Advocacy Officer

at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted March 6, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


The purpose of the Advocacy Officer position is to implement the country advocacy strategy through delegated tasks and functions, under the management and leadership of the Advocacy & Media Manager. The Advocacy Officer may also manage organisational relationships with Sudanese research, civil society, and policy/law-making communities. Note that this position is only for (Sudanese).

Role and responsibilities

    • Support primary data collection and secondary data review activities, relevant to NRC Sudan advocacy strategy
    • Work with NRC programme field teams to help identify potential areas for advocacy
    • Policy and media analysis, and systems analysis of humanitarian/displacement problems
    • Engagement with domestic policymakers and lawmakers, through correspondence and advocacy meetings
    • Engagement with Sudanese civil society and research communities
    • Draft background and talking point documents, including for senior staff advocacy meetings, and occasionally support these meetings with interpretation
    • Draft internal and external reports, papers, and briefing notes


  • Deliver presentations on policy and advocacy issues to internal and external audiences


  • Either a graduate (bachelors) or minimum of two years professional experience
  • Experience from working on policy issues or advocacy
  • Documented results related to the position's responsibilities
  • Advanced level of written and spoken English
  • Experience of policy analysis or engagement in Sudan
  • Linguistic skills in languages in Sudan, including minority languages (e.g. Fur)
  • Knowledge of displacement (refugee, internal), conflict, and humanitarian action
  • Interpersonal skills suitable for advocacy meetings, representation, and presentations

Females are highly appreciated to apply

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

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