Background of Somalia NGO Consortium
The Somalia NGO Consortium (SNC) is a mechanism that brings together local and international NGOs working in Somalia to encourage information sharing, cooperation, coordination and joint advocacy in order to improve the lives of Somalis affected by conflict, natural disasters and poverty. The Consortium aims to facilitate a more coherent NGO voice and assist NGO members to channel their concerns and suggestions to appropriate decision makers in the most effective format. Having already established itself in Mogadishu, Nairobi, Garowe and Hargeisa to better serve the needs of members in their various locations.
SNC is seeking applications from qualified and talented candidates for the position of Advocacy and Communication Specialist, based in Mogadishu, Somalia with at least 50% travel. The Specialist will be responsible for working with consortium members to identify and advocate on key issues of concern for national and international NGOs, leading related communication and information initiatives to ensure that the collective interests of consortium members are represented to influence key decision-makers. S/he will lead the development of advocacy and communications products and liaise with the media on a regular basis. The Advocacy and Communication Specialist should strive to understand the context in which NGOs are operating, engage with policymakers, analyse the funding landscape and be equipped to deputize the Director as required.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Communications and Information Management (40%)
Other tasks (10%)
Skills & Competencies
Required Qualification and Experience
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to [email protected] latest by 15 August 2020. Candidates are required to quote the position title “Advocacy and Communication Specialist”* on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
“CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitations”