REGIONAL INFLUENCING & CAMPAIGNS MANAGER (INT3243)
Annual Salary and Benefits – Competitive package
Internal Job Grade – B2
Contract type – Fixed term two years contract
Reporting to – OI Regional Director or relevant designate
Staff reporting to this post – Media & Communications advisor
Locations – Tunisia
Annual Budget – No direct budget responsibilities
Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.
Facilitates the development and implementation of the Worldwide Influencing Network within the region and at national level in line with the Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN) transformational goals, the WIN National Influencing Standards and the regional vision for 2020 programmes.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Development of Influential Programmes and Campaigns through a One-Programme Approach 50%
- In line with Oxfam’s Vision2020 develop a clear strategy for the transformation of programming in the region towards influencing, supporting countries to transform their programme strategies, resourcing strategies, partnerships, ways of working and ensuring adequate capacity to run creative campaigns and influencing work that facilitates change
- In line with the programme vision for the region, and the individual OCSs for the countries, guide and support countries to develop influencing programmes that show the leap that is expected in our programme ambition, linking country-level goals to regional and global-level influencing or campaigning opportunities.
- Identify and organise support for the translation of the country strategies into effective v2020 programme designs and standards that have a one programme approach to advocacy and direct delivery at their core
- Support country leadership to develop appropriate ways of working that will ensure that they are externally focused and tuned to developments within their context ensuring the development of appropriate behaviours for influencing.
- Support countries to identify critical influencing, campaigning, advocacy and policy capacity gaps in country level long-term development and humanitarian programming and develop a plan of action that can support the development of such capacities.
- In line with country and regional ambitions to engage with campaign initiatives, facilitate the development and implementation of advocacy and campaigns at the country and regional level, ensuring regional and global linkages.
- Consistent with WIN standards, and the hallmarks of regional programmes, ensure that countries embed the standards in their country strategies and operating models and are regularly reviewing compliance to such standards.
- Consistently explore opportunities for regional and multi-country influencing/ advocacy and campaigns engagement/programmes that add value to the achievement of the programme goals in the region
- Support influencing in fragile states by building peer learning platforms
- Support capacity building across countries and at the regional level.
One Programme Influencing Support, including program leverage, campaigns and advocacy: 50%
- Act as advisor, conduit and facilitator between country teams and Oxfam’s four global campaigns: Rights in Crisis, Even It Up, GROW and the Enough campaign to end violence against women and girls. Participate in global campaign strategic development decisions as required.
- Provide guidance to country teams on good practice around power analysis, evidence based advocacy, public campaigning, effective messaging, risk assessment and ensuring the creation of clear and accessible tools and resources for teams to maximize their program impact through WIN
- In collaboration with the global Digital WIN and ICT for programmes teams, and the regional media and digital leads, explore the use of digital technology in our campaigning and programmes, supporting countries to scale up their ambitions in this area.
- Support countries to develop a wide range of influencing strategies that include advocacy and campaigns, effective networks, and partnerships with multiple stakeholders for the effective delivery of influencing goals ensuring linkages at regional and global level.
- Provide high level technical advice and support to managers, and facilitate the development of quality policy papers.
- Support in-country networks and regional networks to establish an environment of learning and sharing across the region, such that a knowledge management culture is encouraged and implemented and local capacity building occurs
- Stay abreast of and adjust to changing circumstances and understandings regarding international interventions and practices and anticipate, analyse and manage highly complex and diverse public policy issues and programme strategy, ensuring that the region’s ideas and approaches include the latest thinking
- Promote a culture shift in how advocacy, humanitarian, long term development and public engagement staff bring their skills together to achieve change at national level.
- Ensure adequate resourcing allocated within budgets to scale up influencing including advocacy and campaigns at national and regional level and support initiatives for resource mobilisation.
- Promote the integration of women’s rights into national, regional and global influencing including programme and advocacy and campaigning strategies.
- Drive the development and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning within national and regional influencing and campaigning initiatives, and in programs in general.
- Build relationships with external stakeholders and allies including donors, government representatives and other civil society organisations to increase influencing impact.
- Mobilise relevant global advocacy and campaign resources – money and people – in support for national and regional influencing strategies in a timely fashion
- Strengthen the relevance, legitimacy and downward accountability of our global influencing initiatives
- Forge meaningful links between local to global (also south-south)
- Provide and facilitate high level influencing support to regional programmes
- Provide fundraising support from an influencing perspective – ensuring that every funding proposal has a strong influencing component to it.
- Support the OI Regional Director in external representation, regional level representation and external engagement as required.
Key Behavioural Competencies
Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways
Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.
Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.