International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a Regional Advocacy Consultant for their Central Africa Region. This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead advocacy efforts and drive positive change in humanitarian and development sectors.

About the Organization:

The IRC, founded in 1933, is a leading humanitarian organization operating in over 50 countries, responding to the world’s worst crises and helping millions reclaim their lives.

Position Overview:

The Regional Advocacy Consultant will develop and implement an advocacy strategy for the Central Africa Region, providing strategic guidance and support at country and regional levels.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Advocacy Strategy Development

  •    – Lead regional advocacy strategy and messaging
  •    – Develop policy positions and advocacy plans
  •    – Support country-level influence efforts

2. Internal Collaboration

  •    – Facilitate information sharing across programs
  •    – Serve as primary point of contact for internal communications

3. Policy Engagement

  •    – Develop regional and country-specific policy agendas
  •    – Produce analysis and position papers

4. Communications

  •    – Oversee production of external reports and materials
  •    – Contribute to press releases and regional products
  •    – Organize visibility-enhancing events

5. Spokesperson Role

  •    – Provide briefings to key stakeholders
  •    – Engage with international and regional media

6. Advocacy Engagement

  •    – Participate in regional and national dialogues
  •    – Maintain relationships with external stakeholders

Key Deliverables:

  • – Detailed workplan and revised deliverables list
  • – Assessment report on regional advocacy opportunities
  • – Report on existing advocacy initiatives
  • – Structured database for advocacy information
  • – Full Advocacy Strategy for Central Africa region
  • – Detailed advocacy work plan
  • – Awareness-raising resources (brochures, fact sheets, etc.)
  • – Communication and advocacy meeting reports

Requirements:

  • – Fluency in French and English (oral and written)
  • – 5-7 years experience in humanitarian, development, or foreign policy in Africa
  • – Proven advocacy and communications experience
  • – Excellent research, writing, and networking skills
  • – Knowledge of humanitarian systems and Central Africa context
  • – Understanding of international relief and development issues
  • – Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • – Proactive and able to work independently and in teams

The IRC is committed to:

  • – Upholding diversity, equality, and inclusion principles
  • – Creating a respectful and safe work environment
  • – Adhering to the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct

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