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Advocacy and Communications Adviser – DRC

International Alert
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Full time
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Based: Kinshasa, DRC


Alert is recruiting for an Advocacy and Communications Advisor for DRC. The post will be based in Kinshasa, with frequent travel within the country (i.e. North and South Kivu) and occasionally within the region and to London.


The Advocacy and Communications Advisor is the head of Alert’s DRC liaison office in Kinshasa. Working closely with the DRC Country Manager, she/he takes the lead on setting Alert DRC’s advocacy and communications strategy, producing advocacy outputs, supporting colleagues to develop and implement advocacy outputs and activities, networking on a regular basis with key policy-makers and donors in Kinshasa, collecting and analysing information relevant to political developments in the country, and identifying opportunities for collaboration with peer organisations and partners in order to shape and influence institutional policies and practices.


Educated to a higher degree or equivalent, with experience in a relevant subject, the person is expected to have extensive and relevant experience working in the field of advocacy (preferably in DRC and/ or the Great Lakes Region). Alert is also looking for someone with substantial experience of networking, communications and advocacy on peacebuilding, gender and/or development issues in Africa. The person needs to demonstrate proven experience of producing high-quality advocacy outputs. Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of both French and English is also essential.


The post is open to Congolese and non-Congolese candidates.


Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

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How To Apply

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note we do not accept CVs. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Sunday 16th July 2015 at 5pm (UK time).

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.


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