1.1 CI roles and responsibilities for advocacy

Position  Key responsibilities
CO Advocacy Advisor- AA or equivalent (where the position exists) Is part of CO ERT and supports ERT to identify humanitarian problems that potentially require advocacy, then supports the collection, of evidence and information, the development of an advocacy strategy with key messages, and supports the roll out of  advocacy activities in the country and, where relevant, in coordination with colleagues and partners from the region and Confederation at different levels.
Country Office Emergency Response team (including Country Director) Identify humanitarian problem that potentially requires advocacy, leads on evidence and information collection, ideally through joint assessments / analysis and with partners, on analysis and on developing an advocacy strategy and key messages, and carry out advocacy activities under its remit.
Country Director Determine if advocacy is appropriate based on key criteria and risk analysis, and approve advocacy strategy and messages (See the Global Advocacy Sign-off Procedure)
Regional Advocacy Advisor- RAA (where the position exists) Support CO analysis, research and advocacy strategy development, especially incorporating any regional dimension, impacts; and, where there is no CO AA in place, coordinate communication between the CO, Lead Member and CI.
CARE Lead Member Advocacy Team Support policy analysis and research, participate in strategy development, and carry out advocacy activities where necessary.

Obtain relevant Lead Member/ line management approval of strategy and key messages, as per the Global Advocacy Sign-off Procedure.

CARE International Advocacy Working Group on the specific crisis with other interested CI Members, CI offices (e.g. Brussels, New York, Geneva) (those groups exist for priority crisis as per CEG typology) Create such group (with the CO, region, interested CIMs, CI Secretariat Staff in New York, Brussels, Geneva). Oversee the implementation of CI’s advocacy around rapid-onset crises, and maintain an overview of new and ongoing joint advocacy within the CI confederation. The AWG in place are different from one context to another. (Please contact Delphine Pinault if you need more information on how to create such a group.)
CARE International Humanitarian Policy &

Advocacy Coordinator and UN Representative, Geneva

Coordinates global humanitarian advocacy, develops global humanitarian advocacy strategy and policy advocacy positions on priority issues.   Support CI Members in coordinating CI advocacy around rapid-onset emergencies and large scale protracted crisis, including clarifying advocacy messages, strategies, sign-off on behalf of CI, and resolving disagreement in liaison with CI-head of advocacy, CI-CEG, CO, RO, national directors, CI Secretary General, and CI Media and Communications Coordinator, as relevant (refer to Annex 28.2 TOR for Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Coordinator and UN Representative).
CI policy and advocacy staff in Brussels, New York and Geneva


Support analysis, research and advocacy activities where the issue is aligned with CI advocacy priorities (for large scale priority crisis). Lead advocacy directed at EU, UN and member states located in Brussels, New York and Geneva
Emergency media staff including:

CO Media Officer;

CI Media and Communications;

COMWG members

Ensure CARE’s media messaging is aligned with and actively supports CARE’s advocacy strategy.