Advocacy Officer

at Olive Branch
Published November 13, 2022
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  


The advocacy Officer will be hired as an employee of Olive Branch, with a fixed-term contract towards completion of the project described above will work closely with the Strategy Lead in Olive Branch.

, and under the overall coordination by PMU and the Advocacy Department,

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

Develop, implement, and regularly revise an advocacy strategy, action plan and policy briefs, focused on delivering the agreed project’s objectives.,
Provide advice and expertise to the project on a range of advocacy and outreach issues, methods, and approaches.
Anticipate and resolve communications and public relations issues or problems.
Create, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key official humanitarian actors and civil society actors in Türkiye,
Following up on all relevant communication with Turkish official actors, such as approvals from governorates, ministries, AFAD, DGMM, to be able to implement the project for the benefit of beneficiaries in Türkiye,
Minimize risk to Olive Branch as an organization by proactively identifying and resolving problems before they arise in all issues that are related to coordinating Olive Branch project and activities with relevant Government of Türkiye ministries and officials
Work closely with all Olive Branch’s and partners’ key project staff in order to support their work and to ensure that all implemented activities are well-coordinated with relevant Government of Türkiye ministries and officials
Identifying the relevant decision makers and other opinion leaders and understanding the decision-making processes.
Coordinate and liaise with Advocacy Department of the lead organisation, Olive Branch project officers, and Human Rights Expert, regarding outreach and advocacy activities.
Coordinate and arrange meetings for project key personnel and take a lead in higher-level visits.
Advise project managers on taking strategic positioning in regard to relationships with authorities.
Follow key policies developments
Ensure the project’s key messages are consistently presented to and discussed with relevant government authorities, or any relevant bodies.
When tasked by project manager, act as a spokesperson for the Project
Report on all tasks and responsibilities using tools provided by Olive Branch.
Report on evolving needs in the CSO community, and trends among targeted CSOs relevant to project implementation.

Skills and Assets:

Negotiation, leadership, persuasion and advocacy
Values of tolerance, patience, and courtesy
Cultural sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the CSO community
Excellent administration, organizational and time management skills
Excellent teamwork and participatory process skills
Familiarity with Turkish laws and regulations
Knowledge of international law, rules and principles, key CSO actors and institutions, as well as knowledge of the operating environment


Degree in politics, law, international relations, business management, sociology or related field of study


Experience in humanitarian sector working on advocacy with refugee-led grass-root organisations

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