Sightsavers Ghana Vacancies 2018

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18 Sep, 2018

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Sightsavers is recruiting an experienced professional to support our advocacy in the francophone countries. The post-holder will be to lead coordination advocacy support to Senegal, Mali and Cameroon, as well as supporting other French-speaking country teams. The role covers all of Sightsavers main thematic areas – preventing avoidable
blindness, disability rights and inclusive education – as well as crosscutting priorities such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The role will also support Sightsavers advocacy on SDG implementation at international level and ensure that Sightsavers’ work is rooted in the change it wants to see in social inclusion, inclusive education and eye health. The jobholder will work closely with colleagues in Policy and Global Advocacy to ensure that our advocacy is strategic and based on strong policy analysis.

Job Description

Job Title: Global Advocacy Adviser

Job Purpose:

To provide a link between the Sightsavers’ international advocacy and the advocacy work of country offices; advising and supporting the effective delivery of Sightsavers’ country level advocacy initiatives.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Francophone national level advocacy (40%). Provide technical support and capacity building to Sightsavers’ country offices in francophone countries – notably Senegal, Mali and Cameroon – with the development and implementation of strategic advocacy planning at national level. Lead on providing technical support to any Country Office as required, on advocacy to address systemic issues in eye health, inclusive education and disability rights.

This will include:

• Leading the advocacy components of proposal developments across francophone counties,
• Providing specialist support to country offices on day-to-day implementation of advocacy objectives in country offices
• Working with country offices to support reporting for donor funded country projects

2. International SDG advocacy (40%). Work with the Head of Advocacy to support the coordination of advocacy amongst partners, from the disability, health and wider development sectors, including through initiatives like Together 2030. This will include:

• Coordinating with the other Global Advocacy Advisers about delivery of Sightsavers’ SDG advocacy plan at national and regional levels
• Coordinating Sightsavers’ engagement with the High-level Political Forum
• Represent and lead Sightsavers work on specific projects with international partners, including Together 2030
• Working with colleagues in the Communications Team and the Campaigns Team to ensure that everyone in Sightsavers understands the SDGs and our role in delivering them

3. Provide technical expertise to multi-country project design (15%):

• Work with others in the Policy and Global Advocacy Team to produce analysis, information, materials and documentation to support the achievement of Sightsavers’ policy influencing objectives at national, regional and global level. Support the roll-out of tools for the measurement of advocacy in Country Office programmes

4. Engage in internal team processes as appropriate (5%):

• Work with the Communications team, where appropriate, to help raise the profile of Sightsavers messages, including through blogs and other relevant social media
• Contribute to organisational annual planning, reporting, meetings and representation where appropriate
• Contribute to broader organisational objectives and decision-making where relevant

Qualification Required & Experience


Jobholder Entry Requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

• Relevant academic qualifications in a social science
• Significant experience of working as a development professional with INGOs, especially of advocacy work
• Experience of building staff capacities to develop and deliver advocacy plans
• Experience of leading or coordinating advocacy efforts at national level
• Familiarity with policy development
• Knowledge of current issues and best practice in development particularly in health, education, rights and governance

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

• Ability to represent the organisation to external bodies
• Ability to think strategically and translate into effective action plans
• Ability to develop and implement effective advocacy plans and M&E systems
• Strong communication and relationship building skills with internal and external audiences

Core Behaviours:

• Communicating & Influencing
• Team Working
• Planning & Organising
• Change & Improvement
• Delivery and Implementation
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
• Ability to network and inspire others to collaborate
• Resilience, strong cultural sensitivity

Key Relationships:


• Global Policy and Advocacy team
• Senior management Directors
• Country Directors
• Global Technical Leads


• Government decision-makers and influencers
• Multilateral policy staff
• Alliance partners

Location: Accra

How to Apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to:

[email protected] Click Below To Download Application Form 

Closing Date: 23 September, 2018

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