Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vacancy of Director of Communications and Advocacy

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is a regional multi-stakeholder network that was established in response to a call by African Ministries of Agriculture for independent research evidence to inform agriculture and food security policy harmonization at regional level.

The FANRPAN Regional Secretariat based in Pretoria, South Africa seeks to appoint three suitable, qualified and highly motivated individuals for the following position:

Director: Communications and Advocacy

Provides communications and advocacy functions leadership for the organisation and charts the direction for the development, execution, integrity and organisation relevance and excellence by providing strong branding, communication, publications, public relations and event management support and advice.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Contributes to identifying important stakeholder relationships with relevant parties and takes account of the interests of stakeholders in decision making
Coordinates the development and planning of annual communications plan for the organization and in consultation with the CEO and other Directors
Ensures that the goals of the Communications and Advocacy function are aligned with the organization strategies and targets
Identifies mechanisms and processes that promote enhanced levels of constructive stakeholder engagement
Leads the development of a resource mobilization strategy and ensure its effective dissemination to FANRPAN nodes

Qualification & work experience requirements

A PhD Communications/Public Relations or relevant field preferred, but a Masters degree in a relevant field with vast experience in communication and resource mobilization will be considered
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience, working in communications and advocacy, media, at a national and/or international level preferable in the NGO sector.

These position is on a five year contract, offering a competitive remuneration package.
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Closing Date: 11th October 2013.