Job Title: Advocacy Officer (focusing on Sudan)
Location: Flexible but preferably Kampala, Uganda
Reporting to: Executive Director
Contract duration 6 months, full time, extension subject to funding
Terms and Conditions This position is offered on a full time basis (with the possibility of half time for the right candidate) and includes salary commensurate with experience plus benefits including health insurance and 22 days leave per year in addition to relevant public holidays.
Job Outline: As part of a small but committed team of human rights advocates, the Advocacy Officer will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing advocacy strategies to support the work of both IRRI and our partners. With an initial focus on increasing the reach and impact of our advocacy work on Sudan (and on the crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile in particular), this role will include identifying opportunities to promote the work of IRRI and our partners whilst also establishing links with relevant policy makers at the international, regional and national levels. It will also identify opportunities for public outreach in the region and internationally. Whilst primarily working with the Capacity Building Project Manager, the Advocacy Officer will report to IRRI’s senior management. This position will require regular regional and international travel.
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