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  • Advocacy and Communications Assistant at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

  • Posted on: 8 August, 2019 Deadline: 14 August, 2019
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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Advocacy and Communications Assistant


    Location: Dutse, Jigawa State   Application Link

    Location: Kano State   Application Link
    Start date: As soon as possible
    Job Type: Full Time
    Direct Line Manager: Advocacy and Communications Manager, Dutse

    Objective 1

    • To Support the Advocacy Manager to Implement CDGP's Advocacy and Communications interventions for CDGP Phase II at Jigawa State

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Assist in organizing sensitization meetings, field visits with the state stakeholders to communicate the details of overall CDGP II programme objectives and activities with a specific focus on nutrition specific social protection.
    • Support in the engagement of all relevant MDAs to actively participate in CDGP activities
    • Ensure that all programme activities (including meetings, field visits and trainings) at State level are well supported and coordinated
    • Work closely with the Advocacy and Communications Manager and Project Manager to undertake/support a range of lobbying, communication and other activities.

    Objective 2

    • Support the documentation and reporting of the Advocacy and Communications Interventions in Jigawa State

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support in the collection of data and information to be used for case studies.
    • Capture, document and share good human interest case studies, programme lessons for wider dissemination to the advocacy and communications manager.
    • Support for weekly progress reports on advocacy activities, outcomes, lessons learned, best practices and challenges as related to the project at the state levels
    • Undertake additional task as requested by the Line Manager and Technical Supervisor

    Internal & External Relationship

    • Advocacy and Communications Manager Dutse: Direct report
    • Advocacy Manager, Abuja: Technical support
    • Project Manager: Collaboration and Coordination


    • All relevant MDAs in Jigawa state
    • Other partners: CSOs, Media, Local and INGOs


    • Diploma/NCE in Mass Communication or any social sciences related discipline with a major in Community Mobilization preferred
    • Any training on advocacy and Communications, social protection and Gender and Social Inclusion will be an added advantage

    Skills & Experience

    • At least 1 year experience in stakeholders engagement in the area of Advocacy and Communications
    • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
    • Experience in Nutrition and community-based programmes,
    • Experience in social protection and engaging Government
    • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills.
    • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
    • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO's staff
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work within a team setting
    • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience in photography


    • Experience in the International Non- Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
    • Previous experience with behaviour change communication programming or mobilization
    • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger programmes

    Method of Application

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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