We’re Hiring: Advocacy Manager

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights and social justice organization that advocates for good governance, access to justice, and state accountability. JFJ works on behalf of victims to secure justice, conducts research on human rights issues, delivers trainings in communities, and engages in policy and legislative advocacy to advance social justice in Jamaica. JFJ works heavily on matters related to public security, the rights of children, and access to justice with vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The Advocacy Manager is central to JFJ’s advocacy work at all levels. They will implement various advocacy initiatives in collaboration with JFJ’s Advocacy Team, participate in processes to impact national policy and represent the organization publicly.

Deadline: June 16, 2018

Key Responsibilities

The Advocacy Manager will be required to:

  • Develop and implement advocacy activities to address human rights and social justice concerns:
    • Design advocacy strategies in collaboration with others
    • Implement advocacy initiatives at various levels (e.g. policy-level advocacy, public communication, outreach), including logistical arrangements where necessary.
    • Evaluate and report on initiatives in a timely manner to ensure achievement of programmatic targets.
  • Conduct analysis of various social justice and human rights issues in Jamaica
  • Directly engage in public advocacy around human rights and social justice issues
    • Actively participate in processes to impact national policy
    • Engage decision-makers and governance stakeholders in various settings
    • Utilize the media to improve visibility of social justice and human rights issues, including through media appearances.
    • Represent the organization in multiple settings
  • Participate in organizational activities, meetings, and internal planning exercises
  • Complete other related assignments as required

Required Competences

Advocacy Manager must be fully committed to human rights, social justice and their attendant principles – without exception; be fully able to work with diverse people; and be able to work independently, flexibly, and in a fast-paced and informal environment; be willing and able to travel locally and possess:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree. Degrees in the social sciences, law, public policy, political science or the humanities are desired. A graduate degree is an asset.
  • At least one year’s experience in any one of the following fields: project management; communication; law; public policy; policy analysis/development; or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with formal writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-management skills; ability to interact with diverse groups and to communicate effectively with multiple audiences,
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocating for social justice.
  • Full competence with ICT, including, but not limited to use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Attractive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions

Interested persons should submit the following to admin@jamaicansforjustice.org with subject “Advocacy Manager” by June 15, 2018:

  • A letter of interest (required)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) (required)
  • Optional: Any material relevant to past work, in any format

JFJ is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate. All individuals will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.