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Advocacy Capacity Manager

As the Advocacy Capacity Manager, serve as a member of a high-performing Advocacy team dedicated to advancing affordable housing policy reforms and citizen empowerment, both internationally and domestically. In partnership with a broader cross-cutting team, implement an advocacy capacity building strategy to:

Support a global HFH advocacy campaign
Embed advocacy approaches into HFH networks, both globally and domestically, to raise overall advocacy skills

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Update our training framework on Advocacy fundamentals including campaigning, coalition building, and target issue development. This includes crafting training resources to leverage large volunteer networks for advocacy outreach. Do this in partnership with key teams including Advocacy, Learning and Organizational Development, and Programs.
Develop and refine advocacy training materials employing various media, including print and web-based.
Train the Network in mobilization approaches. Develop systems to communicate key messages for mobilization.
Deliver capacity trainings and resources to HFH Networks, both internationally and domestically including: Area Offices [(regional)] and National Offices (international), and US affiliates, including State Support Organizations (domestic).
Assess capacity within the Networks regarding advocacy knowledge and skills needs.
Support specific projects such as pilot project mentoring, partnerships and learning networks.
Advance Advocacy integration throughout HFH with relevant trainings and communications for learning, including among program teams. Contextualize approaches for various audiences.

REQUIREMENTS:

BA in International Development, International Relations, Public Policy, or related field, Prefer higher degree in law or an one of these related fields.

Minimum of 5 years work related experience

SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:

Experienced trainer on civil society empowerment and advocacy fundamentals
Strong advocacy and policy analysis ability
Experience in international or domestic advocacy
Experience in communications and public engagement (such as preparing presentations and crafting outreach materials)
Proficiency in the use of social media tools to support public outreach
Experience in developing trainings for distance learning
Excellent English skills, both written and spoken
Exhibit strong people skills, versatility, and cultural awareness regarding international audiences

It is highly desirable that this person will work from the Atlanta, GA Headquarters, but Washington, D.C. will be considered as an option.

About Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Region: North America
Job Position Type: US Employment
Job Function: Advocacy
Job Position Category: Full-time - Salaried
Travel: 20%
Last Updated: 17-Jun-2014
Auto Req ID: 173BR
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