Inter Agency Advocacy Coordinator
Location: New Delhi with travel
Last Date: October 13, 2010
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Position: Inter Agency Advocacy Coordinator
One year with performance based extension
New Delhi with travel
Last date for submission of applications:
13th October 2010
The Sphere Project was launched in 1997 by a group of humanitarian
NGOs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement to promote quality and
accountability in humanitarian work. For more information on Sphere
was launched as a country pilot of Sphere Project in the region and act
as a National coalition of Humanitarian Agencies in India. The members
include key nodal agencies from Govt. of India, UN, INGOs, NGO Networks
and National NGOs. Sphere India facilitates
Inter Agency Coordination, Training & Capacity Building, Information &
Knowledge Management and Collaborative Advocacy through a collaborative
process for Quality & Accountability. For more information on Sphere
India Please visit:
Sphere India Inter Agency Collaborative Advocacy Program:
experience of the past emergencies in India have shown the clear gaps in
the delivery of response programs by humanitarian agencies and the
aspirations as set by the Sphere minimum standards and the process. There
is also a growing realization in the Sphere India Humanitarian collective
that all the humanitarian agencies put together can only meet a small
percentage of the total humanitarian need. So, the effort of humanitarian
agencies should focus on meeting the needs of most vulnerable &
marginalized groups and a strong advocacy program should focus on
government and other stakeholders to meet the gaps between the delivery
Inter Agency Collaborative Advocacy is one the core mandate of Sphere
India. In the initial formative years of Sphere India Coalition, in spite
of the achievements to engage govt. at various levels, there have been
critical gaps and lack of focus in advocacy programming. It was felt by
most of the member organizations that Sphere India needs to be more
organized to have long term inter agency advocacy program based on the
agreed strategy to engage all stakeholders.
position is for coordinating different activities of the Inter Agency
To be the liaison point person for Sphere India Inter Agency Advocacy
To conduct an analysis of current and future advocacy needs.
To do the mapping of existing resources and capacities on advocacy as to
who is doing what and where in advocacy.
Identifying gaps in current advocacy programming and build consensus on
issues where collaboration is desired.
Cater to emergency or situation specific advocacy requirements from time
To coordinate the activities on priority advocacy issues identified in
Sphere India inter agency advocacy strategy
Develop a calendar of events with regular updates as opportunities to
Facilitate trainings as required.
Develop a pool and roaster of professionals for advocacy efforts.
Monitor the expenses as per the budgets planned for the activities of
Inter Agency Advocacy program
Coordinate with the resource persons; consolidate process documents and
reports and updates on advocacy section of Sphere India website.
Fund raising and program development.
Advanced degree in Development/Humanitarian Law, social sciences, or
other related fields.
Understanding of and commitment to the Sphere Principles.
Advanced knowledge of scientific approach to research and advocacy.
years of experience in progressive management of advocacy programs and
Fluency in English and Hindi is a must
Working knowledge of any other local language is an advantage
Other skills and attributes:
Effective communication and facilitation skills.
Team player, able to lead and work with people from diverse background.
Able to function under stressful conditions.
Good coordination and planning skills
Based on person’s experience and competence and as per Sphere India