World Vision recherche un coordinateur national plaidoyer et relations publiques, Nouakcho, Mauritanie

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type : Employé à durée déterminée (durée déterminée).

Job Description :



Vision Mondiale est un organisme d’aide à l’étranger des enfants ciblés pour leurs bien être.

POSITION : Coordinator National, Advocacy and External Engagement

GRADE : 15



But du Poste :

To provide leadership in advocacy and external engagement for WV Mauritania including working with Technical and Programme teams and build their advocacy response capacity. The National Coordinator of Advocacy and External Engagement provides technical supervisory to the ITAW and HH Campaigns, Public relations, and CVA functions.


Major Responsibilities :

1. Advocacy Co-ordination/Integration-Internal :

  • Ensure that advocacy is implemented effectively as a ministry area and is integrated across other ministry areas including Ministry Quality, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) and Gender ;
  • Support APs in development and implementation of programme-policy initiatives such as CVA integration ;
  • Co-ordinate advocacy initiatives on strategic issues that affect multiple APs and the NO .ie ITAW and HH Campaigns , and CVA ;
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive advocacy integration skills development plan for all staff and partners including youths and children.

2- Advocacy  Implementation Plan  and strategic leadership :

  • Develop and implement a national Advocacy and External Engagement Implementation Plan, a framework for advocacy initiatives that contributes to achieving targets in the overarching NO Strategy ;
  • Provide strategic leadership and coordination in situations requiring urgent advocacy action within the NO ;such as the ITAW Campaigns, CVA and humanitarian Affairs advocacy ;
  • Provide policy direction to the NO including models and messages for evidence based policy influencing at multi level ;
  • Develop and facilitate Children and Youth Network development and engagement plan ;
  • Maintain current understanding of the political and policy context.

3- Capacity enhancement and advocacy support to APs :

  • Model best advocacy practice in the NO through Advocacy knowledge management and best practice ;
  • Promote the effective and meaningful participation of WV in  functioning and vibrant national networks in the area of advocacy & campaigning for children in the country ;
  • Oversee the replication of emerging advocacy good practices across APs and at national level ;
  •  Represent WVMRT in national and international high level events related to global, regional and national advocacy and campaign themes.

4 Public Co-ordination – External :

  • Develop and maintain an external engagement framework to ensure that WV is recognized as strategic partner for government, UN agencies and civil society organizations ;
  • Provide support to the Impact et partenariats stratégiques Senior Manager in directly engaging  senior government officials including parliamentarians, policymakers, the UN agencies and Civil Society Organizations in Mauritania in critical issues including the post MDG processes and community Resilience building in Mauritania ;
  • Support Impact et partenariats stratégiques Senior Manager and leadership team in engaging external individuals /institutions towards the development and implementation of child well-being strategic objectives.

5- Leading & supporting others :

  • Provide empowering and influential leadership to PR,CVA and ITAW Advisors in the following manner ;
  • Review and provide valuable feedback in their various strategies, performance objectives ,work plans and key reports (ASM , child wellbeing report, national advocacy annual report, news letters) ;
  • Provide hands -on support in key advocacy moments and programmatic for CP, Campaign and Gender capacity development processes at various levels ;
  • Resolve team difficulties ;
  • Promote innovation and organizational learning ;
  • Facilitate team work ;
  • Engage and motivate staff ;
  • Promote reflective practice ;
  • Facilitate action learning and reflection.

6- Resource mobilization :

Work collaboratively with the RAM unit to support programs  and WV partnership in mobilizing human and financial resources.

7 National advocacy annual report production :

Ensure that an effective and operational national advocacy data collection mechanism is in place :

  • Leads periodic review (every six month) of advocacy data from the local and national for community review ;
  • Share recommandations and conclusions ;
  • Use programme data to enhance advocacy work.

8- Others :

  • Perform other duties as assigned ;
  • Attend and participate in daily devotional meetings and weekly chapel and other community and team building initiatives organized by the organization.


Critical Success Factors :

Effectiveness of the National Coordinator of Advocacy and External Engagement will be measured by :

  • Evidence-based interface with NOs, APs and communities (that is, face the customer) ;
  • Evidence-based learning application at AP and community levels ;
  • Resource mobilization effectiveness ;
  • Knowledge transfer to APs and enhanced quality of technical support to APs ;
  • Evidence-based impact on child well being ;
  • Innovation and creativity in delivery and towards program quality improvement ;
  • Improved integration and coordination with APs activities ;
  • Extensive value-added linkages and networks.

Qualifications :  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience :

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in development studies, social sciences or related field ;
  • At least, three  (3) years of relevant professional experience including development and implementation of advocacy or campaign strategies, both within the country and across multiple countries, preferably in West Africa ;
  • Proven experience to facilitate networks and institutional learning ;
  • A solid understanding of CRC reporting mechanisms and global / regional aid and policy priorities relevant for children ;
  • Excellent training and coaching delivery skills ;
  • Experience of working with local, international and social media for campaigning and advocacy purposes ;
  • Management of organizational relations to with other organizations through networking and alliances ;
  • Representational experience at national and international level ;
  • Strong competencies to plan, prioritize, and ability to deliver to tight deadlines and budgets ;
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills; demonstrated skills to present in public ;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills – fluent in English, and in French ;
  • Travel requirements – this position entails a minimum of 30% travel both within and outside the NO.

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training :

Other requirements :

Working Environment / Conditions :

  • Work environment ;
  • Travel ;
  • On call ;

Applicant Types Accepted : Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted.


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