Turkey: Advocacy Manager

Organization: Assistance Coordination Unit
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

General Task:

  • To develop and implement a special strategic of advocacy department in accordance with the whole policy of ACU.
  • To support ACU in the international community and maximize the implications of its activities in the media and among stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • To ensure that all communications, internal or external, support the image which ACU wants to show.

Job Description:

  • Contribute in developing a new strategic for the communications, public relations and visual identity and with plans to implement it.
  • Assist the management in the development of objectives, from the perspective of advocacy and communications, and drawing strategic plans and implementing policies when needed.
  • Develop policies and procedures for advocacy dept. in ACU and ensure implementing and updating them if necessary.
  • Contribute in the preparation of the budget for advocacy department. To update, and monitor the plan of the department.
  • Suggest internal and external marketing campaigns for ACU, planning and participating in the implementation.
  • Supervise on setting special strategies of media and relation offices.
  • Define ACU and its coordinating role through media and meetings.
  • Coordinate with the external agencies on the ongoing promotional campaigns.
  • Developing the website.
  • Planning and organizing the events and conferences which will be held inside of ACU.
  • Attend the conferences and external activities.
  • Prepare periodically reports about the department activities.
  • Ensure that all ACU’s releases are issued in a manner consistent with its advocacy strategy and with the visual identity.
  • Edit, screen, and oversee all organization communications to ensure maximum clarity, efficacy, and conformity with communications strategy.
  • Develop relationships with international, regional, and local stakeholders
  • Oversee and ensure all material necessary to engage with media, donors, governments, and local Syrians to determine best outreach methods and advocacy channels.
  • Perform any task as required concerning advocacy.


  • Bachelor Degree in Social Science or a related field, Master degree is preferable.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in campaigning, advocacy, or community outreach.
  • Excellent English & Arabic skills, Turkish is preferable.
  • Excellent computer skills (esp. MS Office applications)
  • High organization and prioritization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong knowledge of grammar, syntax, and persuasive writing
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and social skills
  • Strong network of media, NGO, government, and/or donor contacts
  • Experience in advocacy, public relations, communications, community organizing, or public outreach work
  • Ability to multi-task and meet high-pressure demands and tight deadlines
  • Ability to set high standards of performance; pursue aggressive goals and work hard to achieve them without close supervision
  • Ability to manage a diverse team, coach, and lead by example
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of web, social media, and online communication tools

If you applying to this job by Email, please include the job code in the subject (Adv001)

How to apply:

To apply for this job

Click Here

Or Email your details to cv@acu-sy.org

Read more here:: ReliefWeb