Advocacy and Campaign Manager at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.  Oxfam is a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

Job Title: Advocacy and Campaign Manager 

Descriptions

  • The Advocacy and Campaigns manager provides high quality technical leadership and coordination of Oxfam’s policy advocacy, campaigns, media and communication strategies in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • The role also provides support to partners when needed and represents Oxfam in various advocacy and campaign platforms and coordination mechanisms in country.
  • Dimensions
  • Manages of a budget and significant processes and relationships, particularly with partners and external contacts.
  • Line manages a team.
  • Project Management within own specialism.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant communications environment and programme context.
  • Provides creative and innovative solutions to a wide range of problems and projects.
  • Forward planning and management of projects and development of strategy within specialism.Contributes to strategic development at a wider level within the programme.
  • Provides technical advice and specialist guidance on appropriate communications solutions across the programme.
  • Represents the programme to influence external contacts, acting as key spokes person
  • Achieves goals by influencing internal and external policies through using well-development influencing, negotiating and sales skills.
  • Responsible for shaping work which has potential major impact on public image.
  • Requires ability to analyse and communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences.

Responsibilities
Strategy Development and Implementation:

  • Lead the implementation and review of a strategic campaign plan for advocacy, communications and media on humanitarian and conflict related issues in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • Lead coordination within and between media, policy, campaigns and communications stands on the LCB response. This includes coordinating with policy, media, comms. and advocacy staff as well as programme colleagues.
  • Liaise with the global Oxfam network to ensure that the Lake Chad Basin policy, media and communication strategies have international support.
  • Maintain good relationships with internal stakeholders, donors, national authorities, other agencies and media outlets.

Media and Communications:

  • Manage media and communication staff to develop specific strategies which support campaign objectives and promote Oxfam’s reputation, acceptance and visibility.
  • Represent Oxfam and communicate it’s views to a wide range of media and external stakeholders.
  • Policy Advocacy and External Relations:
  • Provide high quality technical support on policy and advocacy to Programme Managers and the Policy Lead.
  • Coordinate the different advocacy elements of the response so as to ensure consistent messaging and maximising opportunities of change.

People Management:

  • Provide effective management and support to the team to ensure high levels of motivation and performance.
  • Ensure excellent staff development in accordance with Oxfam’s policies, paying particular attention to building national staff capacity. 

Mainstreaming:

  • Ensure that all duties are carried out in a way that promotes Oxfam’s values, culture and beliefs
  • Proactively ensure that campaign activities take the specific needs of women and the most vulnerable into explicit account and are in line with gender and protection organisational policy.

Requirements

  • Professional qualification in political science, international affairs, public policy, security, governance or equivalent. An advanced qualification would be advantageous.
  • Significant experience in advocacy, research, policy, media work and public campaigning.
  • Understanding of humanitarian response, complex emergencies, conflict resolution and international humanitarian law.
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and reporting skills, and an excellent ability to influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a cross cultural setting with a number of long distance working relationships.
  • Experience in fast-paced and difficult emergency contexts.
  • Adaptable in approach to work with a willingness to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
  • Initiative and motivation to work independently and develop solutions to problems.
  • Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
  • Proven ability to work with budgets, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French.

Salary

  • Competitive Salary Range.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Closing Date
20th January, 2017.

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