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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
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  • We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled. We are non-governmental and non-denominational. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted par...
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    Policy & Advocacy Officer


    Position Overview

    • The overview of the role is to increase advocacy work and the profile of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria by leveraging its expertise as a Child Care & Protection Organization.
    • The Policy and Advocacy Officer is a varied role, requiring significant skills in networking and building relationships across a range of sectors, from politics, policy making, child protection networks, international aid organizations, religious groups and structures, and academia. 
    • He/She will need outstanding document drafting/writing skills and the ability to communicate orally to a range of audiences from technical experts to ordinary people/stakeholders in the State.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Undertake policy analysis and monitoring.
    • Use evidence from the field to communicate and advocate to stakeholders.
    • Lead the advocacy strategy for the Programme in the Edo State
    • Contribute to public and private debate on Child Care, Protection and youth related topics.

    Requirements

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social science field.
    • Experienced in influencing and advocacy work including policy development and information on issues relating to children and young people.
    • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in Communication, Advocacy or policy related field.
    • Excellent analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
    • Strong research, policy development and writing skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SOS Children Villages on www.sosvillages-nigeria.org to apply
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