CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
The primary role of the Advocacy and Communications Coordinator (ACC) is to facilitate communication flows to ensure that CARE decision-makers and key external stakeholders (including CARE implementing partners, disaster-affected communities, coordination forums, government bodies, and donors) receive the information they need regarding the CARE Somalia/Somaliland program in a timely way and format that is adapted to the target audience. This will require strengthening and streamlining existing information management systems to respond to demands from internal and external stakeholders. The ACC will also help to develop and implement an advocacy agenda at field level related to identified program priorities and together with the Program team, develop policy positions and advocacy messages to reach decision-makers.
The Advocacy and Communications Coordinator will support the Country Office efforts of effective communication and advocacy strategy alignment and implementation. S/he will play a significant role in shaping the external face and policy engagement of CARE and will work closely with program team members to ensure the development and dissemination of integrated, aligned, well-targeted, measurable advocacy messages and communications.
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