15 Mar 2023

Srhr -Advocacy & Communication Officer On Nudor-Makeway Program at NUDOR

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Job Title: SRHR –Advocacy & Communication Officer on NUDOR-Makeway Program

Reporting ToR: Program Manager Rwanda

Location: Kigali 

  1. Background.

The National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda (NUDOR) exists to strengthen the voice of the  disability movement in Rwanda. NUDOR, together with its member Organizations, would like to ensure that  persons with disabilities can enjoy equal rights to which they are entitled.

Funded  by  the  Dutch  Ministry  of  Foreign  Affairs,  Liliane  Foundation,  represented  by  its  strategic  partner  NUDOR,  and  5  other  consortium  partners  will  start  with  the  implementation  of  a  programme  on  capacity building  in  advocacy  for  Sexual  and  Reproductive  Health  and  Rights  of  marginalized  young  people  with compounded (intersectional) vulnerabilities.

The intersectionality consortium is composed of WEMOS (Lead partner), Liliane  Foundation (represented in  Rwanda  by  NUDOR),  Akina  Mama  wa  Africa  (a  feminist  organization  based  in  Uganda),  the  Circle  of  Concerned African Women Theologians (feminists academics in Kenya), VSO and Forum for African Women  Educationalists  (FAWE).  The  intersectionality  programme  will  be  simultaneously  implemented  in  Ethiopia,  Uganda,  Kenya,  Zambia  and  Rwanda.  Learning  and  sharing  of  innovations  in  advocacy  for  Sexual  and  Reproductive  Health  Rights  (SRHR)  between  countries  will  be  an  important  aspect  within  the  programme.  Strengthening of civil society organizations and social movements will be an important methodology to reach  the objectives. 

NUDOR, as strategic partner of Liliane Foundation, will assure the programme is well implemented by advocating  for the rights of youth and other marginalized people to realize their full potential around reproductive health  issues  is  achieved.  NUDOR  will  therefore  hire  a  very  well  skilled  and  experienced  Advocacy  and  Communication Officer for this purpose. The present vacancy of a Advocacy & Communication is specifically  on capacity building in sexual and reproductive health advocacy towards youth with intersecting vulnerabilities, among which disability.

  1. Job Purpose:

To lead the implementation and successful delivery of NUDOR’s interventions on the Intersectionality SRHR Advocacy project in Rwanda over a 5-year period in line with the donor (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Liliane Foundation and NUDOR guidelines. The primary objective is to improve the capacity of Organizations of persons with disabilities and other specific CSOs to advocate for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of marginalized young people with disabilities and intersecting identities based on gender, race,

class and age.

  1. Key Responsibilities:
  • To promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) within the different Districts, partners, DPOs Development partners for rights of PWDs on  SRHR;
  • To develop and implement Advocacy and Communications strategies that further our goals;
  • To organize and execute a wide range of actions to influence policy according to the scope of our strategy, programs, and specific results-oriented projects;
  • To enhance the capacities of the early adopters’ MOs and POs on advocacy and Communication around SRHR;
  • Contribute to the develop of an Advocacy and communication strategies towards SRHR;
  • Identify opportunities to raise awareness of SRHR with relevant stakeholder based on advocacy strategy and communication materials;
  • Prepare communication materials and case studies to be used in advocacy work;
  • Capacity building efforts on advocacy and communication, including training related to advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Provide technical assistance to early adopters, MOs and POs to finalize a stand-alone advocacy and communication strategies and action plans;
  • Act as a focal point for advocacy and communication for the SRHR Project;
  • Identify champions, activists, youth and women groups at all levels;
  • Ensure that SRHR positive messages are delivered through champions, activists, youth and women groups
  • Support the development of national Behavior and Social Change Communication (BSCC) plans and the communication & comportment change plan (CCC) at the early adopters, MOs and community level;
  • Develop communications and media material to be published on website and NUDOR’s social media;
  • Liaise with the Resource Mobilization Team on issues and advocacy opportunities, including advocacy proposals for funding;
  • Assist in preparing speeches, articles and other public relations material;
  • Work with relevant staff to analyze the Indicators, including mechanisms to capture national advocacy efforts.

      4. Technical Competencies required.

  • SRH technical expertise;
  • University Degree in Public Health, clinical psychology, sociology/psychology or related degree;
  • A proven experience of at least 3 years in the field of SRHR advocacy and communication;
  • Proven Experience advocacy and communication towards inclusion of persons with disabilities;
  • Skills in training, monitoring and evaluation of health interventions;
  • Strong writing skills and report writing and Experience of working in the field in remote area;
  • Proven experience to work with persons with disabilities and or Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs);
  • Proven experience to work with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Good analytical and writing skills, including report writing;
  • Advanced computing skills, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Good spoken and written, Kinyarwanda, English and French;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Financial management skills;
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural and diverse environment in which NUDOR operates;
  • Supportive of a youth and women with disabilities’ right to choose and have access to safe abortion services;
  • Commitment to put equality, diversity and inclusion into practice;
  • Understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding including child protection, in a local, regional and international context.

Method of Application

Qualified  Candidates  (m/w)  should  submit  a  motivation  letter , CV, Copy of Degree  and  other  supporting  documents  in English to: NUDOR email, [email protected];  not later than 24th March 2023  at 1 pm. The application letter has to be addressed to the Executive Secretary of  NUDOR. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for written test and interview on 29th March, 2023.

NUDOR  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer.  Qualified  women  and  persons  with  disabilities  are  strongly encouraged  to  apply.  Only  shortlisted  applicants  will  be  notified  for  writing  exam  and  interview.

Kigali, 13th March, 2023

NSENGIYUMVA Jean Damascene

Executive Secretary

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