Advocacy Manager – The Norwegian Refugee Council – Maiduguri, Borno

Job Summary
The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work in Nigeria.
S/he is responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved in collaboration with the Protection coordinator protection and humanitarian response environment in Nigeria.
The Advocacy Manager reports to the Country Director.

Job Description
Identify and coordinate NRC’s advocacy response to prioritised protection issues both within the country and internationally
Develop and implement country-specific advocacy strategy, aligned to overall country strategy
Line management, including development of staff if applicable
Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between programmes and advocacy by working closely with programme staff to integrate advocacy into programme planning and implementation.
Represent NRC to key stakeholders, strengthen strategic advocacy networks and identify opportunities to advocate NRC’s position
Provide high quality protection analysis on key humanitarian and displacement trends and prepare evidenced-based policy briefing papers, policy position statements and other public-facing advocacy products when strategic and relevant
Seek fundraising opportunities for advocacy and contribute to the development of quality proposals, ensuring inclusion of research and/or advocacy activities on specific humanitarian and protection issues affecting displacement-affected where appropriate
Prepare high-quality key messages, briefings, letters and other written materials for internal and external use, ensuring strong evidence-base in messaging and following agreed sign-off procedures
Support programme staff in incorporating and integrating advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s programme activities, strategy and budgeting
Continuously identify and follow-up opportunities for influencing based on NRC Nigeria’s advocacy priorities, both in country and internationally through NRC’s Representation Offices;

Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Professional knowledge about protection principles and advocacy, and the use of media for public advocacy
Strong managerial and interpersonal skills
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Solid understanding of international legal and policy processes relating to displacement
Knowledge of the Lake Chad region
Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis, drafting of messages, coordination and networking

Personal Qualities:
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Managing resources to optimize results
Handling insecure environments
Coping with change
Good sense of humour an asset.
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer
Commencement: asap
Duration: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Level: Grade 9 in NRC grade structure
Duty station:Maiduguri, with 30% travel
Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
Application Closing Date
13th February, 2018.

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