Humanitarian Advocacy and Information Management Coordinator/5259


Duration : 12 months
Start date : 01-Nov-2021
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Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action Against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting for its Jerusalem office a

Humanitarian Advocacy and Information Management Coordinator

 

The Humanitarian Advocacy and Information Management Coordinator will work as part of the Action Against Hunger oPt Mission to develop strategic advocacy and contribute to the overall programs of Action Against Hunger in the country. 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

  • Develop and implement Action Against Hunger oPt advocacy strategy in line with AAH – Spain’s advocacy policy. Work in close coordination internally with the teams and HQ while reinforcing also external partnerships and AAH positioning in different fora.
  • To actively contribute to the development of an information management methodology (collection and use of the information).

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: To operationalize the advocacy strategy for OPT, including by establishing relevant collaborations for its implementation and ensure the coherence with organizational new ways of working and global initiatives:

  • Represent Action Against Hunger in high level fora in oPt including: HCT Advocacy Working Group, AIDA advocacy sub-committee working group, WBPC AWG, Legal Task Force, WASH Cluster and FSS Cluster.
  • Guide advocacy strategy development and priority setting for aforementioned working groups, ensuring views of Action Against Hunger are represented and included.
  • Develop Action Against Hunger yearly advocacy Action plan.
  • Responsible for advocacy initiatives when appropriate, in multiple programs as well as co-coordinating advocacy work for Action Against Hunger for both the West Bank and Gaza 
  • Guide strategic direction of advocacy initiatives for Action Against Hunger including actively seeking funding for these through proposal development.
  • Provide strong support to the field teams with regards to the implementation of the new ways of working of the organizations by consolidating the linkage between advocacy and operations department (MP1).
  • Ensure the coherent contribution of the mission advocacy strategy to the global advocacy initiatives of the Action Network Against Hunger (Hunger and Conflict, Triple Nexus).
  • Engage with communication department on the release of press release and relevant communication project.

Objective 2: Conduct research and lobbying on root causes of vulnerabilities faced by our beneficiaries/right holders and by the mission in the discharge of its humanitarian mandate.  and action.

  • Work closely with Action Against Hunger Bases, Protection Coordinator and Technical Coordinator to conduct field visits in areas of operation verify generate evidence on practices, humanitarian needs, responses implemented, and remaining gaps to feed evidence-based advocacy. 
  • Monitor closely relevant humanitarian and policy issues, including media reports, surveys, statistical reports, databases, and relevant literature, as needed for the production of reports and background/position papers.
  • Undertake strategic lobbying on policies and practices based on Action Against Hunger generated findings and experiences by engaging with relevant stakeholders. 
  • Identify the key linkages among Action Against Hunger programming, root causes of vulnerabilities and potential consequences of deterioration of the humanitarian situation in oPt.
  • Support the Bases in implementing, at the local level, advocacy initiatives and operationalization of the advocacy strategy and action plan.
  • Analyse political and normative frameworks affecting humanitarian situation in oPt.

Objective 3: To liaise with external stakeholders and ensure collaboration in the development and implementation of advocacy work for the OPT mission.

  • Mapping of key stakeholders and conducting regular power analysis to identify direct and intermediate targets.
  • Liaison, networking and building relationships with donors, UN and diplomatic community in oPt as requested and under overall supervision of the Country Director.
  • Work closely with Advocacy desk in headquarters, under overall supervision of the Country Director, to develop advocacy initiatives, messaging, and materials in line with advocacy priorities in both headquarters and oPt mission.
  • Production of advocacy materials for use by Action Against Hunger HQ and ensure oPt Advocacy priorities are fed back to headquarters in line with organizational mandate.
  • Regularly engage with AAH advocacy network by attending Middle East call but also by sending alert and organising meeting with them.

Objective 4: To contribute to the mission information management strategy and its implementation at mission level.

  • Contribute to the development of the mission Information management strategy in cooperation with MEAL unit, Operations team, technical/program units.
  • Establish exchange of information between MEAL unit, advocacy team, technical/program units and Information management considering different levels: activities/project; project/mission
  • Provide Advocacy training refresher to each base.

Do you meet the profile required criteria?


  • Master’s degree in law or any other related field.
  • Strong knowledge of the information management, design of questionnaires.
  • A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of international humanitarian law, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner. 
  • Must have strong drafting and verbal communications skills; research and analytical skills; ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years’ relevant professional experience in advocacy, communications and working in Humanitarian and/or development aid.
  • Good knowledge of the oPt context. Previous working experience on oPt desirable.
  • Proven experience of influencing skills to achieve policy change.
  • Proven track record of achieving international media coverage, both traditional and new media.
  • Solid understanding of the global dynamics: Triple Nexus, CT measures, Grand Bargain, conflict sensitivity.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and coordination skills, and an ability to work independently and as a part of a team to deliver under tight deadline.
  • Strong negotiation skills and capacity to promote consortiums and partnerships.
  • English compulsory, Hebrew/Arabic desirable.
  • Good skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • International with ability to travel to West bank and Gaza and stay overnight.

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Formal work contract: 12 months.
  • Base: Jerusalem with regular trips to Hebron and Gaza bases. The work can be remote/ home-based depending on possibilities of travel in COVID-19 context and on candidates’ availability.
  • Compensation package: 29,647 € gross/year divided in 12 payments.
  • In addition, there will be living expenses and per diem paid in local currency, corresponding to approx. 750 Euros per month at today’s exchange rate, for a fully worked month (*).
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action against Hunger -Spain). 
  • Break: 5 working days every 4 months, break per diem: 215 EUR, break travel allowance: up to 360 EUR.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.
  • Accommodation in guest house or payment of an allowance covering partially an individual rent.
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • Expatriate health, repatriation, travel, and life insurance covered by the organization.

(*) in local currency subject to unexpected changes in currency exchange

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PACKAGE IS APPLICABLE FOR FOREIGN APPLICATIONS ONLY. NATIONAL APPLICATIONS WILL FOLLOW DIFFERENT CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO AAH POLICIES.



Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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