We are looking for Advocacy Officer to join our team

January 12, 2023

Title: Advocacy Officer

Location: Remotely, preferably in Europe

Reporting to: Programs Manager

Position Category: Full-time


Dawlaty programs aim to engage activists, groups and communities in democratic transition

discussions and processes. To achieve this goal, Dawlaty’s programs aim to build the capacity of

activists, groups and organizations on issues such as civic values and democratic concepts,

transitional justice, civil disobedience, community organizing and advocacy. Dawlaty is working

with other civil society organizations to build capacity and joint action on advocacy, community

mobilization and communication for development. The advocacy officer is responsible for the

implementation of projects’ advocacy plans, as well as supporting the programs team with the

implementation of Dawlaty’s programs.

1. Support programs team in developing and implementing advocacy strategies to achieve

program objectives, including formulating messaging, designing campaign materials,

organizing events, engaging relevant stakeholders, etc…

2. Contribute to Leading and supporting any joint advocacy initiatives of civil society

organizations with national and international actors, as well as support local advocacy


3. Support Dawlaty’s other communication/outreach team members to ensure coherent

communication and advocacy messaging by Dawlaty.

4. Coordinate and collaborate with other teams to ensure program results and outcomes are

communicated to relevant audiences, including donors, beneficiaries and partners

5. Write reports for management and for donors

6. The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for organizing advocacy events and

representing Dawlaty when it is needed.

7. The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for preparing/arranging all the logistics for

advocacy campaigns and events.

8. Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programs & advocacy activities and take

appropriate action to control the risks

9. Manage relationships with consultants and experts hired by Dawlaty

10. Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with community-based civil society

organizations, local civil societies and various stakeholders.

11. Manage the sub-grants offered to the partners through the program, ensure an adequate

monitoring of the sub-grant activities, delivery of committed outputs & reports, as well

as following Dawlaty’s policies.

12. Support colleagues in the program and other departments to ensure Dawlaty’s programs

and operations are gender sensitive.

Representation and Coordination

1. Participate in the development and maintenance of working relationships and coordinate

with relevant international and local organizations active in the Syrian context especially

those working on similar programs

2. Represent Dawlaty at relevant meetings and conferences.

Support to Organization:

1. Participate in the overall management of the organization

2. Support the management of the organization including coordinating between Dawlaty

departments, and ensuring all policies and procedures are followed

Reports to:

Programs Manager


1. Relevant post-secondary qualifications, preferably in Media , communications and


2. 3-5 years’ experience in project management, including budget management and M&E,

preferably in NGO environment.

3. Experience in the design and implementation of advocacy strategies,and communication

for development and/or community organizing, preferably in relation to NGOs and civil


4. Experience in working with memory work, (transitional) justice, youth, community

organizing and/or advocacy are strongly preferred.

5. Knowledge in the Syrian context & Syrian civil society, also the context of Syrian

refugees and the context of enforced disappearance.

6. Previous project development and design in conflict & post-conflict necessary,

demonstrating working knowledge of the Syrian context (highly desirable).

7. Proven work record related to community-led approaches and organizing.

8. Experience in developing strategies.

9. Experience in research, art, media and communication are strongly preferred.

10. Strong written and oral communication skills.

11. Working knowledge of Arabic and English.

Further details

1. Dawlaty is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality,

and culture. Individuals from minority groups, persons with disabilities, women, and

individuals of Syrian nationality are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be

treated with the strictest confidence.

2. Dawlaty does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment,

including sexual harassment, and discrimination. Dawlaty is also committed to

maintaining a safe and secure working environment. All selected candidates will,

therefore, undergo reference and background checks. All selected candidates are

requested to collaborate in providing requested information if needed.

How to apply:

1. Applicants should include the following subject heading in their email

Advocacy Officer and send via email: Hr@dawlaty.org by 31st Dec 2022.

2. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

3. Only Short-listed applicants will be contacted within a period of 10 days after the

deadline, apologize for not sending messages to the rest of the applicants.

4. Due to Dawlaty’s low-profile activities, shortlisted applicants are required to

provide us with personal security references.