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Communications and Advocacy coordinator - Somali Nationals


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Country: Somalia
Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Closing date: 11 Dec 2021


Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Action Against Hunger-USA has over $60 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated


The Communications and Advocacy (C&A) coordinator will lead the communications and advocacy work within Caafimaad Plus consortium. He/she will align and streamline internal communication and advocacy efforts across the consortium and external relations with the Government, the Donor(s) and other key stakeholders.


The purpose of this position of this position is to lead and coordinate communication with Caafimaad plus consortium and showcase the consortium's humanitarian response work to stakeholderd at local, national, regional and international levels. The incumbent will also lead advocacy component to increase visibility of the consortium and its donors.

Key Activities include:

  • Support the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) in organizing external meetings and events, ensuring effective scheduling, preparation, tracking and follow up.
  • Lead the development of the consortium’s communication strategy and plan and relevant materials that arise therein.
  • Develop and manage consortium’s visual brand and messaging at implementation sites and locations.
  • Manage Caafimaad Plus consortium online content including social media accounts to showcase the outcome of health, nutrition, and livelihood interventions on the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Support mobilization and advocacy campaigns in areas supported by the consortium to facilitate successful implementation of programmatic activities on time and within budget.
  • Support writing of fundraising-related content to inspire donations and communicate the impact of support given.
  • Develop online, direct mail and direct engagement platforms for fundraising to engage individual and corporate donors
  • Identify and disseminate success stories and other novel ideas in regional, national, and international media
  • Document consortium’s good practices, success stories and lessons learnt and package them well for sharing with government, donors and key stakeholders.
  • Track results of policy and advocacy initiatives at the output and outcome levels. · Write monthly, quarterly, and annual communication and advocacy reports.
  • Increase Caafimaad consortium’s visibility in its efforts towards influencing policies, promoting social protection and nutrition financing in international development.
  • Lead development/ maintenance of relationship with Government, Parliamentarians, and relevant policy and decision makers.
  • Facilitate training on advocacy skill to CMU and TWG members.
  • Lead Caafimaad Plus consortium in development of field advocacy action plans.
  • Motivate and engage peers to share ideas and catalyze the advocacy agenda.
  • Creatively communicate Caafimaad Plus role in program responses, and enhance visibility of the consortium utilizing multiple media opportunities (print, electronic, and social media).
  • Manage Caafimaad Plus brand and communications quality control and ensure adherence to communications guidelines and protocols.
  • Coordinate production of a diverse range of information products including audio/visual communications, when needed to achieve specific, program, policy and advocacy goals


  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication related Course (e.g. in PR, external communication, Journalism) or other Social Sciences related discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in a Communication role or a role that involves Advocacy for an NGO.
  • Experience in program or project design.
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills, preferably in international development, with preference for those that have professional experience working in Africa.
  • Excellent English language skills: both written and spoken ·
  • Strong understanding of current lobbying and policy development landscape.
  • Ability to translate complex information in a compelling and accessible way for non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in developing and advocating for gender equality and child rights policies.
  • Ability to develop analytical evidence-based policy papers and reports.
  • Excellent skills in problem-solving, analysis, and critical thinking.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication and presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with diverse constituencies including senior management.
  • Initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity.
  • Good team player with strong relationship building skills, ability to engage and inspire others ·
  • Skills in content editing and writing publications including monthly newsletters, articles, and the annual report.
  • Experience in developing organic social media and website content including blogs and moderating social media communities.
  • Experience developing media strategies and press releases, and managing media relationships


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to apply:

To apply click on the link below

Communications and Advocacy coordinator - Somali Nationals - Action Against Hunger (workable.com)

Due to Urgent need to fill this position, Applications will be reviewed on rolling bases.

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