Uncategorized Influencing & Communications Manager – Somalia/Somaliland – ReliefWeb

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. This means that we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an international confederation of 20 organisations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. To read more about our values please visit our website at:
Oxfam Novib Somalia / Somaliland is looking for an Influencing & Communications Manager
Oxfam’s work in Somalia covers both humanitarian and development spheres, with much programming delivered in Hargeisa and eastern Somaliland, both directly and with partners. The humanitarian component focuses on delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security (particularly cash grants) and protection, in response to persistent, intense drought that has decimated livelihoods – primarily pastoralism, and caused mass displacement. The development component focuses on women and youth empowerment, economic inclusion, influence in decision-making and access to justice.
Oxfam’s influencing work focuses on the following key areas in relation to humanitarian, development and peace spheres, in addition to extensive ad hoc requirements:
Oxfam has a strong history of influencing work in Somalia, built upon our presence in Somalia since the 1970s. The success of our work is grounded in close collaboration with coalitions and local civil society, while acting upon strategic openings for influence. This includes extensive research, policy briefs, campaigning, and media and communications engagement, while also amplifying influencing efforts through Oxfam’s global networks.
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The Influencing and Communications Manager has a broad mandate overseeing campaigns, advocacy, research, communications, media and other related influencing initiatives of the Country Office (CO). This mandate is further broadened by working across diverse thematic areas mentioned earlier. The ability to balance such diversity of complex tasks is paramount for success in the role.
The CO has a new Influencing Strategy to accompany the overall 10 year Country Strategy, which was finalised in 2021. Influencing has greater prominence in the new Country Strategy, where the CO seeks to address systemic issues of injustice. The post holder is required to engage with a wide diversity of actors, including extensive civil society and government engagement in Somalia and Somaliland, global networks (Oxfam and others) and regional networks. This includes engaging allies and other stakeholders in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Washington, London, Brussels and other centres for strategic influencing. In line with Oxfam’s commitments towards localisation, the position also delivers technical and institutional support for local civil society on influencing, communications and related areas, with much of Oxfam’s influencing work being partner-driven, and then amplified by Oxfam. The position is dynamic and intellectually stimulating, and reports directly to the Country Director.
Attitude to the Role
Oxfam Novib is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. The salary range for this position is set in scale 709 with a salary range between € 3.235,= to € 4.976,= gross per month.
If you are interested please use the apply button. Your application must be received by 31 January 2022 at the latest.
Acquisition on the occasion of this vacancy is not appreciated.**
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