Communication and Advocacy Coordinator (CAC)
Plan International
Plan International

 Salary: 1,652 USD
 Section/Unit: Strategic Partnership and Influencing
 Grade Level: D2
 Supervisor: Strategic Partnership & Influencing Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with require regular travels to the fields
 Closing Date: 26 March 2019

 
 Background:

“We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Working together with children and young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 72 countries.  In Sudan, we have been active for over 40 years, and currently maintaining an operational presence in four states - Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan, and North Darfur.
This footprint is augmented by partner led emergency responses in East and West Darfur, South Kordofan and the Red Sea.
Plan International core values are:

  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We are open and accountable
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading internal and external communications and advocacy work for our gender transformative programming and in particular during major humanitarian emergencies
  • Providing an all-round communications service for the Strategic Partnership and Influencing unit in close collaboration with the program department to ensure effective internal and external communications, including engaging campaign materials and clear and compelling messaging.
  • Work closely with the Regional Office in Nairobi to ensure that branding, communications, external messaging and image are met and are up to the expectations.
  • Responsible for implementing a comprehensive advocacy and communications strategy, ensuring smooth flow of information, good relations with high profile stakeholders and strategic partners, and high-quality reporting to showcase Plan International Sudan program activities and its achievements.
  • Ensure that Plan International Sudan receives national recognition for achieving proven and its innovative national impact from well-managed gender transformative programs and its humanitarian response program.
  • Be an active member of the Advocacy platforms and appropriate forums.
  • Support the identification and appointment of the national goodwill ambassadors
  • Coordinate, plan and implement field visits for the national goodwill ambassadors, ensure they are well oriented and inducted before any trip and organize the media events and press conferences.
  • Collaborating with other functions - sponsorship, finance, programs, field operations to ensure compliance with standards.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A professional communication and advocacy person with a post graduate degree in communication, media, gender, journalism and or related degree;
  • At least 5-7 years of progressive work experience in communication and advocacy Clear exposure to Emergency contexts;
  • Deeper understanding of the various  communication and advocacy norms and practices with emphasis on child rights, girls equality and or gender issues;
  • Technical Ability in writing with an excellent command of English – both written and spoken
  • Strong photography skills, additional technical skills are desirable, including proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or photo-editing software, social media experience
  • Creative sets a strong learning culture, culturally sensitive, results-driven.

Salary and Benefits:
Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The employee shall receive a gross salary of 1,652 USD. Plan also offers different allowances including health insurance, one month’s gross salary during Eid-ul Fitr, and an educational allowance (equivalent to one month’s gross salary) at the start of every school year to support the education of our staffs’ children. We are also known as a learning institute that builds up staff career development and provides comprehensive Talent Management Programs.

How to Apply:
The closing date for the applications is 26th March 2019. Please use the title: “Communication and Advocacy Coordinator” in your application.  Please attach your CV and relevant certificates, a motivational letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current / most recent line manager. The complete application should be submitted as hard copy to Joint Procedures Centre at Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Labor office, Gamhuria Street. Soft copies can be submitted when applying via sudanjob.net
Please note:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply
  • This Position is for Sudanese  ONLY

Child Protection Policy:
References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer.  Plan is committed to implementing its equal opportunities policy, actively encourages diversity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the national community.





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