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Communications And Advocacy Officer job at Faraja Africa Foundation

About the Organization

Job Description

A Communications and Advocacy Officer plays a critical role in shaping the public image of an organization and promoting its mission and goals through strategic communication and advocacy efforts. This position involves developing and executing communication strategies, engaging with stakeholders, and advocating for policy changes or public support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communication Strategy Development

  • Strategic Planning: Developing comprehensive communication strategies to support the organization’s goals and objectives.

  • Brand Management: Managing and enhancing the organization’s brand identity and ensuring consistent messaging across all communication channels.

  • Campaign Development: Designing and implementing communication campaigns to promote the organization’s initiatives, events, and key messages.

Content Creation and Management

  • Content Development: Creating compelling content for various platforms, including press releases, newsletters, social media posts, blog articles, reports, and promotional materials.

  • Editorial Oversight: Reviewing and editing content to ensure accuracy, clarity, and alignment with the organization’s messaging.

  • Digital Content: Managing the organization’s website and social media accounts, ensuring regular updates and engaging content.

Media Relations

  • Media Outreach: Building and maintaining relationships with journalists, editors, and media outlets to secure coverage of the organization’s activities and initiatives.

  • Press Engagement: Writing and distributing press releases, organizing press conferences, and responding to media inquiries.

  • Media Monitoring: Monitoring media coverage and public perception of the organization, and providing regular reports to leadership.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Community Relations: Engaging with community members, partners, and stakeholders to build support for the organization’s mission and activities.

  • Networking: Participating in networking events, conferences, and meetings to promote the organization and establish new partnerships.

  • Stakeholder Communication: Developing and maintaining communication channels with stakeholders, including regular updates and feedback mechanisms.

Advocacy and Policy Influence

  • Advocacy Campaigns: Designing and implementing advocacy campaigns to influence public policy and generate support for the organization’s cause.

  • Policy Analysis: Analyzing policy issues relevant to the organization’s mission and preparing position papers, briefs, and advocacy materials.

  • Government Relations: Engaging with policymakers, government officials, and legislators to advocate for policy changes and support the organization’s advocacy goals.

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Event Management: Organizing and coordinating events such as conferences, workshops, seminars, and public forums to promote the organization’s initiatives and advocacy efforts.

  • Public Speaking: Representing the organization at events, delivering speeches, presentations, and participating in panel discussions.

Internal Communication

  • Staff Communication: Developing and maintaining internal communication channels to keep staff informed about organizational developments, policies, and events.

  • Collaboration: Working closely with other departments to ensure cohesive and effective communication strategies and advocacy efforts.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Impact Assessment: Measuring the impact of communication and advocacy initiatives, using metrics and feedback to evaluate success and areas for improvement.

  • Reporting: Preparing regular reports on communication and advocacy activities, including campaign performance, media coverage, and stakeholder engagement.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

How to Apply

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