Opportunity: Junior Advocacy Consultant

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINE:  
• Please send CVs and the contact information of two referees by email to  jobs@achrights.org entitled: “Junior Advocacy Consultant/Applicant Name”. 
  (The reception of applications has been extended until May 18)• Application deadline: 16 May 2021
Only completed applications will be considered and contacted. 

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Junior Advocacy Consultant will provide overall assistance in strategic communication and direct support and contribution to an advocacy campaign. She/He will be responsible to establish and manage an effective and wide-ranging program of advocacy, communication and information sharing for the achievement of the Campaign’s objectives. She/he will be responsible to organize the activities of the Campaign and will directly report to the Advocacy Consultantworking under her/his overall supervision; in addition to technically working very closely with staff on technical/program-specific advocacy and communications initiatives. 

Duration of Employment: two months. 

Location: Remote work with possibility of travel. 

SCOPE OF WORK:                                                                                            
The scope of work of this position includes assisting the Advocacy Consultant in the following activities:  

  1. Develop and implement advocacy campaign strategy in coordination with ACHR staff and Campaign partners. 
  2. Promote dialogue concerning refugee policies, concentrating on the current and foreseen conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and contributing to the preparation of policy documents and reports. 
  3. Actively contribute and provide ad-hoc support and advice to the Campaign partners concerning policy and advocacy actions. 
  4. Coordination, cooperation and communication with Campaign partners and stakeholders. 
  5. Enable and facilitate the Campaign partners’ participation in the Campaign and the joint policy work. 
  6. Identify international key advocacy targets and develop contacts, in collaboration with Campaign partners. 
  7. Actively participate and represent the Campaign, when needed, in various networks, initiatives and events to share the Campaign partners’ positions, after in-house consultation. 
  8. Organize and support the Campaign in main events, such as seminars, discussion panels, meetings with stakeholders and with partners and other events of interest to the Campaign objectives. 
  9. Coordinate with media outlets which covers our latest activities and releases. 
  10. Mapp the partners’ work on the Campaign, gather and share their best practices and advocacy tools with the Campaign partners. 
  11. Draft press releases, articles, and content marketing for ACHR’s newsletter and website as well as external media/news outlet.  
  12. Assist in creating visual products based on text-based knowledge products and other strategic evidence (i.e., infographic, videos, etc.)  

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: 

1-Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, media studies or related fields; the degree may not be required if applicant has demonstrated that he/she has extensive experience in media and advocacy. 
  • Demonstrated depth of experience and effectiveness, preferably in an advocacy context, in working with community/grassroots people and organizations. 
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is essential 

2-Soft Skills: 

  • Strong digital and offline marketing skills 
  • Strong organizational and programmatic skills 
  • Able to take initiative and work well independently and as part of a team 
  • Remote management skills 
  • Experience in the field of advocacy 
  • Coordination skills, problem solving, and flexibility 

 3-Technical Skills: 

  • Strong skills in organizing and hosting virtual meetings, notably on MS Teams and Zoom. 
  • Comfort in using MS Teams as primary use of communication. 

 4-Working conditions: 

  • The possibility of working outside office hours. “important” 
  • The possibility of working under pressure. “important” 
  • The possibility of travel. 

 5-Evaluation criteria: 

  • Proficiency in drafting content in both Arabic and English. 
  • Access to media coverage of urgent statements and campaign outputs. 
  • The ability to develop and adhere to an action plan. 
  • Weekly reports submitted to the supervising manager.