vision Sudan
With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!
Employee Contract Type:
Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:
With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Strategy & Planning
• Develop/Update the Communications & Advocacy strategies and support the Grants Acquisition & Management (GAM) led Donor Engagement strategy. This will take into consideration the changing and particular country context (humanitarian and recovery), World Vision’s global brand and other key priorities.
• Develop an annual Communications and Advocacy plan in collaboration with the SLT/SMT and the GAM led donor engagement plan, with a clear set of deliverables and associated metrics based on World Vision Sudan’s strategy and priorities.
• The position will build on the strategic priority to enhance and expand the use of social media platforms for internal and external audiences, as well as support the increased focus on evidence based programming, organizational learning and positioning Teams effectively managed and deliverables completed within timeline.

Evidence-Based Advocacy
• Support the production of advocacy reports with particular emphasis on giving children a voice (internally and externally). Ensure national policy focus is aligned with regional / global policy, especially on humanitarian/nexus/fragile context issues, standards and assist in contextualizing them within Sudan’s context.
• Lead Maturity Framework and Advocacy Success Matrix / Advocacy Strategic Measures (ASM) dialogue and provide updates for the Country Director. Provide technical support for protection mainstreaming and programming and support research and learning on protection issues.
• Provide evidence, messaging and action items to external stakeholders on World Vision’s advocacy positioning and priorities for Sudan, namely child protection, violence against children, protection of civilians, fragility, and the humanitarian-recovery-development nexus; Support preparation of reports, position papers and concept papers on Child Wellbeing issues that can contribute to policy dialogue, especially humanitarian advocacy within Sudan.
• Manage all response related advocacy reporting requirements at national office and to WVI Global Center level.

Reports delivered on time and engagements consistently achieved within quality standards.
Content Development
• In collaboration with the WV Sudan based Communications Officer and key staff and partners, source content in the form of video, photos, stories related to children’s needs.
• Manage the production of multimedia resources, both through field level and partnership level support.
• Manage the production of written materials including stories and reports i.e. annual report, case studies, etc.
• Ensure materials produced contribute to the positioning of World Vision in Sudan and have meaningful child participation, wherever possible.
• Manage content systems such as Story Hub / Content Flow and Kissflow, etc.
• Contribute to the recruitment and use of freelance and consultant capacity to produce the resources above, where needed. All content produced and released within schedule utilizing key regional and global campaigns, monitored and tracked for effectiveness and potential risks.

Media & Social Media Engagement
• Develop a media engagement strategy as part of an integrated communications plan.
• Train key staff on media and social media engagement, train and identify spokespeople from key sectors.
• Clarify, prioritize and service key World Vision Partnership and Support Office media and social media objectives and expectations in coordination with Regional and Partnership communications colleagues.
• Establish internal connections with relevant WV Support Offices to promote international media engagement while adhering to the Global Media Protocols and guidelines.
• Coordinate and screen journalist/blogger field visit requests regarding timing, approvals, logistics, issues, security, etc.
• Co-ordinate visits by World Vision leaders and delegations, influencers and media including required approvals, scheduling, photo opportunities, media interviews, coordination with Support Office media teams, video production and messaging, etc.
• Ensure the delivery of social media content for use on Support Office and WV Partnership platforms, including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Team capacity built and plans/targets are achieved.

Representation, Coordination and Engagement Internal
• Active engagement in SLT/SMT, including regular updates
• Active collaboration across World Vision Sudan departments and State field offices to ensure effective and quality strategy and program implementation.
• Close collaboration with Regional and Partnership Communications and Advocacy counterparts to ensure World Vision Sudan is adequately aligned with partnership requirements.
• Engagement with WV SOs to facilitate communication and advocacy materials to help continue prepositioning World Vision Sudan with donors and other key external stakeholders.

• Support GAM on building and enhancing productive working relationships/partnerships with key UN, INGO and LNGO partners, donors, peer agencies, government partners and other key stakeholders to scale advocacy and programs for children.
• Work with UN and INGO/LNGO entities on strategic interagency initiatives.
• Map out and participate in advocacy coalitions and initiatives related to Sudan.

Required Professional Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or a related field applicable to developing country
• At least five years of progressive work experience in communications, protection and/or advocacy in international humanitarian emergencies or fragile country context
• Understanding and experience working in fragile contexts such as Sudan and experience working remotely and virtually within a team and organizational context
• Proven multi-partner management skills, especially to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials especially in a fragile context or emergency setting.
• Evidence of high level written and spoken English language abilities.
• The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.

Preferred Knowledge
• Understanding of humanitarian relief, recovery and development work i.e. triple nexus in fragile contexts.
• Excellent networking, relationship building and people management skills.
• Excellent spokesperson skills.
• Solid research, reporting, policy analysis and writing skills.
• Strong journalistic skills, ability to facilitate the collection of photo, video, story and social media resources.
• Ability to work in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically, manage to plan and meet deadlines.
• Prior experience with World Vision is a distinct advantage.
• We may consider other locations in Eastern and Southern Africa where World Vision is registered to operate. The successful candidate will be based in his/her home country with travels to Sudan when required

Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only

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Date Posted: 2022-04-18