Advocacy Officer - Peshawar Based - KPK
Pathfinder International
DHA , Karachi, Pakistán
3d ago

ADVOCACY OFFICER - PESHAWAR BASED

Pathfinder Overview

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.

Job Summary

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.

Relationship Management

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

Brand Ambassador

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 :

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, public policy, or related field
  • 5 years of experience working in public policy or policy advocacy with an advocacy organization or an organization that implements international health and development projects.
  • Preferred Education and Work Experience :

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, public policy or related field
  • Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles and practices
  • Competencies / Attributes :

    Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies :

  • Politics and Legislative Process : Foundational knowledge of countries' politics and legislative processes.
  • Advocacy : Advanced advocacy skills with advocacy assignments and tasks in the development sector projects.
  • Public Sector Budget Process : Advanced knowledge of the budget formulation process of the public sector.
  • Software Applications : Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Project Management Planning and Management : Proven ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives. Ability in facilitating meetings with key stakeholders
  • Minimally Required Organizational Competencies :

  • Languages : Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language.
  • Communication : Good oral and written communication skills using different forms of media.
  • Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, and maternal, and child health services.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills : Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning, and Multi-tasking : Organizational and planning skills, project planning, and management skills.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.

  • Self-Management and Teamwork : Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes, and procedures,
  • Confidentiality : Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.
  • Other Information :

  • Travel required (40% or less)
  • Uses cellular and office phones, laptop,s or desktop computer
  • This job description format focuses on the main duties of the position and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.
  • Duties can and will change to meet the changing priorities of the department and organization.
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