Advocacy Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council, Bamako, Mali

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th January, 2020

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been working in Mali since 2013. From our bases in Gao, Timbuktu, Mopti, and Menaka, NRC strives to meet the needs of people affected by violence and displacement through our Education, Shelter, Food Security and Legal Assistance programs. We also have a program dedicated to the rapid response mechanism and a Protection project.The Advocacy Adviser provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work in Mali. S/he is responsible for identifying priority program concerns for advocacy, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved in collaboration with Program Managers and humanitarian response environment in Mali.

Duties and responsibiliti

  • Keep Advocacy Matrix for NRC Mali updated.
  • Support the CCs advocacy events with stakeholders
  • • Ensure the provision of high quality analysis on the humanitarian situation pertaining to displacement-affected population, contributing to improved NRC programmatic response and informing internal and external advocacy products
  • Support programme staff in incorporating and integrating advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s programme activities, strategy and budgeting
  • Actively network with other organisations involved in the response, and lead on development of joint field-based advocacy and positions towards target audiences
  • Prepare high-quality key messages, briefings, letters and other written materials for internal and external use, ensuring strong evidence-base in messaging and following agreed sign-of
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  • Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Professional knowledge about humanitarian principles and advocacy, and the use of media for public advocacy
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French, both written and verbal and English proficiency

Personal qualities

  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis, drafting of messages, coordination and networking
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the Sahel region
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Working with people
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analysing


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