Advocacy Officer

Job Description 

  • Post Title: Advocacy officer
  • Duty Station:  Jerusalem Office
  • The duration of this contract is 12 months and is renewable based on agreement between the Parties.
  • This job is a full time job.
  • Starting date: As soon as possible.
  • Closing date: Thursday, 14 January 2021

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Takes lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of the advocacy strategy;
  • Develops and maintains a registered network of stakeholders on a local, regional and international level (Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, international donors, government, decision-makers and influencers);
  • Develops and maintains a registered network of (international) media relations (online and offline);
  • Takes the lead in organizing media outreach; arranges all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews; provides talking points and other materials needed; responds to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Provides advice to staff on a range of advocacy and outreach issues, methods, and approaches; anticipates and resolves communications/public relations issues/problems.
  • Train PalVision’s staff on advocacy and how to include it in daily operations.
  • Take the lead in managing advocacy activities in projects/programs, in close coordination with programming team.
  • Feedback & evaluation of advocacy related activities (M&E plans/strategic plan)
  • Provide weekly reports to the Public Relations Manager.Academic and professional qualification/ work experience
  • BA in media, law, journalism or any other related field with extensive knowledge Advocacy, and campaigning.
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent in English and Arabic writing and speaking
  • Experience in NGO work
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Knowledge of participatory research methods, participation action and learning and field data collection.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Advocacy
  • Experience of report writing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office