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- BY Nicole Pelette
The Advocacy Consultant at the Uganda PP Global country office facilitates the development of effective advocacy projects on SRHR in Anglophone focus countries and provides technical assistance to partners for the implementation of these projects. ___
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Based at the Uganda PP Global country office, and under the direction of the Country Team Leader, or his/her designate, the Advocacy Consultant will:
In consultation with ARO technical teams, provide technical assistance (TA) to advocacy partners to enable efficient and effective implementation of projects by: -
Raise the visibility of PP Global:
Stay updated on advocacy issues relevant to PP Global Africa projects; raise visibility and facilitate a greater understanding of PP Global advocacy work by: -
Identify and manage strategic partnerships
Work with PP Global ARO advocacy staff to identify and manage partnerships with strategic allies and like-minded organizations.
Responsible for independently carrying out unique duties that require advanced knowledge, training, or experience, but that are directly related to regional program support on Advocacy. Recommends changes to improve work systems or procedures. Responsible for ensuring successful completion of activities that directly relate to divisional and regional goals as well as projects.
The Advocacy Consultant must be able to identify the root cause of a problem and be systematic in defining potential solutions. The supervisor may guide in resolving non-routine problems. Must be updated on the contextual issues that are unique to Anglophone Africa. Independent thinking and on-site decision making coupled with the ability to research ideas, background and experience on the issues, and training in specific technical areas such as program Advocacy, sustainability, clinical and financial issues.
Responsible for ensuring that assigned project resources are utilized efficiently and effectively.
The position requires a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts, and methodology of advocacy and the ability to apply such knowledge in professional settings. Requires in-depth knowledge of the SRHR field, in the field, current activities, and similar areas of interest. Regularly provides professional advice and guidance of a technical nature to facilitate successful project completio
Education: - Master’s Degree, advanced degree, or the related number of years of experience, in public health, international development, sociology or related field required.
Experience: - Three to five years of experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. NGO experience and experience working in multi-sector programs is a necessity.
Skills or Related Knowledge:
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with keen attention to detail and follow-through; self-directed; and able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks.
Excellent written and oral English/French communication skills. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to the ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis applications). Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues is key.
Fluent verbal and written English language is desirable. Knowledge of French language is an added advantage.