Senior Advocacy Manager

International Rescue Committee

Task title: Senior Advocacy Manager

Company: International Rescue Committee

Task description: Company description The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reacts to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists individuals to make it through and reconstruct …

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Position: Elder Advocacy Manager

The International Rescue Committee reacts to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists individuals to make it through and reconstruct their lives. Established in 1933 at the demand of Albert Einstein, the IRC provides life-saving care and life-altering support to refugees required to leave from war or catastrophe. At work today in more than 40 nations and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC brings back security, self-respect and intend to millions who are rooted out by dispute or catastrophe. The IRC blazes a trail from damage to house.


The IRC has actually been present in Nigeria because 2012 when the company reacted to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, incorporated approach for dispute impacted populations. IRC Nigeria now runs a nation workplace in Abuja and field workplaces in Mubi, Michika and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State and through the current Strategic Action Plan, the IRC has actually broadened to Zamfara state in Northwest and in future want to expand to Taraba in northeast Nigeria and Sokoto and Katsina states in Northwestern Nigeria. Presently, IRC Nigeria executes programs main Health Care, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Women’s Defense and Empowerment, Defense and Guideline of Law, Kid Defense, Education, Food Security & Livelihoods and Governance

Task Overview/Summary

The Senior Advocacy Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight to the IRC Nigeria advocacy operate in line with Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2022 – 2024 aspirations and will lead the development of Nigeria advocacy plan in close partnership with the Senior citizen Management team, programs and the Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner. S/he will be accountable for the context analysis, preparation and execution of the IRC’s advocacy strategies at the nationwide and decentralized levels. S/he will work carefully with internal and external stakeholders to amplify the voices of individuals whose lives have actually been affected by the dispute and crisis, to play a huge role and impact choices about their recovery, strength building in addition to the development and the ability of neighborhood leaders, authorities, and service suppliers to respond to individuals’s requirements.

The Senior Advocacy Manager will work under the direct guidance of the Deputy Director for Programs (DDP) and Management in Partnership with the Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner with close working relationship and support from the Nation Director and Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner. In nation S/he will have close partnership and coordination with the Deputy Director Field Management, Elder Program Planners, Technical Coordinators, MEAL Planner, Elder Grants Planner, Elder Partnership Manager and Communication Manager.

Significant Obligations

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead the development of the IRC Nigeria advocacy strategy for in line with Nigeria S100 Strategic Action Plan and the local advocacy and communication techniques adds to the delivery of SAP aspirations and programs through advocacy
  • Identify the areas for affecting that the IRC Nigeria can deal with through advocacy at the city government, state federal government and federal government levels
  • Ensure capability building of nation program team on advocacy
  • Build relationships with federal government stakeholders and provide routine updates to Nation Leadership team and SMT on the essential results of the engagement.
  • Strengthen client- led advocacy to amplify the voices of neighborhoods to their leaders.
  • Deal with neighborhoods to promote for the extension of services after the IRC exit to increase political rewards for doing so.
  • Amplify the IRCs existence and voices in the locations of operations and different working groups and efforts.
  • Work carefully with local advocacy and communication planner to make sure collaborated techniques on advocacy and feed in local and worldwide advocacy opportunities so to accomplish the most impactful favorable change
  • Develop ingenious advocacy/influencing area to engage with decision makers who can protect favorable change for our customers in both short-term and long term”

Improving Program Quality and Impact

  • Keep abreast with federal government policies and standards in essential locations of the IRC operate in Nigeria
  • Work carefully with Senior Program Planner, Technical Coordinators, Director Field Management and Field Coordinators for context analysis and establish appropriate advocacy requires at the field levels and sectoral levels to inform nation advocacy plan and messaging’s
  • Share the requirements and info gathered from the field with the Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner and together develop appropriate advocacy messaging that will assist amplify the advocacy voices and this offers value addition to IRC Nigeria advocacy work
  • Identify prominent and essential stakeholders in civil society, state and federal government structures that can affect modifications or essential decision makers for problems relating the wellbeing our customers
  • Guarantee that program teams consist of appropriate advocacy at proposal style
  • Take part in the preparation and preparation of advocacy occasions, projects, conferences and workshops, (national/international days such as Women’s Day, the Day of the African Kid, and so on )
  • Ensure program knowings are included in advocacy and policy items to make IRC voices special, more reputable, more powerful and IRC ending up being the “go to” company
  • Guarantee routine tracking of advocacy and policy work which routine reflections are carried out to continually improve efficiency and impact of program
  • Work carefully with GEDI and ladies at work (W@W) team to promote ladies’s rights and breaking down barriers for ladies and women and make sure gender equality
  • Collaborate with SMT on change of context and needed advocacy indicate make sure the advocacy messaging lines up with context and upgrade info
  • Develop appropriate advocacy product in coordination with the communication team that consists of talking points, letters, instruction notes, position documents, and advocacy reports
  • Contribute in building capability of civil society company and regional company in advocacy work.

Coordination and networking

  • Guarantee the IRC representations in essential external advocacy and policy online forums as proper and as concurred with the IRC Nigeria Nation Director and Deputy Director of Programs
  • Coordinate the IRC Nigeria advocacy messages for regional, nationwide, local and worldwide programs and medias with the Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner
  • Engage on bi-weekly call with the WA advocacy & communication Planner to line up the efforts throughout the area.
  • Build relationships and deal with Nigeria INGO Online forum, other civil society, or regional companies on essential advocacy styles and joint advocacy programs and facilitate shared exchanges of info
  • Build essential relationship and trusts with state federal governments

Secret Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs and will be handled through management in partnership with the Regional Advocacy and Communication Planner

Indirect/Technical Reporting: Nation Director, who will hold the indication off authority for advocacy and policy messages established

Position straight Monitors: N/A

Secret Internal Contacts:

Nation Program: Nation Director, SMT, Elder Program Planners, Technical Coordinators, MEAL Planner, Elder Grants Planner, Communication Manager, Elder Partnership Manager, Field Coordinators and Managers

Region/Global: Advocacy team where suitable

Secret External Contacts: UN companies, Nigeria INGO Online Forum, Civil Society Company, and regional partners

Needed profile for task advertisement: Senior citizen Advocacy Manager


  • Master remains in development, humanitarian research studies, Advocacy, Policy, communication, Law or Social Science or comparable

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in advocacy and policy operate in lengthy humanitarian or development settings, ideally with an INGO.
  • Experience in leading and establishing advocacy and policy strategy
  • Experience in building inter firm union and relationship for the function of policy affecting
  • Tested analytical abilities and ability to deal with others to develop advocacy strategy into action and communicate the action to larger audiences
  • Dedications to humanitarian concepts and actions
  • Experience in advocacy for marginalized and minority groups, ladies, IDPs, Refugees and so on
  • This role is open just for nationwide prospects who satisfy the needed qualifications

Shown Supervisory/Leadership Competencies:

  • High level of self-awareness, social and communication abilities
  • Need to have great time management, multitasking abilities
  • Excellent team effort and leadership abilities are necessary to motivate various groups of individuals to fulfil their obligations within a provided timespan.
  • Shows strong social abilities, outstanding communication abilities, both spoken and composed, in addition to settlement abilities.
  • Ability to deal with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Worths variety, addition, individuals with specials needs and minorities groups
  • Ability to work under pressure and demanding circumstances with very little guidance and without jeopardizing on due dates or quality


  • Exceptional composed and spoken abilities in English
  • Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri is an advantage

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Complete expert proficiency in Microsoft Workplace Suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Ability to Travel: 40% of travel time to program places

Standards of Expert Conduct the IRC and IRC employees should abide by the worths and concepts laid out in the IRC Method – Standard Procedure. These are Stability, Service, and Responsibility. In accordance with these worths, the IRC runs and implements policies on Recipient Defense from Exploitation and Abuse, Kid Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Office, Fiscal Stability, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking face to faces and numerous others.

Gender Equality: IRC is dedicated to narrowing the gender space in leadership positions. We offer advantages that provide an allowing environment for ladies to participate in our labor force consisting of adult leave, gender-sensitive security procedures and other helpful advantages and allowances.


IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC thinks about all candidates on the basis of benefit without regard to race, sex, color, nationwide origin, religious beliefs, sexual preference, age, marital status, veteran status, impairment or any other particular secured by suitable law.

Task requirements for task advertisement: Senior citizen Advocacy Manager Task classification:

Health and social occupations

Associative activities

Social, public and human services
Work type:

Long-term contract – Fixed-term contract

Anticipated salary: Remuneration is Attractive

Area: Nigeria

Task date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:33:10 GMT

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