Advocacy and Campaign Officer

  • Date: 24 Apr 2024
  • Location: Kano, Nigeria
  • Company: Plan International
  • Location: Kano
  • Type of Role: Fixed-Term
  • Closing Date: 3rd May, 2024

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The opportunity

Plan International Nigeria with other partners will be working to support education and youth empowerment in North-West Nigeria by providing youth, in particular girls in rural underserved and nomadic communities, with access to inclusive gender and conflict-sensitive equitable quality education and skill development

The project, Accelerating Basic Education and Livelihood Opportunities for Children and Youth in North Western Nigeria, will also support the government’s efforts to address the challenge of out-of-school Children and Youth (OOSCY) through the institutionalisation of Accelerated Basic Education Programme (ABEP) 1 in the 3 project states. It will, in addition, support the efforts of the federal and respective state governments to empower youth with job creative skills through vocational training as well as address the barriers that girls and women face to access education and livelihood opportunities.

The project will, as part of its strategy, mobilise relevant stakeholders, and influence powerholders and all individuals, groups, institutions and agencies to ensure equitable access to education for the Nigerian child. It is against the background of the above that the position of Advocacy & Campaigns officer is created.

About You

We are looking for applicant with University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields. The candidate should have at least minimum of 3 years working experience in advocacy and campaign roles as well as experience in stakeholder management, mobilisation, and motivation to take action.

S/he should possess experience in influencing actions with good knowledge of community engagement, mobilization and mobilization for joint advocacy and campaign actions. The candidate should also have a Knowledge of youth work, youth groups and formations and their organising in the country.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; JD – Advocacy and Campaign Officer_Accelerating Basic Education

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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