Policy & Advocacy Officer at SOS Children’s Villages

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Policy & Advocacy Officer

Location: Edo

Position Overview

  • The overview of the role is to increase advocacy work and the profile of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria by leveraging its expertise as a Child Care & Protection Organization.
  • The Policy and Advocacy Officer is a varied role, requiring significant skills in networking and building relationships across a range of sectors, from politics, policy making, child protection networks, international aid organizations, religious groups and structures, and academia.
  • He/She will need outstanding document drafting/writing skills and the ability to communicate orally to a range of audiences from technical experts to ordinary people/stakeholders in the State.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake policy analysis and monitoring.
  • Use evidence from the field to communicate and advocate to stakeholders.
  • Lead the advocacy strategy for the Programme in the Edo State
  • Contribute to public and private debate on Child Care, Protection and youth related topics.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social science field.
  • Experienced in influencing and advocacy work including policy development and information on issues relating to children and young people.
  • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in Communication, Advocacy or policy related field.
  • Excellent analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Strong research, policy development and writing skills.

Application Deadline
7th October, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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