Advocacy Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Advocacy Officer

Hiring Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 06/10/2024

Job Description

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.


In collaboration with the Platform Director and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop a comprehensive action plan for the implementation of terms of reference within the duration of the contract.

In collaboration with the Platform Director and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop criteria for the selection of critical stakeholders for the CBD and UNCCD CoPs.

Undertake desk research on the publicly available information on the CBD and UNCCD COP priorities of identified country stakeholders and partners.

Based on the findings of the desk assessments, in consultation with key internal stakeholders, develop questionnaires and undertake in-depth interviews with selected critical stakeholders to:

Understand the key successes and challenges facing identified countries in the implementation of biodiversity and desertification commitments.

Ascertain a more detailed understanding of country and other stakeholder priorities for negotiations at COPs 16 of CBD and UNCCD

Identify topics of interest under negotiations at the COPs which could benefit from CGIAR positions and the key entry points in the negotiations where these issues will be addressed.

Make recommendations on possible joint engagement opportunities.

Develop a report on priorities of identified critical country stakeholders and global partners and ensure it is updated periodically, ensuring a robust process of policy advocacy intelligence analysis.

In collaboration with center engagement experts, and based on feedback on intelligence gathered, develop a CGIAR advocacy plan for engagement at CDB and UNCCD, with clear proposed activities, deadlines and goals, and coordinate its delivery.


Master’s degree in social science, political science, international studies, or other related field

At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience

Experience in supporting global advocacy in international decision-making processes

Experience undertaking assessments of stakeholder priorities, identification of entry points for advocacy,

Experience in preparing high quality analytical reviews/ assessments

Experience in developing/ coordinating development of advocacy plans, preferably with international organizations and large international NGOs

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