International Alert Advocacy & Communications Advisor (DR Congo)

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits based on International Alert’s salary scales.
Based: Kinshasa, DRC
Duration: From April 1st to September 15th, 2016

Alert is recruiting for an Advocacy and Communications Advisor for DRC (maternity cover). The post is based in Kinshasa, with frequent travel within the country and occasionally within the region.

The Advocacy and Communications Advisor leads Alert’s liaison office in Kinshasa. Working closely with the DRC Country Manager, she/he takes the lead on setting Alert DRC’s advocacy and communications strategy, producing advocacy outputs, supporting colleagues to develop and implement advocacy outputs and activities, networking on a regular basis with key policy-makers and donors in Kinshasa, collecting and analysing information relevant to political developments in the country, and identifying opportunities for collaboration with peer organisations and partners in order to shape and influence institutional policies and practices.

Educated to a higher degree or equivalent, with experience in a relevant subject, you will have substantial experience of networking, communications and advocacy on peacebuilding, gender and/or development issues in Africa. You will be able to demonstrate proven experience of producing high-quality advocacy outputs. Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of French and working knowledge of English is essential.

This post is a maternity cover and is open to Congolese and expatriate candidates who are already based in DR Congo. Please note that Alert will not cover relocation for a candidate moving to the DRC for this post.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note they do not accept CVs. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Wednesday February 24th at 5pm (UK time).

crossposted from PCDN

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