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Advocacy campaign planning to drive positive social change by increasing awareness of issues, and influencing uptake of research findings and policy briefs.
Reach your target audiences via ethical and participatory storytelling whether that's through the mainstream media, programme evaluations or digital and social media.
Jackie Hanafie (she/her) is a trilingual, post-graduate qualified strategic communications and advocacy consultant who believes in the power of storytelling through participatory approaches to effect positive social change.
With a background in humanitarian, human rights, and refugee issues, Jackie works with INGOs and NGOs like World Vision, Oxfam, and UNICEF to help them communicate authentically with their audiences using a range of communications disciplines.
"KTF engaged Humankind Advisory to complete an evaluation of our Archer Leaders Development program. We were initially excited about their unique proposal to use captivating storytelling as a way to elucidate our quantitative data and uncover findings and we were ultimately thrilled with the final result. Their enthusiasm in bringing the data to life and ability to dig deep into the stories and data was impressive and we found their approach of linking data and narratives particularly innovative. Their findings were well-researched and nuanced, and their recommendations were both actionable and in line with our program goals and values. We highly recommend working with Humankind Advisory and look forward to our next project together."
"Jackie's expertise has given us a communications roadmap to where we want to be. Her understanding of who we are and how we can best convey this has been amazing. Jackie has worked with us at both strategic and tactical levels to iron out kinks, explore new approaches and further develop our message; she gave us solutions to questions we didn't even know to ask! We look forward to continuing to work with Jackie into the future and highly recommend her."
“The Refugee Council has worked with Jackie on several different occasions and we've always been very impressed by her work. She helped us secure mainstream coverage - including front page of The Australian - during the Kids Off Nauru campaign. More recently she helped us secure several different articles that helped our successful advocacy campaign to secure additional refugee places for refugees from Afghanistan. She is brilliant to work with!”
"We were looking to do some groundbreaking work on how we do storytelling and Jackie has really filled the role of what would normally be about 4 or 5 different people; developing an innovative and sound strategy which received the buy-in from our global comms community, identifying compelling stories in the midst of a 'Covid environment' where it’s difficult to find new stories, expertly engaging with a complex web of stakeholders from global specialists to field-focused implementers, and both developing (and guiding others) in creating game-changing, market-ready communications. Jackie's experience and professional approach creates immediate respect, and her practical, output-driven, passionate approach make her someone who everyone wants to work with. She has been both a critical element and a driving force on our project and an incredible blessing to work with."
"Jackie’s skills in strategic comms for advocacy were exactly what we were looking for, and she ‘got’ what we were trying to do right away which meant we could hit the ground running. She brought a range of skills across strategy, framing, copy writing and pitching, as well as the networks and contacts to back it up. Jackie really went the extra mile in trying every avenue available, proactively documenting lessons learned and integrating them in real time."
Jackie’s vast experience in the development and humanitarian sector as well as her professionalism meant she was able to dive right in and immediately contribute positively to our work. Her judgement when it comes to messaging and media engagement is solid and her ideas on boosting our coverage and impact has been strategic. Her cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills enabled her to effectively engage with a rage of internal and external stakeholders to deliver great outcomes.
"Jackie provided outstanding media and public relations support to the End Child Detention Coalition with expert and accurate advice regarding the best approach to lobbying parliamentarians, running a campaign and attaining significant media coverage to support our work. We relied heavily on Jackie’s advice and networks right down to the shaping of our communications. We are forever grateful for her skilled, ethical and impassioned approach to her work."
It was a pleasure to work with Jackie on MYAN's Election Platform 2022. She just hit the ground and ran with us easily through the fast pace of the work. Her understanding and adaptability to work with young people was exceptional. She was able to grab the points that young people wanted to voice and interpret them in our messaging for the election. Jackie is an amazing communication professional who developed a great ‘right to the point’ strategy. She also implemented this strategy very smoothly and turned it into a fantastic advocacy platform. We are looking forward to working with her in other opportunities and MYAN highly recommends Jackie.
"Jackie was very easy to work with, she really gets how the media works, and was able to quickly get her head around the specialised subject matter of the campaign. She navigated complex stakeholder relationships, including with external organisations. Most importantly, she achieved fantastic results, with a successful national media campaign."
"We really enjoyed working with Jackie and wouldn’t hesitate to call on her support again. Her ability to get her head around new issues quickly then package them up into compelling pitches for media was impressive as was the relationship she forged with journalists which for us, led to a number of really important stories being published. Jackie’s mix of industry experience and passion for animals made her a really valuable asset for Animals Australia."
"I’m not sure who introduced me to Jackie but I was relieved and remain grateful that they did. If you need a smart, self-starting strategic communications specialist who gets the job done (and way better than most) without dramas, she’s someone to call."