Legal Action Worldwide(LAW) - Regional Advocacy Coordinator

LAW is a unique non-profit network and think tank of human rights lawyers who provide creative legal assistance to individuals and communities who have suffered from human rights violations and abuses in fragile and conflict-affected areas

Role Overview and Responsibility
The Advocacy Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Department for Policy, Advocacy and Communication (DPAC) to promote LAW’s work and to increase visibility, promote key events and advocacy activities in country, in the regions, and globally.
The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:

Advocacy:
Report to Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research and to Programme Manager, without bias, on local and regional contexts, with regards to humanitarian, human rights, legal and security issues, to provide reliable information for further decision-making.

Support collection and analysis of data (briefing papers, talking points, reports etc.) to inform legal strategies and advocacy efforts.

Implement advocacy activities to influence others’ practices, policies, narratives, in order to bring positive changes for the benefit of LAW clients and affected populations.

Develop and maintain relationships with key interlocutors – authorities, local communities, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors, international stakeholders etc., to promote LAW’s priorities, concerns, and coordinate initiatives.
Organize discussions, training, briefings, monitoring/data collection, stakeholder mapping and current and future advocacy activities etc. and liaise with LAW colleagues accordingly.

Communications:
Support the Communications Coordinator in Geneva to develop a social media plan and identify various audiences for LAW’s social media channels, and plan how to increase LAW’s engagement in the region.

Support the Communications Coordinator in Geneva to design and implement a social media schedule, ensure content is planned well in advance for key activities, and proactively respond to breaking news.
Collaborate to populate the global social media plan, in coordination with the communications Coordinator.

Assist in the creation, and design of innovative, information toolkits (audio, digital) that will be used by Survivor Advocates for their field work.
Support the Communications Coordinator to maintain and update content for regional website pages.

Conduct field visits and interviews and take professional photos and videos for championing and profiling successful stories and social media posts.

In coordination with the Communications Coordinator in Geneva, collate information from the country programmes for the global newsletters and website content.
Any other task requested from the line manager.

About You
Masters degree or equivalent in political sciences, anthropology, social sciences, law, migration studies, human rights or a related subject.
At least four years professional experience working for a humanitarian organization or similar (e.g. NGOs, UN agencies, donors, human rights, government) in advocacy or related field (e.g. research, analysis, human rights).
Preferably two years of field experience in humanitarian settings.

Track record of strong advocacy experience: policy research/analysis/making, lobbying/diplomacy, strategy formulation, experience of influencing policy/practice change, representation, public communication.
Demonstrated experience in data collection (e.g. qualitative research, human rights monitoring, refugee casework etc.)
Excellent writing, research and analytical skills.
Good understanding of current humanitarian debates
Fluency in English (plus preferred working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy