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Communications & Advocacy Coordinator

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Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Yemen
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Sana'a, Capital Municipality, Yemen
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Published 8 days ago
The
Communications & Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for the development and production of
key advocacy and communication products in close coordination with the Country
Director and Business Development and Partnerships Director to amplify ADRA YEMEN’s presence
in the humanitarian landscape in Yemen and internationally. He/She will provide
administrative support to the communication officer and communications
assistants to ensure products are in line with ADRA’s policy and guidelines.
The Communications & Advocacy Coordinator will ensure
the ADRA Yemen’s values are streamlined and reflected across all external
communications channels, meeting content needs in all aspects, and establishing
a singular ‘voice’ for the response. The coordinator will also be expected to
mentor and/or capacity build existing country program staff.  This is an l role, aimed at coordinating a
diverse communications portfolio, contributing to strategy development, leading
special projects including impact reports, and liaising with other INGOs where
necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The
“Communication & Advocacy Coordinator” will be responsible but not limited
to:
Advocacy
       
Develop advocacy strategies and plans in line
with ADRA Yemen priorities; lead strategy implementation in the field and
advise and support colleagues in global capitals in implementing the strategy
with targets under the guidance of the Country Management Team
       
Develop and maintain active working relationships externally and across the Advocacy Working group.
    
Closely monitor the evolving humanitarian and political context in Yemen and disseminate written and verbal updates and analyses in a timely manner to Yemen’s senior management and other relevant departments.
   
Produce high-quality public and private policy and advocacy materials including letters, briefing notes, position papers, and advocacy reports. Provide analysis to the supervisor and Management Team, including
inputs and talking points for meetings and conferences, as required.
 
Proactively engage with local and national organizations to establish a joint position on key issues.

Communications

Develop and implement a communications strategy and actions plan.

Oversee and direct the communications department activities.

Develop regular situation reports and communication materials for business development purposes

Ensure that all publications, reports, and products are produced in line with ADRA Yemen and donors’ requirements/policies.

Based on specific instructions, draft key messages and
utilize established channels for the subsequent distribution of public
information to key stakeholders to facilitate buy-in at the community, national, regional levels.
Set up a calendar and editorial style for all social media content developed.

Oversee and produce content to meet supporting offices’ fundraising objectives and produce additional communication outputs for
responses as required, coordinating closely with senior management teams on a response.

Develop and prepare talking points, media pitches to the national and international press.

Lead communications capacity building in the country office.
Undertake necessary mission travel to assist with media outreach and public visibility activities.
 
Contribute towards business development and new partnerships as requires

Attend to other responsibilities as needed within the position scope of responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  •    Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Graphic Designer, journalism, or related field.

  •    Minimum of 4-6 years in a similar role. Preferably in Humanitarian NGOs.

  • Proven experience in graphic, video, and writing materials production.

  • Experience inleading communication activities and teams.

  •   Knowledge and skills of MS Office, including, In Design, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Abode After Effects and other editing tools are required.

  • Excellent writing  English is required.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
The
Communications & Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for the development and production of
key advocacy and communication products in close coordination with the Country
Director and Business Development and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent writing English is required.

Excellent writing English is required.

Location

On-site
Sana'a, Yemen

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Instructions:
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Submit only one application per position
  • Females are encouraged to apply.
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