Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications (m/f)


VillageReach is recruiting a Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The Advocacy and Communications Team at VillageReach influences the ability of global, regional and country stakeholders to act in support of VillageReach’s mission. VillageReach seeks a highly experienced, bi-lingual (Portuguese and English) professional with strengths in government-centric and collaborative approaches to lead a growing set of advocacy activities for the country’s Mozambique office
  • The Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications will work closely with the VillageReach Mozambique country director and other senior leadership, as well as with global, regional, and country partners and donors. Preference will be given to Mozambican nationals or non-Mozambican nationals who have permission to work in Mozambique. This position reports to the Mozambique Country Director, with a dotted line to Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications in Nairobi
  • Manage and support government, donor and partner advocacy and communications to advance an integrated and outsourced health supply chain in Mozambique in line with government priorities
  • Identify and champion the perspectives, needs and voices of public and private supply chain actors at the community, subnational and national level in Mozambique to strengthen global support of sustainable supply chains and health systems
  • Support the government of Mozambique and partners to strengthen capacity in managing public health emergencies in a sustainable manner
  • Engage in advocacy to support high-performing community health programs in Mozambique and on the African continent
  • Strengthen VillageReach’s capacity to convene and engage with policymakers, partners, donors, advisory groups, and other stakeholders in Mozambique to increase impact
  • Advise colleagues and represent VillageReach in meetings in Mozambique and participate in initiatives, meetings and conferences that are aligned with VillageReach objectives
  • Contribute to policy papers, blogs, presentations, whitepapers, grants proposals, strategy documents, and other written deliverables
  • Identification and management of consultants and vendors in Mozambique for videography/photography, translation and other needs
  • Advocacy and programmatic communications experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in advocacy or strategic communications
  • At least 5 years working in health or international development organization
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in working with government to achieve policy change, stakeholder management and coalition building
  • Work with CSOs, government, private sector, media and other stakeholders to build political and financial support for health and development goals in low-resource environments
  • A graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, international development, public health or related field
  • Experience working at or with multilateral organizations such as Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, Global Financing Facility, Global Fund, World Bank as well as bilateral aid organizations such as USAID and FCDO
  • Knowledge of international stakeholders in international health and preferably in supply chain & logistics including working with the private sector
  • English fluency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese
  • The ability to assemble, distill and analyze information for decision-making and presentations
  • Experience writing articles for major journals
  • Experience working with and influencing high-level executives and/or political officials
  • Expertise in the use of imagery and storytelling in presentations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a small and geographically dispersed team
  • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural, and linguistically diverse groups
  • Ability to be self-directed, prioritize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve, and work under pressure Comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees, including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role
  • Personal Motivation and Drive:
  • Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed
  • Holds oneself accountable
  • Undertakes self-development activities
  • Seeks to build and master new skills
  • Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
  • Collaboration & Effective Communication:
  • Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties
  • Works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives
  • Works actively to resolve conflicts
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts effectively
  • Selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
  • Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported
  • Personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions
  • Exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture
  • Upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
  • Commitment to Excellence:
  • Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
  • Solution Orientation & Innovation:
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them gets the job done
  • Sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice
  • Sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems
  • Contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility
  • Ability to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Environment and Physical Demands: VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am. In addition, our global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities at this time
Perfil da empresa

  • VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone. Our vision is a world where every person has the health care needed to thrive. Our programs focus building people-centered health systems that make sure health products and services are available when and where they are needed, with a focus on developing scalable, high-impact solutions.
  • We are driven by a passion for collaboration and partnership, as we believe strongly that collective action is the only way to achieve sustainable change. Our work improves the lives of more than 35 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.

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