Job description
Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) – Gaborone


Vacant position – Advocacy and Policy Program Officer

The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) is looking to fill the position of Advocacy and Policy Officer.

This is a national position to be based in Gaborone under the Botswana Key Populations Advocacy Communication Social Mobilization (ACSM) project which is a three year cooperative agreement from the USAID. The position is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of Advocacy campaigns at both National and District levels in Gaborone, Selebi Phikwe, Francistown and Maun.

Reporting to the Project Director of the Botswana Key Populations Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) project, the holder of this position will take the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of advocacy, communications and social mobilization campaigns working in close collaboration with project implementing partners and key stakeholders including the Media and community stakeholders to create an enabling environment for improved access to friendly services by Key populations.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
• Applications are invited from individuals with an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communications, social sciences, development studies, journalism, public health, law or a related field of work, or a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience
• A first level university degree in communications, social sciences, development studies, journalism, public health, law or a related field of work in combination with 7 years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

The post holder will need to have advanced technical knowledge/ understanding of advocacy and communication as well as sound programme development and management skills, must be an excellent communicator, planner and also able to form good, trusting relationships with BOFWA partners.

Company profile
BOFWA is a leading national non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services and a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). It has seven branches across the country and has built strong partnerships with Community Based Organizations, other non – governmental organizations and groups of vulnerable underserved populations. BOFWA has pioneered and is continually expanding provision of information and services to Adolescents and young people as well as other vulnerable and underserved populations.
Closing date and application instructions
Please send your CV, including Referees and cover letter indicating your education, experience, skills and why you
think you are the best candidate for the position to post or hand deliver to the following details;

Post: Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA)
Private Bag 00100
Gaborone, Botswana


Hand deliver to:

Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA)
Plot 23769, Phase 4