BLP Regional Advocacy & Communications Coordinator
BLP Regional Advocacy & Communications CoordinatorRegion Middle East, Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across more than 30 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.
The BLP Regional Advocacy & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for updating and implementing a regional advocacy and communications strategy and action plan for the Better Learning Programme (BLP), based on NRC’s ambition to roll out this programme across new countries in the Middle East and raise the profile of the programme in line with the objectives set out in the advocacy strategy.
BLP was introduced in Palestine in 2012, in collaboration with the University of Tromso, and over the last 7 years, it has been successfully scaled up and mainstreamed in UNWRA and Ministry of Education schools. Based on the strong results in Palestine, and the high demand for PSS programming in the region, BLP was introduced in all other NRC Middle East programs, including Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon.
The position will support the production of quality advocacy and communications products by NRC country teams and lead on regional BLP initiatives. It will develop effective internal communications systems in coordination with country offices. The position will also be responsible for facilitating capacity building and knowledge sharing in the region’s country offices.
Role and responsibilities
The BLP Regional Advocacy & Communications Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
- Promote, advocate and raise awareness of NRC’s BLP activities, results and initiatives through a variety of communication vehicles
- Work with Regional and Country offices advocacy and media staff in the preparation of advocacy, media and communication plans and packaging around priority moments.
- In coordination with the Regional Media Adviser, other NRC media staff and PSS/SEL Adviser, regularly package and/or pitch NRC’s BLP stories (including research, newsworthy trends and success stories), ready to be placed in regional print and TV/radio outlets and social media.
- Prepare periodic reports and summaries (newsletters, factsheet etc.) for management/donors on BLP advocacy and communications activities.
- Coordinate with the Regional Media Adviser for the gathering, collection, distribution and archiving of all multimedia materials from country offices and the region for key media moments, and fill gaps at country office levels.
- Design, implement and enforce consistent communications standards, plans, templates and archiving across all countries in the region forming part of the BLP.
- Participate in regular regional media, communications and advocacy calls, meetings and workshops/conferences.
Important information regarding application:
In addition to a cover letter, please upload a writing sample of a piece of communications or advocacy work that you have done. This can be added to the attachments section of your application. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered.
Successful candidates will be invited for interview during the week of 15-19 December
We welcome applications from qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
We offer up to a 12 month contract.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Amman, Jordan
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start