Fresher Advocacy Officer NGO Jobs – Reach a Hand Uganda

Job Title:      Advocacy
Organization: Reach
a Hand Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Reach a Hand Uganda
is a youth centered organisation focusing on youth empowerment programs with
emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change Communication,
Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
The Reach A Hand mission is to empower young people in Uganda aged 12-24 years
with complete information, skills and tools to enable them to live healthy,
focused and productive lives.
Job Summary:  The Advocacy Officer is mainly responsible for
supporting Reach a Hand Uganda’s (RAHU’s) communications, advocacy and
knowledge management with increased focus on upstream work, including stronger
policy-advocacy and communication and increased quality of knowledge management
within the organization. The Advocacy Officer will be expected to support the
Communications department with a keen focus on advocacy and knowledge
management working together closely with Communications colleagues and
reporting directly to Communications and Advocacy Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with the implementation of RAHU’s Advocacy Strategy.
  • Monitoring and analysis of political processes with regard to
    Uganda’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) environment.
  • Developing strategic recommendations, advocacy materials, briefing
    papers and other advocacy documents in particular, specific analysis of
    Uganda’s SRHR related policies, frameworks and laws, and draft publications
    for RAHU target audience.
  • Supporting the Communications and Advocacy Manager in coordinating
    advocacy activities with partners.
  • Representing RAHU at external events as well as towards policy
    makers, at advocacy coalitions, CSO partners and with other external
  • Supporting colleagues in the communications and advocacy department
    through documentation and reporting of the organisation’s international
    advocacy programmes and other administrative tasks as necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree from a
    recognized university.
  • One to two years of working experience on AYSRH advocacy
  • Fluent oral and written English with very strong editing skills
  • Strong, persuasive oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Extensive knowledge of Uganda’s policy-making processes, health-,
    research- and youth empowerment policy matters.
  • Strong knowledge / understanding of how the Ugandan policies feed
    into international agreements/ commitments.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should upload their applications with updated CVs either in PDF or Microsoft
Word format with your contact information, academic certificates, nationality
and 3 work related references at the link below.
Deadline: 8th January 2019.
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