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Advocacy Manager Non-profit Careers - Child's i Foundation


Job Title:       Advocacy Manager
Organisation: Child's i Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Child's i Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates change by re-imagining care, rebuilding families and support systems, and re-purposing orphanages into services that support children growing up in safe and loving families.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Communications:
  • Act as Child’s i Foundation spokesperson for external communications including coordinating and managing external press requests, writing articles, interviews and press releases, and overall management of press initiatives. Where opportunities present, invite and host media at CiF HQ and events and lead as the main point of contact regarding media exposure around CiF initiatives and events.
  • Produce regular press opportunities and identify PR and marketing opportunities to raise awareness of Child's i Foundation and alterative care in Uganda and across the region.
  • Build relationships with national and international press and bloggers to champion a movement towards child care system transformation prioritising families, not orphanages.
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop media assets and materials targeting key audiences on the importance of family and community-based care and the harm of institutions.
Advocacy:
  • To support the design and implementation of the National Advocacy Strategy
  • Research and Map key stakeholders and manage key strategic relationships with key to help us progress the national advocacy strategy.
  • Support the development of an adoptive parents association to help champion family and community based care.
  • Build a coalition of like-minded civil society organisations to strengthen families and develop alternative care and build technical know-how in Uganda
  • Support organization and planning of meetings, workshops and conferences for key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of young care leavers involvement in advocacy.
  • Support development of national policies and research materials on Child Care and Protection
  • Position papers and policy papers related to care reform
  • Support documentation of evidence from orphanages to family and community based care
  • Represent CIF in relevant national forums related to child care and protection
Reporting and evaluation
  • Monitor and report on all advocacy activities to determine the efficacy of the different approaches with the Regional Communications Advocacy and Fundraising Director.
  • Provide bi-monthly updates to the Regional Communications Advocacy and Fundraising Director for the monthly performance indicators and targets and contribute to the CiF annual report.
Internal Communications: Be active on Facebook Workplace and encourage staff to share exciting stories in CiF and across Transform Alliance Africa.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Child’s i Foundation Advocacy Manager job must hold a University Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or other relative field (undergraduate)
  • At least two years of previous experience in a Journalism or Advocacy position.
  • In-depth understanding of the Uganda political and social context and familiarity with key stakeholders in the CCI sector.
  • Ability to grasp complex information and accurately translate these into briefings and other forms of advocacy communication.
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively engaging with government at all levels
  • Experience writing press releases
  • Previous experience with Ugandan media and civil society
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively mobilizing and working with civil society networks and organisations to generate momentum on a common agenda
  • Communications Skills
  • Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and Wordpress

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs to applications@childsifoundation.org

Deadline: 16th July 2018

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