Assistant Manager (Research and Advocacy)
PRINCIPAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Formulate and implement campaign/ advocacy strategies to promote child safeguarding policy and child participation in Hong Kong
- Establish good relations with different external parties including government officials, politicians, professional bodies or pressure groups
- Identify, research and engage with key stakeholders for child-related policy lobbying on a regular basis
- Identify research topic, design and manage research projects in areas of child-rights and child safeguarding
- Develop monitoring and evaluation framework for programme evaluation and work closely with programme staff on advocacy
- Assist the CEO in preparing speeches, talks and communications materials regarding the advocacy work targeting different stakeholders
- Research, write and upload child safeguarding updates for the website, CS Net, newsletter and other media channels
- Proactively respond to child-issues, write articles to communicate local child-right/child protection issues
- Content development for communication materials related to advocacy and research, including press release, policy proposals, articles, and social media posts etc.
- Contribute innovative ideas that will increase visibility of the organization’s research and advocacy
- Assist to plan and develop internal advocacy training programmes for internal colleagues and external community parties
- Act as a gatekeeper to ensure all influencing materials are in line with the global policies and guidelines
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Work with other units in implementing other Plan International’s activities
Job Specific Competencies
- University degree in social policy, journalism, public administration, or social science-related discipline
- At least 5 years experience in similar role or demonstrated knowledge of relevant areas, including gender equality, child rights and child protection
- Proven experience in advocacy work and/or engagement with government officials/ policymakers and key stakeholders in child-related organisations are highly preferred
- Ability to address a range of child-rights issues in the context of humanitarian action, political developments, public attitudes and local conditions;
- Ability to conduct quality research design, conceptualize, design and implement major research and influencing initiatives.
- Excellent writing skills, with experience of writing for different external audiences
- Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Cantonese.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
- Commitment to Plan’s mission and vision and observe strict data privacy and child protection policies
- A keen interest in policy and advocacy issues, with a passion for child-right
- Fact-based and with a good analytical and reasoning mindset
- Highly motivated and quick learner, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines
- Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships;
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping internal stakeholders informed
- Mature and highly organised.
- Able to maintain active engagement and communications with influencing stakeholders
- Proficient in MS Office applications
- English requirement – Preferable with Grade B or above in HKCEE (Syl. B) / 7.5 or above in IELTS
How to apply?
Please send your resume with current and expected salary to [email protected]
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