Advocacy Adviser, Africa

Center for Reproductive Rights

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified KSh Confidential
4 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

The Role:

 Reporting to the Senior Advocacy Adviser Africa, the Advocacy Advisor for Africa, will support the delivery of the Center’s strategic policy and advocacy objectives, working with key partners to build, strengthen and implement SRHR standards and norms regionally and internationally.

The Advocacy Adviser, Africa will be based in the Nairobi Office.

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical support and Norm building:

Lead in engagement with the regional and sub regional human rights mechanisms Provide technical support to regional human rights mechanisms and support special Mandates & procedures in executing their mandates as necessary. Support partner capacity strengthening for an increased engagement with Human rights mechanisms. Deliver a range of influencing activities including events, undertaking publications, drafting position papers and briefings, convening policy dialogue with policymakers, etc. Follow key influencing processes and provide briefings and updates as required to relevant Center staff and partners. Map out key influencers that the Center should engage with on the SDGs and AU policy processes working closely with the relevant partners and strategic allies. Represent the Center and engage with a range of key external stakeholders, including government officials, regional and global institutions, think tanks, academics, private sector and other key advocacy audiences. Draft and communicate analysis and insight of key policy and political trends and issues for internal and external audiences. Work with the Africa team to deliver the overall policy and campaigns strategy and organizational priorities. Track, monitor and evaluate the Center’s influencing strategies and contribute to team planning, budgeting, and annual reporting.


Lead in implementation of court decisions in the Center’s focus countries in Africa and collaborate with partners for implementation in the focal countries. Build relationships with relevant line ministries and legislators in Center’s focus countries in Africa Support partner efforts towards national level legislative and policy processes in the focal countries Coordinate strategic advocacy partnerships for purposes of implementation Support national level implementation of decisions and recommendations from human rights mechanisms (UN & regional) Undertake research to document and expose human rights violations/ to communicate impact of our work. Develop project agreements, as needed, and monitor activities and expenses relating to them.


Any other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience: 

Degree in law or other relevant degree required with 5 – 8 years professional and/or relevant experience. Knowledge of international human rights, women’s rights, Africa regional and global human rights mechanism. Ability to travel and, when required, to work outside normal office hours. Demonstrable Experience in : Successfully achieving advocacy objectives and achieving policy change, in the context of NGO influencing agenda. Designing and delivering successful advocacy strategies. Strategic understanding of the political trends, opportunities, and challenges in international development and of the African and international political landscape Designing and delivering successful advocacy strategies Possess excellent writing, editing.

Behavioral Competencies:

Develop & Manage Self & Others: Takes ownership of individual growth in order to achieve full potential; recognizes the value of direct reports and helps them develop their full potential while also achieving set objectives.  Collaboration (People First): Works intra- and/or cross-departmentally to support the goals and overarching strategies of the Center and its strategic plan. Feedback (Improve & Innovate): Actively engaged in feedback cycles: Gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors and direct reports about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams. Accountability: Follow-through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way.

Work Competencies:

Project Management: Works effectively on project teams in order to achieve long-term project goal and objectives. Problem Solve & Make Decisions: Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing and anticipated problems, using common sense to make timely decisions in order to reach the best solutions for the organization. Internal/External Focus: Anticipates internal and external partner’s needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions that align with overall goals and objectives of the organization. Communication & Influence: Communicates with and influences others to gain agreement and commitment to the strategic goals of the organization.

Compensation: The salary for this role is KES 5,400,000.00, and there is a generous benefits and PTO package. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Center is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all communities to apply. If you are excited about this role and unsure about whether your past experience aligns with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Our hiring processes and our work culture offer support and flexibility for staff with a variety of needs. Should you face an accessibility barrier in the application and interview process please let us know by contacting We will work with you to provide the accommodation that works best for you. 

To learn more about the Center’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), please visit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Center for Reproductive Rights

Learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to

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