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Regional Policy And Advocacy Officer-Africa at Career Options Africa

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, March 14, 2024
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Regional Policy And Advocacy Officer-Africa
Regional Policy And Advocacy Officer-Africa at Career Options Africa March, 2024
Background Information
Career Options Africa Group is a HR Consultancy firm specialized in Recruitment, HR outsourcing and Immigration support in Africa with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Nigeria, South Africa and South Sudan.

Our client, Caritas Africa is an International Non-Profit Charity Organization headquartered in Lomé, Togo; whose function is to promote cooperation and harmonize the work of Caritas members of the Africa Region, in conformity with the priorities determined by the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CI). They are looking for a seasoned individual to join their team in the position of Regional Policy and Advocacy Officer to be based in any country in Africa apart from Kenya and Togo.

As the Regional Policy and Advocacy Officer, you will work closely with Caritas Africa member organizations, other Regions of Caritas Internationalis, Caritas Africa Advocacy Committee Members, civil society networks in Africa, Europe and beyond, Religious Congregations and Continental Catholic Bodies such as SECAM. You will also engage with Continental and Global institutions such as the African Union, European Union, United Nations, Continental civil society networks and other like-minded faith communities.

You will be committed to strengthen the voice of the Catholic Church in Africa on issues of social justice; be a clear communicator, relationally focused and able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have experience in policy development and advocacy at grassroots and continental level and will be able to develop, deliver and monitor advocacy work across a broad and diverse network.

Policy and Advocacy Strategy
  • Implementation Developing of the Caritas Africa 2024-2027 Regional Strategy on Advocacy and harmonizing it with the SECAM’s and the Caritas International’s strategy.
  • Coordinating the implementation of advocacy strategies in Caritas Africa’s key areas (Democratic Governance and Leadership responsive to Human Rights; Public Debt Management, Food systems and Climate Change; Human Mobility (international, internal, economic migrants, asylum seekers, all included).
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Caritas Africa Advocacy Strategy, including development of appropriate tools.
  • Coordinating the development of Caritas Africa policy positions including statements and policy briefs.
Organizational Representation
  • Representation of Caritas Africa’s policy positions externally through participating in international meetings/conferences across Africa or internationally.
  • Regular participation in conference calls and webinars.
  • Represent Caritas Africa or CIMOs in other meetings as delegated.
Advocacy Accompaniment
  • Accompanying different Caritas Member Organizations and Focal Points both remotely and in person in advocacy strategy development, implementation and monitoring as well as policy formulation.
  • Organizing meetings, conferences and training sessions as needed.


The job holder should have the following qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in international development, Diplomacy, International Relations, or related field. A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Evidence of five years’ experience in International Advocacy targeting decision makers in the: African Union, European Union, the UNFCCC, Governments.
  • Experience in multi-sector program design for advocacy, including rapid assessment.
  • Experience working with local partner organizations; faith communities and civil society networks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Caritas Internationalis Guidelines on Advocacy.
  • Good knowledge of Ecclesial networks, including Caritas and advocacy actors in Africa.
  • Ability to cultivate good relationships of fraternal cooperation with the local Church structures, the representatives of the sister member organizations of Caritas Internationalis supporting programs of Caritas Africa, the 46 member organizations of Caritas Africa and other partners sharing the vision, mission, work values and principles of Caritas.
  • Experience with advocacy team leadership, program design, proposal development, administration and financial oversight, campaigns coordination.
  • Proposal development (proposals and reports) writing skills.
  • Proficient in security protocols and management of advocacy programs in insecure environments

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for coaching, mentoring and on the job training.
  • Be a Christian, preferably a Catholic.
  • Preferred candidate should be within the age bracket of 35-45
  • Proven facilitation, planning and coordination skills.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments
  • English language proficiency (spoken and written).
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Portuguese is a bonus.
  • Ability to live and work in disaster affected areas.
  • Ability to deploy on short notice (within 48-72 hours) when needed.

We are offering a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates.

Visit and for more details on this position.
Send CV only to by 29th March 2024 subject heading, as REGIONAL POLICY AND ADVOCACY OFFICER- AFRICA. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and qualified candidates called for an interview as soon as their CVs are received. Kindly indicate current, last or expected salary in the CV.
Candidates who do not hear from us by this date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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