Advocacy and Communications Coordinator

Acción contra el Hambre España

Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action Against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting for its Jerusalem office a

Advocacy and Communications Coordinator

The Advocacy and Communications Coordinator will work as part of the Action Against Hunger oPt Mission to develop strategic advocacy and contribute to the overall programs of Action Against Hunger in the country.


  • Manage the implementation of the Action Against Hunger oPt advocacy strategy. Work in close coordination internally with the programme and MEAL teams, and with HQ, while reinforcing external partnerships and ACF positioning in different fora.
  • Manage the implementation of the communications strategy and oversee the development of communications content. Manage the communications plans within grant agreements and ensure donor requirements are met in a timely and quality manner.
  • Represent ACF in external coordination groups and with key diplomatic stakeholders.

Key activities

Objective 1: To operationalize the advocacy strategy for OPT, including by establishing relevant collaborations for its implementation and ensure the coherence with organizational new ways of working and global initiatives:

  • Represent Action Against Hunger in high level fora in oPt including: HCT Advocacy Working Group, AIDA advocacy sub-committee working group, WBPC AWG, Legal Task Force, WASH Cluster and FSS Cluster.
  • Guide advocacy strategy development and priority setting for aforementioned working groups, ensuring views of Action Against Hunger are represented and included.
  • Develop Action Against Hunger yearly advocacy Action plan.
  • Responsible for advocacy initiatives when appropriate, in multiple programs as well as co-coordinating advocacy work for Action Against Hunger for both the West Bank and Gaza
  • Guide strategic direction of advocacy initiatives for Action Against Hunger including actively seeking funding for these through proposal development.
  • Provide strong support to the field teams with regards to the implementation of the new ways of working of the organizations by consolidating the linkage between advocacy and operations department (MP1).
  • Ensure the coherent contribution of the mission advocacy strategy to the global advocacy initiatives of the Action Network Against Hunger (Hunger and Conflict, Triple Nexus).
  • Engage with communication department on the release of press release and relevant communication project.

Objective 2: Conduct research and lobbying on root causes of vulnerabilities faced by our beneficiaries/right holders and by the mission in the discharge of its humanitarian mandate. and action.

  • Work closely with Action Against Hunger Bases, Protection Coordinator and Technical Coordinator to conduct field visits in areas of operation verify generate evidence on practices, humanitarian needs, responses implemented, and remaining gaps to feed evidence-based advocacy.
  • Monitor closely relevant humanitarian and policy issues, including media reports, surveys, statistical reports, databases, and relevant literature, as needed for the production of reports and background/position papers.
  • Generate and promote recommendations related to policies and practices based on Action Against Hunger generated findings and experiences by engaging with relevant stakeholders. Identify the key linkages among Action Against Hunger programming, root causes of vulnerabilities and potential consequences of deterioration of the humanitarian situation in oPt.
  • Support the Bases in implementing, at the local level, advocacy initiatives and operationalization of the advocacy strategy and action plan.
  • Analyse political and normative frameworks affecting humanitarian situation in oPt.

Objective 3: To liaise with external stakeholders and ensure collaboration in the development and implementation of advocacy work for the OPT mission.

  • Mapping of key stakeholders and conducting regular power analysis to identify direct and intermediate targets.
  • Liaison, networking and building relationships with donors, UN and diplomatic community in oPt as requested and under overall supervision of the Country Director.
  • Work closely with Advocacy desk in headquarters, under overall supervision of the Country Director, to develop advocacy initiatives, messaging, and materials in line with advocacy priorities in both headquarters and oPt mission.
  • Production of advocacy materials for use by Action Against Hunger HQ and ensure oPt Advocacy priorities are fed back to headquarters in line with organizational mandate.
  • Regularly engage with AAH advocacy network by attending Middle East call but also by sending alert and organising meeting with them.

Objective 4: To contribute to the mission information management strategy and its implementation at mission level.

  • Contribute to the development of the mission Information management strategy in cooperation with MEAL unit, Operations team, technical/program units.
  • Establish exchange of information between MEAL unit, advocacy team, technical/program units and Information management considering different levels: activities/project; project/mission
  • Provide Advocacy training refresher to each base.

Objective 5: Implementation of the oPt communications strategy.

  • Guide the development of the communications plan in line with the oPt Mission Communications strategy.
  • Oversee the quality control of communications products, including the management of the validation process.
  • Ensure coordination with the ACF Middle East Communications Group on social media posting.
  • Manage the Communications and Advocacy Officer, including the setting of objectives, approval and oversight of workplan development and implementation.

Candidate description

  • Master’s degree in law or any other related field.
  • A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of international humanitarian law, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner.
  • Must have strong drafting and verbal communications skills; research and analytical skills; ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years’ relevant professional experience in advocacy, communications and working in Humanitarian and/or development aid.
  • Good knowledge of the oPt context. Previous working experience on oPt desirable.
  • Proven experience of influencing skills to achieve policy change.
  • Proven track record of achieving international media coverage, both traditional and new media.
  • Solid understanding of the global dynamics: Triple Nexus, CT measures, Grand Bargain, conflict sensitivity.
  • Knowledge of Emergency response and Clusters.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and coordination skills, and an ability to work independently and as a part of a team to deliver under tight deadline.
  • Strong negotiation skills and capacity to promote consortiums and partnerships.
  • English compulsory, Hebrew/Arabic desirable.
  • Good skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • International mobility with the ability to travel to West bank and Gaza and stay overnight.

How to apply

We offer immediate Incorporation into a multicultural, professional and innovative organization with the possibility of participating in projects with high social impact.

  • Contract Length: 12 months with possibility of extension.
  • Base: Jerusalem office with regular trips to Hebron and Gaza.
  • A compensation package estimated at 53,323 EUR gross/year consisting of:
  • Salary: 38,323 € gross/year divided in 12 payments.
  • Benefits package * estimated at 15,000 euros / year paid directly by the organization that includes:
  • Insurance for the expatriate (health, life, repatriation, travel etc.).
  • Travel allowance for breaks: up to 365 EUR.
  • Per Diem of 215 euros for each break.
  • Annual leave return ticket.
  • Accommodation in guest house or payment of an allowance covering partially an individual rent.
  • Return ticket to the mission.
  • Child allowance per child (under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action Against Hunger-Spain)
  • Adapted professional career where talent and motivation are recognized. Continuous training in both technical skills and competencies.
  • 25 days paid leave per year.



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