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Engagement Lead

Closing date

Description of Duties

Leading the Platform’s political engagement work

  • Lead the conceptualisation, planning and implementation of the Platform’s engagement activities.
  • Design dialogue and mediation processes, drawing on the Platform’s analysis to identify relevant stakeholders and partnerships, and to sequence events.
  • Organise dialogue events that facilitate meaningful discussion on contentious political settlement issues.
  • Represent the Platform in engagement activities, conducting bilateral meetings with key political actors facilitating workshops with counterparts, including in the Somali government.
  • Develop strong collaborative partnerships with Somali organisations to deliver engagement activities.
  • Identify, recruit, and manage a team of Platform representatives and support them in the delivery of the Platform’s engagement activities
  • Liaise with the Research Lead to ensure research and analytical outputs support the needs of Somali stakeholders.
  • Ensure engagement meetings are documented and data captured to support Platform research and analysis.
  • Act as the liaison between the engagement team and the Programme’s Advisory Group

Supporting effective programme management

  • Line manage the Engagement Officer providing support and oversight, and agreeing and reviewing performance goals and professional development
  • Support the evidencing and communication of the impact of engagement activities, by recording engagement events, and follow-up with event participants.
  • Lead on financial management for the Platform’s engagement activities, ensuring procedures are followed and there is value-for-money
  • Prepare donor reports on progress and strategy in engagement activities
  • Monitor, escalate and mitigate political risks arising from the Platform’s engagement work.

How to apply

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