About the job
The Advocacy Advisor will be responsible for engaging key
stakeholders to work on a diverse range of policy issues that impact the
effectiveness of humanitarian programmes in support of the most vulnerable
populations in Yemen. Accordingly, the Advocacy Advisor will guide DRC’s
strategic positioning, technical policy development and implementation of
advocacy work in Yemen.
Under the supervision of the
Country Director, the Advocacy Advisor will be responsible for the
implementation of the DRC Yemen’s advocacy strategy and to further develop DRC
Yemen’s advocacy work. The Advocacy Advisor works closely with DRC’s regional
and global advocacy teams as well as being the focal point for DRC Yemen on
and update advocacy strategy, talking points, topline messaging, briefing
papers, advocacy reports and other advocacy asks for the local DRC team
on the implementation of the DRC Yemen advocacy strategy
up on the implementation of DRC’s Communication strategy and communication
commitments with support from the regional office
in and support the relevant working groups of the Yemen based INGO
network, including supporting the planning and drafting of relevant
inter-agency products such as key messaging, public statements, high
profile letters, briefings etc.
up to date on key issues at the national and regional level, through
engagement with relevant stakeholders
the SMT to relevant policy developments and provide analysis and input for
various inter-agency meetings such as the Technical Monitoring Group, the
Humanitarian Country Team and others.
the Head of Programmes and Technical Coordinators to articulate priority
advocacy objectives and develop programme-specific advocacy strategies. In
addition, work with Sector Managers, Technical Coordinators and Area
managers on key issues within clusters, working groups and area specific
to the DRC’s global and regional advocacy strategies and initiatives,
ensuring that the DRC Yemen specificities are reflected and captured.
in, and conduct research to prepare for global advocacy joint calls on
Yemen and provide information and advocacy messages relating to the Yemen
Representation & Communication
with key UN, NGO and other interlocutors in country to ensure DRC has up
to date information on the humanitarian situation and response in the
with the region and HQ on shared advocacy messaging and campaigns
strategic relationships with media outlets to ensure push of key advocacy
messages and communication materials.
in developing messaging for and actions around key national policy
responses and frameworks, as well as other factors such as UN
coordination, protection concerns, funding for the response, security and
current and future challenges that have an impact on displaced populations
and their access to humanitarian assistance and protection services;
networks of key informants and stakeholders in country
DRC in advocacy-related and (as relevant) regional fora related to
advocacy or as otherwise delegated by the CD, including the Advocacy
and supervises the daily activities of communication and advocacy team
to recruitment, capacity building, and performance appraisal of members of
Required experience and
All DRC roles require the
post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient
Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for
Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and
professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct,
including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
least 3-5 years' experience working in advocacy on humanitarian issues,
refugee rights, human rights, and/or development issues.
of influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development
and information provision in humanitarian issues.
skills in advocating towards government officials.
of and strong skills in developing and implementing humanitarian advocacy
strategies and campaigns.
of human rights, international humanitarian law, rights-based programming,
and protection principles
of UN and donor operations at country and regional level.
of political and humanitarian context in the region and/or in Yemen
experience in context analysis
in producing and/or supervising production of communications materials
degree in human rights, social sciences, media, or related discipline is
degree such as Masters or a combination of disciplines, is advantageous.
proficiency in spoken and written English. Arabic is considered an asset.
Yemen’s Senior Management Team
Representation offices in Brussels and Geneva
Global External Secretariate
and International NGOs
and representatives of stakeholder states