The Advocacy Manager will take the lead and manage the OPCU portfolio on advocacy at the global, regional and local levels. Working closely with the OPCU Deputy Director, he/she will lead the development and implementation of the OPCU’s advocacy strategy for increased political and financial commitment, including from the private sector, to ensure quality, updated CIPs are resourced and implemented in the nine OP countries.
The Advocacy Manager will regularly address donor organizations to mobilize additional resources and ensure a better alignment of said resources with the countries identified needs. He/She will also advance OP efforts to hold governments accountable for their commitments through strategic coordination with civil society coalitions, FP2020 country focal points, and the many regional advocacy initiatives such as Advance Family Planning (AFP), Population Action International (PAI), Equilibres et Population (EquiPop), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP).
The Advocacy Manager will coordinate shared advocacy events and activities, and will encourage complementary advocacy activities in West Africa. To this extent, he/she will be the primary contact for the organizations intervening in this area to coordinate and leverage resources and expertise.
The Advocacy Manager will report to the OPCU Deputy Director and travel 30% within the WA region and internationally on occasion.