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Advocacy And Networking Officer: Local NGO
Deadline: 30 November 2012

Basic Function
The Advocacy and Networking Officer will be part of a team implementing the Organisation’s Public Advocacy, policy based Advocacy, Campaigns and other programs, as well as maintaining and increasing the Coalitions network density.

Terms Of Reference
-Assist with the Development and implementation of lobby and advocacy strategies to achieve the organisations objects.
-Lead and Participate in the planning and organisation of key Public and Policy based advocacy initiatives.
-Participate in the development and implementation of campaigns around the organisations key objectives.
-Together with other officers assist with the strategic public positioning of the organisation.
-Take responsibility for the servicing and maintenance of the organisations networks and strategic linkages with varied stakeholders, including members.
-Assisting with designing advocacy tools for use in the organisations work and regional and advocacy work.
-Engaging in the full cycle of project development and implementation – from conceptualisation and writing to reporting and evaluation.
-Assisting with the production of in-house organizational publications

Selection Factors
1) Education: Possession of relevant University Degree (Social Science or Law degree’s preferable), certification in projects management, an added advantage. (20 points)
2) Prior Work Experience: 2 years expirience with project implementation and management work in an advocacy field. Previous expirience with implementing campaigns is desirable. (30 points)
3) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (50 points):
Language Proficiency: High profiency levels of written and spoken English is required. Fluency in other national languages is an advantage.

Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge, and understanding of lobby and advocacy work at various levels. Knowledge on managing value-based projects will be an asset. Candidates must also demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of political developments in Zimbabwe and the region. Knowledge of and belief in Democracy and Good governance as well as the ability to interpret various developments using these frameworks is a must for candidates for this position. An understanding of political transitions is also desirable.

Abilities and Skills

Candidates for this position must possess the ability to think outside the box/creatively and possess demonstrable networking and communication skills at various levels. Candidates with organising and or mobilising skills will be considered favourably. Project management skills and abilities will be a key factor in considering successful candidates. Candidates for this position must be effective communicators, with clear thought leadership abilities. Ability to lead and participate in teams will be a considered as part of the selcetion process.

To Apply
Please read this section carefully and follow the instructions closely. Interested applicants must address all the above qualifications in their application. An application should be addressed to the Finance & Administration Manager and include:

1. An application letter, detailing how the applicant meets the above minimum qualifications. Please type your response to each item, e.g Education, and state how you meet the requirement. Failure to do so will result in you not being shortlisted. Your letter must address each of the qualifications listed above.
2. A current resume relevant to the position (no more than 2 pages)

Relevant documentation supporting the minimum requirements listed above should be available upon request, if called for an interview, but do not have to be attached to the application.

Selection Process: The Organisation will screen and short-list the most promising candidates for the above stated positions. Short listed candidates will be invited to an interview process, which may include an oral, and/or written exercises to test knowledge and skills.

Please Note: The Organisation will not be able to contact all applicants.

Please follow these instructions for submission
Please submit email applications via email to: vacanciesopen [at] gmail [dot] com
Position being applied for must be clearly marked as the subject of the email.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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