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> Advocate- Refugees International (Priority region: Asia)
> Reports to: Regional Director
> Purpose: The Advocate is the core program position at the staff level
> for Refugees International. Advocates travel to countries and regions
> experiencing humanitarian crises and carry out assessments of the
> level and causes of displacement. These assessments involve interviews
> and discussions with displaced persons, UN and NGO personnel, and
> government officials. Upon completion of the assessment missions,
> Advocates are responsible for writing up their findings in short
> reports called bulletins and devising and carrying out an advocacy
> strategy to advance their recommendations.
> Duties and Responsibilities
> 1. Working with a colleague or with an external consultant, conduct
> assessments of humanitarian crises and the level and causes of
> displacement. Assess the impact of crises on particular individuals
> and communities through interviews with the displaced. Conduct
> interviews with other individuals knowledgeable about the situation,
> including NGO and UN personnel and government officials.
> 2. Summarize the analysis of humanitarian crises and how to address
> them in four-page policy pieces called field reports.
> 3. Using the recommendations in the field reports as a starting point,
> devise and carry out an advocacy strategy to assure the implementation
> of the recommendations. Work closely with colleagues in headquarters,
> including the President and Vice President for Policy, to develop and
> carry out the agreed strategy.
> 4. Hold frequent meetings with U.S. government officials, UN agency
> personnel, and other relevant actors to advance the overall advocacy
> agenda of the organization or to carry out a plan of action related to
> a particular region.
> 5. Write longer reports and pieces for the agency website.
> 6. Develop media contacts and conduct interviews as needed to advance
> the advocacy agenda of the organization.
> 7. Represent the agency at coordination meetings organized by NGOs,
> the U.S. government, the UN, think tanks, and other relevant
> 8. Collaborate with fellow advocates and other RI staff to advance
> agency thinking on key issues and to support the achievement of the
> agency's mission.
> 9. Contribute to agency fund raising efforts by meeting donors,
> contributing to donor reports, helping to organize Board and donor
> tours, and giving public talks on refugee issues.
> 10. Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
> 1. Five years or more professional experience involving some
> combination of overseas work, preferably with refugees or in crisis
> situations, and advocacy and policy work. This position requires
> significant, field based experience in Asia, with a preference for
> prior experience in Afghanistan.
> 2. Study of international humanitarian issues, preferably at the
> Masters level.
> 3. Familiarity with the key agencies of the international humanitarian
> system and the strengths and weaknesses of this system.
> 4. Communication skills, especially writing and public speaking.
> Familiarity with digital cameras and knowledge of photography very
> 5. English language fluency and working knowledge of another language
> of value to the agency's overseas work, such as French, Spanish,
> Arabic, Swahili, etc.
> 6. Ability to work well with others in small teams.
> 7. Willingness to travel to dangerous and isolated places up to six
> months per year.
> 8. Flexibility and sense of humor.
> How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY Please apply by February 19, 2010 to
> jobs@refintl. org. Please put "Advocate (Priority region: Asia)" in
> the subject line and include a cover letter, CV, writing sample and 3
> references. Only Finalists will be contacted to set interviews.