Fred Hollows Foundation – Policy And Advocacy Manager.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world.   We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however we recognize that we cannot do this alone. 

Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest-growing international NGOs in healthcare. 

It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination.  We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

About the Role

The Advocacy and Policy Manager is accountable for leading the development and coordination of Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya Country Program’s (and Kenya Cluster Countries – Rwanda, Burundi) major advocacy initiatives which The Foundation is engaged in at the national level.

Key responsibilities and outcomes:

  • Lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of progress against FHF Kenya’s advocacy plan (on behalf of and in conjunction with the Country Manager)
  • Conceptualize and provide leadership support for technical activities in eye health policy, advocacy, stewardship, and other related areas.
  • Capacity building and technical support to staff and partners to strengthen advocacy and influencing skills, and to integrate advocacy within program design and implementation for relevant FHF Kenya and Kenya cluster projects (overall strategy, appropriate messages, influencing tactics and monitoring and evaluation)
  • Build and manage influential advocacy and policy relationships with government, NGOs, networks, and partners, developing creative ideas for furthering FHF’s influencing agendas in partnership with others
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of FHF Kenya’s (and Cluster countries) strategic advocacy objectives and approaches and work with staff to incorporate learnings
  • Support implementation of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB’s) 2030 In Sight global Sector Strategy – including coordination with eye health and other sector stakeholders, as well as with WHO AFRO regional and Kenya Country Offices
  • Represent FHF in key national advocacy forums and groups in Kenya, including the National Eye Health Working Group, Health NGO Network (HENNET), Kenya Health Care Federation (KHF) and Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) among others
  • Represent the FHF Kenya Cluster on the internal Advocacy Leadership Group (ALG), responsible for oversight and monitoring progress against the Foundation’s organizational Advocacy Framework.

About You!

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Development, Public Health, law, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ demonstrated strength and experience working in policy development and/or the planning and implementation of advocacy work in Kenya or East Africa, preferably with reputable international or national health development organizations.
  • Strong understanding of and experience negotiating/influencing government policy decision-makers at different levels in Kenya or East Africa.
  • Capacity building/training skills in advocacy and influencing.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of internal and external stakeholders on joint advocacy and policy activities.
  • Experience in eye health neglected tropical diseases including trachoma or non-communicable disease management including diabetes.

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel to remote locations will also be essential.

How to apply and who to contact

Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at employment@hollows.org  Applications sent to this email shall be automatically disqualified.

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Closing Date: 13th December 2021

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment.

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