The Advocacy Accelerator is Hiring!
Advocacy Communications Project Officer Staff Consultancy Terms of Reference
About Advocacy Accelerator
The mission of the Advocacy Accelerator (AAC) is to strengthen advocacy capacity, alignment, and impact in Africa by providing space, online and in-person, for advocates, and the networks that sustain them, to share evidence, approaches, and expertise. Its vision is a world where strong, coordinated country-based advocacy is a driving force for improvements in health and development. The AAC aims to disrupt traditional models of development work and build an inclusive advocacy ecosystem that values peer-to-peer learning and local knowledge from the African experience. The AAC is consciously Africa-centric, leveraging technology to build vibrant advocacy communities across the continent. As part of its strategy, the AAC aims to strengthen the advocacy ecosystem with a focus on advocates, technical assistance providers and donors (ATADs) in health and development.
The core service offering is connecting ATADs, and other stakeholders in the advocacy ecosystem to spaces where they can access knowledge, tackle challenges, co-design solutions, and contribute and share high-quality, field-tested resources for more impactful advocacy. As an inclusive organisation, the AAC seeks to go beyond supporting existing advocacy efforts to also provide services and amplify the voices of marginalised groups. The organisation also looks at sector strengthening and approaches for example feminist advocacy and contributes to advocacy coalitions and partnerships strengthening. It aims to leverage technology to reach all the countries with a demonstrated need for its services and support while endeavouring to develop and nurture partnerships that are aligned with the goal to accelerate locally driven advocacy.
The AAC is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic communication professional with a strong understanding of advocacy looking to work in a small pan African multi-cultural organisation that is dedicated to transforming the advocacy ecosystem and driving locally driven advocacy in Africa. This is a remote consultancy to start immediately.
The purpose of this staff consultancy in the Advocacy Communications (AC) team is to provide project management and implementation support by implementing, supporting, and strengthening the communications work plan of the AAC. The AC Project Officer is responsible for creating and implementing impactful communication strategies to ensure the work of the AAC and the advocacy community reaches the media, policymakers, civil society organisations and the public to reach objectives.
The Project Officer (PO) will implement the AC practices and strategies and digital strategies ensuring that the AAC is strengthened and aligned with external and internal strategic goals. Critical to this work will be the implementation of digital advancement to ensure the AAC and its community is effectively serviced, visible and fit for purpose. The approaches should be suitable for analysis for impact and findings that are shared internally and externally as appropriate.
The PO is expected to implement, iterate and adjust tools developed. The PO will focus on multiple streams of work, combining product development, AAC visibility, digital strategies for the AAC community and practical application of best practices. This will include content creation, design and scheduling for AAC Online/Digital Channels as well editing and design of AAC publications. The aim of the consultancy to support the AC function to meet its internal and external strategic goals. The role will also provide inputs into the overall strategy development as appropriate and helpful.
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