Reports to: Advocacy Adviser, Lagos State.
To provide support to the Advocacy team on Policy
analysis, new Programme development, advocacy initiatives, strategy
development and pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of basic social
services with focus on the sustainability of the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative
and improving access to Child Health Services in Lagos state in general.
He/ She will work closely with the State Ministry
of health; Ministry of environment and relevant LGA departments to ensure
the Child health project objectives in Lagos state is achieved.
Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Development and Quality:
Support actively in the process of developing the
organization’s short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.
As directed, and particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related
barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity, undertake research
and analysis on possible new areas for SC programming.
Support the Advocacy Adviser to prepare concept
papers and other relevant documents, and initiate and describe project
ideas and initiatives in accordance with the country strategy, the current
contextual environment, the institutional capabilities of potential
partners, resource availability and funding sources
When working on specific high-priority initiatives,
the Advocacy Coordinator will support collaborative effort with senior
staff and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and
programme strategies, establishing new networks and partnerships, and
Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and
skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research,
analysis and advocacy into their work.
Contribute to development of advocacy strategies
proposal writing and fund raising
Communication and Representation:
Support representative efforts at local, national
and international levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required,
mainly in events relating to basic services (health and education)
programme. Represent SC UK and communicate SC UK’s public policy and
advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government,
international, national and local organisations as required.
Support the coordination of the drafting and
submission of strategic, planning and reporting documents, including but
not limited to strategy documents, the operational plan and annual reports,
and ad hoc requests for updates and reports from SC HQ and Regional Office.
Support the development and maintenance of a
professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC
Support the dissemination of important information
Support the Supervision of consultants involved in
writing project designs, case studies or reports, facilitating training
events, and conducting policy research, or other such contracted services.
Support the implementation of the governance programme
including quality control, negotiation with local partners, financial
management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting etc
Provide technical support to the Local Government
Coordinators and officers in achieving key advocacy objectives in
intervention Local Government areas (LGAs)
Take the lead in ensuring the establishment of
Child hygiene and Women Clubs in intervention LGAs
Skills and Behaviours(our Values in Practice)
Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of
High level of accuracy in work, and ability to
analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
Holds self and others accountable
Creating best-in-class EA function
Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with
their team, colleagues, members and external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Designing more effective admin systems
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency,
demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Skills and Experience
A development worker with postgraduate
qualification in social sciences related to the position in question.
Basic training in advocacy/campaign.
At least 4 years programming experience in policy
advocacy, stakeholders engagement and governance with I/NGO in Nigeria
Very good understanding of national policies and
strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria within advocacy and
Demonstrable management experience and very good
understanding of child survival issues, school health and common childhood
illnesses in Nigeria.
Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance and
health systems and political terrains
Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate
to federal, state, and LGA authorities
Prior Experience Expectations:
Building external networks
Governance and advocacy
Enhanced voice accountability
Training and Facilitation
Application Closing Date
24th November, 2017.
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