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Plan International
Communication & Advocacy Assistant
Date:
24-Jul-2021
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Company: Plan International
BACKGROUND
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan has over 80 years’ experience and works in more than 75 countries across the world. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.
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Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991. Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to grow up physically and mentally healthy and ready to shape their future. We create an enabling environment and empower girls to be active drivers of change in realising their rights. We prioritise working with partners, and ensuring all of our work is evidence based

role PURPOSE
Support the Communication and Advocacy department with logistics and coordination of various activities at national and PU level.
S/he will be responsible with media (social media and traditional media) monitoring and archiving, coordination with PUs on dissemination of IEC materials and assisting national and field level implementation of the advocacy activities having close collaboration with various advocacy-based external networks and stakeholders.
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Dimensions of the Role
  • Media: Support media engagement and monitoring
  • Branding and Visibility: Works with designer at CO to support designing work for projects and PUs
  • Coordination with CO and PUs: Work closely with communication focals at PU level to support with communication activities
  • Advocacy: Assist the delivery of advocacy strategies in line with program and humanitarian context objectives
  • Youth coordination: Assist the coordination of youth participation on various platforms
  • Logistics: Assist with coordination of admin support and logistics

Accountabilities
  • Assist the development of the social media calendar and monitoring results both on both online and mainstream media
  • Assist with dissemination of produced materials to staff at PU and CO
  • Filing of Plan International media coverage reports and Newspaper cuttings
  • Storing and maintenance of communications materials such as publications, banners, DVDs etc,
  • Update information points with updated content
  • Support youth engagements in various platforms including IDG and Girls Taker Over
  • Assist the implementation of various advocacy activities at CO and PU level
  • Assist with preparations and coordination of key events and activities at CO and PU level
  • Support with department admin and logistical work
  • Preparing requests for stationeries and other supporting equipment in the department

Key relationships
Internal (High)

  • Communication and Advocacy at CO
  • Communication Focals at PU’s and Emergency Area
  • PU/CO
External (Medium)
  • Youth
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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Essential

  • University Degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline
  • At least 1 year of practical work experience/internship in Communications and Advocacy field
  • Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development, especially child marriage
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Strong community facilitation skills
  • Cultural sensitivity i.e. building and working effectively within a diverse working environment
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Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment
  • The work environment will involve frequent field visits (55%) and Office based work (45%), travel to Program Unit and other Plan offices for project support.
Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children, the post holder will require working with children in the project communities.