PUI humanitarian advocacy is mainly based on its own activities and that is why a substantial time must be spent in the field with colleagues, partners, and communities. Inputs from the field should be crosschecked with secondary data, analysed and conveyed in documents and materials. Therefore, most of PUI’s advocacy rotates around the humanitarian situation in the oPt with a focus on attacks on civilians and restriction of movements, mainly in Area C, and the Access Restricted Area in the Gaza Strip. PUI is actively participating on a number of advocacy coordination fora to bring its own perspective on issues and outreach in France, Belgium and the EU. In the last years PUI’s advocacy has been proactively engaging mainly EU, French and Belgian institutions through public & private meetings and events. Under the guidance of the Head of Mission, the Advocacy Officer is expected to lead the implementation of the advocacy strategies (internal and joint ones) and related activities, as defined in the relevant documents endorsed by PUI. The Advocacy Officer will constantly monitor and research about humanitarian needs and root causes of the latter, feeding the HoM and eventually other stakeholders with policy and analytical notes, concrete recommendations.
This position is under the line management of the Head of Mission, but entails a substantial coordination with the West Bank & Gaza Strip Field Coordinators and other colleagues in the field, as well as HQ, in close collaboration with the relevant external stakeholders. This position requires a substantial presence in the field both in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, estimated in at least half of his/her time. The position holder will, in some instances, be the one delivering the advocacy messages directly to the targets, but in other instances s/he will hand over or share that responsibility with the HoM or other relevant PUI colleagues (i.e. HQ).
Draft and operationalize an Advocacy strategy for PUI oPt Mission:
- develop an Advocacy Strategy for PUI in line with the overall country strategy as well as with broader advocacy efforts (HCT AWG, AIDA AWG, West Bank Protection Consortium among others);
- once validated, implement the advocacy strategy and all the deliverables related to the latter, by guaranteeing a timely delivery according to the timeframe of specific projects and/or relevant working groups;
- Support advocacy initiatives and ensure that they are included in the proposal development;
- Ensure that PUI staff (especially field and MEAL staff) understand and are able to feed our advocacy work with evidences and relevant information from operations.
Policy analysis and notes:
- Analyse political and normative frameworks affecting the humanitarian situation, brief and discuss the relevancy of the response and the positioning of PUI with HOM;
- Closely monitor relevant humanitarian and policy issues (i.e. media or statistical reports, databases and relevant literature) in order produce reports and suggest background notes or position papers to HOM;
- Draft policy notes (or/and other written deliverables) with concrete recommendations, based on evidences from the ground and sound secondary data, stemming from the IHL framework and in line with the humanitarian mandate of PUI, to be adapted to a wide range of audience (for government, donors and the diplomatic community among others).
- Develop advocacy products including publications (studies, fact sheets, infographics), audio-visual products, social media; and setting up a dissemination strategy for those advocacy products, ensuring the relevance and feasibility of targets;
- Guarantee the implementation, follow up and monitoring of all advocacy activities/deliverables, as defined in single projects or working groups;
- Monitor the political events / statements linked to oPt context and PUI programmes specifically, and flag them to the HOM.
- Contribute to lobby missions, jointly with the HoM, and relevant stakeholders. i.e. identifying suitable targets; arranging bilateral meetings and other types of events when relevant; preparing briefings with recommendations and asks; following up and keeping regular contacts, if relevant.
- Represent PUI and proactively cooperate with existing advocacy coordination mechanisms (AIDA AWG, HCT AWG, the West Bank Protection Consortium, etc.) and other relevant partners;
- Represent PUI in advocacy fora and media, as well as networking with donors, UN and diplomatic community as necessary for the strategy and under overall supervision of the HOM;
- Provide other public-facing advocacy products when strategic and relevant
- Jointly with the HoM, S/he will encourage and organize regular meetings and/or field visits with diplomats, donors and journalists located in Jerusalem / Ramallah / Tel Aviv. To do so, she/he will maintain regular contacts with journalists and suggest angles of coverage.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
-Master or post-graduate programme in political sciences, International Humanitarian Law and/or Human Rights.
- Specific studies related to the EU institutions
- Humanitarian / Human Rights
- Good knowledge of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
- Excellent knowledge and experience of the EU institutions and functioning.
- Knowledge of the political and humanitarian context in the oPt and Israel
- Proven ability to analyse complex policy issues, identify opportunities for influence, and articulate strategies to achieve policy change.
- Former experience in designing and implementing an advocacy strategy.
- At least two year advocacy experience in the oPt or related to the oPt
- Understanding of protection-related issues in the oPt
- Experience in policy development and formulating policy standpoints for an NGO
- Good knowledge of humanitarian agencies work and existing advocacy mechanism in OPT
Knowledge & Skills
- Excellent command in written and spoken English
- Proven capacity in working in a team, networking, influencing and federating actors around a common objective
- Public speaking skills
- Proven capacity to draft policy briefs
- Good analytical skills and capacity to present data in a clear & concise manner
- Ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks
- Strong and proven capacity in diplomatically working in a multi-cultural team
- English and Arabic
- Fluent, fluent
- French, Hebrew
- Pack MS Office
- Word, Excel Outlook, PowerPoint
- Graphic & Photo software are strong assets
Required Personal Characteristics
- Analysis and synthesis abilities (discernment, pragmatism)
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strategic and clear minded
- Motivated and determined
- Calm and stress resistant
- Strong & objective interest for the Israeli-Palestinian context: knowledge about the history of the conflict and the main trends is mandatory.
- Innovation : capacity to propose new visions, new tools for advocacy
If you believe you have volunteer spirit we are looking for, please submit your CV before July 23, 2020 by sending an email to:
The email subject line should include the following position name: Advocacy Officer.Th