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Communication and Advocacy Officer (NIM SC)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
02 January, 2010
Last Date to apply:
16 January, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4

The candidate should have Minimum least 8 years of relevant experience; experience with the UN or other international organizations would be preferred. Broad knowledge of Parliament and governance issues will be an added advantage.


The Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development phase-II project is designed to assist the parliament to strengthen its legitimate role within national governance, enhance its administration, and provide appropriate support for Parliamentarians in discharging their core tasks of executive oversight and law making.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Communication and Advocacy Officer will provide the SDPD PMU with support in the communication, outreach and dissemination of information of parliamentary support. The Communication and Outreach Officer will report to the National Project Manager (NPM).
The Communication and Advocacy Officer will support the PMU by undertaking the following main activities:
  • Develop a communication and outreach strategy for parliamentary support for the project
  • Recommend and oversee the development and implementation of efficient internal communication protocols, acting as focal person for project communications
  • Manage the Project’s media related activities, including but not limited to organizing meetings with media representatives, editors, senior columnists, owners of media channels/newspapers and with other stakeholder in line with the legal empowerment communications strategy
  • To organize media events such as: press conferences, interviews of key Project staff and stakeholders on public & private channels of TV & radio, newspapers, magazines, and journals, etc. 
  • Supervise the development of publications – hardcopy, multimedia and/ or web-based, and provide quality control in line with the Project’s corporate identity standards
  • Ensure that regular publications (case studies, research reports/ papers, Project updates, occasional papers, newsletters, etc.) are printed, and updated (in case of website) in a timely and consistent manner
  • To review the Project’s website(s) on a regular basis and provide content development support and ensure web-site promotion on regular basis
  • To work in close coordination with Partners in determining information requirement and needs/ rights for access. In addition, provide support to the PMUs in establishing effective knowledge management mechanisms
  • To maintain regular liaison with all Partner organization in order to identify communication needs; provide necessary support accordingly
  • Assist in the documentation of project case studies, lessons learnt, advocacy campaigns and project reporting
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Project and National Project Manager (NPM) for achieving above objectives.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeMasters degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or social sciences