Advocacy, Policy and Communications Specialist

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Advocacy, Policy and Communications Specialist (ECHO DRR III Project)

Reports to: ECHO Project Manager
Location: Maseru
Duration: Fixed contract: 2 years

Purpose of the Position:
• To provide leadership and support national, district and local DRR and Covid 19 vaccine acceptance initiatives in advocacy and communications services.
• Lead, establish and support National DRR and Covid 19 vaccine acceptance advocacy and communications technical working group with all key stakeholders.
• Coordinate with media to expand reach, engage different community groups including People with Special Needs and encouraging productive DRR and Covid 19 vaccine acceptance reporting, communication and advocacy issues.
• Provide support and lead CVA principles and concepts within communities to enhance their ability to raise advocacy issues.
• Support to enhance reputation and influence; and contribute to public-community connections and ECHO staff engagement.

Major Responsibilities

• Providing technical expertise across project
• Maintain working relationships with stakeholders:
• Support capacity building of communities on Community Voice Action
• Advise on DRR, SRSP, MPCT policy issues at the national level
• Provide technical advice on reports and ensure donor deliverables are of high quality

Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

• A Bachelors level degree in media/ mass communications, public management or any relevant field
• 3+ years’ experience with government, humanitarian programs and/or advocacy initiatives with strong research skills
• Strong understanding of policy advocacy and communications development and influence
Other Competencies/Attributes:
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever
• Excellent communication skills
• Be a self-starter
• Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

Working Environment / Conditions:

• Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field in the highlands
• Travel extensive domestic travel. International travel on a need basis.

REMUNERATION: Competitive with market standards

Applications to be done through the following link ONLY: [email protected]

Closing date 13th June 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

As a Child focused organization, World Vision Lesotho is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
WORLD VISION DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FOR JOB PLACEMENT.

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