Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF intervenes around the world through operations of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.
Position: Policy and Advocacy Officer/full time
Responsible To: Protection Project Manager
Location: Ramallah Office, with frequent trips
Duration: 12 months (extendable)
The Policy and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, developing an advocacy strategy and participate in the design and conception of new projects. S/he will support strong linkages between Advocacy and Programs so that advocacy is evidence-based and program-driven and that programs are enhanced through advocacy. S/he will comply with and promote SIF policies and practice with respect to child protection.
The job includes, but is not limited to the tasks and objectives described below:
Develop the advocacy strategy
Ensure regular review, revision and implementation of the West Bank advocacy strategy, in coordination with the Program Coordinator and programs team, and the Head of Mission.
Liaise with key UN, NGO and other interlocutors in the country to ensure SIF has up-to-date information on the humanitarian situation and response in the country.
Undertake strong networking to continually inform, challenge, and improve advocacy messaging and tactics, investing in relationships and attending coordination meetings and forums
Working closely with the Protection program, provide analysis of how children (refugees and orphans) have been affected by the protracted crisis in the OPT, the policy responses and frameworks, as well as other factors such as UN coordination, funding for the response, security, and current and future challenges that have an impact on children and their access to humanitarian assistance, education and protection services.
Define SMART advocacy objectives
Ensure a strong power analysis of the relevant actors, targets at national and local levels, strong analysis of the relevant political, legal and juridical processes, and where opportunities for influence and leverage lie to update the advocacy strategy.
And if relevant, mobilize international advocacy support for these.
Define key advocacy messages and build SIF statements
Define appropriate advocacy activities regarding the previous analysis
Undertake and/or commission researches on specific issues to support SIF ‘s advocacy statements and prepare background briefings, fact sheets and reports on current projects related to key advocacy issue
Engage lobbying actions
Communication and public mobilization : when appropriate, use media and communication tools to disseminate our messages
Monitoring and evaluation
Define activities and results’ indicators
Ensure that lessons learned from monitoring and evaluation processes is used to improve delivery of advocacy work
University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. international relations, political science, law, development studies)
Excellent spoken and written Arabic and English
Relevant experience in advocacy and within an NGO/INGO
Strong analytical skills, strategic planning abilities and diplomatic skills
Experience drafting analytical and communications materials
Understanding of issues and context in the occupied Palestinian territory
Experience of working with international and local partners
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to build and maintain constructive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Experience of representing organizations, as a spokesperson, in lobby meetings towards diplomats and political representatives, and towards the media
Experience in development, project implementation, understanding of the project cycle
Familiar with International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
Knowledge of French is an asset
How to Apply:
Submit a resume in English only (word or PDF), and a cover letter, including three professional references (e-mail address and phone number must be included), and a date of availability to
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include exact position. Deadline to apply is February 18th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be only contacted.
Please submit only by email.