Advocacy Officer

Habitat for Humanity
Location: Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-01-19 Deadline: 2017-01-29
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Sanepa Chowk Lalitpur
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelors’ degree in Communication, Sociology, Political Science or Law. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Core Function: The Advocacy Officer will plan, execute and monitor advocacy campaigns with a view to position Habitat Nepal as a leading expert in shelter issues and raise awareness of decent housing as a catalyst in helping poor families break the cycle of poverty. S/he will work to build relationships with like-minded organizations, celebrities, government officials and target groups and solicit their support and involvement for Habitat Nepal’s advocacy campaigns.

This position reports to: RD & Communication Manager

Duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

Field Visits: Some field visits

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as key HFHN focal point for the Solid Ground campaign in Nepal. Stay abreast of all materials and information associated with this campaign.
  • Assist with Research of relevant laws and policies for the development of authoritative papers on access to land for shelter and sustainable housing.
  • Build and maintain relations with a network of land tenure, housing policy and gender stakeholders in Nepal, the region and globally.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and partners to ensure seamless implementation of advocacy activities
  • Plan and organize meetings and advocacy activities such as but not limited to workshops, consultations, and mobilization of stakeholders
  • Assist in the facilitation of workshops, consultation, and other related activities mainly related to Advocacy
  • Document workshops, consultation, and other related activities related to advocacy
  • Maintain and manage a database of all documents, papers, and other materials used in advocacy activities
  • Prepare, develop and sign of petitions, position papers, solidarity statements, IEC materials
  • Implement the monitoring and evaluation system for advocacy campaigns
  • Prepare and develop periodic program reports with a view to ensuring achievement of targets of the advocacy campaigns
  • Assist in the development of programs and proposals for the purpose of mobilizing resources for the advocacy initiative
  • Publicize the campaign through social media, electronic communication, attendance in meetings, and other awareness-raising activities
  • Perform relevant tasks and responsibilities

Job Specification

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Familiar with various aspects of communication and information dissemination;
  • Understands a range of issues in the context of development sector, political situation,
  • public perceptions and local contexts;
  • Experience in planning and executing advocacy campaigns;
  • Ability to quickly analyze relevant information from varied sources and integrate them into advocacy campaigns;
  • Ability to assess risks and tactfully handle sensitive situations with target audiences and  nurture fruitful partnerships ;
  • Ability to prepare and make presentations before various audiences;
  • Fluency in oral and written English & Nepali
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Skills in leadership, management, organization, writing and public speaking

Qualification and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Communication, Sociology, Political Science or Law. Master’s degree is preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in relevant sector

Apply Instructions

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with an application letter and updated resume by January 29, 2017 addressed to: National Director, Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal.
E-mail: vacancy@habitatnepal.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.

Organization Summary

Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.

In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.

The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.

Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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