Location: Beirut, Lebanon, with field visit all over the country
Job Title: Advocacy Coordinator
Type of contract: 6 months renewable according to funding
Starting date: January 2019
Monthly Net Salary Range: 3000-3500 EUR
Application deadline: 15/11/2018
GVC has been working in Lebanon since 2006, and within the Syrian crises response since 2012. Historically the organization has implemented activities related to basic assistance, WASH service provision and infrastructure; livelihood and protection and inclusion activities. Currently GVC works in both Humanitarian and Development, aiming to:
Provide access to basic assistance;
Strengthen the protection of vulnerable communities through an integrated community-based approach;
Enhance socio-economic development;
Improve local water provision system through No Revenue Water approach.
At present the main donors are: Italian Cooperation (AICS), EU (ECHO, MADAD Trust Fund), UNHCR, and OCHA.
Within this framework, GVC is recruiting an Advocacy Coordinator who will be responsible to design the overall Advocacy strategy.
To operationalize the advocacy strategy for Lebanon and establish relevant collaborations for its implementation.
Conduct research and advocating on root causes/triggering factors of vulnerabilities faced by our right holders and of limiting factors in the discharge of the humanitarian action by the mission, particularly Protection and Social Activities.
To liaise with external stakeholders to ensure collaboration in the development and implementation of advocacy work for the Lebanon mission.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
GVC is looking for an Advocacy Coordinator to lead on internal and external advocacy activities and liaise with relevant stakeholders at national level.
To operationalize the advocacy strategy for Lebanon and establish relevant collaborations for its implementation with external stakeholders.
Support the mission team at all it levels and the Country Representative in the implementation of the advocacy strategy and action plan integrated within the Mission Strategy.
Mapping of key stakeholders and conducting regular power analysis to identify relevant advocacy stakeholders.
Liaison, networking and building relationships with donors, UN and diplomatic community as necessary for the strategy and under overall supervision of the Country Representative and in collaboration with the managerial staff: Area Managers, Emergency and Development Coordinators, Liaison officer, PMs.
Responsible for advocacy campaigns when appropriate, in multiple programs as well as co-coordinating advocacy GVC in Lebanon.
Guide strategic direction of advocacy initiatives for GVC including supporting in the integration of advocacy through proposal development.
Conduct research and advocating on root causes/triggering factors of vulnerabilities faced by our right holders and on limiting factors in the discharge of the humanitarian action by the mission
Work closely with the bases and coordination team to discuss and conduct field visits in areas of operation verify generate evidence on practices, humanitarian needs, responses implemented, and remaining gaps to feed evidence-based advocacy.
Closely monitor relevant humanitarian and policy issues, including media reports, surveys, statistical reports, databases and relevant literature, as needed to produce reports and background/position papers.
Analyse political and normative frameworks affecting humanitarian situation and the overall response (efficiency, effectiveness, humanitarian access, etc.), brief and discuss GVC positioning with Country Representative and GVC Lebanon Strategical Board.
Undertake strategic lobbying on policies and practices based on own generated findings and experiences by engaging with relevant stakeholders. Identify the key linkages among GVC programming, root causes of vulnerabilities and potential consequences of deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Lebanon.
Capitalize operational information and technical information to feed into the humanitarian national level discussions.
To liaise with external stakeholders to ensure collaboration in the development and implementation of advocacy work for the Lebanon mission
Represent GVC demonstrating ethical and professional practices.
Identify training needs of the teams in the mission and create a plan to increase them to adopt protection standards in the regular programming.
Monitoring and Reporting
Participate in the preparation of periodical internal and external reports.
Update regularly and with precision all the internal follow up tools.
Produce a monthly Situation Report (Sit Rep) related to the activities under his/her responsibility and their analysis.
Report any problem or constraints and propose improvements.
Degree in Social Sciences, Education, international Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy.
At least 3-5 years of previous experience in the humanitarian sector, particularly Advocacy.
Programmatic experience on protection standards.
Understanding of policy change concepts, logic and dynamics.
Good analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner.
Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel.
PERSONAL AND INTER-PERSONAL SKILLS
Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic is an asset.
Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
Problem solving and conflict mediator.
Passionate in the job, flexibility and willingness to work long hours.
Ability to work in team with respect.
Being flexible and with the ability to adjust to changes and new requirements.
Demonstrated proactivity attitude and supervisory skills.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with reference L17 only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline.