The Assistant Director-Advocacy will provide support to ensure BLAST’s advocacy functions and run those functions effectively to build strong advocacy networks. More specifically, s/he will support in managing advocacy strategy to increase BLAST’s visibility among external audiences, the media, government agencies, and the corporate communities. S/he will be responsible to assist Deputy Director-Advocacy & Communication for developing and implementing a comprehensive Advocacy strategy to promote BLAST’s activities and organizational principles. Through networking, building of external relationships and public speaking s/he will ensure that the BLAST is directly engaged in dialogue and discussions to influence policy and practices in relation to the activities BLAST works with. S/he will prepare reports, concept notes, background documents and presentations for different advocacy events. Also, should perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor/BLAST management.