ADVOCACY OFFICER - PESHAWAR BASED
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.
Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment.
Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
The Advocacy Officer provides strategic support in advancing Pathfinder’s programming and leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Represents Pathfinder in external forums / meetings. Liaises with key stakeholders, including local governments, partners, and donors in achieving project outcomes.
Develops new programs and business opportunities. Supports advocacy initiatives for ongoing projects. Manages an integrated public policy program that monitors and responds to current and emerging trends in legislative and regulatory actions that affect sexual and reproductive health funding and policies.
Works on advocacy projects to enhance resource commitment and to raise the priority of a Health Department and population’s welfare program within the operational format of public sector undertakings supported by grant assistance.
Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and holds review sessions to observe progress against the objectives of the project and drives home the main points of improving commitment and resource allocation for Reproductive health programs within the province
Major Activities / Responsibilities
Advocacy Policy and Programming Strategy
Seeks to develop RH champions in advocacy, and facilitates policy communications and negotiations including government, women leaders, and civil society.
Works with Pathfinder leadership and program staff to determine organizational and advocacy and policy priorities. Works to influence the Government in program planning and allocation of resources / funds from approved project plans.
Fosters and facilitates relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders, including development partners, donors, Provincial government representatives, and the political class through the development of networks.
Ensures that the advocacy messages and communication tactics are disseminated in an effective manner.
Advocacy Planning and Implementation :
Provide support of Advocacy for improving family planning indicators in assigned Province, supports in design, implementation, and reporting related to policy and advocacy technical activities.
Supports advocacy team in communication among other organizations, especially RH groups, to ensure an informed and coordinated response to policies, and an increased engagement by country organizations in advocacy.
Advocacy Reports and Documentation :
Coordinate and assist the advocacy team in preparing RH policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments for Pathfinder programs.
Develops and shares reports with concerned officials
Serves as the public face for Pathfinder in the realm of RH advocacy policy. Facilitates stakeholder consultation and meetings at the local, national and subnational levels.
Represents Pathfinder in the RH policy area at the provincial level.
Learning and Development
Contributes to learning and sharing processes within the province to identify relevant advocacy and policy directions and build consensus among staff on key issues
Minimum Education and Work Experience :
Preferred Education and Work Experience :
Competencies / Attributes :
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies :
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies :
Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
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