Advocacy or Communications Specialist

Impact Santé Afrique

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Impact Santé Afrique : Non-Governmental Organisation

Title: Advocacy or Communications Specialist

Section: High Impact programs

Location: Cameroon

Ref.: D132/ISA2/2024

Job Description

Impact Santé Afrique (ISA) is an African non-governmental organisation based in Cameroon whose main objective is to contribute to the improvement of people’s health by implementing transformative and sustainable programmes that will save lives and improve the health of our communities (for more information, visit www.impactsante.org). Impact Santé Afrique (ISA) coordinates the global platform of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for malaria elimination (CS4ME). ISA is looking for an Advocacy or Communication specialist to elaborate advocacy documents for its advocacy programme in the fight against malaria and community health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Advocacy or Communication specialist will be responsible for the overall development and implementation of ISA advocacy plans. He/she will lead the implementation of integrated initiatives in policy analysis and engagement, advocacy, campaigning, and influencing work at the national and international regional levels to achieve a significant impact.

Program design and implementation

  • Contribute to the strategic direction, decision-making, efficiency, and development of the organisation and the maintenance of ISA’s brand image.
  • Contribute to the development and manage the execution of the advocacy strategic plan.
  • Develop policy and advocacy actions to ensure that the goals and strategic objectives are aligned with regional and global priorities.
  • Lead the operational implementation of the strategy related to developing integrated advocacy and communication campaigns that ensure maximum impact, effectiveness, and large-scale transformational change at both the policy and community levels.
  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships, networks, and alliances within and beyond sectoral stakeholders, government counterparts, political leaders, and private sector.
  • Identify key gaps and opportunities in public policies where ISA’s advocacy interventions can have a significant impact and lead to incremental change.
  • Plan, guide, and pilot the use of innovations and successes from ISA’s advocacy work to influence policy makers and improve malaria programs.
  • Lead the planning, implementing, and delivering quality campaigns linked to identify advocacy priorities at global and national levels.
  • Ensure the achievements of advocacy programs targets in Cameroon and DRC.

Support ISA Growth

  • Identify key gaps and opportunities in advocacy where ISA programmatic approach can have a significant impact and lead to incremental change.
  • Design and develop quality influencing communications and advocacy project proposals that are aligned with the organisation’s strategic priorities and meet donor requirements.
  • Ensuring quality and timeliness of reporting in accordance with donors and ISA standards.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Communications, or Advocacy, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in Communication or Advocacy.
  • Excellent English writing skills and good French knowledge
  • Ability to work in an international/multicultural environment.
  • Good knowledge of advocacy issues and actions, experience/knowledge of African and international associative networks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including report writing) in English and French to produce professional documents of national and international standards and to participate in policy discussions and debates.
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Strong negotiation and influencing skills. Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and various stakeholders such as government officials, partners, community members, donors, CSOs, actors in other sectors, and senior policymakers.
  • A positive and dynamic attitude.
  • Strong organisational skills, work methodology: Ability to plan, prioritize and organise own and others’ work; ability to work under pressure to meet established deadlines.
  • This position requires some international travel.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

How to apply

To Apply:

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter,
  • CV or resume including 3 professional references are due by May 08 at 11:59 pm GMT +1.

Please submit your application to: [email protected]

Title: Advocacy or Communications Specialist D132/ISA2/2024

Please for more information: [email protected]

Publication date: April 17, 2024


Deadline: 8 May 2024