Advocacy Liaison Officer: Apply Now!

Advocacy Liaison Officer: Apply Now!

ADVOCACY LIAISON – POLICY & ADVOCACY TEAM

 The Advocacy Liaison officer will develop, organize and execute a wide range of activities to influence policy according to the scope of TIPNG programmes, and specific  results-oriented projects. The Officer will carry out policy analysis and the develop position statements of TIPNG for advocacy.

Generic Responsibilities

  • Adherence to TIPNG policies and guidelines
  • Prepare and develop reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents – online and offline
  • Live and breathe the values of TIPNG within and outside of the organisation and throughout all work carried out on behalf of the organisation
  • Actively seek Membership for TIPNG amongst Policy & Advocacy stakeholders

Specific Responsibilities 

  1. Team Tasks – Support the Policy & Advocacy Officer with day-to-day work of the Team by:
  • Working with the Policy & Advocacy Officer in keeping minutes of all stakeholder meetings and preparing team reports for donors, board and when required by Management
  • Organising events and meetings to ensure the Advocacy Plan is active and progressing
  • Working with the Officer to develop and maintain document control for the Team
  1. Research & Campaigns Tasks – Support the Deputy Director – Policy & Advocacy in providing the evidentiary basis for TIPNG Campaigns, by:
    • Implementing the Advocacy Plan
    • Conducting analysis of existing research literature and produce briefs for campaigns
    • Reviewing legislation and policy documents to produce briefs for campaigns
    • Developing campaigns with clear objectives based on research and TIPNG Strategy
    • Monitoring the impact of TIPNG research and campaigns to improve future interventions
    • Maintain Policy and Advocacy document library for use by colleagues
    • Keep colleagues informed of positionson issues and campaigns
    • Maintain record of positions on issues and campaigns
  1. Liaison Tasks – Coordinate work within TIPNG to strengthen advocacy outside the organisation
    • Responsible for liaising with Communications Team on Campaigns
    • Ensure the Team is consistently using key messages from the Communications Plan and the Advocacy Plan in Campaigns and team activities
    • Consult within TIPNG so as to share TIPNG’s position on campaigns & relevant issues and to represent the organisation in forums
    • Support engagement with stakeholders, for activities external to the Team
  • Provide relevant content for dissemination to stakeholders
  1. As and when required
    • Attend meetings on behalf of Deputy Director – Policy and Advocacy
    • Assist counterpart TIPNG Core and Programme Teams with specified tasks and activities
    • Assist TIPNG Board and Management with specified tasks and activities

Skills required

  • Demonstrable experience and achievements working in and advocating towards multi-stakeholder platforms and processes
  • Experience in stakeholder mapping and strategizing according to policy objectives of different projects
  • Experience in policy analysis, lobby and advocacy working with sub-national, national, regional and global dimensions
  • Good understanding of political affairs and international institutions dynamics Papua New Guinea and the Asia Pacific region
  • Ability to quickly understand and absorb new topics, issues and disciplines and distil relevant advocacy strategies from them
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical briefs and to quickly understand and absorb new topics, issues and disciplines and distil relevant advocacy strategies from them
  • Proven ability of multitasking and producing quality results within tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and project management skills; team player and facilitator
  • Analytical, decision making and presentation skills with excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Time management and organisational skills with experience working in a not-for-profit organization
  • Good computer proficiency and knowledge MS Office Suite

APPLICATION CLOSE: Friday 20 September 2019, 5:00pm

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