Advocacy Officer Job Opportunity at ACT Alliance

Job Title: Advocacy
Organisation: ACT Alliance
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ACT Alliance:
ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated
organisations working together in over 140 countries to create positive and
sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of
their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in
keeping with the highest international codes and standards. The members include
Church of Sweden, Church of Uganda-Planning Development and Rehabilitation (COU
PDR), DanChurchAid (DCA), Diakonia Sweden, Uganda Joint Christian Council
(UJCC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Lutheran World Relief (LWR),
ICCO/Kerk-in-Aktie, World renew, ROCABAO, ECLOF, and Finnchurchaid.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
Officer will primarily support the Forum in the medium to long-term engagement
in advocacy for improved preparedness and effective implementation of disaster
risk reduction strategies.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will be developing and
    implementing the advocacy strategy for the ACT Uganda forum, with a key
    focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness in Uganda.
  • The incumbent will actively engage on
    policy issues at the necessary levels, while providing technical advice
    and capacity enhancement on lobbying, advocacy and DRR to the ACT Uganda
    Forum and partners.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Masters
    degree in Social Sciences or any related field
  • Possess a minimum of three years’
    professional experience in humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction,
    rights based programming, advocacy cycle management, policy, lobbying and
  • The successful candidate shall be expected
    to ascribe to the ACT Alliance core values.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply via e-mail by sending updated CVs (not more than 2 pages) and cover
letters explaining their appropriateness for the post, including 3 work-related
referees to:
The Coordinating Chair of the ACT Uganda Forum, C/o FinnChurchAid, P.
O. Box 33333 Kampala, Uganda, Kironde Road Plot 1608, off Tank Hill Road
Muyenga (situated in the ICCO regional office compound). Office Phone:
Deadline: Wednesday, 11th June,
2014 by 5 PM

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