18 May 2022

Advocacy Officer at Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO)

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Job Description


Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO) is a not for profit organization, that was founded in the year 2005 and acquired its official registration in November 2006, under the Non-Governmental Organization Act of year 2002 with registration number OONGO/1771, to operate in the mainland Tanzania. In its implementation, the organization focuses on enhancing capacities of communities to get organized, having their voices heard, rights recognized and respected and to influence local, national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control of natural resources for improved livelihoods.

In April 2022, EMEDO signed an agreement to collaborate with the Royal national

Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to implement the Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention Project

(LVDPP) in seven selected communities in Muleba, Musoma, Ukerewe and Nyamagana Districts. The idea to develop this project stems from the RNLI-funded research (2018) which showed that of 86 drowning deaths in 8 communities around the lake, 70 were fishers. Using learning from a 2021 RNLI socio-economic study of drowning risk and links to fishing practices, processing and sales, the project will co-design, develop and pilot drowning prevention solutions with the 7 communities. The project will employ a Human Centered Design approach to give voice to those left behind, reduce drowning risk, address marginalization and other inequalities, especially gender, and improve livelihoods. Impact will be amplified through a national drowning prevention network.

The Project will be implemented within 36 months period to bring about real change within the communities, building their resilience to drowning through specific actions at the local and national levels. It envisions stakeholders to take appropriate measures to reduce drowning in artisanal fishing communities around Lake Victoria by 2025.

To facilitate smooth implementation of this project, EMEDO wishes to recruit qualified, experienced, motivated and dynamic individuals in the following positions available;

JOB TITLE: Advocacy Officer (1 Post)

Work station: Mwanza

Reporting to: Program Manager

Duration: 12 Months / Renewable (full time)

Roles and responsibilities.

Consolidate all advocacy and communication work plans into one document and share with project management team
Work closely with project lead team to review national and international policy, instrument and provide recommendations as deemed necessary,
Support with technical advice on advocacy process to Project team and National Drowning Prevention Network.
Work closely with National Drowning Prevention Network (NDPN) in its basic and advanced roles
Provide advocacy technical support to project team to enable them communicate issues in the course of project implementation
Participate in data interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/interventions and develop communicative messages vii. Support and organize work related to policy review and provide recommendation accordingly.
Consolidate monthly report for National Drowning Prevention Network
Coordinate virtual meetings and documenting minutes

Qualification and experience

Bachelor’s degree in sociology, international development, communications, or a related field, with a minimum of three years working in advocacy fields, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent English writing and a demonstrated capacity to synthesize and produce standard minutes from virtual organized meeting.
Experience creating and disseminating versatile communications and advocacy products for global, regional, and national audiences, including for partners, policymakers, implementers, governments, and funders
Experience of working on fisheries sector/drowning orevention is added advantage

Note: Experience of working in fisheries sector (water safety and drowning prevention awareness and skills) will be added advantage to candidates for all posts.

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Method of Application

Submit your CV and cover letter describing your professional, skills and experience related to  [email protected] before 20th May 2022

Your application must be in a single PDF document.

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