Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
We have been building powerful partnerships for and with children for more than 76 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International purpose statement “We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”.
We engage people and partners to:
Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability
Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities girls and children face
Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity
Support the safe and successful progression of girls, children and youth from birth to adulthood
Plan International started working in Sudan in 1977 and has a presence in five states out of 18 states, mainly (Kassala state, White Nile State, North Kordofan State ,North Darfur and Khartoum State) and implemented its programmes via a Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, focusing on girls rights, gender equality and implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, particularly girls and their families.
The incumbent will facilitate and coordinate the advocacy work with the support of the communication and campaigns coordinator and the influencing and change team. The officer will facilitate and support the team in delivering vital advocacy programme and messages that enable excellent profiling and advocacyfor Plan International Sudan country Office. He/shewill be responsible for implementing a comprehensive advocacy strategy and plans in consultation and with the support of the relevant programmes leads and the influencing team as well as, ensuring smooth flow of information, good relations with high profile stakeholders and strategic partners, and high-quality reporting to showcase Plan International Sudan advocacy program, plans and activities and its achievements. Additionally, the Advocacy Officer will work closely with the communication and campaigns coordinator, Influencing team, project coordinators and the monitoring and evaluation specialists and officers.The job holder he/she will liaison with the Regional Office advocacy teams to ensure that external messaging and image are met and up to the expectations.
Dimensions of the Role
The core function for this position is the development, deliveryand outcomes of Plan International Sudan advocacy,strategies, plans and activities. The candidate will be responsible for creating awareness, facilitate and support in the development and dissemination of information and the advocacy messages to the general public, strategic partners using different formal and non-formal media including the social media platforms.
Facilitating and supporting the policy, behavior, attitudes and social norms analysis in relation to Plan International Sudan country strategy gender inequality issues as a foundation for advocacy, influencing and change.
Facilitating and supporting the advocacy work internal and external to perform our gender transformative programming and in particular during major humanitarian emergencies
Providing an all-round advocacy inputs for the relevant staff in the field and country office, strategic partners and influencing unit in close collaboration with the program department to ensure effective internal and external advocacy work, including engaging campaign core and clear messaging.
The post work balance involves a mixture of advocacyand policy analysis workload and it’s envisaged the job will approximately have a fair balance between both advocacy and policy, behavior and social norms analysis, as well as desk and field work. The post holder is expected to spend at least 50% of their time at field and or out of desk work.
The post holder is expected to represent Plan International Sudan and participate in all national and regional advocacy and campaigns related workshops, networks, forums and meetings
The post holder is expected to work closely with stakeholders, work, consult and seek the support of the regional and global offices advocacy focal persons.