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Advocacy and Events Assistant

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Advocacy and Events Assistant, Ibadan, Nigeria

Organization: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Country: Nigeria

City: Ibadan, Nigeria

Office: IITA Ibadan

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Closing date: Sunday, 1 April 2018

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0040 Positions: Advocacy and Events Assistant

Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 19th December 2017 Closing Date: 3rd January 2018

HarvestPlus on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable

Nigerian for the positions below at its country office in Ibadan.

Position: Advocacy and Events Assistant

Contract: 1-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Advocacy Strategy Development and Implementation

Plan, develop and monitor implementation of advocacy strategy and plans in line

with HarvestPlus vision, mission, core values and objectives

Develop and deliver policy products - talking points, policy papers, briefings, letters

etc, and ensure that policy messages are in line with HarvestPlus global positions

and strategic priorities and grounded in programme realities

Support the establishment of research and/or data collection for evidence based


Advise and brief colleagues ahead of external meetings or in decision-making fora

Define key advocacy messages to be shared on behalf of HarvestPlus with key

decision makers in Nigeria;
Identify and lead research into relevant development and government policy, write

policy reports and briefings as strategic direction

Partnerships, Alliance and Communication

Participate in developing a strong network of trusted relationships among federal

and state authorities and institutions in the nutritious food sector

Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential partners and stakeholders by

establishing strategic contacts from external events and professional networks

Work closely with the communications specialist to support policy analysis and

information into media and social media products

Advocate, integrate, improve communication experience exchange and partnership

with public and private sector organisations at national and state levels,

development networks, key decision and policy makers, and media

Identify, engage and strengthen relationships with advocates across all sectors

Secure participation in relevant technical working groups at national and state


Secure the inclusion of biofortification in relevant national policy documents,

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