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Campaigns and Communications Officer Fixed Term; Location: London, Nairobi, Johannesburg-August 2020

Campaigns and Communications Officer (Fixed Term) Location: London, Nairobi, Johannesburg

Contract

Maternity Cover – Fixed Term (3 days a week)

Closing date

Location London, Nairobi, Johannesburg

Job Title: Campaigns & Communications Officer
Directorate: Programmes & Global Engagement Unit: Public Services & Civic
Participation
Grade and Salary: Grade C Contract Type: Maternity Cover – Fixed Term (3
days a week)
Location: London, Nairobi, Johannesburg Budget Holder: No
Reports to: (incl International Project Coordinator: Breaking Barriers Project
matrix reporting)
Direct Reports : None
Matrix Reports: Campaign Manager
Operational Global þ  Regional o Country Specific o International Secretariat o

Job Role

Working in the broader context of the organisation’s signature campaign on Women’s Rights, the post holder will support the work of the International Public Services and Civic Participation team with a dotted line to the Global Engagement team in the effective implementation of campaign, advocacy and communications plans for the multi-country Norad-funded Tax Justice and Gender Responsive Public Education projects. This will serve to help achieve project objectives, including through supporting the delivery of capacity-building, alliance-building and

 

Role Overview:       advocacy events, helping with production of campaigns and communications materials, assisting with campaigns and advocacy monitoring, reporting and evaluation, and contributing to good internal communications and material sharing for campaigns. Roughly 60% of the Campaigner’s time will be devoted to planning, coordinating and delivering global-level activities with the remainder of the time dedicated to coordinating and supporting national-level activities being implemented by the project teams in Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Areas of

Responsibilities

Key Activities
1. Supports development of, coordinates, manages and delivers campaign actions,
events  and  advocacy  activities  (including  dealing  with  logistical  and  budget
components) in order to meet agreed organisational and project specific objectives
Supporting and targets. Working with ActionAid member countries and other Global Secretariat
delivery of stakeholders, ensure effective ownership of these activities.
capacity-building, 2. Support project countries with their project-related advocacy, communication and
alliance-building campaign plans especially for jointly coordinated activities under Norad-funded
and advocacy project activities to ensure these deliver on project objectives, are linked to
events organisational strategic priorities and meet country teams’ needs.
3. Ensures information about project campaign actions nationally and globally are
effectively transmitted across the federation to enhance coordination and shared learning.

Job Description – Campaigns and Communications Officer

Job Description and Person Specification
4. Works closely with the Global Engagement Team and project country offices to ensure
that campaigning and communications strategies can reach and engage large
numbers of potential supporters. Collaborates in the development and delivery of
actions for supporters and the wider public to contribute to campaign objectives.
5. Works with the Project Coordinator and MEL and Research Coordinator to produce or
Production of manage the production of print and web communication materials for the project,
external campaign including where necessary finding or fact-checking national information, drafting
communications briefs and other content, purchasing materials, and supporting campaign stunts.
6. Work with designers, translators, printers to create attractive campaign materials to
support NORAD national project countries and regional and international advocacy.
7. Liaises with project countries to ensure ActionAid and key partner social media
spaces are regularly used for sharing content such as blogs, photos and videos.
Writes or share blogs and tweets, etc. where requested
Works with the Global Engagement Team, Project Coordinator and MEL & Research
Coordinator to contribute to the organisation’s knowledge and learning campaigns culture
Ensuring there are clear supporter targets accompanying all multi- country campaign activities.
Ensuring there are clear plans and assigned responsibilities for the effective monitoring
and reporting of indicators for project campaign activities
Campaign Supporting regular collection of information and contributing to monitoring of agreed
monitoring and donor, project and campaign indicators including providing templates and guidance to
evaluation Norad project countries as needed.
Maintaining a high level of up to date knowledge of national activities, plans and
challenges and ensure information is circulated to relevant stakeholders in the GS and
Campaign Project Team for joint planning purposes.
Supporting  attractive  project  reporting  on  campaigns  and  communications
achievements from joint activities and NORAD project countries.
Coordinating production and collection of people-based stories of campaign
achievement from NORAD project countries.
1. Source, curate and ensure effective sharing of all campaigns, capacity-building and
advocacy materials for the project with project staff.
Contributing to 2. Support information sharing and meetings with NORAD project staff on joint
campaign, capacity, alliance and advocacy activities, and ensure the necessary actions
good internal
are taken.
communications
3. Support the development of campaign, capacity, alliance and advocacy budgets and
budget tracking; and grant distributions and processing invoices with the International Project Accountant
1. With the Campaign Manager and Project Coordinator, identify risks that may arise
Internal from multi-country campaign pushes and develop plans with GS
and country
coordination and colleagues to address and manage them.
risk management. 2. Liaises with AA project country teams to develop clear advocacy plans and messaging
linked to the project’s implementation and advocacy plans

 

  1. The role holder will from time to time be required to carry out other duties that are within the scope of the job

Job Description – Campaigns and Communications Officer

 

Job Description and Person Specification
Person Specification
Education, Relevant Bachelors degree, Honours or Masters would be  advantageous or Recognition or
Language & Prior Learning (RPL)
Qualifications
Essential •  Strong interest in campaigning, previous involvement in campaigning actions and
Knowledge, skills campaign or communications planning
and Experience •  Experience of undertaking research, fact-checks, and writing for an external audience
•  Strong written and spoken English
•  Adept at technology, familiar with standard Microsoft platforms and with social
media
•  Proven initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in responding to changing priorities and
tight deadlines
Administrative experience
Attention to detail
•  Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
•  A strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and mission
•  Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
•  Good interpersonal skills and ability to build good working relationships and in
teams.
Desirable •  Experience of organising events
Knowledge, skills •  Experience in video, photo, social media, journalism, producing materials and
and Experience
communications
•  Ability to work with multi-cultural teams spanning multiple geographies
•  A degree of fluency in Portuguese, Kiswahili, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa or Chichewa would be a bonus.
Competency Profile
Strategic Perspective
Understands the viewpoint of higher management and effectively analyzes complex problems.
Building Collaborative

Relationships

Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties.
Leading with Purpose
Has personal direction and is not easily sidetracked by details or workload.
 
Credibility Acts in  accordance  with  stated  values;  follows  through  on  promises;  uses  ethical
considerations to guide decisions and actions.
Communication Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about decisions and plans.

 

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