Advocacy & Communications Advisor, DRC (maternity cover) at International Alert

Alert is recruiting for an Advocacy and Communications Advisor for DRC (maternity cover). The post is based in Kinshasa, with frequent travel within the country and occasionally within the region.

The Advocacy and Communications Advisor leads Alert’s liaison office in Kinshasa. Working closely with the DRC Country Manager, she/he takes the lead on setting Alert DRC’s advocacy and communications strategy, producing advocacy outputs, supporting colleagues to develop and implement advocacy outputs and activities, networking on a regular basis with key policy-makers and donors in Kinshasa, collecting and analysing information relevant to political developments in the country, and identifying opportunities for collaboration with peer organisations and partners in order to shape and influence institutional policies and practices.

Educated to a higher degree or equivalent, with experience in a relevant subject, you will have substantial experience of networking, communications and advocacy on peacebuilding, gender and/or development issues in Africa. You will be able to demonstrate proven experience of producing high-quality advocacy outputs. Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of French and working knowledge of English is essential.

This post is a maternity cover and is open to Congolese and expatriate candidates who are already based in DR Congo. Please note that Alert will not cover relocation for a candidate moving to the DRC for this post.

Job title: Advocacy & Communications Advisor, DRC (maternity cover)

Location: Kinshasa

Duration: 1 April - 15 September 2016

Closing date: 24 February 2016