The job of an Advocacy Manager involves overseeing the implementation of advocacy strategies of the organization. He/she must have extensive experience in policy, promotional and advocacy work.
Education/Experience Requirements A successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in management, development studies, public policy, or related areas and must have at least 3 years experience planning, managing and implementing advocacy projects.
Skills Excellent research and public-speaking skills, effective written and verbal communication skills; budgetary management skills; problem-solving, leadership, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; and advanced knowledge in computer applications. He/she must have initiative and be able to work effectively under pressure independently and with a team.
Specific work elements Leading and managing processes of a strategic advocacy plan; brainstorming with team members at all stages of plan formulation; recruiting and managing advocacy officers; supervising the work of outside consultants and suppliers; setting up financial systems and overseeing project budgets; proposing and lobbying initiatives for the organization; writing, publishing and disseminating advocacy briefs; developing policy work and activities; discussing and implementing organization principles; preparing and marketing proposals for fundraising projects; overseeing the fulfillment of donor-funded advocacy projects; revising policies related to advocacy; and preparing reports, among others.